Fans of the critically acclaimed anime series, Banana Fish, have been eagerly speculating about the possibility of a second season. Based on the popular manga by Akimi Yoshida, the series captured audiences with its intense story-line, complex characters, and stunning animation. Following the story of Ash Lynx, a young gang leader, and Eiji Okumura, a Japanese photographer, as they navigate the dangerous world of gang warfare and political intrigue in New York City, the first season left fans hungry for more. With rumours swirling about a potential announcement of a second season, fans have been eagerly anticipating any news or hints about what may be in store for their favourite characters. The speculation and anticipation only add to the excitement of what promises to be a highly anticipated release, should it come to fruition.
What happened in Season 1
Banana Fish season 1 follows the story of Ash Lynx, a charismatic and skilled gang leader in New York City, and Eiji Okumura, a young Japanese photographer. Ash is haunted by his traumatic past, having been used as a human experiment in a secret government program called “Banana Fish.” When Eiji enters Ash’s life, the two form a strong bond that sets off a chain of events that will put both of their lives in danger.
The story begins when Ash is given a drug called Banana Fish by a mysterious man who has connections to Ash’s past. The drug causes its users to become extremely violent and is used as a weapon in the secret government program. Ash is determined to uncover the truth behind the drug and his past, and enlists the help of Eiji to investigate.
The plot thickens as Ash’s enemies, including his former mentor and the government organization behind Banana Fish, begin to close in on him. The two friends are forced to go on the run, with Eiji becoming an integral part of Ash’s gang as they navigate the dangerous world of gang warfare, political intrigue, and corruption.
Along the way, the story explores the deep relationships between the various members of Ash’s gang, including Shorter Wong, a skilled fighter with a tragic past, and Yut Lung, a ruthless and cunning heir to a Chinese mafia family.
As the season comes to a close, tensions rise and the stakes become even higher, leading to a dramatic showdown between Ash and his enemies. The season ends on a cliffhanger, leaving fans eagerly anticipating the possibility of a second season.
Are there any chances of Season 2
Banana Fish is an anime that was produced by Aniplex, Dentsu, Movic, Fuji TV, and Shogakukan with Mappa Studios as the animator. The 24-episode anime, which ran from July 6, 2018, to December 21, 2018, is adapted from a shoujo manga by Akimi Yoshida. The manga was first released in a monthly manga magazine called Bessatsu Shoujo Comic from 1985 to 1994, and the North American publisher Viz Media licensed and translated it into English from 1999 to 2002. In 2018, Viz Media re-released the series due to its popularity after the anime’s release.
Although it has been two years since the initial anime ended, there has been no news of a second season from Mappa or the author. However, Banana Fish successfully bridged audiences from the shoujo manga and the shonen manga with its compelling storytelling, so it is too early to conclude that it will not return to the screen again. The anime has completely serialized the entirety of the Banana Fish story in the span of 24 episodes.
Currently, there is no trailer available for the second season of Banana Fish since there is no official confirmation of its production. It is unlikely that a trailer will be released since there is no hope for a second season. In summary, it has been confirmed by the Original Creator in 2017 that Banana Fish season 2 will not be happening in the future. However, if by some chance, a trailer or announcement is made for the second season, it will be updated here accordingly.