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Banana Fish (バナナフィッシュ) is an anime series based on the manga of the same name by Akimi Yoshida. It is produced by Fuji TV. The first season began airing July 6th, 2018, and the second season airing October 11th, 2018. The adaption revises the setting of the series from the 1980s to the present day, adding modern references such as smartphones, and substituting the Vietnam War with the Iraq War.

PlotEdit

In New York, Ash Lynx attempts to survive as a gang leader. The secret that drove Ash’s older brother mad in Vietnam has now fallen into the hands of “Papa” Dino Golzine, at the worst time when Eiji Okumura meets Ash.

CharactersEdit

Main Edit

Secondary Edit

Additional Edit

  • Weisenberg (ep 2)

Episodes Edit

Main article: List of Banana Fish Episodes

Musical scoreEdit

Opening Theme:

1) “found & lost” by Survive Said The Prophet

2) "FREEDOM " by BLUE ENCOUNT

Ending Theme

1) “Prayer X” by King Gnu

2) "RED " by Survive Said The Prophet

Banana Fish Key Image Edit

Banana Fish Background

Japanese CompaniesEdit

2nd Key Animation Edit

Animation Production Edit

Backgrounds Edit

CG Production Edit

  • MAPPA

In-Between Animation Edit

Paint Edit

Photography Edit

  • MAPPA

Staff Edit

  • Screenplay: Koji Seko
  • Storyboard: Hiroko Utsumi
  • Director: Hiroko Utsumi
  • Assistant Director: Hashiguchi Junichiro
  • Series Composition: Hiroshi Seko
  • Animation Director: Akemi Lin
  • Assistant Animation Director: Mashima Jiro, Koji Hisaki
  • Music: Shinichi Osawa
  • Art Director: Toshiharu Mizutani

English Companies Edit

  • Amazon Prime Video

Awards and Nominations Edit

Tokyo Anime Award Festival Edit

  • The Banana Fish anime was voted #1 by the fan votes for the Tokyo Anime Award Festival. It topped the 100 anime titles from a total of 524 titles that aired and were released in Japan between October 15, 2017 - October 13, 2018.[1][2]
    • It would go on to outright win the "Anime Fan Award" with 68,507 votes at Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2019 in another vote held from January 14th to February 13th[3]

Crunchyroll Anime Awards Edit

  • The anime was nominated in the "Best Director" category at the Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2019.
    • Banana Fish would also be nominated in two of the bonus categories announced: "Best Drama" and "Best Romance".[4]

Anime Trending Awards Edit

The Banana Fish anime was nominated in the following categories:

  • Anime of the Year: Banana Fish
  • Man of the year: Ash Lynx, Eiji Okumura
  • Couple of the Year: Ash x Eiji
  • Supporting Man of the Year: Shorter Wong
  • Best in Adaption
  • Best in Ensemble
  • Best in Sceneries and Visuals
  • Best in Soundtrack
  • Action or Adventure Anime of the Year
  • Drama Anime of the Year
  • Opening Theme Song of the Year: 'found & lost' - Survive Said The Prophet
  • Ending Theme Song of the Year: 'Payer X' - King Gnu
  • Best Voice Acting Performance by a Male: Yuuma Uchida - Ash Lynx (Banana Fish)

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Crunchyroll
  2. AnimeNewsNetwork
  3. Crunchyroll Announcement
  4. Anime Award Bonus Categories

NavigationEdit

Banana Fish
People
Main Characters Ash Lynx | Eiji Okumura
Ash's and Eiji's affiliates Max Lobo | Shunichi Ibe | Griffin Callenreese | Jessica Randy | Alexis Dawson
Corsican Mafia Dino Golzine | Frederick Arthur | Abraham Dawson | Mannerheim | Blanca | Eduardo L. Fox | Marvin Crosby
Chinese Mafia Yut-Lung | Shorter Wong | Sing Su Rin | Lao Yen Tai
Street Kids Alex | Skip | Bones | Kong | Cain Blood
New York City Police Department Jenkins | Charlie Dickinson
MEDIA
Chapters 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 15 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40
Episodes 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24
Music Found & Lost | Prayer X | FREEDOM | RED
Volume 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19
Side Stories Fly Boy in the Sky | Ura Banana | Private Opinion | Angel Eyes (Side Story) | Garden of Light | Angel Eyes (Art Book)
LOCATIONS New York | Cape Cod | Los Angeles | The National Mental Health Institute | Rownme Dalion Bank | Izumo | Pier Four