Black Lagoon/Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage [2 Discs] [Blu-ray]

  • SKU: 6698053
  • Release Date: 12/04/2012
$34.99
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (9 out of 10)

Special Features


  • 'The Crew' Behind the scenes of English Version Production
  • CD Commercial (Japan Only)
  • Promotional Videos
  • Japanese Openings
  • Textless Songs
  • Trailers


Overall customer rating

4.7
90%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bandits paradise

    Posted
    Dval
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    Genre: Action Length: 24 episodes "Take a twisted trip to the city of your nightmares in this hard-boiled shootout inspired by masters of action like Jonh Woo and Quentin Tarantino. Rokuro was an ordinary Japanese businessman. A suit hired to entertain corporate high rollers and serve as a whipping boy for the big bosses with the real juice. A mission to deliver a mysterious disk to the deadly waters of China seemed like his big break, but some things just weren't meant to be. A ruthless gang of mercenaries fronted by a gunslinging femme fatale in scandalously short shorts kidnapped Rokuro and held him for ransom. When his company refused to pay, he became their property. To survive, he was forced to reinvent himself as Rock, the brains behind the beauty and brawn of Black Lagoon.: the most cutthroat crew of mercs ever to hustle the mean streets of Roanapur. A nightmare of a metropolis where the bad guys are really bad -- and your friends might be even worse." Bought this series back when it came out nearly 3 months ago and finally getting to watch it. Blew through it in 2 days! After seeing trailers and AMVs all over, I had to pick this one up when it was coming out on Blu-ray. Didn't realize that it was 6-7 years old! Basic premise of the series is that Rock is kidnapped by the members of Black Lagoon and ends up joining with them after his employers write him off as dead. Dutch, Benny, and Revy/Rebecca make up the other members. The crew is nothing but a band of bandits working for everything from assassinations to weapons selling to security or whatever else comes their way. If it pays, they'll do it! Black Lagoon is pure action. Tons of weapons everywhere! "Two-hands" Revy is always packing her twin handguns or a shotgun on occasion. The Russian mafia is complete with sniper rifles and machine guns. The Germans even have anti-tank missles. Everyone is armed to the teeth and you better have property insurance. Even with the series being 24 episodes long, there still wasn't much of any plot. There are small mini-arcs throughout but none really tie in to each other except for the characters. Character development is pretty non-existent as well. We never learn what happened to Revy, Dutch, or Benny to cause them to end up where they are. Had a few people die that I was really hoping would live, too. However, it keeps the underworld in perspective in letting you know that someone can't just quit and leave with no strings attached. Blu-ray graphics are awesome. The extras aren't in HD and you can tell the quality difference so easily. The grainier graphics add to the street life scenes in making it feel similar to Cowboy Bebop, but I like the smooth pictures, lack of jagged facial edges, and vibrant colors a lot more than a gritty feeling. I loved the English voice-acting, too. The English cast took lots of liberty in adding a lots of cursing but it actually works a lot better than the Japanese version, in my opinion. They just aren't as edgy. Not as crude as Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, but close at points. The M rating is highly justified. Best Buy seems to have an awful blocking system against any "violent" words. Series was pretty awesome, though. Loved it enough to sit through 24 episodes in 2 nights so I definitely recommend it to all!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A classic

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    MissGhost
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    If you like cowboy bebop just add a dark and violet twist to it and you'll love Black lagoon. Great art and great story it's highlighted around of group of delivery people/mercenaries . I highly recommend it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So Good!

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    BenJection
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    Fun filled anime that has action and a whole lot of cursing! Well worth the purchase and could watch it multiple times!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Anime

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    Nicki45
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    I wish there were more episodes. Didn't like the OVA, just stick to this great purchase

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

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    3dknights
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    A friend recommended me this, a gunslinger anime series with two complete seasons love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dopeness

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    HugoBosses
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    If you are a fan of good anime check this title out. For real. For real.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent addition to my anime collection

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    MusicRaider
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    I really enjoyed the story line and action. The acting was good and was overall a great anime.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for any anime lover

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    bones674
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    Good story if you're into anime. Not in the same league as Naruto or Deathnote.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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