Black Lagoon Season 3 Release Date: Is The Popular Anime Returning?

Hey there! If you are a fan of the popular anime series Black Lagoon then you must be waiting for the third season for long.  Unfortunately, it seems that the chances of a third season are still not clear. The Black Lagoon manga has been a huge success which has over seven million copies in print. But there have been numerous breaks in between the manga’s release and it stretched till years. There has been a dry spell in the release of the anime adaptation as well. Read on, to know more about the potential Black Lagoon Season 3.

Black Lagoon Season 3 Plot

Black Lagoon Season 3 Release Date

If you are new to this anime, you must be wondering to know about the storyline. We have got you covered. Read on! Black Lagoon is a Japanese manga series created by Rei Hiroe. The story follows the Lagoon Company, a group of pirate mercenaries who smuggle goods in Southeast Asia. Their boat is named The Black Lagoon which they use to operate their missions. Rokurou Okajima, the protagonist was bored with his life working under his boss and joins the Lagoon Company after being taken as hostage by the Lagoon. His journey begins with the troop after that and he gets a new name, Rocky. The first season deals with Rokurou joining the organization and getting involved in crimes, gun fights, and killings.

The focus of the anime is mainly action. Dutch, Revy, Benny, and Rock comprise the Lagoon Company which was based in the fictional city of Roanapur. They get involved in various missions involving crimes, murder, gunfights and battles. The manga was serialized in Monthly Sunday Gene-X in 2002 and has been adapted into two anime seasons and an OVA series. The maker who was influenced by filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino, had his inspiration for the manga from the various pirate attacks that used to take place in the South China Sea in the 1990s.

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 Where Can I get to Black Lagoon manga?

Black Lagoon manga was first serialized in Shogakukan’s Seinen manga magazine Monthly Sunday Gene-X back in 2001. It was later collected in tankoban volumes of which 12 volumes have been released. Viz Media has the license for English release in North America. You can read the manga from their online service that is there. However, there might be some censors made due to copyright issues.

Black Lagoon Season 3 Release Date

Madhouse turned the manga into an animated TV series that ran for twelve episodes in 2006. The second season was also released later that year. Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage, a second season had 12 episodes. From July 17, 2010, to June 22, 2011, Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trail, an OVA was also released. 

Name Of The ShowBlack Lagoon
Season NumberSeason 3
IMDB Rating8/10
Streaming OnNetflix
Black Lagoon Season 1 Release Date8 April 2006
Black Lagoon Season 3 Release DateNot Announced

Many think the OVA to be the third season but it is not. There are not enough chapters to frame into a whole season. One arc that is left, if made into an anime adaptation will be very short for a season. The author Rei Hiroe has been very irregular in releasing the manga chapters. The last chapter was released in 2021. As and when new chapters are released, there can be chances for a third season of the Black Lagoon anime.

Black Lagoon Season 3 Release Date

There has not been any confirmation regarding the Black Lagoon Season 3. We can confidently say that the filming and production have also not started. Since the anime was very popular, we can hope to have Season 3 in the near future. However, looking at the track record of this anime we can’t confirm any release date.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are we getting a Black Lagoon Season 3?

Nothing is confirmed as of now. People think the five episodes of Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trail to be the third season, but it is not.

2. Why was the Black Lagoon anime stopped?

Madhouse, the production house that made Black Lagoon didn’t want to make filler content to continue the anime for the sake of it. From its very inception the anime has been true to its source material and the producers didn’t want to change that. There are not enough chapters left from the manga to culminate into a whole new season. Thus, the anime had to end for now.

3. Will I find Roanapur on the map?

No. you cannot find Roanapur on the map. That is because it is a fictional place imagined by the author. Roanapur is situated in Thailand.

4. What Black Lagoon character is Revy’s love interest?

Revy clearly showed her affection for Rock by caring enough to aim a pistol at Balalaika, but Revy struggles with intimacy because of her terrible history.

5. What is the tone of the anime Black Lagoon?

The tone of the anime is dark with a metropolitan setting.  There are battle sequences with shooting and explosions. 

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