The episodes of the Black Lagoon anime are based on the manga series of the same name by Rei Hiroe. The episodes of the first season of the anime were directed by Sunao Katabuchi, animated by Madhouse Studios, and produced by Geneon Entertainment and Shogakukan.[1] In the second season, known as Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage, Shogakukan was not involved in the production.[2] The English adaptation of the episodes is licensed by Geneon Entertainment.[1][2] The plot of the episodes follows the adventures of a Japanese businessman, Rokuro Okajima, after he is abducted by the members of the ship Black Lagoon and joins their crew under the moniker "Rock".

The first season aired from April 8, 2006, to June 24, 2006, on Chiba TV in Japan.[1] The second season began airing on October 3, 2006, on KBS Kyoto, TV Nagoya, TV Kanagawa, and Sun TV, and concluded its run on December 19, 2006.[2] The English adaptations of both seasons were aired continuously from October 26, 2007, to April 11, 2008, on G4techTV Canada; the English episodes were also broadcast in the United States from February 26, 2008, to May 13, 2008, on Starz Edge.[1][2]

Four pieces of theme music are used for the episodes: one opening theme and three closing themes. The opening theme is "Red fraction" by Mell. The three closing themes are "Don't Look Behind" by Edison, used for all the episodes, save episode fifteen, which featured "The World of Midnight" by Minako Obata, and episode twenty-four, which used "Peach Headz Addiction" by Breath Frequency. The original soundtrack for the series, containing all the opening and closing themes, was released on August 30, 2006, in Japan.[3]

Six DVD compilations, each containing two episodes of the first season, were released by Geneon Entertainment between August 26, 2006, and December 27, 2006.[4][5] The episodes of the second season have been released in six DVD compilations from January 31, 2007, to June 27, 2007.[6][7] The English adaptation of the anime is also distributed by Geneon Entertainment; three DVD compilations each containing four episodes were released between May 22, 2007, and September 18, 2007.[8][9]

Season 1

#Episode nameOriginal air dateEnglish air date
"The Black Lagoon" ()
April 8, 2006 October 26, 2007
While on a business trip at sea for his company, Rokuro Okajima is abducted by the members of the Lagoon Company: Dutch, Revy, and Benny. After obtaining a confidential disc for their client, Balalaika, the head of Hotel Moscow and a part of the Russian Mafia, Revy takes Rokuro as a hostage onto their ship, the Black Lagoon, to hold for ransom. Despite this, Rokuro begins to bond with the members of the Lagoon Company, and Dutch gives him the nickname "Rock". Meanwhile, the board of Rock's company gives Kageyama, Rock's superior, the authority to pursue the missing disc, and Kageyama hires a mercenary group to attack the Lagoon Company when they stop in the port city of Roanapur. The group dispatches the majority of the mercenaries and escape to the Black Lagoon in their car. However, the Lagoon Company is contacted by Kageyama, who informs Rock that he has been declared dead by the company, and shortly afterwards, a heavily armed helicopter gunship from the same mercenary group starts chasing the Black Lagoon.
"Mangrove Heaven" ()
April 15, 2006 November 2, 2007
To evade the gunship, Dutch drives the Black Lagoon down a river, but reaches a dead end. Realizing the futility of their situation, the members of the Lagoon Company begin to plan for the worst. Despite this, Rock concocts a plan to defeat the gunship, deducing that the gunship pilot's mentality is akin to that of a duelist wanting to face their opponent face-to-face. Following Rock's plan, Dutch uses a sunken ship as a springboard to launch the Black Lagoon into the air and destroy the gunship with torpedoes. The Lagoon Company manages to deliver the disk to Balalaika, who gives the disk to Kageyama, as he had made a deal with the Russian Mafia as a contingency. Instead of returning with Kageyama, however, Rock decides to stay with the Lagoon Company, who accept him as a new member.
