New York City, 1985. A dying man leaves gay gang leader Ash Lynx a strange drug, the key to something called "Banana Fish." The mysterious potion will lead Ash to a disturbed Vietnam vet who remembers a massacre - and into brutal battle with the mafia over control of the drug....
|Title||:||Banana Fish, Vol. 2|
|Format Type||:||Paperback Manga|
|Number of Pages||:||192 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Banana Fish, Vol. 2 Reviews
The pace of these early volumes is a little slow, there are tons of charters to introduce and lots of backstory and information that needs to be played out before the action picks up to a breakneck pace. But this series is still two-tons of fun.
This volume forgoes the subtlety of the first few chapters and goes right for the guts. The story is really ramping up. The characters are awesome. It's a total bummer that queerness is so intrinsically wrapped up with child abuse and rape in this story, but then again, that's the kind of story this is, and Eiji and Ash's unfolding relationship seems promising as an antidote. Loving it so far.
Molestation and rape really takes center stage in this one. The plot is good, just with uncomfortable bits I'm not really looking for.
BACKCOVER BLURB On the streets of New York City, a charismatic young gang leader named Ash comes into possession of the only sample of a strange substance mysteriously associated with the name "Banana Fish," and mafia boss Papa Dino Golzine wants it back yesterday! Framed for the murder of the man who forced him to participate in child pornography years ago, Ash awaits trial in a maximum security prison teeming with Golzine's henchmen, not to mention other unfriendly - and too friendly - gangs of prisoners . . . Ash's self-appointed friends on the NYPD elist dellow jailbird and Vietnam vet Max Lodo to look out for our hero. But Ash is a confirmed loner who won't accept help from anyone. Although he seems to have taken quite a shine to young Japanese journalist Eiji . . .Translated by Matt ThornTouch-Up Art & Lettering by CatoCover Design: Izumi EversEditor: Annette RomanSan Francisco, California: VIZ Media, May 1999
Ahahahaha. Aslan. xD I appreciate the drama of Ash being about two seconds away from murdering a dude but. Aslan. I hope we get a Lucy introduced soon, that would be amazing.I'm digging the crime drama vibe to this. I wonder if it ever got turned into a live action? It'd fit right into the genre. In both negative and positive ways. :/ Come on Akimi Yoshida, you only get points for including black characters if you don't kill them within a volume. I get that killing the black dudes first is an authentically American narrative tradition but maybe you could try for different genre markers instead. 3 stars
We follow our protagonist Ash as he survives in prison, guarded over by a friend of his dead brother. Each hold pieces of the puzzle that is "Banana Fish," the words uttered by Ash's brother right before he was shot in Vietnam after going spontaneously crazy. Outside the prison things are moving along between organized crime and street gangs, one of which Ash was the leader of.I got pretty wel hooked on this story with the first volume already, but now I'm dying to find out how all the growing plot elements and nicely ambiquous characters will develope.
#Program BUBUPertama dibaca tahun 2005.