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Black Lagoon OVA trailer made my head explode

It’s been a long time since I’ve written a hype building post, although I’m still waiting for that first Break Blade movie to come out, but there hasn’t been an anime I’ve been particularly excited about in the last two seasons. I was originally excited about a prospective third season of Black Lagoon until it was announced that it was just an OVA. Then there was the announcement that the OVA would last for 5 episodes, which litfed my spirits just a bit. Then I heard the constant barrage from manga readers who said this Roberta saga was the highlight of the entire manga, which lifted my expectations just a little bit more. Then today I saw the trailer and my head exploded.

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Coming out July 17th

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  1. Posted June 14, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    It’s certainly looking like a strong offering, having not read the manga I was just looking forward to more Black Lagoon (which I almost abbreviated to BL which is a whole different kind of anticipation…), hearing that it’s the highlight of manga fills me with joy.

    Black Lagoon sometimes seems like a bit of a black sheep whenever people speak about it, calling it an “action” anime (or synonyms about that) when a large part of both series is dialogue heavy and rife with some pretty bleak commentary. Regardless, if the OVA can maintain the atmosphere of the anime, I’m all in.

    • Scamp
      Posted June 14, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

      While I agree that many people do forget about that side of Black Lagoon, the crazy brutal action of the show still is its best point. Some of the darker moments don’t work quite as well while the action never once fails to impress

  2. Posted June 14, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    But the only new material in that trailer was in the last few seconds. :(

    • Scamp
      Posted June 14, 2010 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

      Glorified AMV FTW

  3. Posted June 14, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    The Roberta storyline from the first season is my favorite in the series … so to know this OVA has Roberta and is possibly BETTER than that is fantastic. Can’t wait!

    • Scamp
      Posted June 14, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

      I liked the Roberta arc but the first 2 arcs of the second season were my favourites by far. There’s a reason I consider season 2 >>> season 1

      • Posted June 14, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

        I think the second season is better, as well, but Roberta just cannot be beat for me.

  4. Posted June 14, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    After I heard that this OVA was coming I went and read the manga related chapters…all I can stay is that this can’t come soon enough. It was freaking awesome and I can’t wait for it to be animated. I just hope I don’t have to wait too long in between each release.

    • Scamp
      Posted June 14, 2010 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

      I’ve never understood how people can read Black Lagoon manga over the anime. Read the words ‘BOOM’ or watch a massive explosion with Madhouse animation? Anime anime anime anime

  5. Posted June 14, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, I literally jumped for joy and did 10 laps around my house when I read the news, let alone watch the trailer. It doesn’t matter that there was only, what, 10 seconds of new material…but hot damn, Roberta looks so goddamned awesome. Honestly, it’s a bit unfair for the other characters because they can’t compete with her awesomeness.

    • Scamp
      Posted June 14, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

      My favourite Black Lagoon character….would probably be that ecclectic mix they pick up in the second arc of the second season. The idea that there’s all these crazy various personalities lying around Roanapur made that arc for me

  6. Posted June 15, 2010 at 4:40 am | Permalink

    Black Lagoon


    AWESOME GNISONSIOVN(@#U()(%U#*(*#@)(%(&U)(@)(%#)(UG)(CTM (EWH$GTIOEJHRGWE$)#94]8tu309tu09 *(HF*(R*(H*(#RH389y*()^$*(*G%Y&$*(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Elysium
    Posted June 15, 2010 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    I watched the trailer.

    My head is now nothing more than red globs splattered all around my room.

  8. Posted October 27, 2010 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    I’ve read all the books that have been interpreted in the series so far, and its just as distinct and creative as the series was. Extremely urged!

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