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The BANANA FISH Official Guidebook REBIRTH Perfect Edition is the guidebook for the Banana Fish series. It was originally released in 2001 and re-released in 2018 to celebrate the series' animation and its 40th anniversary in 2017. The first half of the book contains material exclusive to the 2018 edition, including three full-color fold-out posters. The second half of the book is a reprint of the 2001 edition and contains character analyses, a Q&A with the author, author's notes, a character dictionary, and several fictional news columns. The book is printed in Japanese.

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Table of ContentsEdit

Edition 2018 ExclusiveEdit

Page no. Contents Details
1 POSTER Full-color fold-out poster of Ash Lynx and Eiji Okumura
3 N.Y. MAP Map of Manhattan at the time of the series' serialization with reference photos of some of the real-life places illustrated in the manga and anime
9-115 GALLERY Images of Ash, sometimes with Eiji or another character, many of which are monochrome reprints of art from the ANGEL EYES Illustration Book
117-120 POSTER A short comic and several full-color images of Ash, Eiji, Shorter Wong, and Griffin Callenreese in Vietnam
121-124 POSTER Full-color images of Ash, Eiji, Ash and Shorter, and Blanca

Edition 2001 ReprintEdit

Page no. Contents Details
127-169 CHARACTER ANALYSIS This section includes a character relation chart, provides a character biography and author's analysis, and revisits memorial scenes for several of the main characters
170 BANANA COLUMN 1 Fictional news article titled -The history of the Manhattan Island-
171-188 STORY Timeline of events
188 BANANA COLUMN 2 Fictional news article titled -They fight the longest war in American history- picturing Ash and Griffin
189-197 TABLE TALK Q&A with Akimi Yoshida
198 BANANA COLUMN 3 Fictional news article titled -In Japan-
199-249 PERFECT ANALYSIS An analysis of the series with author's notes
250 BANANA COLUMN 4 Fictional news article about the guns used in the series
251-261 GOODS & ART COLLECTION Images and descriptions of official merchandise from the 1990s
262 BANANA COLUMN 5 Fictional news article titled -Only T-shirt- with main characters in various printed tees
263-279 DICTIONARY Hiragana-alphabetized dictionary of characters with photographs and brief descriptions
280 BANANA COLUMN 6 Fictional news article titled -The days of Banana & cinema-

TriviaEdit

  • The book retails in Japan for ¥1500 (13.65 USD).
  • The original 2001 publication was printed on A5 size paper (148 x 210 mm, 5.8 x 8.3 in), while the 2018 re-release is printed on B5 size paper (176 x 250 mm, 6.9 x 9.8 in).

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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 | Marvin Crosby | Frederick Arthur | Abraham Dawson | Mannerheim | Blanca | Eduardo L. Fox
Chinese Mafia Yut-Lung | Shorter Wong | Sing Soo-Ling | Lao Yen Tai
Street Kids Alex | Skip | Bones | Kong | Cain Blood
New York City Police Department Jenkins | Charlie Dickinson
Other Characters Minor Characters
LOCATIONS
Destinations New York | Cape Cod | Los Angeles | The National Mental Health Institute | Rownme Dalion Bank | Izumo | Pier Four
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
Manga Volumes 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)
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