Hi! My name is K-suke. I'm a master student in a Japan university.
I usually write the blog in Japanese. However, I try to use english as practice.
I think some of you have experience of starting something influenced by anime or manga characters.
In my case, that's smoking. The triggered manga was "BLACK LAGOON."
Here, I want to introduce what cigarettes they smoke and my Impression.
BLACK LAGOON is a manga by Rei Hiroe. It started from 2001 and became anime in 2006.
There are anime and manga in English. I think you can watch the anime by amazon prime video, Netflix, and so on. If you want to know more, please check here (go to wikipedia in English).
Incidentally, the author, Rei Hiroe, is the original worker and character designer of the anime "Re:CREATORS." If you like, please check here too.
What cigarettes they smoke?
Now, there are many smokers in BLACK LAGOON. I feel they are so cool...
The kind of cigarettes is different between characters. So if you have favorite one, you can try it.
In this part, I will introduce what cigarettes main characters smoke and my Impression for them.
However, This is not covered all of their cigarettes. Becaue what they smoke is unknown or I haven't tried.
Sorry for in Japanese, you can check more in wikipedia. (I think it was not written in English ver.)
First one is Lucky Strike.
Revy likes this cigarette. I think Lucky Strike is one of famous cigarettes in Japan. Also, many anime, manga and novel characters like it.
If you smoke Lucky Strike, people will find you smell cigarettes very much. It is very smoky.
It tastes heavy until you you get used to it. But it's like an exactly "cigarette" in my opinion.
Rock and Dutch - Natural American Spirit（soft pack）
Next is Natural American Spirit（soft pack）. It's favorite for Rock and Dutch.
In reality, this is currently not sold in Japan. Package was changed from soft pack to so-called box one, and box color was changed from light-blue to blue.
So I haven't tried the same one with theirs...
The name of the renewal version is Natural American Spirit Turquoise.
A main character of American Spirit is that it takes long time to finish.
It is more heavy than Lucky Strike.
Final is Parliament. As avobe illustration, Balalaika usually smokes cigar. However, she once smoked this.
Parliament has unique shape filter. It is difficult to find from the picture, however, there is space. According to wikipedia (In Japanese), it helps to cool smoke.
In my opinion, that's tastes not so strong. Like the name, it is parliamentary.
Be careful not to smoke too
I introduced about BLACK LAGOON and their favorite cigarettes.
But, as you know, cigarettes are bad for your health.
Even if you are interested in cigarettes, please be careful not to smoke too.
Thank you so much!