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I just read Yasha and just, you guys need to check it out if you haven’t already. It’s such a great series, a really enjoyable read
For those of you who don’t know, Yasha is another manga series written by Akimi Yoshida, the same woman behind the Banana Fish manga. If you read/watched Banana Fish and want more content like it, then man, is this the manga for you. It gives off serious Banana Fish vibes and is really similar to Banana Fish in a lot of regards, but it’s still it’s own unique story with unique characters. It does take place in the same universe as Banana Fish, and a character from Banana Fish actually appears in Yasha as a side character. (Not gonna give away who)
The story is also really interesting, I’d say just jump into it blind or go to my anime list for a short teaser for the story. If you do decide to read it/already have and want to talk about it or discuss something, drop a comment and I will be there! I freaking love Yasha and really wanna talk about it with someone and also wish it was more well known within the Banana Fish community (because it’s literally a case of “if you liked Banana Fish there’s a 95% chance you’re gonna like Yasha”)
Hehe I did a drawing of ash it’s not the best but I tried
Im dead inside
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I thought that Dino was the head of the Corsican mafia. What are they trying to kick Dino out of? What is Senator Kippard in control of now?
How was Ash even transported to the mental facility? Who ordered his transportation? Where are the CIA and FBI agents coming from (if from the Senators and the high ranks, I didn't know that they could order the CIA/FBI around).
I'm currently @ Episode 17, 05:49.
Does anyone know where these rumours are coming from? It seems really unlikely but obviously I'm intrigued. I've seen some mentions of a possible season 2 or OVA due to popular demand. The OVA would either be an alternate ending, or animated Garden of Light. Knowing that the possibility of Ash being alive in the anime is like.... a thing, I have a glimmer of hope in me that this is true, but I also know it probably isn't.
Anyways, does anyone know anything about this?
I wanna watch this anime but so many people say its sad but ima do it anyways but is there going to be a second season?
Title.. I wasn't keeping an eye out for BF birthdays (nor any other manga/anime characters' birthdays lol) But yeah, happy birthday Ash, you're the most lovely character I'll ever see, please live T_T
If anyone knows where I could get a hoodie of Ash and Eiji together please let me know 😩
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We need to change one thing about (almost) every character on the Banana Fish Wikia. In the character profiles, their katakana version was written in the "kanji" section, obviously wrong. I'm asking to you to change all the katakana information from the "kanji" section to the "katakana" section, please. Thanks.
This manga and anime left a mark like none other ,for me.
We fall in love with Ash right from the start rooting for him even when he's not rooting for himself.
In this aspect we're all Eiji.
But, despite all the hate this may get me, it's a good thing that Ash died.
That trauma, darkness would've never left him. It's like Eiji was his salvation. Eiji's confession that his soul would always be with Ash set him free of his bonds, his guilt, his burden making one realize that the true happiness he craved for was to be remembered as a loving person capable of giving and not just taking, capable of basking in the sun instead of withering under the moon.
Aah I love Ash. But it was time that he was set free of all those chains that pulled him down.
Like the leopard he'd reached his goal and attained salvation.
Sa-yo-na-ra Aslan Jade Callenreese
warning: Spoilers for the Anime/Manga and for the stories "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" and "The Catcher in the Rye" by JD Salinger.
At this point everyone probably knows but I just love talking about it. When I first watched Banana Fish I went on and on to myself about how the plot is based on the morals and themes of JD Salinger's books and stories, specifically "A Perfect Day for Bananafish". The themes of these stories by JD Salinger are preserving the innocent and keeping them innocent. When I read the titles of the episodes after watching the first one that's when I guessed Ash would probably die. The first episode is titled "A perfect day for Bananafish" And the last episode is titled "The Catcher in the Rye". The story "A perfect day for Bananafish", is about a woman named Muriel who goes to Florida to meet her husband who is just returning from a war. The story also represents the struggle of communication with others, an example is Muriel and her mother have a phone call where Muriel doesn't hear her mother's worries and her mother doesn't hear Muriel's reassurances that she's fine. I felt like this is important to the story of the Manga/Anime so I just mentioned it. Anyways, when Muriel and her husband Seymour meet, their communication is basically non-existant. Muriel has no idea what is going on in Seymour's head and Seymour has no desire to explain how he feels. Through this miscommunication, Muriel doesn't know anything about Seymour's mental health and assumes he is perfectly find. Seymour is scarred from his experiences and war, and seeks refuge in the innocence of childhood and tries to "speak the language" of a child to try to return to that innocence. Eventually, Seymour realizes the world of childhood innocence is long lost to him, and wants to preserve it for others. While Muriel is asleep, he shoots himself. Knowing this about the story, I knew Ash was probably gonna die, along with the foreshadowing and context of the first few episodes. Now, relating to "The Catcher in the Rye", the main character doesn't die, however he makes sacrifices and changes himself for the sake of the innocence of another and assures the reader he regrets absolutely nothing. I referenced this to the character development throughout the story- specifically Ash's. The way he changed himself, the sacrifices he made, all for Eiji. He could have easily survived that stabbing at the end had he not silently sat in the library slowly dying. However, in his mind, it was the right thing to do in order to help Eiji and preserve his innocence, and he was most certainly very glad he did it.
I just wanted someone to share this with after months of keeping it to myself so thanks for reading I guess.