I wanted to watch Banana Fish for the longest time cause I heard from all the fandom and such that it was so good and it was so sad (and you know I love some angst) But what Banana Fish really was, I wasn't half expecting. Thank goodness I saw a TikTok a few days before I started the show, that was listing all the trigger warnings in Banana Fish. If I hadn't seen that video I would've been completely off guard, I'm lucky enough that I'm able to handle the types of things that were in Banana Fish, cause other people cant.
Whenever I see someone say "Ahh I really want to watch Banana Fish" or "I haven't watched it yet, maybe I should", they always get replies from the fandom that say "Oh my gosh yesss you need to watch it its so good, come join the pain with us" and not mentioning how intense it is.
What they should be saying is something along the lines of, "Hey, Banana Fish is a really good show, and I recommend it, but there a load of trigger warnings including cp, p//dophilia, sexual a//sault, r//pe, partial nudity, blood, murder, guns, gunshots, gay slurs, violence, etc"
Also, can we please stop advertising it as a BL? Don't get me wrong I love Ash and Eiji too, but it's not a romance anime, its an Action and Crime Thriller anime/manga.
I just don't want anyone that was not as fortunate as me and others, who were able to handle the sensitive things that happened in Banana Fish, I don't want anyone going into it with no clue whatsoever as to what the anime really has in it. Even the summary on IMDb and such doesn't cover it. Yes there are pop ups at the top left of the screen when you start a new episode that give brief over views, but it'd be nice to know beforehand, so, If you're suggesting Banana Fish to someone, please caution people, not just saying its sad, but the legitimate trigger warnings.