Manga of the Week - ブラック・ラグーン

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Image from BD Omake

;D マジカル レビちゃん~

Sorry, that should say, Magical Revy-chan~.

Title: ブラック・ラグーン, Black Lagoon
Author: Hiroe Rei
Genre: Seinen, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Serialized in: Shogakukan SundayGX
Total Volume Count: 9 (ongoing)

Summary from VIZ:
Lock n' load with the baddest soldiers of fortune ever to hit the high seas of Southeast Asia! Aboard their World War II era torpedo boat, the Black Lagoon, Dutch the Boss, Benny the Mechanic, Revy Two Hand, and Rock, the salaryman from Japan, deliver anything, anywhere. In the dangerous underworld of the Russian Mafia, Chinese Triads, Colombian drug cartels, crazed assassins, and ruthless mercenaries, it's hard to know who to trust. But if you've got a delivery to make, and you don't mind a little property damage along the way, you can count on the crew of the Black Lagoon.
Kenn's Comment: It's very, very arc based. I'll say that first. Each arc is similar in a way, though not quite. Basically, the manga is organized into asymmetrical arcs where they're doing whatever, usually involving lots of guns, and killings. If you can't take blood, this probably isn't for you.

With that aside, I quite like Black Lagoon. It's not exactly something that I'd read over and over again, like Superior; Black Lagoon's arc organization makes it easy to pick and choose an arc to read. The omakes for the volumes are absolutely awesome though. From genderbending all the characters, to having all the characters being much younger. They're hilarious.

This is pretty much what Black Lagoon is all about, very accurately depicted in this MAD AMV. Song by LORDI. ^^; Hard Rock Hallelujah~

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