The Best Episodes of Black Lagoon

Last Updated: Nov 16, 2018

Okajima Rokuro - now known almost exclusively as 'Rock' - was once a typical, put-upon Japanese businessman. Then, on a routine business trip, he was kidnapped and ransomed by the Lagoon Company: a band of mercenary pirates operating out of the crime-riddled city of Roanapur. Abandoned by his bosses, he joined the Lagoon Company. Now he must try and stay afloat amongst the ever-shifting politics of the criminal underworld, while simultaneously avoiding death at the hands of his quick-tempered, gun-toting co-worker, 'Two Hand' Revy.

Swan Song at Dawn

#1 - Swan Song at Dawn

Season 1 - Episode 15

Balalaika plans to fight the twins personally, even though one of them got the help of the Lagoon Company!

star 8.54
87 votes
Directors: Fumie Muroi
Writers: Sunao Katabuchi
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The Gunslingers

#2 - The Gunslingers

Season 1 - Episode 24

Rock continues to push Balalaika to destroy the Washimine Group once and for all. Whit that Yukio would have to go back to a normal life. Revy and Gin meet for a face off.

star 8.39
77 votes
Writers: Sunao Katabuchi
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Calm Down, Two Men

#3 - Calm Down, Two Men

Season 1 - Episode 7

Sensing that his two employees need to deal with their conflicts, Dutch assigns Rock to go into town and deal with some errands concerning different deliveries. But Rock is required to take Revy along with him, and it becomes questionable whether Rock and Revy will be able to deal with each other without someone dying on the way.

star 8.38
109 votes
Writers: Sunao Katabuchi
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Maid to Kill

#4 - Maid to Kill

Season 1 - Episode 9

The Lagoon Company arrives at the Yellow Flag, only to realize that Roberta, who seemed like an ordinary maid looking for Garcia, is a deadly combat warrior. As she mows down Abrego’s cartel guys, Dutch orders his group to retreat, but Garcia, who is shocked at his maid’s behavior, wants to go with them. But that means Roberta will go after the Lagoon Company.

star 8.27
119 votes
Directors: Tetsuro Araki
Writers: Sunao Katabuchi
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Moonlit Hunting Grounds

#5 - Moonlit Hunting Grounds

Season 1 - Episode 6

With the Neo-Nazis in possession of the painting, the Lagoon company declares that it is time for revenge. As the moon dips out of sight, Dutch and Revy board the ship in an attempt to recover the painting and shoot up some scum on the way. After Revy goes on a major shooting spree, spilling much blood, Dutch learns the truth behind their assignment.

star 8.20
112 votes
Writers: Sunao Katabuchi
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The Dark Tower

#6 - The Dark Tower

Season 1 - Episode 22

Yukio was taken hostage by Chaka who hopes to gain control of the group. However Ginji, Revy and Rock team up to save her.

star 8.20
71 votes
Writers: Sunao Katabuchi
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Fujiyama Gangsta Paradise

#7 - Fujiyama Gangsta Paradise

Season 1 - Episode 19

Rock has to face his past. Meanwhile Hotel Moscow tries to get involved into the Japanese underworld as well.

star 8.13
76 votes
Writers: Sunao Katabuchi
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The Unstoppable Chambermaid

#8 - The Unstoppable Chambermaid

Season 1 - Episode 10

Roberta continues the chase as she is on top of the Black Lagoon’s car trying to get back the kidnapped Garcia. After they crash into the wall of a cargo area, Revy awakens and decides to fight Roberta in a duel with each girl wielding two pistols. The shootout continues until it is interrupted by Balalaika and her army. She informs everyone some recent events which changes the situation of the fight, and reveals the true identity of Roberta!

star 8.12
105 votes
Directors: Tetsuro Araki
Writers: Sunao Katabuchi
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Snow White's Payback

#9 - Snow White's Payback

Season 1 - Episode 23

Hotel Moscow still tries to crash down Washimine Group's leadership. Meanwhile Yukio embraces a life of crime and finds out a lot bout Balalaika's operations.

star 8.11
72 votes
Writers: Sunao Katabuchi
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The Black Lagoon

#10 - The Black Lagoon

Season 1 - Episode 1

Rokuro Okajima ('Rock') is sent on a mission, carrying with him a disk. He is captured by Dutch and Revy who are members of the ship called Black Lagoon. Problems arise for the crew when a skilled mercenary named Captain pursues them for the disk.

star 8.00
13 votes
Writers: Sunao Katabuchi
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The Vampire Twins Comen

#11 - The Vampire Twins Comen

Season 1 - Episode 13

Someone named The Punisher has invaded Roanapur and has been killing off the local gangsters including Hotel Moscow. Balalaika meets up with the other city crime bosses to discuss some plans for revenge, and a sizeable bounty is put up. Meanwhile, another local gangster bar has been hit by the Punisher, and it is revealed that the perpetrators are two sadistic children. Balalaika decides to call in some serious damage dealers. The Lagoon Company discuss what role they could play in claiming that bounty, and they end up meeting an unlikely ally.

