Black Lagoon was one of the coolest shows of the mid-2000’s. It was basically anime meets Quentin Tarantino.
YOU SHOT UP THE WRONG CHURCH, MOTHER FUCKERS.
WELCOME TO ROANAPUR, BITCH.
It’s not just style, but also substance. It’s easy to get caught up in the levels of badassery that’s on full display, but behind these characters are broken nihilists that are looking for some way to continue justifying their existence. This series has some of the best story arcs that a seinen series has to offer, and it’s shame Rei Hiroe has never gotten around to actually finishing this story. These days he releases single graphic novel then spends the next five years drawing hentai. Someone kick his horny ass already.
Oh, yeah, and while I prefer subs in most cases, the English dub is one of the best since Cowboy Bebop. Look no further than the Japan arc as a good example:
And by far my favorite scenes from the same arc:
Balalaika just makes this show, and you were never made to to forget how dangerous she truly was, no matter how otherwise amicable she could be. The arc with the vampire twins had some of her best character-defining moments, but I’d spoiling it from there.