Black Lagoon, Volume 1

Black Lagoon, Volume 1

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by Rei Hiroe
     
 

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• Animation currently running in Japan.
• Anime DVD's available in the U.S. from Geneon.
• The Black Lagoon anime series received “4-Stars” in the latest ICv2 guide to anime.
• Dynamic action and extreme stunts. Realistic depictions of weaponry, vehicles and other equipment.
• Distinctly American style of plot

Overview

• Animation currently running in Japan.
• Anime DVD's available in the U.S. from Geneon.
• The Black Lagoon anime series received “4-Stars” in the latest ICv2 guide to anime.
• Dynamic action and extreme stunts. Realistic depictions of weaponry, vehicles and other equipment.
• Distinctly American style of plot development and art direction. Storylines and dialog in the Quentin Tarantino mode.
• Timely story setting dealing with the wild-west atmosphere of the S.E. Asian black markets and high seas piracy.
• 'Girls with guns' hits the male demographic that goes for loud music and B-movies, such as Grind House.
• Some action scenes throughout the manga use rock lyrics from Rob Zombie.
• One million copies of Black Lagoon are currently in print (Japanese language).

Lock n' load with the baddest soldiers of fortune ever to hit the high seas of Southeast Asia! Aboard their World War II era torpedo boat, the Black Lagoon, Dutch the Boss, Benny the Mechanic, Revy Two Hand, and Rock, the salary-man from Japan, deliver anything, anywhere. In the dangerous underworld of the Russian Mafia, Chinese Triads, Colombian drug cartels, crazed assassins, and ruthless mercenaries, it's hard to know who to trust. But if you've got a delivery to make, and you don't mind a little property damage along the way, you can count on the crew of the Black Lagoon!

The baddest group of mercenaries ever to hit the high seas of Southeast Asia! Aboard their World War II torpedo boat, the Black Lagoon, Dutch the Boss, Benny the Mechanic, Revy Two Hand, and Rock, the salaryman from Japan, deliver anything, anywhere. In the dangerous underworld of the Russian Mafia, Chinese triads, Colombian drug cartels, crazed assassins, and ruthless mercenaries, it's hard to know who to trust. But if you've got a delivery to make, and you don't mind a little property damage along the way, you can count on the crew of the Black Lagoon! Rokuro Okajima was just an average Japanese salaryman, living an average life. But when he's taken hostage by the crew of the Black Lagoon, Rokuro finds himself thrown headfirst into a deadly world of outlawed heroes, brutal villains, and blazing gunfights. Where he ends up is anyone's guess, but one thing is for certain--he's in for a wild ride!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421513829
Publisher:
VIZ Media LLC
Publication date:
08/12/2008
Series:
Black Lagoon Series, #1
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
350,479
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Rei Hiroe debuted as a mangaka in 1993. Since then, he has been an active illustrator and dojinshi and has created many titles released through the dojin community. His most recent work, Black Lagoon, is a huge hit and is serialized in the monthly magazine Sunday GX. The Black Lagoon animated TV series has also reached blockbuster status.

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Black Lagoon, Volume 1 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
animefan More than 1 year ago
"A+" That is the only way to describe the manga of Black Lagoon. While the anime is one of the best of all time, the manga, without the restraints of being teen friendly, is steamy, filthy and the best manga I have read since Hellsing. While every character takes a back seat to Revy, they are not one dimensional and are all quality foils for Revy and her "Take No Prisoners" attitude. Both issues are impossible to put down and are so good reading them over and over is well worth it. I have already loaded up on the rest of the series I can put my hands on and can't wait to get to reading them. Mind you, if you are shocked by profanity, nudity or blood and gore, this is not the manga for you, but if you like your manga's to be raw, fast-moving and full of action, I recommend finding any and all issues of this manga. After reading what I have read it is no mystery why the anime is so highly rated by the experts.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This graphic novel is great for the mature audiences. The reader will be able to travel alongside a once mediocre Japanese businessman as he gets thrust into the criminal underground. With interesting characters having mysterious backgrounds, the reader will be in suspense as to what happens next, how will their problems be resolved and just who are all these mysterious people. A great read and there is also an anime show out there. After reading this, it became my favorite anime/manga. I would rate it 10 stars out of 10 'worthy of more than a 5 star scale' Hope you enjoy it as well!
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So i watched the anime and couldn't believe how awesome it was! So after i finished i found out that recently the manga came back from hiatus and decided i'd help support it by purchasing the series. If you've seen the show then know that the manga made the anime basically word for word, personally i think the anime depicts the epic fight scenes and quick paced movements of the scenes better but the manga is still very good. If you haven't seen the anime nor read up on this yet its all about action, guns, immorality, blood, every thing you could ask for. This is one of my favorite shows of all time though so i may be a bit biased as i specifically like these genres over others. You wont regret giving this book a try!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My god, what a kickass book this is...if you haven't read Black Lagoon, you have not lived.
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