Banana Fish

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Japanese: BANANA FISH
English: Banana Fish
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 2018 to Dec 21, 2018
Premiered: Summer 2018
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:55 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: MAPPA
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: DelinquentsDelinquents, Organized CrimeOrganized Crime, PsychologicalPsychological
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.471 (scored by 368057368,057 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1442
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #204
Members: 853,433
Favorites: 30,015

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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 begins investigating the mysterious "Banana Fish"—the same two words his older brother, Griffin, has muttered since his return from the Iraq War. However, his inquiries are hindered when Dino sends his men after 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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Background

The anime was announced as part of Akimi Yoshida's 40th anniversary commemoration project in October 2017.

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Miyake, Kenta
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Staff

Utsumi, Hiroko
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Yamada, Haru
Sound Director


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Opening Theme

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

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




Reviews

Dec 20, 2018
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 ...
Dec 20, 2018
Mixed Feelings
[Spoiler Warning]


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 show, Ash Lynx, was groomed to inherit a vast amount of opulence and power through the successive process of becoming Dino’s heir. ...
Mar 4, 2020
Banana Fish is a 2018 anime based off of a manga that ran from the mid 80s to mid 90s. The original manga was written by Yoshida Akimi. Who I am not even slightly familiar with. The anime version was handled by MAPPA. The same studio behind rubbish like Kakegurui and Sakamichi no Apollon. But they also worked on Dororo. So, we have to give them some credit. 

Story:

Ash Lynx is a New York boss in charge of a small street gang. His life changes when he finds a dying man who gives him a small item, a location and the words "banana fish." He soon finds ...

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