Artist Finally Resumes Work On Black Lagoon Manga

Posted by Bob Muir on Dec 18, 2012 in Anime |

Black Lagoon

If you haven’t seen Black Lagoon, an anime from 2006, let me bottom-line it for you: it’s a loving take on American action films and Western tones, as well as directors such as Quentin Tarantino and John Woo. It sounds like that would result in a parody, but it feels like an excellent homage, telling the story of a multicultural group of mercenaries and the people they meet in the criminal underground of Southeast Asia. The manga has been running since 2002, with most of it adapted in anime form, but has been on hiatus since 2010. Thankfully, fans won’t have to wait much longer for more!

Artist Rei Hiroe has posted in his blog that Black Lagoon will resume publication sometime between January and February 2013. Viz has been translating and releasing the manga in the US, so I’d expect them to continue once enough new material is published to collect into a new volume. What most excites me about this is the possibility that enough stories will accumulate to justify adapting them into another season of the anime. One can dream, right?

Source: Crunchyroll

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