The BEST Episodes of Banana Fish

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 30, 2021

Network: Fuji TV

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...

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The Catcher in the Rye

#1 - The Catcher in the Rye

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Dec 21, 2018

Ash demands to have the hostages released, in exchange for sparing Golzine's life. But that's when Foxx betrays Golzine. Cain, Sing, and Blanca quickly take action to save the hostages together with Ash. Meanwhile, Eiji, who's in the hospital, decides to finally head back to Japan, but just can't seem to get Ash off of his mind...

star 8.46
59 votes
Babylon Revisited

#2 - Babylon Revisited

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 7, 2018

Shorter being dead, Ash is devastated. Outside, Sing and Alex are carefully planning their rescue mission, to get Ash and Shorter out of Golzine's mansion. Meanwhile, Golzine leaves, taking Arthur with him. Yut Lung witnesses this, and notices something very important...

star 8.22
58 votes
For Whom the Bell Tolls

#3 - For Whom the Bell Tolls

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Dec 14, 2018

Eiji is shot, and is taken to the hospital. Ash tries to go with him, but it's none other than Blanca who stops him. Blanca tries to take care of Ash's wound, but Ash points a gun at him. Meanwhile, Sing who is feeling guilty for two of his guys shooting Eiji and Ash, makes one important decision...

star 8.22
55 votes
Save Me The Waltz

#4 - Save Me The Waltz

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 31, 2018

Eiji and Shorter are taken to Golzine's residence, but Shorter is restrained by Golzine's men. Meanwhile, Ash and Max were also headed toward Golzine's residence. In the laboratory there, Abraham is preparing for some type of experiment..

star 8.17
66 votes
The Snows of Kilimanjaro

#5 - The Snows of Kilimanjaro

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 5, 2018

Ash heads to the agreed place where he shall face Arthur to settle it once and for all. Eiji, who had been left behind, wakes up and is told to head back to Japan by Ash's guys. However, as he finds out that Ash is facing Arthur, despite being stopped, he hurries to where Ash is.

star 8.16
62 votes
The Beautiful and Damned

#6 - The Beautiful and Damned

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 14, 2018

Ash and his guys have escaped from Golzine's mansion. Golzine is furious as his mansion is set on fire, and is even angrier to have had Ash slip away from his hands. Ash is back in his hideout, and is spending some quiet time with Eiji but soon enough, he sets out to execute his next plan...

star 8.14
58 votes
As I Lay Dying

#7 - As I Lay Dying

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Dec 7, 2018

As Max and the guys are being held captive, Ash goes to face Foxx. In the meantime, Max and the guys are taken to the National Mental Health Institute. Eiji and Sing head to rescue Ash together with Cain, and Alex follows the car with Max and the guys on it.

star 8.02
52 votes
In Another Country

#8 - In Another Country

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 13, 2018

Skip and Eiji were taken away by Frederick Arthur's gangs. Ash is caught by Marvin, a subordinate of Golzine who has joined hands with Arthur, when he rushed out to save the two who were taken away. The three tries to escape with Ash's tact. However, Shorter shows up and a brawl ensues. Ash pursues Marvin who is running away, but when he enters a room, an unexpected sight unfolds before him.

star 7.95
82 votes
Lo, the Poor Peacock

#9 - Lo, the Poor Peacock

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Oct 26, 2018

Ash steals the ID of a security guard and succeeds in fleeing. He takes Dawson with him. The guards notice, but can't get hold of them. Meantime, Max and Ibe, who got into the National Mental Health Institute posing as some random head to rescue Ash...

star 7.87
61 votes
A Perfect Day for Bananafish

#10 - A Perfect Day for Bananafish

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 6, 2018

In New York, Ash Lynx a boy with an perfect appearance and outstanding fighting power has been leading a street gang at the age of 17. One night, Ash is told the word "Banana Fish" from a man shot by his own subordinate. The word was that Griffin, his brother who was pretty crippled, often mentioned. At the same time, he meets Eiji Okumura, a Japanese boy who came as a photographer's assistant.

star 7.85
110 votes
Islands in the Stream

#11 - Islands in the Stream

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Nov 9, 2018

Ash returns from Kippard's room and Eiji happily starts looking after him. One day, Ash goes out into town with Max, and there, he hears about Holstock's death. Ash is convinced that Kippard and Holstock were murdered by someone. The one who did it was actually someone that Ash would never want to accept.

star 7.82
55 votes
The Unvanquished

#12 - The Unvanquished

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Nov 23, 2018

Eiji finds out that Ash will be present at a party hosted by Golzine, and heads there with Sing, Cain, and Alex. Accompanying Yut Lung to the same party is Blanca. He secretly approaches Ash, who has gone temporarily blind due to some medication he was given.

