Requiem for the twins…

Black Lagoon

Kirei da wa…. umi….

That…. was singlehandedly one of the most touching scenes in all my journeys throughout otakudom…. the sheer beauty of the scene… the sheer poeticsm of the death of Gretel(or Hansel… but meh)… just really highlights the sheer injustice of this world that we live in….

Of course, we might not meet people like the twins…. but we are definitely able to see such scale of injustice in this world…. that most people would probably not face…. but let us spare a thought over to those unlucky ones, those poor people that suffer in silence over the sheer craziness of this world.

Black Lagoon has definitely earned its place in my heart as one of the more memorable anime amongst the countless others that are and will be out.


  1. Paparas Said,

    October 24, 2006 @ 10:48 pm


  2. tskiller Said,

    October 25, 2006 @ 12:53 am

    i always knew black lagoon was composed entirely of awesome.

  3. tj han Said,

    October 25, 2006 @ 1:30 am

    BL was slightly degraded by the presence of Lagoon company. Excluding those useless shit, the whole show is made of awesome unbeatable genius win.

  4. extraclassiclite Said,

    October 25, 2006 @ 2:03 am

    Sometimes I get fed up with Black Lagoon and think it’s just trying too hard to be bad and gritty, and then they make episodes like this to prove me wrong.

  5. Ryan A Said,

    October 25, 2006 @ 5:11 am

    I’m glad they finished the arc with sentiment, its a powerful thing.

  6. Syaoran Li Said,

    October 25, 2006 @ 6:20 am


    Is awesome how they can remind us that there is a cruel word outside us and not every human being has the same rights and joys.

    Just like “Knocking to the Heaves Door” remind us…


  7. Haesslich Said,

    October 25, 2006 @ 10:37 am

    It’s a rather good ep – this whole arc was strong, and it ended properly – everyone was less than happy with the whole mess, and it went out in about as clean a way as possible, especially given that Elroy had motives beyond ‘I got money’, which combined with his being tired of living such an existence, gave it a ‘real’ sort of grittiness that made the ending that much better – although I’m surprised how hardened Rock has gotten to this sort of thing.

    You’d have thought he’d have gotten used to that sort of ‘surprise’ in Roanapur. ;)

  8. Seifu Yagni Neto Said,

    December 6, 2006 @ 9:06 am

    i really love us, when i saw they dying, i cry

  9. Johnny Chopsocky Said,

    December 7, 2006 @ 7:37 am

    Balalaika’s dispatch of Hansel (Gretel?) was quite possibly the coldest and harshest thing I’ve ever seen in anime. What an unhappy set of episodes those were. Great, to be sure, but still very unhappy.

  10. Haesslich Said,

    February 23, 2007 @ 12:30 pm

    You need a bloody spam filter, Kurogane. :P

  11. Haesslich Said,

    March 12, 2007 @ 5:32 am

    As I keep telling you, you need a bloody spam filter. :D

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