Black Lagoon (TV)

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© Rei Hiroe / Shogakukan • Black Lagoon Production Team


[ adapted from Black Lagoon (manga) ]

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    Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage (TV) (sequel)
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Alternative title:
Пираты «Черной лагуны» (Russian)
ブラックラグーン (Japanese)
Genres: action, drama
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: Okajima Rokuro is a Japanese businessman…in a town full of Japanese businessmen. His normal day consists of social drinking with clients and being kicked around by his bosses. He finally gets a break though, as he’s sent by his company to the tropical seas of Eastern China to deliver a disc…only his boat gets hijacked by a band of mercenaries that were hired to steal it. “Rock” (as he is newly dubbed by his captors) catches the interest of the only female merc “Revy” as she thinks he’s worth a ransom, taking him hostage. However, the disc turns out to be more trouble than its worth, and complicates things both for Rock, and the mercenaries known as Black Lagoon.
User Ratings: 4556 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 702 votes (sub:494, dub:174, ?:3, edit.dub:3, raw:3, others:25
12 Spanish subtitled
5 German dubbed
2 Spanish dubbed
2 German subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
1 French subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
)
 Excellent: 1690 votes (sub:1164, dub:454, raw:7, ?:6, edit.dub:2, others:57
26 Spanish subtitled
8 Russian subtitled
6 Portuguese subtitled
6 French subtitled
2 German subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Korean subtitled
1 French dubbed
1 Turkish subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Swedish subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
1 Italian subtitled
1 Arabic subtitled
)
 Very good: 1235 votes (sub:887, dub:300, ?:3, raw:3, edit.dub:1, others:41
17 Spanish subtitled
6 Portuguese subtitled
4 Russian subtitled
4 German dubbed
3 Italian dubbed
2 French subtitled
2 Italian subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Czech subtitled
)
 Good: 599 votes (sub:438, dub:128, raw:6, ?:5, others:22
7 Spanish subtitled
3 French subtitled
3 Portuguese subtitled
2 Italian dubbed
2 Russian subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 German subtitled
)
 Decent: 164 votes (sub:123, dub:33, raw:1, ?:1, others:6
2 Russian subtitled
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Chinese mandarin subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 So-so: 80 votes (sub:57, dub:19, raw:1, others:3
1 Italian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 German dubbed
)
 Not really good: 26 votes (sub:20, dub:6)
 Weak: 23 votes (sub:12, dub:5, raw:1, others:5
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Russian dubbed
)
 Bad: 22 votes (sub:12, dub:8, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
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 Awful: 6 votes (sub:6)
 Worst ever: 9 votes (sub:6, dub:2, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
Seen in part or in whole by 7751 users, rank: #56 (of 5922)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.321 (Very good+), std. dev.: 1.3784, rank: #242 (of 5915)
Weighted mean: 8.234 (Very good+), rank: #244 (of 5915) (seen all: 8.32 / seen some: 7.25 / won't finish: 4.28)
Bayesian estimate: 8.232 (Very good+), rank: #157 (of 4470)
Running time: 24 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 12
Episode titles: We have 12
Vintage:
2006-04-08 to 2006-06-24
2007-10-26 to 2008-01-11 (G4TechTV Canada - Anime Current)
2007-12-04 (Italy)
2007-12-07 (Germany - Animax)
2008-02-26 to 2008-04-01 (USA - Starz Edge)
2009-09-06 (Poland, Hyper)
Release dates: We have 13
Opening Theme:
"Red Fraction" by MELL
Ending Theme:
"Don't Look Behind" by EDISON
Links: We have 2
Trivia: We have 18
Reviews:
Black Lagoon DVD 3 (Oct 9, 2007)
Black Lagoon DVD 2 (Aug 1, 2007)
Black Lagoon DVD 1 (May 18, 2007)
News: Show:
Black Lagoon Focus Panel (Jul 4, 2010)
VIZ Media Industry Panel (Jul 3, 2010)
Otakon 2009 - Madhouse (Jul 17, 2009)
Sakura-Con Announcements (Apr 8, 2007)
Otakon 2006 - Madhouse (Aug 5, 2006)
Geneon Anime Licenses (Jul 2, 2006)
Black Lagoon TV Series (Feb 14, 2006)
Black Lagoon Anime (Jun 3, 2005)
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Blu-Ray (Region B)
    Black Lagoon - Complete Season 1 (Blu-Ray) 2012-07-30
Blu-Ray + DVD combo
    Black Lagoon - Complete Series [Anime Classics] (BD+DVD) 2012-12-04 (from $32.56)
DVD (Region 1)
    Black Lagoon - Season 1 Box Set (DVD) 2008-12-30
    Black Lagoon - Complete Box Set (DVD) 2009-09-29
    Black Lagoon (DVD 1) 2007-05-22 (from $26.98)
    Black Lagoon (DVD 1) 2008-08-19
    Black Lagoon (DVD 2) 2007-07-24 (from $26.98)
    Black Lagoon (DVD 2) 2008-08-19
    Black Lagoon (DVD 3) 2007-09-18
    Black Lagoon (DVD 3) 2008-08-19
    Black Lagoon [Limited Collector's Edition] (DVD 1) 2007-05-22
    Black Lagoon [Limited Collector's Edition] (DVD 2) 2007-07-24 (from $9.95)
    Black Lagoon [Limited Collector's Edition] (DVD 3) 2007-09-18 (from $35.98)
    Black Lagoon [Limited Edition] (DVD 1) 2008-08-19
    Black Lagoon [Limited Edition] (DVD 2) 2008-08-19
    Black Lagoon [Limited Edition] (DVD 3) 2008-08-19 (from $36.05)
DVD (Region 2)
    Black Lagoon - Complete Season 1 and 2 (DVD) 2012-07-09
DVD (Region 4)
    Black Lagoon V1 (DVD 1) 2008-03-19

