Sawyer (ソーヤー, Sōyā) 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 6 CH. 39 "Greenback Jane Pt. 2",
Major Story Arcs
Powers & Abilities
She has great skill with a chainsaw whether as a job for body disposal or as a weapon for combat. Her skill is such that she can block bullets with it.
Weapons & Equipment
A huge chainsaw which she uses in both combat and as a tool for her job as a cleaner. She wears a mask and surgical dress when on the job as a cleaner as oppose to her normal Goth outfit. She also carries an artificial voice box to communicate with since she lost the use of her vocal cords. Without it (at least in her first appearance,) she becomes catatonic.
Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage (2008)
Black Lagoon: Second Barrage is the second anime series of the Black Lagoon franchise. It's produced by MADHouse Studios and Geneon Entertainment.. The first episode originally aired on January 18, 2008. The series ran for twelve episodes, the last airing on April 11, 2008. It's a seinen action series that is for mature viewers The story arcs covered in this season are Bloodsport Fairy-tale, Greenback Jane, and Fujiyama Gangsta Paradise.
Sawyer's first anime appearance was in Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage - Episode 16 "Green Back Jane", which aired on February 8, 2008. Her character in the Japanese series is voiced by Asami Yaguchi, and the U.S. dub produced by Ocean Group is done by Venus Terzo.
Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail (2010)
Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail is the third anime series of the Black Lagoon franchise. Though this series was produced by the same teams who had created the previous two. It was never created to be aired on TV. Instead, it was sold directly to the Japanese market as OVAs. The entire story follows the El Baile de la muerte story arc from the manga that was told in Volumes 6-9. The first episode originally released on February 15, 2007 on Blu-ray and DVD. Production delays after the release of Volume 2 would result in delays of Volumes 3-5 by two to three months.
At the 2010 Anime Expo, FUNimation announced they had acquired the license for this series and were initially intending to release the series in 2011, but production delays that held back several of the Japanese episodes pushed back FUNimation's plans. They eventually released the series in the US in 2013.