"Ring-Ding Ship Chase" ()
April 22, 2006 November 9, 2007
While staying in Roanapur, where the Lagoon Company is situated in, Dutch is accosted by Chin, a gangster who warns Dutch from working with Balalaika. Dutch ignores his warnings and receives a job from an anonymous employer. As the group leaves on the Black Lagoon, Chin contacts Luak, the head of a pirate gang, to kill the members of the Lagoon Company, and Luak attacks the Black Lagoon with a squadron of boats. Dutch tricks two of the boats into destroying each other via friendly fire, and Revy destroys the rest with a M79 grenade launcher and PM-63 RAK while leaping from boat to boat. Subsequently, the job is revealed to be a hoax set up by Chin, who is killed by Balalaika.
"Die Rückkehr des Adlers" ()
April 29, 2006 November 16, 2007
The Lagoon Company is dispatched to retrieve a painting, The Twelve Knights Led by Brunhilda, from a sunken World War II-era U-boat that left Germany at the eve of Nazi Germany's defeat and was sunk by the United States Navy near Jakarta. Dutch purchases scuba equipment for Rock and Revy to use in retrieving the painting, and Benny instructs the two to enter the submarine via its torpedo tubes and create a hole to exit. After Rock and Revy, with a APS underwater assault rifle, begin descending, the Black Lagoon is attacked by a group of neo-Nazis who fire TOW missiles at the ship.
"Eagle Hunting and Hunting Eagles" ()
May 6, 2006 November 23, 2007
The Black Lagoon evades the TOW missiles, but Dutch and Benny observe the Nazis send a team underwater to retrieve the painting. Inside the submarine, Rock and Revy locate the painting, but Revy insists on searching the ship for medals and other valuables. When Rock voices his disapproval, Revy asserts that her turbulent childhood pushed her to reject God, love, and other emotions and to believe that everything has no value except for the money it can bring. The two are attacked by the Nazis and in the midst of the firefight, Rock loses the painting. The Nazis obtain it and retreat back to the surface with it. Revy attempts to pursue them, but Rock forces her to abandon the fight when the Nazis use machine guns to fire into the water. Rock and Revy return to the Black Lagoon, where Dutch plans an assault on the Nazis' ship to retrieve the painting.
"Moonlit Hunting Grounds" ()
May 13, 2006 November 30, 2007
Dutch and Revy leave the Black Lagoon on a motorboat to raid the Nazis' ship. With the Nazis celebrating their retrieval of the painting, the two easily enter the ship, and Dutch instructs Revy to distract the crew while he searches for the painting. Revy obliges, killing all the Nazis she comes across, but Dutch is forced to stop her when she tries to kill the civilian crew members, which Dutch attributes to Revy's unease at accepting Rock into the crew. Dutch eventually finds Ratchman, the Nazi commander, talking to Sir Alfred, a former Schutzstaffel member that ordered Ratchman to retrieve the painting. Dutch deduces that Alfred hired the Lagoon Company to doubly insure that he would acquire the painting, and Ratchman is furious at this revelation. After Alfred ends the conversation, Dutch and Revy kill Ratchman, finishing their mission.
"Calm Down, Two Men" ()
May 20, 2006 December 7, 2007
Dutch dispatches Rock and Revy on errands throughout Roanapur, and Revy is displeased that she is forced to perform them with Rock. When they stop at the Church of Violence, an organization posing as religious missionaries in order to traffic drugs and illegal weaponry, Rock manages to use his business savvy to repair an agreement with Yolanda, the head of the Church of Violence, after Revy draws a gun on her. Yolanda is impressed by Rock's skill and asks Revy to emulate him. Afterwards, Rock and Revy begin a violent disagreement at a restaurant, as Rock is furious at Revy for beginning to act like his former superiors in Japan, leaving Revy at a loss for words. Chief Watsap, the head of the corrupt Roanapur police and presumably a friend of Revy's, is forced to stop them, and the two reconcile in a police car.