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Sunao Katabuchi
Series Composition: Sunao Katabuchi
Script:
Sunao Katabuchi (eps 1-12)
Storyboard:
Kazuhiro Soeta (ep 6)
Kazuya Komai (ep 7)
Kenichi Kawamura (eps 2, 11)
Masanori Shino (OP)
Satoshi Nishimura (ep 1)
Sunao Katabuchi (ED; eps 3-5, 7)
Tetsuro Araki (eps 9, 12)
Episode Director:
Atsushi Nigorikawa (ep 12)
Fumie Muroi (ep 4)
Kenichi Kawamura (5 episodes
eps 1-2, 6-7, 11
)

Kunio Katsuki (ep 5)
Sunao Katabuchi (ep 3)
Tetsuro Araki (eps 3, 9)
Yoshihisa Matsumoto (ep 7)
Unit Director:
Kenichi Kawamura (ED)
Masanori Shino (OP)
Music: Edison
Original creator: Rei Hiroe
Character Design: Masanori Shino
Chief Animation Director: Masanori Shino
Animation Director:
Akiko Asaki (ep 11)
Akira Watanabe (ep 7)
Cindy H. Yamauchi (ep 3)
Fumie Muroi (eps 4, 6)
Hideki Inoue (eps 6, 9)
Kazuhiro Soeta (ep 6)
Keiko Okuda
Kiyoshi Tateishi (ep 6)
Kunio Katsuki (ED; ep 6)
Masahiro Kimura (ED; ep 6)
Masaki Hyuga (eps 6, 10, 12)
Masanori Shino (OP, ED)
Toshiyuki Kanno (ep 1)
Toshiyuki Sugano 
Yasuhisa Kato (ep 2)
Yoshiko Okuda (ep 5)
Mechanical design: Masahiro Kimura
Sound Director: Yasunori Honda
Director of Photography: Yukihiro Masumoto
2nd Key Animation:
Masafumi Nakagawa (ep 11)
Taiki Imamura (ep 11)
3D Animation: Eiji Inomoto
Action Director: Kazuhiro Soeta (eps 11-12)
Animation Check: Sakiko Watanabe 
Animation producer: Ryoichiro Matsuo
Ascertainment Cooperation: Yoshifuru Otsuka
Assistant Director: Kenichi Kawamura
Associate Animation Director:
Kei Anjiki
Yoshio Okuda
Background Art:
Emiko Koizumi
Hiromichi Tanikawa
Kanae Sakakura
Masashi Kurihara
Masumi Nishikawa (Atelier Buuka; eps 1-5, 7-9)
Takuya Iida (Atelier Buuka; eps 1-5, 7-9)
Tomie Akiu
Toshiyuki Yoshimura (Atelier Buuka; eps 1-5, 7-9)
Yasunori Usuda
Yuichiro Nakajima
Yuka Okamoto (Atelier Buuka; eps 1-5, 7-9)
Yumiko Yamada
Yuuichi Takayama (Atelier Buuka; eps 1-5, 7-9)
CG Producer: Masayuki Narai
Color Check: Miyuki Kibata (ep 7)
Color Coordination: Masako Torigata (eps 1, 6)
Color design: Yuriko Kadomoto
Color Design Assistant: Fumie Hayashi
Color setting: Miyuki Kibata (ep 7)
Editing: Kashiko Kimura
Editing Assistant: Yumi Jinguji
Finish Check: Masako Torigata (eps 1, 6)
Finishing:
Jeong A Lim (6 episodes
eps 1-3, 8-9, 11
)

