Black Lagoon has been a series I have been interested in seeing for some time now, but it was never really high enough on my list for me to ever get around to watching it. Well, I am officially here to say that I am an idiot. I sat down today to just watch the first disc and ended up blowing off the rest of my day to watch the whole thing in one sitting. While it may have dragged a little at the end, this was a fantastic series.
Rokuro Okajima is a typical Japanese businessman: unassuming, timid, and completely compliant to his bossa's every whim and demand. When his company sends him on an important trip to deliver a disc of confidential files, he of course jumps at the chance. But his life takes a turn when his ship is attacked by pirates looking for the disc in his possession. And if that was not enough, they decide it might be a good idea to take him as a hostage just in case they can get a bit more ransom money out of his company.
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