Black Lagoon(ブラック・ラグーンBurakku Ragūn?) is a manga series written and illustrated by Rei Hiroe, and published in Shogakukan‘s Sunday GX since 2002. An animatedtelevision series based on the manga aired in Japan from April 8, 2006 to June 24, 2006, totaling twelve episodes. A second season, subtitled “The Second Barrage”, ran for twelve weeks starting on October 2, 2006. A third season was announced on the cover of the first volume of the novel adaptation.