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Rei Hiroe's Black Lagoon Manga Goes on Hiatus

posted on by Alex Mateo
11th compiled book volume ships in November

This year's September issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Sunday GX revealed on Saturday that Rei Hiroe's Black Lagoon manga is going on hiatus so that the author can work on a compiled book volume.

Shogakukan will ship the manga's 11th compiled volume in November. The company also plans to release a limited special edition of the volume simultaneously.

The Black Lagoon manga had resumed in May 2017 following a hiatus that began in early 2014.

The Black Lagoon action manga tells the story of a four-man team of mercenaries who operate in Southeast Asia, smuggling goods with their World War II PT boat and performing odd jobs that often involve and end up in shootouts. Hiroe launched the manga in Monthly Sunday GX in 2002. Shogakukan published the manga's 10th volume in May 2014. Viz Media publishes the manga in North America, and it released the 10th volume in April 2015.

Madhouse adapted the manga into two television anime series in 2006, and the Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail OVA in 2010. Geneon released both series on DVD in North America in 2007-2008, and Funimation re-released the series on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in 2012, and again in 2015.

Source: Monthly Sunday GX September issue

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