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The chapters of the ongoing Japanese manga series Black Lagoon are written and illustrated by Rei Hiroe and published in Monthly Sunday Gene-X. The series debuted in the magazine on April 19, 2002, and as of October 2009, the chapters have been collected into nine tankōbon volumes by Shogakukan.

Black Lagoon was adapted into a two-season television anime by Madhouse and aired on Chiba TV for 24 episodes. Season one, consisting of 12 episodes, from April 8, 2006, to June 24, 2006, and season two from October 3, 2006, to December 19, 2006. A five-volume original video animation was also released from July 17, 2010, to June 22, 2011.

The in North American English-language release of the manga is controlled by Viz Media, who published the first volume on August 12, 2008. Madman Entertainment distributes Viz's release of the series in the United Kingdom. Black Lagoon has also received domestic releases in France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Mexico, Poland and Finland, by Kabuto, Carlsen, Jade Dynasty, Panini Comics, Chuang Yi, Haksan Publishing, Norma Editorial, Grupo Editorial Vid, Waneko and Punainen jättiläinen respectively.

List of VolumesEdit

Information Release Date
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Volume 1
216 December 12, 2002 August 12, 2008
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Volume 2
210 July 19, 2003 October 14, 2008
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Volume 2

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Volume 3
210 April 19, 2004 December 9, 2008
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Volume 3

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Volume 4
208 July 19, 2005 February 10, 2009
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Volume 4

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Volume 5
192 March 17, 2006 April 14, 2009
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Volume 5

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Volume 6
200 November 11, 2006 June 9, 2009
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Volume 6

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Volume 7
200 October 10, 2007 August 11, 2009
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Volume 7

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Volume 8
200 July 19, 2008 October 13, 2009
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Volume 8

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Volume 9
272 October 19, 2009 July 13, 2010
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Volume 9

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Volume 10
178 May 19, 2014 April 7, 2015
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Chapters not yet in tankōbon formatEdit

These chapters have yet to be published in a tankōbon volume and were deliberately left out.