Banana Fish and 91 Days both take place in America, feature non-Japanese characters, and involve gangs, violence and murder.
Banana Fish takes place in New York City during the 1980s. It is a mystery with a lot of epic action.
91 Days takes place in the 1900s during the Prohibition era. It is a story of revenge.
If you liked 91 Days, try Banana Fish. And vice versa. They both feel different than other anime and have unique stories.
Both anime have mafia, gangs, lots of action and fights. Main characters of the show go through a rough childhood that later on has a big impact in their life and choices. Main protagonist is smart and tends to do everything to get what he wants.
Mafia-centric, takes place in America, a revenge story, nothing to feel good about but lots of reasons to cry – if you are into that, then you will love them.
While 91 Days deals mostly with drug crimes and violence, Banana Fish touches on much heavier topics like sex trafficking and pedophilia, never graphic in nature, it's more a drama-thriller with less violence and younger characters than 91 Days, which shows gruesome murders in detail. Another similarity is the very realistic depiction of the Mafia, there is no romanticization or glamour to it, if you are searching for that then neither of them will be to your taste.
One aspect to note is that Banana Fish features a gay couple, but it's never up in your face and can be easily overlooked, while 91 Days has no romance or even vaguely non-platonic relationships.
If you liked one then chances are you will enjoy the other as well. read more
Mafia, gangsters, revenge, blood, alcohol, shooting & fights.
Both take place in twentieth-century America. Packed with action and a unique story.
If you liked 91 days, I'm sure you will also enjoy banana fish or vice versa.
They both follow gang/mafia setting and both feature a main character that thinks on his feet trying to survive.
There is plenty different about them. If you enjoy Banana Fish for the action, 91 days has less, though it arguably is more impactful when there is.
91 days also features a snake as the main character who is planning revenge, whilst Banana Fish has a lion, leading events but still being sneaky.
91 days also doesn't have the romance and there isn't an over-reliance on the mc, making 91 days feel a lot more real and dark.
Both shows take place in America. Both involve mafia, crime, gangs and are heavy on the action and violence. Both have unique stories and protagonists with a tragic childhood past both seeking revenge against the mafia. If you're looking for a story similar to Banana Fish with intense action and drama, this may be what you're looking for.
Anime that feature the dark side of society. Lots of action and lots of tragedy. Both have a "protagonists against the world" kind of vibe. In both anime the main characters meet by chance and spend time together, eventually falling in love with each other. Their relationship is never really mentioned or the main focus of the story, but it's clearly there as they face hardship and sorrow.
An action-y, kind of grim and tragic story with two characters who are from opposite sides of the tracks. Very intense. The titular drug adds a slight sci-fi element (imo). The relationship between Eiji and Ash reminds me a bit of the dynamic between Nezumi and Shion (innocent one and jaded one). Less arguing, though.
Pure friendship between men is difficult to understand. But You're able to do it after know the point just once.
No.6 author influenced by Banana Fish. For that reason, Both two characters relationship and position are same.
Ash is similar to Nezumi. Eiji is similar to Shion. They really take care of them. Just like brothers.
Banana Fish is more emphasized. Ash's heart itself is Eiji. Without Eiji, Ash can't alive. That's how much he loves Eiji.
In the same way as this show, No.6 also have humanly characters. Shion likes Nezumi. Nezumi likes Shion.
Love and Like are a little different. Probably Both author clarify what them. Truly splendid.
Apart from that, Both have a lot of similar elements. Story, Style, Art. And much more. No.6 is Sci-Fi version of Banana Fish.
Both include unforeseen events. Probably you'll surprise them in every episode. Heartbreaking.
No.6 has so many flaws in story though, Banana Fish is basically stable and better quality.
If you're No.6 fan, general anime fan, or unique anime fan, Banana Fish definitely must watch. read more
-Ambiguous Queer Romance
-Tragic Protagonist that has been thwarted by the system
-A little heart wrenching
-Complex relationships that can't be defined
-Romance elements that aren't part of the overall plot
-Both of it's two main characters fall for each other
-Shion is an inexperienced but kind person just like Eiji who both sacrifice leaving their loving homes to help either of their partners while both learning to be strong and survive in the world.
