Filled with scenes of heroic bloodshed, Black Lagoon is Action Incarnate! Rokuro Okajima is meek, mundane and metropolitan. His business trip to South East Asia turns from pleasure cruise to festival of pain when modern day pirates board the ship and take him hostage. Revy, Dutch and Benny are merciless, maniacal and mean. Together, they make up the crew of the Black Lagoon. Making a living in a city where the most villainous of villains make themselves at home isn't without its risks, but they take on any job available to them. Smuggling guns, drugs, kidnapped children and stolen goods is all part of a hard days work.
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.
"Black Lagoon was animated by Madhouse, with sponsorship from Geneon Entertainment. Expect this one to throttle the previous track record of lackluster reception for coproduced works. While its level of violence is a substantial liability in finding a high profile spot on North American television, Black Lagoon is ready to weigh in as a serious contender for supplanting Cowboy Bebop's audience. By out Hollywood action-ing Hollywood action and setting a tone that is neither ponderous nor disengaged with the state of the world, Black Lagoon is an aesthetic success. " --Scott Green, Ain't It Cool News