Mi Yeun Lee (ep 10)
Sung Hee Seo (eps 9, 11)
In-Between Check:
Kayo Sakazume (eps 1, 3, 8)
Sakiko Watanabe (eps 1-6, 8-12)
Military Ascertainment: Jugo Tsukuda
Music producer:
Kozue Okada
Masayuki Ogami
Online Editor: Miwa Kikuchi
Photography:
Atsuo Saitoh
Tetsuya Nakai
Yukihiro Masumoto (Dr. Movie; 6 episodes
eps 2-3, 5, 7-8, 10
)

Production Desk: Kazuo Watanabe
Production manager: Kiyoshi Matsumoto
Prop Design: Masahiro Kimura
Recording Mix: Chikako Abe
Recording Operator: Satoru Matsuda
Russian Language Consultant: Jenya
Setting Manager: Shingou Nishikawa
Sound Effects: Takuya Hasegawa (SOUND BOX)
Theme Song Arrangement: Kazuya Takase (OP)
Theme Song Composition: Kazuya Takase (OP)
Theme Song Lyrics: MELL (OP)
Theme Song Performance: MELL (OP)
Translation Adviser: Dan Kanemitsu
美術:
Takuya Iida (eps 4-5)
Toshiyuki Yoshimura (eps 1-3, 7-9)

Hiroaki Hirata as Benny
Mami Koyama as Balalaika
Tsutomu Isobe as Dutch

Akiko Takeguchi as Sister Yolanda(ep 7)
Akimasa Ohmori as Leigharch(eps 11-12)
Asami Yaguchi as Oumu(ep 7)
Banjou Ginga as Verrocchio(ep 3)
Fumio Matsuoka as Alfred(ep 6)
Hisao Egawa as Abrego(eps 8-10)
Hitoshi Bifu as
Thai Man(ep 8)
Warrant Officer(ep 4)
Jouji Nakata as Kageyama (*)
Jun Karasawa as Sister Eda(ep 7)
Katsuhiko Sasaki as Takenaka(eps 11-12)
Kazue Ikura as Garcia(eps 8-10)
Ken Narita as Gruppen Führer(eps 5-6)
Ken Yamaguchi as Ibraha(eps 11-12)
Kenichi Morozumi as Fujiwara(ep 1)
Kenta Miyake as
Agent Blend(ep 12)
Menishov(ep 9)
Masaaki Tsukada as Wassabu(ep 7)
Masahiko Tanaka as EO Company Captain(eps 1-2)
Masaki Aizawa as Rowan(ep 7)
Michie Tomizawa as Roberta(eps 9-10)
Naoya Uchida as Luak(ep 3)
Rika Morinaga as Kageyama's Daughter(ep 2)
Ryuji Nakagi as Rachmann
Sayuri Ikemoto as Kageyama's Wife(ep 2)
Shiro Saito as Bao(Bar owner; ep 1)
Shutetsu Tokaichi as Chang(ep 3)
Taiten Kusunoki as Boris(eps 8-10)
Takaya Hashi as Vice President(ep 2)
Takaya Kuroda as Spieleberger(ep 4)
Tooru Nara as
Chinese Man(ep 1)
Kageyama's Son(ep 2)
Manisalera Cartel(eps 8-9)
NGO(ep 7)
PBR Pirate(ep 3)
Soldier(eps 4-6)
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Chan(ep 11)
Youichi Nishijima as
Manisalera Cartel(ep 9)
PBR Pirate(ep 3)
Salaryman(eps 11-12)
Ship captain(ep 2)
Stanford(eps 4-6)
Storm(ep 1)
Yūichi Nakamura as
Agent Sugar(ep 12)
Chinese Man(ep 8)
Manisalera Cartel(ep 9)
Meier(eps 1-2)
Officer(ep 5)
PBR Pirate(ep 3)
Soldier(ep 6)
TV Reporter(ep 11)
Yuko Sasaki as Shenhua(eps 11-12)
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Madhouse Studios
Background Art: Atelier BWCA (eps 1-5, 7-9)
Broadcaster:
Chiba TV (2006-04-08)
Gunma TV (2006-04-14)
KBS Tokyo (2006-04-11)
Nagoya Broadcasting Network (2006-04-11)
Tokyo MX TV (2006-04-09)
TV Kanagawa (2006-04-11)
TV Saitama (2006-04-14)
Trace & Paint:
Fan Out
Mook Animation
Visual Effects: Orange
English cast
English staff
Translation: Paul Baldwin
Executive producer:
Gen Fukunaga (Funimation)
Katsuhiko Tsurumoto
Producer:
Carly Hunter (Funimation)
Diana Gage
Justin Cook (Funimation)
Satoshi Fujii

