(Spoiler Alert! Before reading this piece I recommend watching up until the end of Black Lagoon Episode 7 if you haven’t already. If you wish to see this particular scene before reading this piece you can watch it at the bottom of this page)
Lately I’ve been watching Black Lagoon, and during the second half of Episode 7 there’s a great scene where Rock and Revy argue. What transpires is in my opinion a turning point in Rock and Revy’s relationship that is worth a deeper look.
Since a hobby of mine is analyzing scenes (though I rarely transcribe my musings), I thought to myself, heck I have a blog and a great scene. Lets write something down.
The focus of this short piece will be on my major observations of the imagery employed by the creators of this scene. Why imagery over dialogue? Simple. Because I’ve found gleaning meaning from the imagery of this scene more enjoyable (a big props to the English dub by Brad Swaile & Maryke Hendrikse, their amazing work makes this one of the best anime scenes that I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing).