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Balalaika (バラライカ, Bararaika) is a supporting character in the Black Lagoon series that was created by Rei Hiroe. The series first began serialization in Shogakukan's Sunday GX magazine on April 19, 2002.
Her first appearance was in Black Lagoon Volume 1 CH. 0 "Black Lagoon",
Major Story Arcs
The Black Lagoon
Fujiyama Gangsta Paradise
El Baile de La Muerte Arc
Powers & Abilities
Weapons & Equipment
Stechkin APS Machine Pistol
Balalaika's basic weapon of choice are a Stechkin APS machine pistol. The Stechkin APS is a Russian military handgun. It fires 9 mm caliber used in the Makarov pistol. It's capable of both single and burst fire from the safety lever. A wooden or metal stock is attachable to reduce recoil for burst fire. However, Balalaika has never shown to use the burst fire option.
Dragunov sniper rifle
Balalaika is talented sniper. Her proficiency with Dragunov sniper rifle during the Russian campaign in Afghanistan is partially what earned her the nickname Balalaika. This was Soviet Army's slang terms for the Dragunov.
Black Lagoon (2006)
Black Lagoon is the first anime series based on the Black Lagoon manga. The series was directed by Sunao Katabuchi, and produced by the MADHouse Studios and Geneon Entertainment, The first episode originally aired on April 8, 2006. Roberta's first anime appearance was in Black Lagoon - Episode 8 "Rasta Blasta" that aired on May 27, 2006. Balalaika first anime appearance was in Black Lagoon - Episode 1 "The Black Lagoon". Her character in the Japanese series is voiced by Mami Koyama, and the U.S. dub produced by Ocean Group is done by Patricia Drake.