Banana Fish

Ziming Lan
Feb 22, 2021

Recently, I finished watching this anime called Banana Fish.

The ending hits really hard.

In the manga, Ash reads the letter, regrets his earlier decision to not meet his departing close friend, rushes to the airport only to be stabbed & bleed to his demise at the library. In the anime, Ash is stabbed too & went unconscious at the library as he continues bleeding. However Ash’s final fate is left open ended in the anime as they don’t show what happens next.

I didn’t read the manga, but nevertheless I kept comparing between the 2 sad endings. Which is the better of the 2?

If there was any consolation, it’s the fact that Ash does regret his earlier decision to not meet after reading the letter.

& that, actually meant so much