Posts Tagged ‘black lagoon’

Anime Limited Launches Kickstarter To Dub and Release ‘Mai Mai Miracle’

by Grant Whiteon February 10, 2014
UK based anime licensor Anime Limited have begun a Kickstarter campaign in order to fund a release of 2009 film Mai Mai Miracle. Receiving the blessing of director Suano Katabuchi (whose credits include Kiki’s Delivery Service and Black Lagoon), the Kickstarter has passed its initial goal and is now on track for an initial stretch […]
Black Lagoon Roberta's Blood Trail

Review: “Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trail” Deserves to Be Followed

by Ed Liuon January 8, 2014
Black Lagoon is one of my favorite anime series, with its over-the-top aesthetic and blacker-than-black sense of humor masking a show of surprising depth. Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trail is the latest installation, released on a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack last year by FUNimation. The last animated story arc, “Fujiyama Gangsta Paradise,” was a sprawling epic […]


Katsucon 2013: FUNimation Industry Panel Report

by Weathermanon February 15, 2013
FUNimation Entertainment’s Conventions Manager Sarah “Sully” Sullivan presented the company’s industry panel at Katsucon Friday night. For a new announcement the voice cast for the English dub of Last Exile -Fam, The Silver Wing- was revealed during the panel, as well as a new trailer for the show. Fam: Jad Saxton Giselle: Leigh Clark Millia: […]

Review: “Black Lagoon Series 1 & Series 2 (UK DVD Editions)”: Can’t Keep A Silencer On This

by Grant Whiteon August 13, 2012
Rokuro Okajima is a young man at the end of his rope: After getting through college he has found himself seemingly trapped in a menial job within a Tokyo conglomerate, and things look set to end in a pitiful whimper for him when, during an assignment to transport an important disc across the South China […]

The Awesomeness from the "Black Lagoon"

by Radical Ravenon February 12, 2010
Black Lagoon is a really awesome show. Believe it or not, I’ve rewritten that sentence several times, trying to find a better, more intelligent way of putting it. But there really is nothing more to say. It is beautifully drawn, skillfully choreographed, and voice-acted by people with enormous talent. It manages to be funny, frightening, […]

"Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage" – Stories Like This Don’t Have Happy Endings

by Ed Liuon April 13, 2009
“I’m sorry, but stories like this don’t have happy endings, Rock.” — Benny If Cowboy Bebop is the anime equivalent of a sly, sexy come-on from the coolest human being you have ever seen, then Black Lagoon is the equivalent of a punch in the face from a brash, abrasive biker. Cowboy Bebop, with its […]

"Black Lagoon: Season 1": Excitement, Explosions, and Expletives

by Jon Ton April 13, 2009
This is not a series for the faint-hearted. You have been warned. Black Lagoon starts out appropriately with a bang, with the three-strong Lagoon Company team of mercenaries having already kidnapped a hapless young Japanese salary man named Rokuro “Rock” Okajima. While actually after an important CD he is carrying, one of the team, Revy, […]

Choppy Waters: The Highs and Lows of "Black Lagoon: Second Barrage" Vol. 1

by Jameson November 19, 2008
When I think of pirates and smugglers, I conjure up visions of Han Solo types: slightly abrasive, silver-tongued men who lurk in cantinas trying to make an honest living quite dishonestly. I have no idea what real smugglers are like—probably a little less partial to waist-coats I guess. Pirates even less so. I somewhat doubt […]

PR: VIZ Media Debuts Black Lagoon Manga Series

by Ed Liuon September 16, 2008
VIZ MEDIA DEBUTS BLACK LAGOON MANGA SERIES A PT Boat Packed with Mercenary Couriers Lands on North American Shores San Francisco, CA, SEPTEMBER 16, 2008 — VIZ Media, LLC, one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced the exciting North American debut of BLACK LAGOON, a manga […]

"Black Lagoon" Third Season Green-Lit

by Ed Liuon July 17, 2008
Anime News Network is reporting that a third season of the anime series Black Lagoon has been green-lit to start production. The source is a jacket band to the latest novelization of the original manga by Rei Hiroe. The series centers on a Japanese salaryman who takes up with a band of pirates in the […]