Are you experiencing the Black Lagoon blues? Have you binged every anime episode, movie, and manga volume about the sadistic gunslinger Revy and her team of mercenaries and still want more? Well, you're in luck. Black Lagoon isn't the only anime series about strong, beautiful women who can shoot a bullet through your temple from miles away. There's lots of anime similar to Black Lagoon with breathtaking gunfights, gritty storytelling, and a corrupt world filled with amoral or low-life characters.
Take a look at the list of series below and vote up the best anime like Black Lagoon.
Gangsta. depicts the same cruel and lawless world of Black Lagoon, but in a modern city environment. Nicholas Brown and Worick Arcangelo, known best as the "Handymen," perform dirty jobs for the criminal underworld and the crooked police force. After killing a local pimp, the Handymen recruit a prostitute named Alex Benedetto to protect her from those hellbent on shooting a bullet through her head.
- Actors: Tomohisa Hashizume, Katsuhisa Hôki, Masako Isobe, Tetsuo Kana
- Premiered: 2015
Jormungand follows the same footsteps of Black Lagoon in a lot of ways. They both star two sharp, psychotic women who won't hesitate to pull the trigger when necessary. Both shows are dark, rely heavily on gunfire, and feature a crew of incredible mercenaries. The difference in Jormungan is the unique partnership between arms dealer Koko Hekmatyar and the child soldier name Jonathan Mar, who hates weapons and those who sell them.
It's impossible not to recommend Cowboy Bebop whenever someone asks for another high-adrenaline anime shooter. Both Black Lagoon and Cowboy Bebop feature magnificent gunfights from episode to episode, while also having cool characters with dark backgrounds. Cowboy Bebop is especially perfect for any anime newbies with its Western appeal and episodic storytelling.
- Actors: Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara
- Premiered: October 23, 1998
If you're looking for another dark anime series with more over-the-top gun action, then you'll want to check out Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom. It shares the same "average joe gets thrown into the criminal underworld" setup as Black Lagoon. A Japanese tourist in America is captured and brainwashed into a killer, after witnessing a murder by the mysterious company called Inferno and their star assassin "Phantom."
- Actors: Aya Hisakawa, Miyuki Sawashiro, Miyu Irino, Ami Koshimizu, Akeno Watanabe
- Premiered: 2009