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Review: “Durarara!! X2 Shou Blu-ray (UK Edition)”: A Sterling Example of Dollars

by Grant Whiteon July 19, 2016
It’s been two years since I last stopped by Ikebukuro. I commented then that the release came ahead of a planned continuation of the story, and that time has arrived. Split into three arcs, Durarara!! X2 aims to complete the adaptation of the light novel series. That’s pretty significant considering there is no shortage of anime […]
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Review: “Black Lagoon Complete Series Blu-ray” – Anime Painted Black

by macattackon April 8, 2016
Black Lagoon is one of those rare anime series that is more popular on American shores than in its native Japan. Over the years, there have been a lot of debates as to why Black Lagoon is one of the rare shows to join the small pantheon of anime like Cowboy Bebop and Trigun that have […]

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 […]
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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: […]
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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 on 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 on 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 […]