Sunday, August 17, 2008
Black Lagoon: Those crazy Japanese
"Black Lagoon combines the dark and cynical nature of Fight Club with the non-stop action of a John Woo film. This anime series is rife with cigarette smoking, foul language and significant bloodshed. It is, however, startlingly accurate in the portrayal of the life of a soldier of fortune immersed in the criminal underworld of the China South Seas." (Reviewed by Brian Cirulnick, July 2007). I must admit many manga and Japanese animation series go over my head like an Olympic pole vault jumper. I'm not a devoted fan and only engage in cosplay on special dates. My favorite is still the 7,000-page saga Lone Wolf and Cub. Black Lagoon, though, is a world of shameless fun. Filled with sexy, bad-ass characters, exotic locations and awe-inspiring action sequences. The anime series, based on the original graphic novel by Rei Hiroe, has legions of fans and countless YouTube uploads. To get your fresh DVDs, go to the official U.S. web site.