Associate producer: Jiro Okada
Casting Coordination: Theresa MacFarlane
Casting Director: Randi Riediger
Lead Video Engineer: Jacob Martin (Funimation)
Post-Production Assistant: Aya Spann (Funimation)
Re-Recording Mixing: Mark M. Pinder
Recording engineer:
Donovan Johnson
Michael Iske
Script Adaptation: Stephen Hedley
Senior Video Editor:
Daniel Mancilla (Funimation)
Jeremy Jimenez (Funimation)
Subtitle Script: Kim Wishart Goddard
Supervising Producer: Yukio Kusumoto
Video Editing:
Ashley Rosse (Funimation)
Josh Tyler (Funimation)
Robert Bell (Funimation)
Video Engineer:
Andrew Manson (Funimation)
Jason Weems (Funimation)
Video Post-Production:
Michael Hey
Sean McConkey
Shannon Lum
Video Post-Production Director: Clarine Harp (Funimation)
Video Post-Production Manager: Matthew O'Hara (Funimation)
Voice Direction: James Corrigall
Brad Swaile as Rock

Brian Drummond as Benny
Dean Redman as Dutch
Patricia Drake as Balalaika
Tabitha St. Germain as Roberta

Adrian Holmes as Rowan(ep 7)
Alec Willows as Bao(eps 1, 8)
Alistair Abell as
Kageyama's Son(ep 2)
Luak(ep 3)
Mayer(eps 1-2)
Pirate(ep 3)
Soldier(ep 4)
Andy Toth as
Cartel Man 1(ep 8)
Chinese Man 2(ep 8)
Neo-Nazi Soldier 1(ep 5)
Brian Dobson as Kruppen Feller(eps 5-6)
Brian Drummond as
Captain Ahbe(ep 4)
Chinese Man 1(ep 8)
Pirate(ep 3)
Cathy Weseluck as Garcia(eps 8-10)
Clay St. Thomas as
CIA Agent 1(ep 12)
News Reporter(ep 11)
Dale Wilson as Watsap(ep 7)
Eli Gabay as
Abrego(eps 8-10)
Neo-Nazi 2(ep 6)
Fred Henderson as Takenaka(eps 11-12)
French Tickner as Alfred(ep 6)
Hiro Kanagawa as
Colonel Matsuto(ep 4)
Fujiwara(eps 1-2)
John Novak as
Cargo Ship Captain(ep 2)
Sonar Operator(ep 4)
Lisa Ann Beley as Eda(ep 7)
Louis Chirillo as
Chin
Pirate(ep 3)
Storm(ep 1)
Mackenzie Gray as Ibraha(eps 11-12)
Mark Acheson as
Boris(eps 8-10)
Neo-Nazi Soldier 2(ep 5)
Mark Gibbon as Stanford(eps 4-6)
Maryke Hendrikse as Kageyama's Daughter(ep 2)
Michael Dobson as
Cartel Man 2(ep 8)
Spielberger(ep 4)
Vice President(eps 1-2)
Paul Dobson as E.O. Captain(eps 1-3)
Richard Newman as
Managing Director(ep 1)
Menshov(ep 9)
Rachmann(eps 4-6)
Ross Douglas as Kageyama(eps 1-2)
Saffron Henderson as Shenhua(eps 11-12)
Scott McNeil as
Chinese Man(ep 1)
Verrocchio(ep 3)
Shirley Millner as Yolanda(ep 7)
Tabitha St. Germain as
Girl(ep 3)
Kageyama's Wife(ep 2)
Myna Bird(ep 3)
Parrot(ep 7)
Shop Woman(ep 1)
Ted Cole as
Japanese Man(eps 11-12)
Triad Member(eps 11-12)
Trevor Devall as
Leigharch(ep 11)
Mr Chang(ep 11)
Neo-Nazi 1(ep 6)
NGO Worker(ep 7)
Thai Man(ep 8)
Viv Leacock as CIA Agent 2(ep 12)
English companies
ADR Production: The Ocean Group
Distributor:
FUNimation Entertainment (2008)
Madman Entertainment (expired)
Manga Entertainment (UK)
MVM (UK)
Tokyo Night Train (Australia & New Zealand)
Viz Media Europe (Europe, Middle East, Africa)
DVD Authoring: Nightjar, LLC
Recording Studio: Ocean Studios
French staff
French cast
Dubbing Director: Karl-Line Heller

