As is the case for what often feels like your favorite manga, the Black Lagoon manga from Rei Hiroe is going into hiatus mode for a bit. The latest installment of Monthly Sunday GX has revealed that this is underway with no expected return date, though the timing works well enough as the 11th volume of the series will arrive in November. It looks like Hiroe is taking time to work on a compiled book volume of some sort.
Hiroe’s last hiatus was quite the long one that ran for almost three years starting in 2014. Viz Media releases the series in North America with ten volumes out.
Check out our review of the TV/OVA anime adaptation.
Plot Concept: Rokuro was an ordinary Japanese businessman. A suit hired to entertain corporate high rollers and serve as a whipping boy for the big bosses with the real juice. A mission to deliver a mysterious disk to the deadly waters East of China seemed like his big break, but some things just weren’t meant to be. A ruthless gang of mercenaries fronted by a gunslinging femme fatale in scandalously short shorts kidnapped Rokuro and held him for ransom. When his company refused to pay, he became their property. To survive, he was forced to reinvent himself as Rock, the brains behind the beauty and brawn of Black Lagoon: the most cutthroat crew of mercs ever to hustle the mean streets of Roanapur. A nightmare of a metropolis where the bad guys are really bad – and your friends might be even worse.