After watching the first six episodes of Banana Fish, it has proven its self to be one of my favorite animes this year.
The plot is arguably the best part about this anime. The fast-paced actions scenes coupled with the well thought out actions of the characters (albeit gruesome) create an absolutely thrilling experience.
The contrasting natures of the two main characters are enthralling. Ash being the stubborn and intelligent gang leader with a dark history, and Eiji a timider character just starting to regain his lost courage. In addition to this, I would like to point out the effort that has gone into the intriguing backgrounds of the MC's.
The art fits well with the story and does a fantastic job of properly portraying the characters.
Admittedly, I'm one of those people who just skip the beginning, so I'll leave up to you to form your own opinion about this.
Although I typically watch animes more on the line of The Irregular at Magic Highschool and was very reluctant to watch Banana Fish. Looking back, it was a move I don't regret taking. Whether you are like me, obsessed with the idea of magic, a thrill-seeking horror devotee, or simply someone watching for enjoyment. Banana fish will prove to be one of your favorite animes this season.