Reposting as a blog post because I was recommended to do so.
warning: Spoilers for the Bananafish Anime/Manga, and for the stories "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" and "The Catcher in the Rye" by JD Salinger. You've been warned.
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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 fo…