Adaptation: Anthony Panetto
Damien Laquet as Rock
Dany Beneditto as Rebby

Anny Vogel as Balalaïka
Laurent Pasquier as Benny
Pascal Gimenez as Dutch

Karl-Line Heller as
Eda
Garcia
Roberta
Shenhua
French companies
Didtributor: Déclic Images
Distributor: Déclic Images
Dubbing: PILON Studio Son
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Translation: Pedro Fernandez (Spain dub)

Subtitling: Montse Meneses (Spain dub)
Angel de Gracia as Rock(Spain dub)
Carmen Calvell as Revy(Spain dub)

Alfonso Vallés as Dutch(Spain dub)
Daniel Albiac as Benny(Spain dub)
Maria Rosa Guillén as Balalaika(Spain dub)

Angel del Río as E.O. Captain(Spain dub; eps 1-2)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: Animax España
DVD Distribution: Selecta Visión
Translation: DARUMA (Spain dub)
TV Distribution: Selecta Visión
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Anton Giulio Castagna
Dubbing Assistant: Fabio Signorini
Editorial Coordination: Luca Ficarelli
Sound Technician: Paolo Nagy

Alessandra Korompay as Balalaika
Loris Loddi as Benny
Paolo Marchese as Dutch

Antonio Palumbo as Ibraha(eps 11-12)
Enzo Avolio as Wat Sap(ep 7)
Fabiola Bittarello as Shenhoa(eps 11-12)
Fabrizio Russotto as Blitz(ep 5)
Francesco Prando as Habe(eps 1-2)
Giorgio Locuratolo as Capitano(eps 1-2)
Ilaria Latini as Roberta(eps 9-10)
Jacopo Castagna as Garcia(eps 8-10)
Luigi Ferraro as Chin(ep 3)
Mario Bombardieri as Kageyama(ep 1)
Mino Caprio as Spielberger(ep 4)
Paila Pavese as Sorella Yolanda(ep 7)
Pinella Dragani as Sorella Eda(ep 7)
Roberto Certomà as Chang(ep 11)
Roberto Stocchi as Boris(eps 8-10)
Saverio Moriones as Abrego(eps 8-10)
Stafano de Sando as Takenata(eps 11-12)
Stefano Billi as Luak(ep 3)
Vladimiro Conti as Bao(ep 1)
Italian companies
Broadcaster: MTV Italia (from 4 december 2007)
German staff
German cast
(none)
Tobias Nath as Rokuro "Rock" Okajima

Christoph Banken as Benny
Peggy Sander as Balalaika
Thomas Petruo as Duch

Bernhard Völger as Chin(ep 3)
Gunnar Helm as Sergeant
Hannes Maurer as Garcia Lavres
Jan Spitzer as Obersturmmannführer
Klaus Lochthove as
Kageyama
Terrorist
Konrad Bösherz as Hänsel
Matthias Deutelmoser as Oberleutnant
Petra Barthel as Shenhua
Raimund Krone as
Boris(eps 8-9)
Direktor(ep 1)
Soldat
Storm
Terrorist #2
Tommy Morgenstern as Maurry
Ulrike Lau as Yolanda
German companies
Broadcaster: Animax Germany (2007-12-07)
Distributor:
Anime-Virtual
Kazé Germany (now)
Dubbing: Elektrofilm (*kotz*)
Russian staff
Russian companies
(none)
Distributor: MC Entertainment
Russian cast
(none)
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
(none)
Broadcaster: Animax Portugal
Portuguese cast
(none)
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