-Nezumi (rat) has experienced trauma at a young age, being taken away by family, has killed people and rebelled against a certain group of people who has done terrible things to him in the past just like Ash
-Both handles mature topics like murder or prostitution.
The relationship between the two main characters in No.6 and Banana Fish bears a lot of similarities. In both animes one of the boys is the wild one who learned how to survive "in the real world" while the other lived a shielded life and is only now getting to now the gruesome part of the world (be it the outside of a pseudo-utopian city or the insides of the american mafia).
But despise the main similarity being the main relationship of each show, in both of them there is a deeper plot that connect the protagonists to a conspiracy. They are both great. If you liked No.6, trust me, you like Banana Fish. read more
Though it seems like an odd comparison, both are extremely dark, engage heavily in mystery elements and feel like psychological thrillers. Both have some similar thematic morally grey content and feature characters with dark pasts tied to politically-charged conspiracies tetering on the edge of, or jumping over the edge to, insanity, though incorporates these elements in radically different ways.
Monster is a lot more atmospheric and slower paced, Banana Fish is much more character and relationship-driven and fast-paced. Both are among my favorites, however, for similar thematic reasons.
It might not look like it from the start, but both anime touch pretty deep and dark side of society that doesn't really get much attention in mainstream media these days. Big crimes, corruption, conspiracies, few controlling the many. Mafia buying out police and court, experiments with humans, sexual abuse etc.
Whilst Monster is deeper and detective type, Banana Fish is more into gangs and revenge, but they both are for mature audience.
both anime take a place in a foreign country with a japanese getting involved in a mess f mafia and crimes ,both discuss heavy subjects of experimentation on human
both anime has a well built up mature story
Both anime have lots of action, fights, shooting and killing, gangs, mafia, drugs and sexual abuse. Main protagonists had a rough childhood, but now as grown up's they're pretty smart and good at fighting.
Both shows tells the story of the main lead who suffered family issues and seek out by revenge plot with lots of stakes. Expect violence, cruel deaths, gangs, corruptions, assassins and dark organizations themes. Most times plot twists involves by outsmarting opponents.
Most importantly, both shows have widely male casts and has slight BL vibes.
Both of them take place in America and revolve around mafia families and gunfights. Even though Baccano takes a more supernatural approach, they both give off similar mafia vibes. If you enjoyed watching Banana Fish, you should definitely check out Baccano as well.
Banana Fish and Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind are both 2018 adaptations of manga franchises that started in the 1980's. The main character in both anime are the child/in custody of the main villain in each series. The main character in both series hates something to do with drugs. Giorno in Golden Wind hates gangsters who sell drugs to children, while Ash hates Banana Fish, the drug that made his brother crazy. In both series the main character is a blond male teenager who wants to kill the boss of the gang and they were both abused as children. Both anime can also sometimes be violent. read more
Like an overflowing tears, we live this fleeting moment as if it is shining.
The repetition of meeting and parting in those days, our whole being is torn what should we believe in?
Both are tragedy story. Anyways, tragedy. Sadness and pain envelop main characters. This is antisocial message.
Ash is similar to Zwei. They have precious person named each Eiji and Ein. They fight for them hardly.
Both have much gunfight and deep Drama. It's more than just killing. Atonement and Salvation.
What is human who want to protect? Where are their right place? They keep looking for them. Even the end of hell.
Setting is same. America. Phantom is mutual of America and Japan. Except Ash, main characters are Japanese.
The ratio of characters are different. Phantom is male and female lead. Banana Fish is almost all of male cast.
Voice acting is very nice. Especially Phantom is more refined. Banana Fish is more polite.
It'll too scared to watch both of them in various meaning. But it's worth high perfection. I recommend to you. read more
Canaan felt similar to Banana Fish in a lot of ways.
Both shows, for starters, are centered around a strong killer trying to take back control of their life and a young, inexperienced person who came barging into their life and slowly started to remind them of their humanity. The difference here is that the genders are flipped since Canaan focuses on 2 women.
