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Banana Fish


Alternative Titles

Japanese: BANANA FISH

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 2018 to Dec 21, 2018
Premiered: Summer 2018
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:55 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Fuji TV, dugout
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: MAPPA
Source: Manga
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.331 (scored by 37,174 users)
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Ranked: #2152
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Popularity: #762
Members: 130,015
Favorites: 3,302
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Synopsis

Aslan Jade Callenreese, known as Ash Lynx, was a runaway picked off the streets of New York City and raised by the infamous godfather of the mafia, Dino Golzine. Now 17 years old and the boss of his own gang, Ash gets his hands on a mysterious drug called "Banana Fish"—the same two words his older brother, Griffin, has muttered since his return from the Iraq War. However, his investigation is hindered when Dino sends his men to retrieve the drug from Ash at an underground bar he uses as a hideout.

At the bar, Skip, Ash's friend, introduces him to Shunichi Ibe and his assistant, Eiji Okumura, who are Japanese photographers reporting on American street gangs. However, their conversation is interrupted when Shorter Wong, one of Ash's allies, calls to warn him about Dino. Soon, Dino's men storm the bar, and in the ensuing chaos kidnap Skip and Eiji. Now, Ash must find a way to rescue them and continue his investigation into Banana Fish, but will his history with the mafia prevent him from succeeding?

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Utsumi, Hiroko
Director
Yamada, Haru
Sound Director
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Theme Song Performance
BLUE ENCOUNT
Theme Song Performance


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#1: "found & lost" by Survive Said The Prophet
#2: "FREEDOM" by BLUE ENCOUNT

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#1: "Prayer X" by King Gnu (eps 1-13)
#2: "RED" by Survive Said The Prophet (eps 14-24)



More reviewsReviews

Dec 20, 2018
Stark700 (All reviews)
If there’s one thing that’s enticing about the Noitamina network, it’s their way of broadcasting shows to a variety of audiences. Banana Fish seems like one of those shows that isn’t aimed at a wider audience but it definitely has its own appeal. Taking place in a crime-noir setting, the series deals with teenage gangs in a corrupted city. It’s a time period of recreation and Banana Fish sets a firm example of an old school crime drama resurrected to modern life.

Now I have to admit, I’m not too familiar with Akimi Yoshida’s work or her style of writing. The only other series I’ve read read more
Dec 20, 2018
AndoCommando (All reviews)
*THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS*

“He very definitely told your father there's a chance – a very great chance, he said – that Seymour may completely lose control of himself.” – J.D. Salinger.

A soldier’s life is one of hardships. Seen as the pride of a nation, they are tasked with defending the honour of their motherland with both flesh and blood. A life that requires chivalry, discipline and steadfastness. Their existence serves as a beacon light to the tame and cowardly; a source of inspiration for the youth to grow strong. But underneath all the glory and medallions reveal a darker tale more telling of their lives. read more
Dec 20, 2018
Krunchyman (All reviews)
Banana’s look sort of phallic.

Fish are high in omega-3 fatty acids.

Invert the two and what do you have……..a fat dick. **badum-CHING**

Summer is the time of year for promiscuous young-adults to experiment with their sexual desires, in a hassle free relationship that requires no commitments from either party. But why limit one’s exposure to the opposite sex, when there are plenty of “gay-fish” — I mean, banana fish — for the taking. Why else would a Shoujo anime feature two young queens in New York? For a “crime” investigation? Now that’s rich.

Speaking of wealth, the main character in the read more
Dec 20, 2018
Lunallae (All reviews)
Since its publication in a shoujo magazine in the 1980s, Banana Fish has received several labels such as boys’ love (BL), shounen-ai, and yaoi due to popular misconceptions. Not only are these terms incorrectly applied to the work, but they also do not cut at the meat of what Banana Fish is. And even its original shoujo demographic tag deeply misrepresents the content of this anime.

Drugs. Rape. Pedophilia. Gangs. PTSD. Violence. Corruption.

These are the terms at the core of Banana Fish. Though at the same time, the crime and gangster backdrop is not all the story is about and confining it within those read more

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