Banana Fish (バナナフィッシュ, Banana Fisshu) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Akimi Yoshida. It was first serialized in Shōjo Comic from 1985 to 1994. The series produced 19 volumes (tankōbon) which were published by Shogakukan.

For North America, publisher Viz Media licensed and translated two editions. The first was published from 1999 to 2002 and cover volumes 1 - 7. The second spanned the full 19 volumes and was published from 2004 to 2007. Viz Media also printed the series in manga magazines Pulp and Animerica Extra whilst they were operating.

Viz have began to reprint the series shortly after the announcement of the anime adaption in July 2018. Viz Media began republishing the manga shortly after the anime began airing.

Banana Fish has sold over 11 million copies and was ranked first in a "Fifty Best Manga" poll conducted by the

magazine Comic Link in 1998.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Nature made Ash Lynx beautiful; nurture made him a cold ruthless killer. A runaway brought up as the adopted heir and sex toy of "Papa" Dino Golzine, Ash, now at the rebellious age of seventeen, forsakes the kingdom held out by the devil who raised him. But the hideous secret that drove Ash's older brother mad in Vietnam has suddenly fallen into Papa's insatiably ambitious hands--and it's exactly the wrong time for Eiji Okumura, a pure-hearted young photographer from Japan, to make Ash Lynx's acquaintance...

Story[edit | edit source]

Part 1:Prologue[edit | edit source]

  • Volume 1

Part 2:Solving the Mystery of "BANANA FISH"[edit | edit source]

  • Volume 1,Volume 2, Volume 3, Volume 4, Volume 5, Volume 6

Part 3:Ash's Counterattack[edit | edit source]

  • Volume 7, Volume 8, Volume 9, Volume 10, Volume 11

Part 4:Golzine's Rehabilitation[edit | edit source]

  • Volume 12, Volume 13, Volume 14

Part 5:Battle's End[edit | edit source]

  • Volume 15, Volume 16, Volume 17, Volume 18

Part 6:Epilogue[edit | edit source]

  • Volume 18, Volume 19

Chapters and Volumes[edit | edit source]

Volumes[edit | edit source]

Flower Comics volume covers[edit | edit source]

Viz Media volume covers[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

  • Viz Media is the official publisher of the Banana Fish reprint manga, available in link.

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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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