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Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trail

Type: Image if Black Lagoon had 5 more episodes, which were awesome.

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Synopsis: Tell me if you heard this one before. A Japanese salary man is hired by wealthy South American boy to help find his missing maid, whose gone on a killing spree after the death of the boy’s father. The Japanese man needs to contend with the American Army Unit the maid is hunting, as well as the crime lords trying to keep their city from becoming a warzone. Still funny, right?

Pros: Everything you loved about the original Black Lagoon is still here. The show has maintained is high levels of excitement, drama, and style. The characters of Roberta and Rock particularly shined. Roberta was a beast, and Rock really played the chess master role well. For a minute there, I really thought he was ganna Break Bad on us. Despite the five year gap between Blood Trail and Black Lagoon, the quality and tone of the series has not suffered one iota. I would wholeheartedly support Black Lagoon releasing periodic OVAs from now on.

Cons: In the same way that everything you loved about Black Lagoon is still there, so is everything you hated about Black Lagoon. The show is still as bleak as hell, with some content not suitable for younger viewers (or some adults). While I would like to say that this story could stand on its own, it really can’t. You need to have watched at least the first season of Black Lagoon to understand this particular story.

Watch it?: F@#$ Yeah! Its more Black Lagoon! (5/5)

MVP: Rosarita “Roberta” Cisneros

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Best Episode: Ep. 3 “Angels in the Crosshairs”  (shit gets disturbing)

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Black Lagoon

Type: Imagine if Cowboy Bebop and Quentin Tarantino had a baby…who was Awesome.

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Synopsis: Tell me if you heard this one before. A Japanese salary man is kidnapped by three American pirates off the coast of South East Asia. The Japanese man decides to join them, and starts running jobs for them in a criminal city run by the Chinese, Italian, and Russian mafia. He then almost dies a few times due to run-ins with a crazy helicopter, Neo-Nazis, a maid, twin psychopaths, an army of assassins, and a yakuza with a samurai sword. Pretty Funny, huh?

Pros: Black Lagoon is a seriously well made show. It feels like a Hollywood action flick, but it also feels like an anime. The action scenes are high on adrenaline, the dramatic scenes are heart wrenching, the the funny scenes are gutbusters. The thing about Black Lagoon is that it never stops being fun. It’s a testament to its quality that it manages to incorporate extremely bleak real world issues without taking away from its humor or thrills. Show’s like Black Lagoon show why Anime is King.

Cons: First and foremost, Black Lagoon is a solid M for Mature show. The imagery and themes are not suitable for children (or some adults). Its also an action show, so you will have to pay attention to the plot, unless you wanna get lost. One nitpicky thing that turned out to be pretty funny is the issue of language. The show has an international cast, but you don’t realize how international until the the Japan Arc at the end, because it turns out none of the cast except the protagonist speak Japanese (making you realize they’ve probably been speaking English this whole time!).

Watch it?: F@#$ Yeah! (5/5)

MVP: Revy

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Best Episode: Ep.7 “Calm Down, Two Men” (p.s. Watch the Omakes!)

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