star 7.81
54 votes
My Lost City

#13 - My Lost City

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 10, 2018

In the hope that Griffin has left materials and photos of "Banana Fish", Ash and his group headed to Cape Cod, Ash's hometown. Although Ash arrives at his home, his father Jim treats him coldly. When Eiji and Max asks Jim, who is trying to kick out Ash, why he is treating him that way...

star 7.76
67 votes
This Side of Paradise

#14 - This Side of Paradise

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 27, 2018

It was Arthur who appeared before Eiji who was visiting Meredith's medical clinic after being asked by Ash. However, seeing Griffin coming out of the back room of the medical clinic, Abraham becomes confused all of a sudden and shoots Griffin. Eiji presumes that because Griffin called Abraham "Banana Fish", he assumed that it was about him, but he is told by Ibé to return to Japan.

star 7.74
76 votes
From Death to Morning

#15 - From Death to Morning

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 3, 2018

With Jenkins' discretion, Ash is released. Upon finding out that Griffin has died, Ash tries to go to Golzine by himself. But Eiji insists that the reason Griffin died was because of him, and forcibly follows Ash.

star 7.72
72 votes
Across the River and into the Trees

#16 - Across the River and into the Trees

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 20, 2018

Ash is sent to prison. Max, who was in the same room, was asked to look after Ash by Charlie. However, Ash is attacked by a prisoner who was under the patronage of Golzine. Later, in the medical office, he finds out that someone has been carrying out research on "Banana Fish".

star 7.72
85 votes
The Rich Boy

#17 - The Rich Boy

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 17, 2018

Ash and his group heads to Los Angeles with the address "102, 42 Westwood" after getting away from Golzine's posses. After stopping by Max's ex-wife Jessica and his son Michael's house, they head to the place of the mysterious address. There, they find a mansion, and hear a scream coming from there!

star 7.69
65 votes
Banal Story

#18 - Banal Story

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 24, 2018

Jessica and Michael are attacked by someone. Ash and Max go to help the two, and Eiji, Shorter and Ibe were waiting for Ash and Max to come back. However, Eiji is kidnapped by Yut Lung's ruse. Ash returns to the mansion after sensing something wrong...

star 7.69
61 votes
Tender is the Night

#19 - Tender is the Night

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Oct 12, 2018

Ash is in the hospital, in critical condition, after being stabbed by Arthur. Max and Ibe are waiting for Eiji at the airport but hear about the incident on the news and contacts Charlie immediately. Eiji is locked up together with gang members, and Ash's words run through his head...

star 7.61
54 votes
To Have and Have Not

#20 - To Have and Have Not

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 21, 2018

Arthur's guys are killed by Ash back to back, including Wookie. Ash instructs his guys to chase the gangs that are working with Arthur out of Manhattan, all the while making arrangements to send Eiji back to Japan.

star 7.59
59 votes
The Undefeated

#21 - The Undefeated

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Nov 30, 2018

Ash and the other guys successfully flee from Golzine and Yut Lung. A wounded Sing also manages to return to their place, but his guys have been taken hostage by Yut Lung. Ash and Cain set about coming up with a way to rescue them. Meanwhile, Yut Lung, with Yuen-Tai Lao on his side and the hostages in his grasp, seems to have a certain plan up his sleeve...

star 7.57
54 votes
The Garden of Eden

#22 - The Garden of Eden

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Oct 19, 2018

Eiji hears that Ash is dead, but just can't believe it. He takes Yut Lung hostage to get out of the mansion. Once out, Eiji tries to leave Yut Lung but Yut Lung tells Eiji to go ahead and kill himself. Meanwhile, Max, George and Captain Jenkins head to the National Mental Health Institute and there, they see Ash's body being autopsied...

star 7.46
56 votes
The Killers

#23 - The Killers

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Nov 2, 2018

Ash has fled from the National Mental Health Institute and is heading to Sing's hideout. There, he sees Eiji again. Sing finds out why Shorter was killed and tries to tell the others but Ash stops him. Tension fills the air. Meanwhile, Hua-Lung asks for Golzine and Golzine heads to the Lee mansion. There, Yut Lung was waiting for him...

star 7.46
57 votes
Ice Palace

#24 - Ice Palace

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Nov 16, 2018

Ash falls into the hands of Golzine, following a deal with Yut Lung. Eiji senses that Yut Lung has something to do with Ash not coming back and goes to see Sing to find out more about it. Meanwhile, Yut Lung approaches Blanca, who has just sealed the deal with Golzine, and invites him to work with him instead.

star 7.29
52 votes