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Banana Fish Vol. 19 (Banana Fish #19)

4.3  ·  Rating Details ·  96 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
The final volume of Banana Fish contains the same dichotomy of darkness and light that characterizes both Ash and Eiji. A harsh reality and soft dream-like memories find themselves hand-in-hand with heartbreak and hope, sentiment and cynicism, love and murder.
Paperback, 185 pages
Published 2007 by Elex Media Komputindo (first published September 26th 1994)
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Nicko
Nov 16, 2010 Nicko rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just finished 19th and final volume of Akimi Yoshida's manga Banana Fish... best fucking manga of all time. Characterizations, dialogue, the action sequences, immigrant gang culture, US geopolitical analyses, everything spot-on even two decades after its creation, even a dose of heavy bromance to spice things up... I don't think I can stop crying about the fact that it's over, and there's no more left to read. If you don't take my word for it, you can at least be comforted that my opinion second ...more
Veronika KaoruSaionji
This is really BL gekiga story. The best which I ever read. All the best from gekiga (also, gangster story in this case), but with very many handsome boys and men and with gay plot. Main hero, Ash Lynx, who tries to avange this crippled older brother, is gay. And during the story is he twice raped (and in the past as child was he abused by his trener, but this is only bad memory), at first time it is in prison and he let it happen because he need to go into infirmary to can escape, also it is no ...more
Mayday
Mar 06, 2012 Mayday rated it it was amazing
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Bow down to the best BL manga I have ever read.

I was reluctant at first actually, I have never liked old manga except when they are really really good. Candy Candy scares the life out of me with their sparkling big eyes. But this is not the same kind like Candy Candy anyway. An old guy friend actually convinced me that this manga was a real good and my old self always read what boys read. He didn't tell me this was a BL manga.

This manga turned out to be a real good manga full of angst. Ash was
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Sandy
Jun 14, 2007 Sandy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the final volume of the Banana Fish series. It contains the final chapters of the series and two individual short tales: One of Ash's first meeting with Shorter and a story set about 7 years after the main story line.

This is a touching ending to a great series.
Rick
Dec 18, 2016 Rick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-books, manga
Last Volume. Whew! What a trip. After finishing the previous volume I was left wondering how this last 180 page volume was going to be filled. There just didn't seem to enough story left. I was right. Sort of. There are 3 stories in this volume. The first (and shortest) is the last little bit of the Banana Fish epic saga. It is really only the last sequence that sums up the conclusion of the story. As there was really a couple of loose ends to tie-up that was easy to do in the 30 pages opening t ...more
orannia
Oct 28, 2010 orannia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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TeFo
Jan 27, 2013 TeFo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This manga... was so damn good. Some of the dialogues between Eiji and Ash were so hilarious and Ash's phobia is seriously ridiculous. The characters were a bit stereotypical with Ash being blond and Eiji's Japanese descriptions, but hey it's the 80's. The ending really struck me, but it made the story all the more touching and emotional... too emotional cause I started to cry every time I turned the page during the last half of the volume. I was kind of dazed when I first started but then the s ...more
Patricia Robello
Jun 08, 2012 Patricia Robello rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this story. I really wished it did not end the way it did but in a way I see why the auther wanted it to be this way. I think its pretty neet that she based all of her characters of real life people hense why she had to do what she did to Ash and all of the other characters in this amazing story. So sad she will probably never pick it up and continue but for now it will forever be in my heart.
Asif
Mar 11, 2010 Asif rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This finish, wow. This series is so awesome. I hated it at first but after book 3, I started to really get into it. The twists and characters in this book are awesome. I did want to beat up Eiji though.
Kathy Mcelfish
The only reason I gave this volume 4 instead of 5 stars was because of my favorite character dying. Other than that I absolutely loved this series.
Crystal
Mar 02, 2009 Crystal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, 2009
What a sad ending to a good story.
Indah Threez Lestari
#Program BUBU

Pertama dibaca 26 September 2007.
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