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『BANANA FISH』(バナナフィッシュ)is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Akimi Yoshida. Originally serialized in Shōjo Comic from 1985 to 1994, the series follows Ash Lynx, a teenage gang leader in New York City. With a brutal past and not a lot of hope for a better future, Ash is holding steady in his life as the leader of a gang in downtown Manhattan. Mostly he's treading water - trying to stay alive as he struggles to free himself from the unendurable tether of Papa Dino Golzine, the mob boss who has been grooming him to be both his lover and heir since he was a child. Ash's world changes when he stumbles across a dying man in an alley. The man pushes a vial into his hand and utters his last words: "Banana Fish." This phrase isn't new to Ash, and it opens a door to an old mystery and the exquisite possibility of freedom.

Days later, Ash meets Okumura Eiji, a young Japanese man who came to the United States as the assistant to a photographer who hopes to do a journalistic piece on American youth gangs. What begins as a random encounter quickly escalates into a life-and-death struggle, knotting Ash and Eiji together in ways that cannot be untangled.

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  • December 13th, 2018 Banana Fish Episode 23 is set to air today! Viewable on Amazon Prime!
  • October 24th, 2018 The first of four planned Blu-ray/DVD box sets is available!
  • Banana Fish Blu-ray and DVD box sets are scheduled to be released! (Japanese language link)
  • There is a countdown timer for the next episode's official airing! Episode 16, October 25th!
  • July 6th, 2018 Viz media is reprinting the Banana fish manga! It is available to be bought here!
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