star 7.99
95 votes
Directors: Hisato Shimoda
Writers: Sunao Katabuchi
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Guerrillas in the Jungle

#12 - Guerrillas in the Jungle

Season 1 - Episode 12

Rock is being interrogated by Takenaka about the papers but he remains silent as Takenaka tries to use some Japanese diplomacy. Meanwhile Revy, Shenhua, and Legarch go on a rescue mission for Rock by sneaking into the base, that is, until Revy decides she would rather blast her way through. Revy and Shenhua must fight the troops and make their escape to a demilitarized zone, while Ibraha continues to question Takenaka’s loyalty to the mission.

star 7.99
98 votes
Writers: Sunao Katabuchi
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Mr. Benny's Good Fortune

#13 - Mr. Benny's Good Fortune

Season 1 - Episode 18

The Black Lagoon has to pull every trick they know to get rid of all the bounty hunters who try to get Jane. Meanwhile Eda is forced to reveal a secret.

star 7.97
73 votes
Writers: Sunao Katabuchi
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Rasta Blasta

#14 - Rasta Blasta

Season 1 - Episode 8

The Black Lagoon has a new shipment, but this time it is in the form of a boy named Garcia, who they have to transport him from across two mafia groups. Rock learns from the boy that he is related to a South American family called the Lovelaces, who fell into some hard times with one of the mafia groups. Dutch asks Balalaika to find some more information about whether the boy is telling the truth, as it could get really busy. Meanwhile, a maid makes her way to Roanapur seeking to find the mafia who have abducted the boy.

star 7.97
104 votes
Directors: Tetsuro Araki
Writers: Sunao Katabuchi
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The Succession

#15 - The Succession

Season 1 - Episode 20

Rock has to work as translator for Balalaika while she tries to set foot in the Japanese underworld.

star 7.96
72 votes
Writers: Sunao Katabuchi
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Two Father's Little Soldier Girls

#16 - Two Father's Little Soldier Girls

Season 1 - Episode 21

Violence outburst all over Japan, when Yukio Washimine and Balalaika start to battle over control over Japan.

star 7.96
71 votes
Writers: Sunao Katabuchi
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Greenback Jane

#17 - Greenback Jane

Season 1 - Episode 16

Jane is a counterfeiter and on the run from the Florida mob. She plans to hide in the Church of Violence, but that place is everything else than what she expected.

star 7.90
79 votes
Writers: Sunao Katabuchi
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The Roanapur Freakshow Circus

#18 - The Roanapur Freakshow Circus

Season 1 - Episode 17

Jane is still a hunted woman, but Eda decides to help her and contracts the Black Lagoon to protect Jane.

star 7.90
79 votes
Writers: Sunao Katabuchi
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Mangrove Heaven

#19 - Mangrove Heaven

Season 1 - Episode 2

The E.O. Captain is aboard an assault helicopter, and he has forced the Black Lagoon ship into a river. Rock comes up with a plan to get the Black Lagoon out. Meanwhile, Kageyama travels to the seas, seemingly to follow up on the E.O. Squadron, but ends up really having another agenda.

star 7.88
145 votes
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Bloodsport Fairytale

#20 - Bloodsport Fairytale

Season 1 - Episode 14

After a long search Hotel Moscow finally finds out who is killing their members and they set a trap for them. Meanwhile Revy and Eda have their own plans and might interfere with Hotel Moscow.

star 7.87
88 votes
Writers: Sunao Katabuchi
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Die Rückkehr des Adlers

#21 - Die Rückkehr des Adlers

Season 1 - Episode 4

A collector of Nazi art hires the Black Lagoon to retrieve a painting form a submarine sunken in World War II. While Revy and Rock are under water, the Black Lagoon gets attacked.

star 7.85
130 votes
Directors: Fumie Muroi
Writers: Sunao Katabuchi
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Lock 'n' Load Revolution

#22 - Lock 'n' Load Revolution

Season 1 - Episode 11

The Black Lagoon has to transport some of Mr. Chan's papers he tries to hide from terrorists. It doesn't take the terrorists long to track down the Black Lagoon. Even worse, they manage to capture a crew member!

star 7.82
97 votes
Writers: Sunao Katabuchi
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Eagle Hunting and Hunting Eagles

#23 - Eagle Hunting and Hunting Eagles

Season 1 - Episode 5

The Black Lagoon is forced to retreat and watch from a distance as the Neo-Nazis have arrived at the location of the sunken U-boat. Revy and Rock explore the sub and manage to find the painting, but after Revy goes to scavenge more loot, the Neo-Nazis bring a pod of their own to retrieve the painting.

star 7.76
120 votes
Directors: Kunio Katsuki
Writers: Sunao Katabuchi
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Ring-Ding Ship Chase

#24 - Ring-Ding Ship Chase

Season 1 - Episode 3

Mr. Chin is furious when he learns that Dutch is now working for Balalaika. He is in fact so furious that he sends Luak and the pirates after the Black Lagoon. What will Balalaika say when she learns about the attack?

star 7.71
140 votes
Writers: Sunao Katabuchi
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