Banana Fish is a manga series that was first published in May 1985 and aired until April 1994. After two decades, MAPPA, a Japanese anime studio, has adapted the manga to the anime, which will be released on July 6, 2018. It consists of 24 episodes after the first season is over. We also know Studio MAPPA from popular anime like Jujutsu Kaisen, which has left its mark in recent years. After three years of publishing the final episode of the anime, fans are still curious about Season 2. Will there be a second season of the animeand when is it coming out? After the critically acclaimed season one finale of the first season on December 19, 2018, many positive reviews were written for the series. the anime published on Amazon Prime and gained a fan base worldwide has an above average score of 7.9 on IMDb. Let’s not forget this series that has passed three years and check out the story before moving on to the release date.
What was Banana Fish about?
Banana Fish is a crime thriller and the events of the show take place in America. Ash Lynx is the main character of the series, who has a remarkably charming appearance and excellent fighting power. At age 17, Ash is the leader of a street gang of kids in New York City.
When Ash was a child, Ash’s older brother, Griffin Callenreese, who served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War in 1973, went mad one night and opened fire on his team. The boy collapsed by pronouncing the words “Banana Fish”. He became mentally retarded and went to live with his brother Ash, under his care in New York City.
Ash’s life took a turn when a dying man shot by his underling gave him a bottle of a substance and a California address and told him “Banana Fish” while he was dying. Ash begins to investigate “Banana Fish” with his source’s curiosity, which begins a series of events in the story.
What can we see in Season 2 of Banana Fish?
If there’s a possible second season, it doesn’t seem possible without our main character Ash. So, is Ash really dead? Some fans cannot accept this death. There was no blood on the floor after he was stabbed, and after all the hardships such a death is very unfair even to the writers. Maybe we can see Ash and Eiji reunited in a second season. Unfortunately, these predictions are still nearly impossible.
Will there be a Banana Fish season 2?
From Dec 3, 2021at the time of writing, the studio MAPPA or the producers already have the series a second season† As we mentioned earlier, the series is a manga adaptation, and the manga is complete and not running today. The script of the series takes the manga from the 1980s to the 2000s, adding details such as smartphones and the Iraq War. While this is the case, the anime is generally manga-based. This is reminiscent of whether there are enough scripts for Season 2. Unfortunately, the answer to this question is negative. The manga has released 19 volumes so far, and you can find an anime & manga matching chart below.
|Anime Episode||Title||Manga equivalent|
|1||A perfect day for banana fish||Vol.1 Ch.1 to half of Ch.3 (137 pages)|
|2||In another country||Last half of Vol.1 Ch.3 to ~ 1/3 of Vol.2 (108 pages)|
|3||Over the river and into the trees||The next half of Vol.2 (88 pages)|
|4||This side of paradise||The rest of Vol.2 to ~1/4 of Vol.3 Ch.2 (105 pages)|
|5||From death to tomorrow||The rest of Vol.3 Ch.2 to half of Vol.3 Ch.3 (80 pages)|
|6||My Lost City||Last half of Vol.3 Ch.3 to Vol.4 Ch.1 (91 pages)|
|7||The rich boy||The rest of Vol.4 (125 pages)|
|8||Banal story||Vol.5 Ch.1 to ~ 75% of Vol.5 Ch.2 (110 pages)|
|9||save me the waltz||Last ~ 25% of Vol.5 Ch.2 to (almost all) Vol.6 Ch.1 **(|
|10||Babylon revisited||Vol.6 Ch.2 to half of Vol.6 Ch.5|
|11||The beautiful and damned||Last half of Vol.6 Ch.5 to half of Vol.7 Ch.3|
|12||To have and not to have||Last half of Vol.7 Ch.3 to Vol.8 Ch.2|
|13||The snow of Kilimanjaro||Vol.8 Ch.2 to ~ 75% of Vol.9 Ch.1|
|14||Tender is the night||The rest of Vol.9|
|15||The Garden of Eden||Half of Vol.10|
|16||Lo, the poor peacock||Last half of Vol.10 to half of Vol.11|
|17||the killers||Half of Vol.11 to ~25% of Vol.12|
|18||islands in the stream||~75% of Vol.12 to ~75% of Vol.13 Ch.1|
|19||Ice Palace||Last ~ 25% of Vol.13 Ch.1 to half of Vol.14 Ch.1|
|20||the unconquered||Last half of Vol.14 Ch.1 to half of Vol.15|
|21||the undefeated||Last half of Vol.15 to all of Vol.16|
|22||While I lay dying||Vol.17 Ch.1 to ~ 1/3 of Ch.2|
|23||For whom the bell tolls||The rest of Vol.17 Ch.2 to ~3/4 of Vol.18 Ch.1|
|24||The catcher in the rye||The rest of Vol. 18 to all of Vol.19?|
In addition, at the end of Season 1, it was suggested that there will be no Season 2 of the anime. There are five side stories that can be turned into a new series related to anime. However, the side stories may not be enough for a second season. Those side stories are more likely to be released as special episodes rather than a whole new season. If there’s any official news about the anime, we’ll let you know.