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The 'bloodhound' awakens when her master, and head of the Lovelace family is assassinated.
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Series cast summary:
Megumi Toyoguchi Megumi Toyoguchi ...  Revy 5 episodes, 2010-2011
Daisuke Namikawa ...  Rock 5 episodes, 2010-2011
Michie Tomizawa ...  Roberta 5 episodes, 2010-2011
Kazue Ikura ...  Garcia Fernando Lovelace 5 episodes, 2010-2011
Satsuki Yukino Satsuki Yukino ...  Fabiola Iglesias 5 episodes, 2010-2011
Chikara Oosaka Chikara Oosaka ...  Biu Yuen / ... 5 episodes, 2010-2011
Motoi Koyanagi Motoi Koyanagi ...  Horner / ... 5 episodes, 2010-2011
Michael Adamthwaite ...  Biu / ... 5 episodes, 2010-2011
Lisa Ann Beley ...  Eda 5 episodes, 2010-2011
Shannon Chan-Kent ...  Fabiola Iglesias 5 episodes, 2010-2011
Trevor Devall ...  Mr. Chang 5 episodes, 2010-2011
Patricia Drake Patricia Drake ...  Balalaika 5 episodes, 2010-2011
Brian Drummond ...  Benny 5 episodes, 2010-2011
Ron Halder Ron Halder ...  Shane Caxton 5 episodes, 2010-2011
Saffron Henderson ...  Shenhua 5 episodes, 2010-2011
Maryke Hendrikse ...  Revy 5 episodes, 2010-2011
Scott McNeil ...  Gardner / ... 5 episodes, 2010-2011
Dean Redman ...  Dutch 5 episodes, 2010-2011
Tabitha St. Germain ...  Roberta 5 episodes, 2010-2011
Brad Swaile ...  Rock 5 episodes, 2010-2011
Cathy Weseluck ...  Garcia Lovelace 5 episodes, 2010-2011
Tsutomu Isobe Tsutomu Isobe ...  Dutch 4 episodes, 2010-2011
Hiroaki Hirata ...  Benny 4 episodes, 2010-2011
Nobuaki Fukuda ...  Ray McDougal 4 episodes, 2010-2011
Toshiyuki Morikawa ...  Mr. Chang 4 episodes, 2010-2011
Kenta Miyake Kenta Miyake ...  Gardner / ... 4 episodes, 2010-2011
Nobuaki Kanemitsu Nobuaki Kanemitsu ...  Sanchez 4 episodes, 2010-2011
Hironori Kondo Hironori Kondo ...  Burrows / ... 4 episodes, 2010-2011
Shinji Ogawa Shinji Ogawa ...  Shane Caxton 4 episodes, 2010-2011
Youichi Nishijima Youichi Nishijima ...  Will / ... 4 episodes, 2010-2011
Ryûnosuke Ôbayashi Ryûnosuke Ôbayashi ...  Diego Jose San Fernando Lovelace / ... 4 episodes, 2010-2011
Andrew Francis ...  Wright / ... 4 episodes, 2010-2011
Sam Vincent ...  Burroughs / ... 4 episodes, 2010-2011
Jun Karasawa Jun Karasawa ...  Eda 3 episodes, 2010-2011
Louis Chirillo ...  Bugsy / ... 3 episodes, 2010-2011
Brian Dobson ...  Will / ... 3 episodes, 2010-2011
Paul Dobson ...  Gustavo / ... 3 episodes, 2010-2011
Michael Kopsa ...  Diego Jose San Fernando Lovelace / ... 3 episodes, 2010-2011
Jason Simpson ...  Horner / ... 3 episodes, 2010-2011
Alec Willows ...  Bao 3 episodes, 2010-2011
Yûko Sasaki Yûko Sasaki ...  Shenhua 2 episodes, 2011
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Asami Yaguchi Asami Yaguchi ...  Frederica Sawyer 2 episodes, 2011
Mami Koyama ...  Balalaika 2 episodes, 2010-2011
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Alistair Abell ...  Decherd / ... 2 episodes, 2010-2011
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When the head of the Lovelace family is assassinated by soldiers from the U.S military, the maid of the family, Roberta - declares war on the U.S government and goes on a hunt for revenge. The heir and son of the murdered head of the Lovelace family, Garcia, goes after Roberta in a desperate effort to try and stop her. He hires the Lagoon Company for help. Written by Alexander Schuster Jenssen