"Rasta Blasta" ()
May 27, 2006 December 14, 2007
The Lagoon Company is contracted by a Colombian cartel to deliver a hostage, and Dutch assigns Rock to watch the boy while they are in transit. Rock learns that the boy is Garcia Lovelace, the heir to one of the wealthiest families in South America, and that the cartel had abducted Garcia after his father refused to allow the cartel to intimidate him. Concerned with the circumstances surrounding Garcia's abduction, Dutch contacts Balalaika for information on the Lovelace family and the cartel. As they enter Roanapur, Garcia is confident that he will be saved by Roberta, the Lovelace family maid. Meanwhile, Roberta is traveling through Roanapur looking for Garcia, and is confronted by members of the cartel in a bar. As the members of the Lagoon Company and Garcia enter the same bar, Roberta begins a firefight with the cartel members.
"Maid to Kill" ()
June 3, 2006 December 21, 2007
Roberta dispatches the majority of the cartel members, and Garcia is shocked at her combat prowess. Revy inadvertenly reveals the Lagoon Company's presence during the firefight, and is knocked unconscious when Roberta fires a 40 mm grenade at her. Garcia asks the Lagoon Company to take him with them, and they manage to escape. One of the cartel members identifies Roberta as a former FARC guerrilla with a large bounty on her head. Roberta destroys the bar with grenades and steals a car to pursue the Lagoon Company. Having determined Roberta's identity, Balalaika mobilizes soldiers to aid the Lagoon Company. When Roberta catches up to the Lagoon Company, Dutch manages to destroy the engine of her car before almost being pulled out of the car by her and Benny begins driving into alleys and side-streets. As they turn back onto the main road, however, Roberta drives another car into them and latches onto the back of their car with a trench knife.
"The Unstoppable Chambermaid" ()
June 10, 2006 December 28, 2007
Roberta forces Benny to crash the car in the port, but awakens Revy in the process. The two begin a firefight, evenly matched against one another. Balalaika arrives with a full complement of soldiers, and forces the two to stop fighting. She explains Roberta's background to Garcia, noting that she is a famed FARC guerrilla wanted around the globe for numerous assassinations, bombings, and related terrorist activity. Despite this, Garcia claims that Roberta is an accepted member of the Lovelace family. To finish their duel, Roberta and Revy begin a fistfight, with the onlookers making bets on the winner. The two knock each other out, and Garcia leaves for home with Roberta. Afterwards, Rock asks Benny about the background of Balalaika and her soldiers, and Benny reveals that they are former Soviet special forces that distinguished themselves in the Soviet war in Afghanistan.
"Lock'n Load Revolution" ()
June 17, 2006 January 4, 2008
The Lagoon Company is approached by Chang, the head of the Roanapur Triad, to transport a briefcase containing information on the Protectors of the Islamic Front, a terrorist group, to the CIA. While they are conversing, they come under attack from the terrorists, but Chang and Revy dispatch the attackers. The group leaves on the Black Lagoon, but are pursued by ships belonging to the terrorists due to the foresight of Masahiro Takenaka, one of the leaders of the Protectors of the Islamic Front. Revy and Rock are forced to leave the Black Lagoon and seek a land route. Takenaka poses as their getaway driver, and although Revy sees through his charade, he takes Rock and escapes. Revy is saved by Shenhua, an assassin in Chang's employ, and she convinces Shenhua and her partner Leigharch to save Rock in order to retrieve the documents.
"Guerrillas in the Jungle" ()
June 24, 2006 January 11, 2008
Takenaka begins interrogating Rock, revealing that he was formerly a member of the Japanese Red Army. When Rock questions him as to why he continues to fight for a lost cause, he comments that he fights in order to give meaning to the sacrifices he made in the past for his beliefs. Due to Takenaka's jovial method of conducting the interrogation, Ibraha, Takenaka's comrade, asks Takenaka if he can torture Rock, but Takenaka refuses. Revy and Shenhua raid the camp and escape with Rock, and are followed by a fleet of vehicles under Ibraha's command. Revy and Shenhua dispatch the majority of the vehicles, and Ibraha orders the remainder of his men to continue the pursuit. When Ibraha refuses to order a retreat, Takenaka shoots him and makes the order. Revy delivers the documents to the CIA agents, and admonishes Rock not to be captured again.

