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Black Lagoon, Vol. 1
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EPISODE 1: Black Lagoon
Rokuro Okajima is your ordinary Japanese salary man... meek, mundane and metropolitan. His business trip to the South East Asia turns from a pleasure cruise to festival of pain when Revy, Dutch and Benny, the crew of the Black Lagoon, take him hostage. Unfortunately for all of them, the data disc that Rokuro has carries classified information that threatens the peace and security of the entire world!
EPISODE 2: Mangrove Heaven
After a particularly horrific gunfight, the crew escapes with their hostage Rokuro "Rock" Okajima. However, they are chased down by a helicopter gunship and forced into running up a river and straight into a trap. Facing certain death at the hands of hardened mercenaries, Rock comes up with a plan that is so insane that it might work.
EPISODE 3: Ring-Ding Ship Chase
Rock begins his new life as a Black Lagoon Crew Member and begins to learn that the world he has entered is full of hurry up & wait moments. While the rest of the crew awaits their orders, Dutch walks the beat and runs into a rival boss out to recruit the Black Lagoon to his side of the fence. Things get ugly when a small fleet of pirates out for blood interrupts an ordinary job. Revy's dark and brutal nature is revealed as she jumps ship and lays waste to their enemies.
EPISODE 4: Die Ruckkehr des Adlers
The crew is hired to retrieve a priceless painting aboard a sunken German U boat. However, the only one who has any Scuba experience is Rock so guess who gets to tag along on this dangerous retrieval mission? As Revy and Rock descend into the depths of the sunken U boat, Dutch and Benny fend of an unwelcome gang of neo Nazis who want the painting for their own nefarious needs.
Top Customer Reviews
Black Lagoon teases us with a world so close to our own that we are never quite certain if we are dealing in supposed reality or not. Though the city of Roanapur doesn't really exist, it very easily could under another name, it seems, and the geographic locations are mostly accurate. Back stories set in real history (such as the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan) provide a realistic setting for some of the characters as well. Weapons depictions are also almost startlingly accurate.
On the other hand, the use of those weapons and the capabilities of the characters often reminds us that we are indeed watching an anime, with various characters (mostly female) who are able to wield their choice of weapons with nearly supernatural finesse and ability.
It's all in good fun, and the series isn't afraid to poke fun at itself, while sometimes thoughtfully raising questions of moral perspective.
There is some mature content, which while often unnecessary is also part of the criminal underworld backdrop that is reinforced throughout the series.
These are not nice people, they live by violence and crime.Read more ›
ROANAPUR, Thailand: Rokuro is kidnapped by the "Black Lagoon" company, who are after the valuable CD-ROM he's carrying. Now dubbed "Rock" by his captors, he is dragged into a world of mercenaries, mobsters and corporate malfesance. If he's going to survive, "Rock" will have to learn how to play by their rules.
BLACK LAGOON CO.: Led by the burly Dutch, supported by trigger-happy Revy and expert computer-hacker Benny, the Black Lagoon Co. will take on any job--for price. And God help you if you don't pay up!
DVD notes: The theme song is actually sung in English, but heavily accented and badly slurred in places. Special Features include English & Japanese dialogue, English subtitles, preview trailers & DVD credits.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Revy (Roberts) is nicknamed Creature of the Black lagoon in my fanfictions and she's a knockout character! One of my most requested characters on the starships!Published 20 months ago by keimanandkei
This DVD has one of the best english dub voice casts ever and i have heard some good english Dub casts (Ramma 1/2, the 1st Tenchi Muyo! Read morePublished on February 8, 2013 by Jason Merotomoe
Okajima Rokuro has been taken hostage while on a business trip. He is written off by his company and decides to join the Pirates that have taken him hostage. Read morePublished on February 7, 2013 by KevinB
I think this is my favorite anime or at least in my top 10. I have to say most english dubs are about even with the original japanese as far as getting the story or the feel of the... Read morePublished on October 4, 2010 by C.
This is one of the best action animes with two solid seasons so far. I'd also recommend Darker Than Black and Basilisk if you are interested in animes with a similar serious tone... Read morePublished on December 20, 2009 by Saetanigera
Bought this back in '07 and loved every step of the way. All stars for the beginning with the great Japanese/English cast and also.. Read morePublished on January 27, 2009 by T. Coleman
I usually do not like action animes, mainly because they have such BAD story lines, but Black Lagoon has a pretty decent one along with some great animation and lots of action. Read morePublished on August 15, 2008 by CharlieGone
This is one of my favorite hard-core anime I have bought the Amazon review gives you the basics of the storyline of the series as well as some background of the main characters. Read morePublished on May 12, 2008 by Rich(アニメとゲームが優先!!)
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