Black Lagoon is a Japanese anime that was produced by Madhouse. In Japan it was censored on TV due to having strong language. Adult Swim censored the US broadcast due to network standards. Strong language was bleeped out and violence was toned down.[1]


Japanese censorship[]

Season 1[]

  • Episode 10
    1. Chaka's language gets censored for the Japanese TV release when he is threatening Yukio while holding her hostage before Ginji and Revy charge in to rescue her.

USA censorship[]

Adult Swim[]

Season 1[]

(Fuck and other strong language was censored with bleeps. In the promo for Black Lagoon, a line featuring said word was removed instead)

  • Episode 7
    1. The scene where Revy and Rock visits a strip club was modified for the Adult Swim broadcast. In the Adult Swim version the women's breasts are digitally pixellated.
  • Episode 14
    1. The scene where a stripper is seen is modified for broadcast. Her breasts are digitally pixellated.

Where to find it uncensored[]

The Blu-Rays and DVDs are uncensored.


  1. Is Black Lagoon self censored? by IRMacGuyver, IGN Boards. 2014-03-28.
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