I'm sure most Black Lagoon fans are aware that, as far as the manga goes, that we're swimming in the extended hiatus after volume 10's release more than 2 years ago. Whether it's Rei Hiroe getting writer's block or whatever else is holding him back, I can't be the only one who is really hoping this series gets started up again.
Considering what must've gone into the Volume 10 commercial (which is floating around YouTube) and its animation of the new characters, that makes as many sense as any that the Black Lagoon would eventually get a 4th season once the manga's arc is concluded. However, by the looks of it, that's going to take a really long time. Already it's a longer wait Roberta's Blood Trail had to stand before it was animated.
As far as what volume 10 has shown us right now, I am honestly intrigued by it. Unlike most fans, I like Greenback Jane a lot, and I do like that Hiroe chose to bring her back. The scenes the volume has given with her and Benny are hilarious, and Benny getting more focus and different sides of his character I welcome with open arms. Though Ronnie the Jaws hasn't really stood out against the past antagonists in the series, I am interested where Li Xinlin/Feng Yifei is going to go, and so far I do like how she mixes with Revy and Rock. Of course a downside is it feels a bit too similar to Rock's beginning arc, but at least it's nice to see him coming full circle.
Honestly, as much as any other Black Lagoon fan, I'm still eager to see a 4th season, or at least this manga continued, since the series in general seems to get ignored by the mainstream despite of its high quality. I guess people enjoy little pocket monsters and all out boob and panty fanservice than a legitimately good action packed story...
My big questions are where do you fans think the story will go? Do you see any other future stories for the series? Still think Revy and Rock will procreate?