Season 2

#Episode nameOriginal air dateEnglish air date
"The Vampire Twins Comen" ()
October 3, 2006 January 18, 2008
Due to a spree of killings aimed at Hotel Moscow, Chang organizes a meeting between the major crime lords of Roanapur: himself, Balalaika, Abrego, a Colombian cartel boss, and Verrocchio, the leader of the Roanapur branch of the Italian mafia. Balalaika spurns Chang's attempts to foster cooperation, and insists that Hotel Moscow will find and eliminate the assassins. The following morning, two of Balalaika's subordinates are killed, and Watsap reveals that the assassins are a pair of twin children. A large bounty is placed on the twins, and as the city begins to fill with bounty hunters, Eda, a member of the Church of Violence, suggests to Revy that they join the hunt as well. At the twins' hideout, their sponsors are disgusted to find that the twins are brutally torturing one of Balalaika's subordinates. Meanwhile, Balalaika asks Rock for information concerning the twins' speaking mannerisms, and Rock realizes that they are related to vampires.
"Bloodsport Fairytale" ()
October 10, 2006 January 25, 2008
Rock determines that the twins are from Romania, and Balalaika asks Rowan, the owner of a strip club, for all the Romanian snuff and pornographic films he has. Balalaika organizes a meeting with Chang, and she reveals that the twins are orphans from Nicolae Ceauşescu's regime named Hansel and Gretel that were sold on the black market and forced to participate in paedophilic snuff films. Chang agrees to form an alliance with Balalaika to eliminate the twins, and Balalaika mobilizes her Visotoniki, the former soldiers that fought with her in Afghanistan. Chang realizes that the twins are working for Verrocchio, and arrives at Verrocchio's headquarters. He finds the twins killing Verrocchio, and the twins escape. To distract the bounty hunters looking for them, the twins set up a decoy car, but are confronted by the Visotoniki and ultimately cornered by Eda and Revy.
"Swan Song at Dawn" ()
October 17, 2006 February 1, 2008
Eda and Revy begin a gunfight with the twins, but the Visotoniki arrive, putting an end to their fight. Hansel and Gretel decide to separate and Revy returns home. Gretel corners Eda, and while holding her as a hostage, requests that she find a getaway boat for herself and her brother. Meanwhile, the Visotoniki engage Hansel and despite his best efforts, suffer no casualties while attacking him for an entire night. Hansel eventually encounters Balalaika in a park, but is sniped by her men. Elsewhere, Gretel hires the Lagoon Company to transport her, and Rock listens to her recount her past. Sickened at the situation she had to endure due to Ceauşescu's regime and black marketeers, he vents his anger at Benny, who asserts that Rock cannot prevent all the injustice in the world. When the Black Lagoon reaches the getaway point, Gretel is killed by a hired gun from Hotel Moscow, but Rock notes that she died peacefully staring at the sky.
"Greenback Jane" ()
October 24, 2006 February 8, 2008
Greenback Jane, a money counterfeiter working for a Florida crime syndicate, angers her bosses by breaking a deadline, and is forced to escape to Roanapur. She comes to the Church of Violence, where Eda and Revy are present, but Eda refuses to allow her to enter. When the Florida mafia members arrive, they fire into the church, and Eda and Revy respond by returning fire at the mafia members. They are joined by Rico, an apprentice priest, and Yolanda and the mafia members are driven away. Inside the church, Jane proves her counterfeiting skill, and Eda sends her to a motel. Russel, a member of the Florida mafia, begins to collect bounty hunters in Roanapur, including Shenhua and Sawyer the Cleaner, a mute that uses a chainsaw in battle. Despite their willingness to take the bounty, the bounty hunters criticize Russel for his inexperience in the city and his cowboy appearance. As the bounty hunters depart, Rock, Eda, and Revy arrive at Jane's motel.
