The title of the series is unique but you won’t have to think twice before watching it. The series is filled with drama and action. Banana Fish is a favorite amongst the youth of Japan.
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A Peek Into The Storyline
The series has been directed by Hiroko Utsumi. The show revolves around Ash Lynx, a crime lord and a man with a charismatic personality. He has many haters and a huge number of followers. From a very young age, Ash was exposed to the dark and notorious underworld of New York. He grows up to be the leader of a crime gang that trains young children. By the young age of 17, he had learned the cruel ways of the world. Ash’s older brother Griffin Callenreese became a victim of a mental disease while he was fighting in the Vietnam war.
Griffin spoke two words before dying. The two words were ‘Banana Fish’. These words sparked a raging fire within Ash. He heard these words again when one of his team men]bers shot an old man. He uttered the same words ‘Banana Fish’ before dying and gave Ash an address. Ash prepared himself and set out on an investigation to know the story behind these words. He is met by many obstacles on his journey.
Casting Choices We Can Expect
The first season saw four characters in lead roles. The character of Ash Lynx is voiced by Yuma Uchida. He is the protagonist of the story. He is widely known for his notorious ways of leading. He is also the leader of a criminal empire called Dino Golzine. Ash was involved in petty crimes and other mischiefs from a very young age. He ran away from his family at the age of six. He makes a remarkable move by leaving Golznine to solve the banana fish mystery.
Griffin Callan Reese is Ash’s elder brother, he served in the Vietnam war and became a victim of a horrifying disease. The disease left him mentally and physically unstable. His condition deteriorated and he passed away. He was the first man who uttered the mysterious words ‘Banana Fish’
Eiji Okumura is voiced by Kenji Nojima. He is a photographer by profession. He is a nineteen-year-old college student. Eiji comes across Ash while doing his research and soon becomes his good friend.
Max Lobo is a man with many talents. He is a journalist, war veteran and was a part of the New York City police department. Ash blames Max as the man behind his brother Griffin’s sudden death. Ash holds a grudge against Max. Max and Griffin were part of the same platoon in the army.
There are many side characters as well like Shunichi Ibe, Frederick Arthur, Shorter Wong, Jessica Randy, and Alexis Dawson. There will be the addition of new characters in season two.
When Can We Expect The Release
Season one of the show was broadcasted in 2018. The makers of the show have to still write the script for season 2. They have not yet disclosed the release date for season two. The fans of the show are greatly awaiting the second season.
Summing It Up
The show is the first even anime series to showcase the notion of homosexuality. This feature on the show has been widely acclaimed by the audience globally. It’s the dialogue delivery and action in the series which makes the audience want more.