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Popular Black Lagoon Manga to Resume in December

In this year’s twelfth edition of the magazine Monthly Sunday GX it was announced that the manga written and illustrated by King Hiroe, Black Lagoonwill resume in the December 19 issue of the magazine. The work had been kept on an indefinite suspension, but its most recent arc had already concluded, as confirmed by the author via Twitter.

Although most associate Black Lagoon With its anime adaptation, the manga not only continued, but is technically still going. The reason its publication schedule has been so sporadic has been that its author, King Hiroehas struggled with depression for a long time. It’s a shame, but many artists in the manga world have mental and physical issues that can be exacerbated by such a demanding profession.

Black Lagoon

On the other hand, Hiroe started publishing the manga in the magazine Monthly Sunday GX from the publisher shogakukan in April 2002. The work inspired a twelve-episode anime adaptation produced by the studios Madhouseunder the direction and scripts written by Sunao Katabuchireleased in April 2006. A second season, also with twelve episodes, was released in October 2006. To date there is no information confirming the planning of new animation projects for this franchise.

Black Lagoon Synopsis

The story follows a team of mercenaries known as the “Lagoon Company,” who smuggle goods into and around the seas in and around Southeast Asia. Their base of operations is in the fictional city of Roanapur in Thailand, and they transport goods on the Black Lagoon ship. The Lagoon Company does business with various clients, but has a particularly friendly relationship with the Russian crime syndicate, “Hotel Moscow”. The team takes on a variety of missions, which can involve violent gunfights, hand-to-hand combat, and nautical battles, in various locations across Southeast Asia.

Font: Mogura Manga

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