Finally there has been a new OVA for Black Lagoon. The Anime has been on hiatus for over a year now when i am writing this, it’s really said and i hope that Rei Hiroe will continue it soon. In my own opinion Black Lagoon is by far the best “chicks with guns” anime ever to this date. Do not ever try to make sense of how Black Lagoon plays out, cause you will fast notice how nono important enemies die with instant headshots while the more important characters never get hit at all. Well, it makes no sense but as long as it is done in a cool way, do not complain. How many shows out there are realistic do you think? Yeah, right, few to none.
That said, Roberta’s Blood Trail is an OVA made to give some insigt into Robertas life with as much action as they could possibly put into it. I wonder if the writers ever had a problem with balancing the action while giving Roberta the time to develope her character. As Roberta takes center stage she will shine gloriously, the antagonists is a group of US soldiers that killed her master wich she cared for above anyting else and now seek revenge. What is different here is that Revy sits back this time to become mere observers. Rock will pick up hes gamling hat and throw dice with luck and hope to everyting goes right to meet certain goal he has set. i belive this OVA was made for all the fans longing for a new Black Lagoon series as said erlier the Manga is on a Hiatus.
Madhouse has paid a loot on attention to the Animation of the OVA, it really impressed me a lot. If you watch closely you will hardly se any still frams at all other then movement to the fullest. As with the erlier seasons of Black Lagoon the action scenes where also really well animated and coordinated.
In the Manga this was a part where you could say that all hell breaks loose, a loose it get’s. One can say that the suspense of watching the show is when you constantly are at the edge of your seats watching as events slowly develop and unfold in an amazing fashion of gunshots and explosions. The tension is similar to watching a bomb that is just about to go off, it rolls down into an unstoppable frenzy, it’s a and all out buffet of sadistic entertainment. If you watched the First and Second season of Black Lagoon i recommend you to watch this one.