"The Roanapur Freakshow Circus" ()
October 31, 2006 February 22, 2008
The bounty hunters arrive at Jane's motel, and she escapes due to preparations Eda had made beforehand. Jane sees Eda and agrees to pay any price if Eda saves her. Eda and Revy force the bounty hunters to retreat and begin heading to the Black Lagoon. When Russel arrives at the scene, Shenhua demands more money since Eda and Revy are involved. Eda's plan to escape on the Black Lagoon is stymied since Dutch and Benny took it on a job, and they are forced to wait in the Lagoon Company dock house. They are attacked by the bounty hunters, who surround the building. As Shenhua and Sawyer arrive, Revy curses their misfortune, and Rock and Jane are forced to head to the roof when building is set on fire. Meanwhile, Dutch begins speeding back into port and Revy sets a trap for Shenhua.
"Mr. Benny's Good Fortune" ()
November 7, 2006 February 29, 2008
Shenhua evades the trap, but is shot by Eda after Revy acts as a decoy. On the roof, Rock and Jane are confronted by Sawyer, but she goes into shock after losing her ultravoice in an explosion. As the building collapses, Dutch and Benny return to port, and Revy, Eda, Jane, and Rock jump onto the boat along with several of the bounty hunters. Dutch begins using evasive maneuvers to cause the bounty hunters to fall off the boat, and Revy dispatches the remaining bounty hunters except Russel, who manages to make it to the engine room, where he is confronted by Eda. Russel realizes that he saw Eda in Washington, D.C., and Eda reveals that she is a CIA agent before killing him. In the computer room, Benny manages to access Jane's counterfeiting files using his hacking talents, and Jane kisses him in return.
"Fujiyama Gangsta Paradise" ()
November 14, 2006 March 7, 2008
Rock is hired by Balalaika to be her translator on a trip to Japan, and Revy accompanies him. Balalaika negotiates with the Washimine Group, a yakuza group fallen on hard times, and agrees to destroy the Kosa Council, another yakuza group, due to its ill treatment of the Washimine Group. Following the conclusion of their agreement, Balalaika orders an explosion at a Kosa Council base. Afterwards, Revy and Rock go to a Japanese festival, but Revy causes a scene when she loses at a shooting game. She is stopped by Ginji Matsuzaki, one of the festival vendors, and Ginji's companion stops the fight. She and Rock exchange pleasantries and as she leaves, she tells Rock that her name is Yukio. The following day, Tsugio Bando, the head of the Washimine Group, asks Ginji to aid him, recalling that Ginji was feared among all yakuza for his use of a katana in battle. Ginji refuses, citing the lack of justice in Bando's methods. Elsewhere, Rock visits his parents' home, leading Revy to mentally remark that Rock feels at home in Japan.
"The Succession" ()
November 21, 2006 March 14, 2008
Due to the brutality of Balalaika's attacks on the Kosa Council, Bando organizes another meeting with her, but learns that she will execute her plans as she sees fit. After the meeting, Rock is beaten by Chaka, a brazen Washimine Group member, and Revy promises to kill him. After asking Benny to send Revy her signature pistols, Rock meets Yukio again. The two discuss one's ability to choose their path in life, and Yukio quotes Jean-Paul Sartre. When she leaves, she tells Rock her surname is Washimine, and Rock realizes that she is part of the Washimine Group. At her home, Bando and Ginji discuss the future of the Washimine Group, noting that only a direct descendant of the previous boss can claim his position. The following day, Bando attempts to assassinate Balalaika, but fails and Balalaika kills him. After hearing this, Yukio, as the granddaughter of the previous leader, agrees to become the leader of the Washimine Group and Ginji swears his loyalty to her.
