is pure Bad Ass
, plain and simple, but some people complain about the unrealistic plot elements, which is something I can sympathize with, realistic and human based shows can be ruined by the addition of impossible stunts and improbable goings on. But where the hell did Black Lagoon ever claim to be realistic? In the second episode, Revy breaks the fourth wall and tells us "This is way better then anything Hollywood has ever made". This show is an homage to stupid action movies, from both sides of the Pacific, and it revels in its stupid action movie fun. I'm not saying its only tits, guns, and explosions, it has some likable characters and intriguing plot twists, but at its heart its a very silly, very fun popcorn flick.
Its technical aspects cannot be praised enough, it may seem trivial in this era of excellently crafted and well funded shows to point this out, but Black Lagoon
is consistently animated throughout and shows off some well designed
character models. The voice acting is enthralling, if a little forced and hammy at times, but Maryke Hendrikse
does such an excellent job voice acting, the flavor and character make the scenes more then a Freudian Excuse
, they show how much of a horrible broken
life she has, and how unhealthily she's reacted to it. Don't be impressed by her nihilism
, pity her for it.
Calling the series unrealistic is silly, you could call it bad, you could call it poorly done, you could even say its the worst thing ever fucking manufactured, but don't say it bad because it breaks the laws of physics. Bitching about Revy leaping into the air to waste dudes, when talking about how awesome Simon
was when he destroyed an entire armada of Gunman (Don't think that I'm knocking TTGL, I love Gurren Lagann
, and for many of the same reasons I love this show). It's hypocritical to say a Wizard Did It
, but scoff when the exact same thing is done without a Hand Wave
Oh yeah, the opening is one of my favorite pieces ever, its opening refrain is enough to get my blood pumping every time, and the hilariously Engrish
lyrics and awesome riffs
fit Revy so well.