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The Best Episodes of Banana Fish

Every episode of Banana Fish ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Banana Fish!

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 Iraq 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.

Genres:AnimationDramaAction & AdventureMysteryCrime
Network:Fuji TV

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Banana Fish" is "The Catcher in the Rye", rated 9.5/10 from 643 user votes. It was directed by Hiroko Utsumi, Kaori Makita, Daisuke Tokudo and written by Hiroshi Seko. "The Catcher in the Rye" aired on 12/21/2018 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Save Me The Waltz".

  • The Catcher in the Rye
    9.5/10 643 votes

    #1 - The Catcher in the Rye

    Season 1 Episode 24 - Aired 2018-12-21

    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...

    Director: Hiroko Utsumi, Kaori Makita, Daisuke Tokudo

    Writer: Hiroshi Seko

  • Save Me The Waltz
    9.4/10 545 votes

    #2 - Save Me The Waltz

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2018-08-31

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Babylon Revisited
    9.1/10 458 votes

    #3 - Babylon Revisited

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2018-09-07

    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...

    Director: Yuki Nishibata

    Writer: N/A

  • For Whom the Bell Tolls
    9.1/10 469 votes

    #4 - For Whom the Bell Tolls

    Season 1 Episode 23 - Aired 2018-12-14

    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...

    Director: Yui Umemoto

    Writer: Hiroshi Seko

  • The Snows of Kilimanjaro
    9.0/10 467 votes

    #5 - The Snows of Kilimanjaro

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2018-10-05

    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.

    Director: Yui Umemoto

    Writer: Hiroshi Seko

  • As I Lay Dying
    9.0/10 460 votes

    #6 - As I Lay Dying

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 2018-12-07

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Islands in the Stream
    8.7/10 428 votes

    #7 - Islands in the Stream

    Season 1 Episode 18 - Aired 2018-11-09

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • My Lost City
    8.6/10 467 votes

    #8 - My Lost City

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2018-08-10

    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...

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Unvanquished
    8.6/10 431 votes

    #9 - The Unvanquished

    Season 1 Episode 20 - Aired 2018-11-23

    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.

    Director: Yusuke Kubo

    Writer: N/A

  • The Beautiful and Damned
    8.5/10 442 votes

    #10 - The Beautiful and Damned

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2018-09-14

    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...

    Director: Konosuke Uda

    Writer: N/A

  • Lo, the Poor Peacock
    8.4/10 441 votes

    #11 - Lo, the Poor Peacock

    Season 1 Episode 16 - Aired 2018-10-26

    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...

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Rich Boy
    8.3/10 441 votes

    #12 - The Rich Boy

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2018-08-17

    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!

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Banal Story
    8.3/10 439 votes

    #13 - Banal Story

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2018-08-24

    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...

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Killers
    8.3/10 421 votes

    #14 - The Killers

    Season 1 Episode 17 - Aired 2018-11-02

    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...

    Director: Yuki Nishibata

    Writer: N/A

  • In Another Country
    8.2/10 504 votes

    #15 - In Another Country

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2018-07-13

    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.

    Director: Nobuyoshi Arai

    Writer: Hiroshi Seko

  • Tender is the Night
    8.2/10 421 votes

    #16 - Tender is the Night

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 2018-10-12

    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...

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Ice Palace
    8.2/10 428 votes

    #17 - Ice Palace

    Season 1 Episode 19 - Aired 2018-11-16

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Undefeated
    8.2/10 433 votes

    #18 - The Undefeated

    Season 1 Episode 21 - Aired 2018-11-30

    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...

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • This Side of Paradise
    8.1/10 464 votes

    #19 - This Side of Paradise

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2018-07-27

    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.

    Director: Konosuke Uda

    Writer: N/A

  • A Perfect Day for Bananafish
    8.0/10 547 votes

    #20 - A Perfect Day for Bananafish

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2018-07-06

    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.

    Director: Hiroko Utsumi

    Writer: Hiroshi Seko

  • Across the River and into the Trees
    8.0/10 491 votes

    #21 - Across the River and into the Trees

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2018-07-20

    Ash is sent to prison. The journalist Max who was in the same room was asked to look after Ash by Charlie, a detective. However, a young and good-looking Ash is attacked by Garvey, a prisoner who was under the patronage of Golzine. But in the medical office he was carried into, he finds out that Max has been carrying out research on "Banana Fish"...

    Director: Kaori Makita

    Writer: Hiroshi Seko

  • To Have and Have Not
    8.0/10 430 votes

    #22 - To Have and Have Not

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2018-09-21

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Garden of Eden
    8.0/10 425 votes

    #23 - The Garden of Eden

    Season 1 Episode 15 - Aired 2018-10-19

    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...

    Director: Naoki Hishikawa

    Writer: N/A

  • From Death to Morning
    7.9/10 455 votes

    #24 - From Death to Morning

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2018-08-03

    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.

    Director: Yasunori Goto

    Writer: Hiroshi Seko