Banana Fish (バナナフィッシュ, Banana Fish) is a manga series written and illustrated by Akimi Yoshida. It was first published in 1985 running until it's completion in 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 covered 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. As of 2018, Viz have began to reprint the series shortly after the announcement of the anime adaption of Banana Fish.
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...
Chapters and VolumesEdit
- Main article: List of Banana Fish chapters and volumes