"Two Father's Little Soldier Girls" ()
November 28, 2006 March 21, 2008
Balalaika reminisces on her past, recalling that she intended to enter the Olympic rifle shooting event to restore the reputation of her father, and found herself at the front lines in the Soviet war in Afghanistan. Following the war, she and the soldiers formerly under her command joined the Russian Mafia. Yukio severs her ties with her former life by staying late at school with her friend Maki, then being picked up by her henchmen despite Maki's pleas. the new head of the Washimine Group, Yukio orders a counterattack at Hotel Moscow, and Ginji leads the attack. Revy, after picking up a package from Benny with her pistol, goes with Rock to speak with Yukio about withdrawing from the conflict. When Yukio returns home, she is kidnapped by Chaka and his men before Rock arrives. Ginji arrives at the house and Rock convinces him to let Revy aid him in recovering Yukio. When Ginji asks why Rock is aiding him, Rock responds that he cannot accept the notion that Yukio would throw away a normal life for that of the criminal underworld, which Ginji agrees with.
"The Dark Tower" ()
December 4, 2006 March 28, 2008
Revy and Ginji arrive at a bowling alley where Chaka is holding Yukio, and they dispatch his men. Chaka attempts to leave with Yukio, but Rock takes Yukio and escapes. Chaka meets Revy in a hallway and when he attempts to start a duel with her, she leads him to Ginji. Chaka attempts to shoot Ginji, but he cuts the incoming bullet in two with his katana. He then removes Chaka's arms with his katana and drowns him in the adjacent pool. Elsewhere, Yukio criticizes Rock for attempting to save her from falling into the criminal underworld, as she believes that he exists in a "twilight" between his old life in Japan and his criminal life in Roanapur, and is unwilling to let go of either of them. The following day, Balalaika begins her plans for the destruction of the Washimine Group.
"Snow White's Payback" ()
December 11, 2006 April 4, 2008
Balalaika's attacks reduce the manpower of the Washimine Group to a third of its former strength, and Yukio orders the Washimine Group members to abandon their strongholds to avoid the attacks. Discovering that Hotel Moscow is using electric company vans to execute their attacks, Yukio and Ginji use a similar van to rob a bank in order to point the police towards the Hotel Moscow vans. Following the robbery, Yukio muses about traveling to Roanapur with Ginji to start a yakuza group there. Revy and Rock meet with Balalaika, and Rock asks Balalaika to end the assault on the Washimine Group. Balalaika responds by holding Rock at gunpoint, but she releases Rock after he claims he is a villain like her. In a park near his parents' house, Rock admits to Revy that he returned to Japan to sever his ties with his former life, and that he has found the resolve to do so.
"The Gunslingers" ()
December 18, 2006 April 11, 2008
Rock joins Balalaika for her talks with the Kosa Council, and Rock asks Balalaika to completely destroy the Washimine Group in order to force Yukio to adopt a normal life. Balalaika agrees and kills the leaders of the Kosa Council. Balalaika informs Rock that Hotel Moscow's attacks on the Washimine Group will cease and Rock leaves with Revy. As they leave on a motorcycle, they are rammed by a van driven by Yukio and Ginji, who force Rock to lead them to Hotel Moscow's base. Revy manages to steal a truck and force Yukio to stop the van. Ginji and Revy begin to fight as Rock attempts to reason with Yukio. Rock deduces that Yukio felt forced into becoming part of the criminal underworld, and she admits that she wished her normal life could continue. This admission causes Ginji to pause momentarily, allowing Revy to fatally shoot him. Due to the deaths she feels responsible for, Yukio apologizes to Rock and commits suicide using Ginji's katana. When Rock returns to Roanapur, Balalaika sends him a picture of Yukio, and Rock remarks that he wants to see Roanapur from the "twilight" he is in.

Season 3

#Episode nameOriginal air dateEnglish air date
1 Collateral Massacre
"" ()
July 17, 2010
Roberta's employer was killed, apparently as part of a war between the CIA and the NSA. She vows to punish those responsible no matter what it takes. Fabiola (her understudy), Black Lagoon and Mr. Chang get drawn into the conflict.
2 An Office Man's Tactics
"" ()
September 30, 2010
3 Angels in the Crosshairs
"" ()
January 7, 2011
4 Oversaturation Kill Box
"" ()
March 2, 2011
5 Codename Paradise, Status MIA
"" ()
May 11, 2011


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