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Banana Fish Is Here To Break Our Hearts Again With Stage-Play In June And Gorgeous Actors

Banana Fish is one of those series that hooks you faster than you can blink, and when it ends, you feel a gaping hole in your life.

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With a new stage-play adaptation coming up, Banana Fish fans should get ready to shed some tears yet again.

The series is full of teen gangsters, fearful criminal authority, an exceedingly smart and handsome protagonist and an out of place soft boy.

There are mind-games, assassination attempts and dashing escapades. I mean, what more do you need from a series?

Banana Fish is getting a 2-part stage-play adaptation in June. The first part is titled Banana Fish: The Stage Zenpen, and it will run at The Galaxy Theatre in Tokyo from 10th to 20th June.

A new visual was released to promote the upcoming stage play, and it looks awesome. We will get to witness Ash and Eiji fall in love all over again and try to ignore the pain that the ending will cause us.

Stage play adaptations of Banana Fish have been released in 2005, 2009 and 2012. The added comedic elements in the previous plays were liked by many fans.

The actors who will be playing the roles of Ash and Eiji look downright gorgeous in the cast visuals. Ash’s blonde mullet and Eiji’s soft and kind look is spot-on in the pictures.

The main cast members of the stage-play include:

CharacterCastOther Works
Ash LynxKenta MizueBanri Settsu (A3!)
Eiji OkamuraKurumu OkamiyaTsurumaru Kuninaga (Touken Ranbu)

MAPPA animated the original manga in 2018, and the anime has two seasons. It adapted the entire manga and left fans depressed by the time they had finished it.

Although the manga was set in the 1980s, the anime changed the timeline to modern-day New York. If you like vintage art style, then you should definitely read the manga.

Of course, fans will look forward to the stage play even after they have had their heart broken a few times already, so best of luck!

About Banana Fish

Banana Fish follows Ash Lynx, a 17-year-old boy who comes across a man who has been murdered.

The last words uttered by that man, “Banana Fish,” hurls Ash across an exciting, tragic, and destined journey towards finding out its meaning.

With Eiji Okamura -a pure-hearted young photographer from Japan, to keep him company, hideous secrets will be revealed as Ash will forsake the kingdom held out by the devil-like human who raised him.

Source: Banana Fish Stage-Play website

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