Banana Fish Announces BLUE ENCOUNT to Perform Opening for Fall Cour!

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Banana Fish

Genre:
Action, Drama, Adventure


Airing Date:
July 6 2018


Studios:
MAPPA

Honey’s Highlights

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A new gangster anime? Things are really looking up over the recent years for high drama anime.
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Except that this is based on a Josei manga. MAPPA is going to make an amazing anime.
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What?!?!?1 I thought this was going to be like 91 Days or Gangsta with lots of action, drama and more.
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Oh, there will be action and drama. The more will be the intense silent homoeroticism of the characters after a brush with death. I hope that this is the next Yuri!!! on ICE!

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Synopsis

New York.

Ash. He has extraordinarily good looks and excellent combat abilities. He manages a street gang and once poorly killed a man. When that man was dying, he uttered the mysterious phrase ‘Banana Fish’.

At the same time, a Japanese boy who has come to New York to collect data as a cameraman’s assistant. His name is Eiji Okumura and he meets Ash.

They then chase after the mystery of ‘Banana Fish’ together.

Three Episode Impression

As someone who rarely watches shounen ai anime, I didn’t quite know what to expect out of Banana Fish, but oh boy, does it remind me of shoujo anime from the 90s. This is an anime that has actual substance, which doesn’t seem to exist anymore in the shoujo realm. Yes, it’s boy love, but it’s done so wonderfully as each character has had to deal with different difficulties in their lives. Aslan was raped and taken advantage of by the people who took him in, and this really seems to affect how he feels about certain people, especially Skip who he really tries to protect. Then Eijiro has this whole innocent vibe going for him, which we think helps add to his awakening to boy love as his feelings for Aslan seem to cross between intrigue, adoration, and affection. Not to mention the darker aspects that are discussed like child pornography, gangs, killing, and drugs. This makes this anime probably one of my tops for the season. It’s just got so much substance

Characters & Voice Actors List

Ash Lynx

Voice Actor: Yuuma Uchida


Ash is the boss of a street gang in New York. He’s got great looks including his blonde hair and green eyes. He’s extremely intelligent with an IQ over 180. He also possesses excellent combat abilities.

Eiji Okamura

Voice Actor: Kenji Nojima


Eiji is a Japanese university student and an assistant to a cameraman who has come to collect data on street gangs. He appears to have a calm, pure personality to those around him, but he also has a stubborn, reckless side to him.

Max Lobo

Voice Actor: Hiroaki Hirata


Max is a freelance journalist. He is an ex-military member, so he has a strong sense of justice and is investigating a certain incident by himself.

Dino F. Golzine

Voice Actor: Unshou Ishizuka


Dino is the head of the Corsica Mafia. He detected Ash’s talent and had him enroll in gifted classes.

Shorter Wong

Voice Actor: Makoto Furukawa


Shorter is Ash’s best friend. He’s a friendly and upbeat Chinese American. Shorter is also the boss of a gambling group based in Chinatown.

Frederick Arthur

Voice Actor: Yoshimasa Hosoya


Frederick is a young man who is in the same street gang as Ash. He carries a deep grudge against Ash and is an ambitious individual.

Shunichi Ibe

Voice Actor: Shinji Kawada


Shunichi is a professional photographer. He has come to New York to collect data and brought Eiji with him. He’s sort of like Eiji’s guardian.


Episodes24
Theme Songs
  • Opening Song: found & lost by Survive Said The Prophet
    FREEDOM by BLUE ENCOUNT
  • Ending Song: Prayer X by King Gnu
Adaptation
Manga

Main Staff
  • Original Creator: Akimi Yoshida
  • Director: Hiroko Utsumi
  • Series Composition: Hiroshi Seko
  • Character Design: Akemi Hayashi
  • Animation Director: Ayumi Yamada, Shinpei Kamata
  • Sound Director: Haru Yamada
  • Music: Shinichi Osawa (MONDO GROSSO)

For more information: Official Website

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