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|Title (English)||Banana Fish (Jap)|
|Title (Japanese)||Banana Fish||Advertising|
|Notes||Banana Fish #15,p.18: Dialogue (from top left)|
A: What's it like above ground?
B: Above? Those guys out there?!
A: That's the problem..There's one chance. We'd meet those guys if we go the top way. If we go the lower way we can get out.
Tr. by GC
|Manga author/artist||Akimi YOSHIDA|
|ISBN (review vol.)||4-09-133535-7|
|Synopsis||Basically, it's about gay gangsters, and a drug called 'Banana Fish'.|
|Review||A well-known shoujo manga. For a detailed account, see Fred Schodt's DREAMLAND JAPAN,pp 203-207. Basically, it's about gay gangsters, and a drug called 'Banana Fish'. Young New York gangster Ash is the brother of a GI who goes berserk in Vietnam, mumbling the words "Banana Fish'. Ash gradually finds out more about it, & himself, while struggling against the evil Mafia boss, Papa Dino.|
It's popular with young women because of the attractive male characters, who look really cool. They're in a beautiful colour art book, ANGEL EYES Illustration Book/ Banana Fish (Shogakukan, Y2200) which is kinda hard to resist though quite expensive.
The manga itself is quite well-drawn and (if the sampled vol. 15 is any guide) packed with violent action. Get a synopsis and start collecting. (GC).
|References||Also available in American translation.|