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Posted 7/4/18 , edited 7/7/18
For prior conversation in anticipation of this show, see http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-1004063/banana-fish-tv-anticipation-2018



https://myanimelist.net/anime/36649

Plot Summary


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 Okamura, a pure-hearted young photographer from Japan, to make Ash Lynx's acquaintance...


(Source: Viz)

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Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Status: Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 2018 to ?
Premiered: Summer 2018
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:55 (JST)
Producers: Fuji TV
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: MAPPA
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Shoujo


Amazon Jp aired the episode today.
https://bananafish.tv/
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-05-24/banana-fish-anime-unveils-2nd-promo-video-opening-theme-additional-cast/.131962
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Posted 7/4/18 , edited 7/4/18
And so the wait begins for Amazon US to get their stuff together...
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Posted 7/4/18 , edited 7/4/18
Well, to be fair it's only up in Japan as has been the case with Noitamina shows over the past year (I checked the other international Amazon sites, and they don't have it yet). Last season, they were prompt after the first few weeks when shows were not going up on time, so hopefully it continues this season.
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Posted 7/4/18 , edited 7/4/18

asharka wrote:

And so the wait begins for Amazon US to get their stuff together...





Bakaneer wrote:

Well, to be fair it's only up in Japan as has been the case with Noitamina shows over the past year (I checked the other international Amazon sites, and they don't have it yet). Last season, they were prompt after the first few weeks when shows were not going up on time, so hopefully it continues this season.


Amazon only has the noitamina shows up 24 hours early in Japan as has been their deal from the start. Like when CR, Funimation, Sentai, whoever else got them in the west they go up Thursday here (I think late morning pacific time) https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-03-17/amazon-signs-deal-with-fuji-tv-to-exclusively-stream-noitamina-series/.99901
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Posted 7/5/18 , edited 7/5/18
It should be up on Amazon in about an hour. That is, assuming Amazon is on their game (at least in the UK they are, but US is a different matter entirely).

UPDATE: And the first episode is now up on Amazon: LINK

Episode 1

Ash (which is not his real name, BTW) is a hot guy in so many ways. He's a hot-looking guy as to be expected from a shoujo manga, but he also has a hot temper there. So it begins with Ash's past in the military hearing from Griffin about something with the codename of Banana Fish, and then fast forward to his life in NYC where he's asking Dino to Griffin's question about what the heck Banana Fish is supposed to mean. And then Eiji comes from Japan to do some journalism. All of that leads to a bar fight there at the end leading to Ash going on the chase. It sure didn't take long for things to get out of hand as after all, Ash is born to fight. Pretty good start there as this manga is well-received, and so far it's doing a nice job in laying the foundation.

This was written a long time ago, but they certainly modernized it nicely, such as using smartphones and that CSI New York reference as well.
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Episode 1



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Is it up on Prime in the UK I can't find it.
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I am really digging this first episode with its set up and that it is set in America too. Will continue watching, definitely has me interested in what this "banana fish" is.
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Posted 7/5/18 , edited 7/5/18
Nice story totally hooked me in-this has a Gangsta feel to me with ex-Vet background characters and mobsters
First episode in and looking forward to many more. I feel like CR missed the boat on this anime
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scoobydew wrote:

Nice story totally hooked me in-this has a Gangsta feel to me with ex-Vet background characters and mobsters
First episode in and looking forward to many more. I feel like CR missed the boat on this anime

Crunchyroll couldn’t get Banana Fish even if they wanted too, it is a noitaminA show.
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Posted 7/5/18 , edited 7/6/18
Really liking the adaptation. Totally appreciate Ash's updated style and the nicely animated fight scene. Exciting start!

Wasn't King Gnu supposed to do the ED song? Didn't sound like the one announced a few weeks ago.
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Posted 7/5/18 , edited 7/6/18
Pretty solid so far. I'm not hooked quite yet but I'm definitely interested.
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Posted 7/6/18 , edited 7/6/18
Dig it, def a fan of the art style and setting
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Really enjoyed the first episode, defo one that i'm gonna continue with
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Posted 7/12/18 , edited 7/12/18
Episode 2

And Ash gets beaten to a pulp buy Arthur's gang, but he uses his wits to get himself out of a jam, all while Eiji used to be a pole vaulter in high school to get away and get reinforcements, but in the end Skipper gets shot just as the police arrive. Even worse for Ash is that he arrived at the scene of a crime and was arrested by the police for it, and also at the scene of the crime was videos of child porn. It turns out to be a trap orchestrated at the top by Golzine. That was quite an intense episode there as Ash got himself into a lot of trouble, all while defeating Golzine is going to be tough seeing that he has all the big shot lawyers on his side. This show certainly has great so far as there was quite a lot of drama going on, and poor Ash suffered a huge setback. Next time, Max makes his appearance as Ash has been locked up.

This is one of the most hectic shows I have come across recently, and I'm loving it. Just when things look like they are settling down a bit, another thing happens.
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