The series was originally going to be called "Rokka no Yusha" which is a reference to "Rokka no Yuusha" which means "Hero of Six Flowers"; the Rokka is a reference to the Six Flowers from the novel 『Rokka -Braves of Six Flowers-』.)
2. The series' director Shinichiro Watanabe said that if he were to make an anime about pirates, it would be about pirates who shared love and joy with each other during peaceful days but fought over women during wartime.
What Happened with the Black Lagoon Anime?
The Black Lagoon anime is a Japanese animated television series based on manga of the same name. The show was created and directed by Shinichiro Watanabe, and aired from October 2004 to March 2006. It was licensed for North American distribution by Funimation Entertainment, and it premiered on Adult Swim in 2005.
The show follows Rokuro Okajima, a salaryman who is kidnapped by modern-day pirates, the Lagoon Company. His life changes as he is drawn deeper into their world of smuggling weapons, goods, and people; going from business suits to casual clothes and learning to appreciate things he once took for granted.
Funimation Gains Distribution Rights for Black Lagoon
Funimation has announced that they have secured the rights to Black Lagoon. This is a popular anime series that was originally created by Rei Hiroe in 2006. The company will be releasing all 12 episodes of the second season of Black Lagoon to its subscribers on FunimationNow starting on September 29th.
Funimation is an American company that specializes in dubbing anime and distributing it to consumers. It was founded in 1994 by Gen Fukunaga and his wife, Cindy, as a small business translating Japanese anime for English-speaking audiences. The company has since grown exponentially with offices in Dallas, Texas; Tokyo, Japan; Dublin, Ireland; and Singapore.