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26 June 2010 (Japan) See more »

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Пираты 'Черной Лагуны': Кровавая тропа Роберты See more »

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(5 episodes)

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16:9 HD
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This Moment - Prayer in the Light
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Lyrics and music by Minako 'Mooki' Obata (as Minako "mooki" Obata)
Performed by Minako 'Mooki' Obata (as Minako "mooki" Obata)
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Bloody Fun
12 December 2018 | by danielshillitoSee all my reviews

The quality present in the original Black Lagoon anime series is taken up to a whole extra notch with this no-holds-barred OAV series. What I first thought would be a casual revisiting of a character notable seemingly only for fetish fuel turns into an in depth look into why Roberta earned the name "Bloodhound." Blood has been spilled, and Roberta's out for revenge, and with no television censorship to worry about, this series is free to show Roberta's Blood Trail in all of it's violent glory. The entire crime ring of Roanapur, from the Hong Kong Triad to the Hotel Moscow, to the Italian Mafia and the Colombian Drug Cartel, rallies together in a rare display of cooperation to deal with the war Roberta attempts to start in Roanpur against the US Grey Fox Unit. Garcia, the new Lovelace family patriarch, along with a new gunslinging maid, Fabiola Iglesias, have arrived in Roanpur to find Roberta, and appeal for the aid of the Lagoon Company, and Rock specifically, whose misfortune in taking on lost causes is starting to wear heavily on his partner, Revy Two Hands.

All the famous characters make their return in this OAV series, and it even throws in a few new ones, including Fabiola Igelsias, whose impish, yet hot-blooded, tomboyish and proud personality strangely reminds me of Edward Elric from FMA. She brings a much needed, yet strangely believable cuteness factor to the Black Lagoon mythos. Not to be outdone, our protagonist, Rokuro "Rock" Okajima, seems to have caught his stride in the city of Roanapur. Rather than the stumbling and out of place businessman, he's reached a level of stoic compromise with the city he lives in, and manages to score a few badass points with some brilliant strategizing and planning. He stands in stark contrast with Revy, who lives in complete coexistence with the vice of her surroundings, and even craves the adrenaline rush of a good firefight. She stands in even greater contrast with Fabiola, who refuses to sink to Revy's level, and constantly butts heads with her. All of these characters are outdone, however, by Roberta herself, who undergoes a complete transformation (or perhaps the better word is "regression") into her old trench digging, rough and tough mercenary persona who can simultaneously no-scopes and pool-cue 50 caliber sniper rifle while standing on a street sign. Despite the badass exterior, we see her begin to fall to the depraved depths of her own personal hell, popping nervous system stimulant pills and speaking to the ghost of one of her former marks.

The artwork is everything I've come to expect from Black Lagoon - even the filler scenes are a bite above what the average anime series - even those with big studio budgets - have been able to produce. With all 5 OAV's played back to back, the whole series will seem more like a two and a half hour movie than a mini-series. As this is an OAV series, expect to see more blood and nudity than in the series, though in the scene with Rock and Revy in episode 2 in particular, this actually has a much more pronounced effect than it would have under TV censorship.

A remixed version of MELL's "Red Fraction" opens each episode, and ends with a marching band chorus of "The Ants Go Marching," and both have very different effects. While the familiar opening emphasizes the principle characters, it is the ending theme that harkens to Roberta's shadowy past (and really, a lot of characters' pasts) and how they are now marching to the beat of their own drum in a different world while still attempting to stay true to their former beliefs.

I've always been a Black Lagoon fan, so seeing the series get a kickstart such as this is thrilling. Viewers who are unfamiliar with the Black Lagoon series might not be able to appreciate the main characters or Roberta's backstory, but that should not take away from identifying with Roberta herself, or the motivation of the other characters to either stop her or help her. This is very much an adult show, however, and not just in a fan service kind of way - a good deal of scenes are gruesome and downright hard to watch at times, and I wouldn't recommend this show to viewers under the age of 16. But anyone who appreciates war movies, gangster movies, or any kind of shoot-em-up movie will definitely get a kick out of Roberta's Blood Trail.


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