Black Lagoon ( ブラック・ラグーン) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rei Hiroe. The story follows a team of pirate mercenaries known as Lagoon Company, that smuggles goods in and around the seas of Southeast Asia in the early to mid 1990s. Their base of operations is located in the fictional harbor city of Roanapur in southeast Thailand (somewhere in the Amphoe Mueang Trat district, likely on the mainland north/northeast of the Ko Chang island or on the island itself). The island is home to the Yakuza, the Triad, Cuban and French cartels, and a wide assortment of pickpockets, thugs, mercenaries, thieves, prostitutes, assassins, and Gunmen of all sorts.
Writer and Illustrator:Rei Hiroe (広江 礼威) is a Japanese manga artist who is more recently known for his latest manga, Black Lagoon. When he is working on doujin comics he goes by the name Red Bear.
Genre: Action, Crime drama, Black comedy.