Black Lagoon originally aired back in April of 2006. The series revolves around Rokurou Okajima an unassuming Japanese businessman who’s bland unfulfilling life is leading nowhere. Then one day whilst out on a business trip his ship is hijacked by a group of pirates going by the name of Black Lagoon. The pirates, for better of for worst, take him as a hostage. The crew of the Black Lagoon, along with Rokurou return back to Roanapur. A Taiwanese city of blood and money. Rokurou attempts to contact his superiors back in Japan but rather than attempting to rescue him they decide to cut ties and leave him for dead. Reluctantly Rokurou realises that his only chance of surviving in the city is to remain with his ex-captors and so he decides to tag along with them. In an unforeseeable move, Rokurou ends up joining the Team of the Black Lagoon assuming the name Rock.
My Review: For thoes of you who have seen some of my recent posts you will know that I did a full review of the entire Black Lagoon Manga series so far. (For those of you who haven’t, you can read the fist volume here). After finishing the manga series I decided I was going to watch the anime. The show itself is quite good though If you plan on watching the dubbed version then the recording quality seemed a bit low quality. In terms of art, the environmental scenery is beautiful, especially that of the oceans. However, I personally thought that the character drawings were rather basic with very dull or muted colours. The plot is quite good with some really fun plot points. Howeved, It felt like the passing was a bit rushed, jumping from each mission with no real ties between them.
I rate this anime 3.5/5.