The themes are essentially the same. Friendship, love, making the most out of a bad situation, facing your past, finding a meaning to your life and realising what it means to be human.
Both have very flawed characters in them that better themselves by completing and strengthening each other. It reminds you why you need people around you and shows you how solitude and detachment from the world hurt you mentally.
Both shows are very action packed and the aciton is never boring or gratouitous. The backdrop for the action is often similar, contrasting the violence of the plot to the glamour and alure of high society, which is deconstructed to reveal fraudulent foundations and shallow, selfish people manipulating and coercing others for personal gain. Our heroes are morally ambiguous but their humanity is always highlighted and contrasted to the vices and corruption that can be borne off of human nature.
Both shows feature a plot whrere drugs are involved and how those drugs can be used by ambitious villains to control people for personal gain.
Both shows have great music that reflects the characters, setting and plot in a fitting way.
And both shows feature a wide, well fleshed out cast of characters that manage to fit a purpose but also be enjoyable to watch, without taking focus away from our focal 2 characters who we're most invested in.
These shows are both similar as well to how they manage to keep an optimistic tone despite the grim, dark setting.
If you liked Banana Fish you'll like Canaan and vice versa. read more
They want to change something. For grant it, they use any means necessary to it.
See through the future. Everything is gonna be all right. However, it depends on their destiny.
Both have many conspiracy and plot twist. Very intense and tense form. Extremely intellectual.
Atmospheres are quite dark. DN's psychological battle, Banana Fish's action give you strong impact.
Character development also decent. Light and Ash are clever killers. They are similar to behavior and personalities.
But Ash is still good man and realist. Because of he has important people. Light hasn't those existence.
Theme is underworld. Full of dangerous. You need to keep motivation. Otherwise you can't enjoy both of them.
Banana Fish is more mature theme. Of course, DN also mature enough. In other words, Both are surprisingly thrilling.
Awesome OP and ED songs. Art and animation are always high quality. Cool and well done characters. These have in common.
Both are enormously charisma and insane. If you're intrigued by Banana Fish, you should watch this show. Interesting. read more
Both anime have a dark atmosphere and great soundtracks. Main characters are smart and they had some hardships in life, they both lost someone they loved and now are trying to solve their case. And in all that we have some higher powers who control police and government. Some conspiracy theories too. And same voice actors.
Pne of the mc in both animes is a japanese innocent and good guy, who goes overseas and gets involved into the world of violence and gangs. Both of them builds a strong connection with a person from that alien to them enviroument, which changes their own reality forever.
In both shows there is good action, animation and both give off a similar feel, though Black Lagoon is more action oriented and consists of mini arcs,while Banana Fish follows one story arc.
The relationships between Ash Lynx and Eiji Okamura is similar to Ki Tanmoku (Duanmu Xi) and Keika You (Jinghua Yang). Ash Lynx and Ki Tanmoku are both leaders/influential people who have a strong, no nonsense persona. When Eiji Okamura and Keika You enter their lives, Ash Lynx and Ki Tanmoku find that they are letting their guard down and trusting the new person.
Side note: The plot of Banana Fish with fighting against "Papa" is more similar to Ling Qi 2 where the characters fight against an organization/powerful person.
Darker times, both anime include mafia, gangs and lots of action, shooting, killing, drugs and 2 best friends. Both main characters have something precious to them that they want to protect, but they're also pretty smart and good with guns and shooting, surely know how to handle themselves.
Dark atmosphere of the world, both series composed by Hiroshi Seko. Biggest thing they have in common is showing how few can control the many. Big corporations are testing new species whilst public knows nothing about it or are forced to thing that it's helpful and nice for ajin too. In Banana Fish it's the mafia ordering everyone around, getting people in important government positions do what ever mafia wants and public are left in the dark. Sort of soft disclosure.
Both anime are based on manga that were completed 20 years before they got adapted into anime.
That means both stories are so good that they were worth such an adaption.
Also both are mature and have serious undertones so if you liked one, check the other out as well.
Same studio production, character styles are similar and they give off the same sort of feeling of fun and excitement, however Banana Fish goes on with a bit more intricate plot making you experience sadness as well.