Banana Fish is the story of Ash Lynx, a 17-year-old gang leader in New York who becomes embroiled in a mob war and a plot to create a drug that can control people’s minds. With that as a starting point, we can be certain that the story will not be full of laughter and joy.
Despite all of Ash’s misfortunes, six scenes break everyone’s hearts even more. There will be spoilers because of how the list of sad Banana Fish scenes was compiled, so consider this your warning.
6 Sad Banana Fish Scenes!
A Pedophile Raised Ash
When Ash runs away from home, he is picked up by men who sell children for sex. As a result, he has gone to work at a Cape Cod restaurant that provides sexual services. Dino Golzine runs into Ash while working on Cape Cod.
Golzine is the mafia’s boss, and he adopts Ash as a pet. Golzine looks after Ash, raises and teaches him, but their relationship is similar to that of a father and son. Unfortunately, Golzine had sexually abused Ash, and his obsession with Ash only grows stronger over time.
Ash Fights for His Freedom
Even though Ash is the leader of his gang, he is a Golzineite. Golzine has been grooming Ash to take over his criminal empire, and he is constantly reminding him that he is his property and pet.
Ash was frequently compared to a lynx, “a wild animal that cannot be tamed.” When Golzine puts him down, he frequently says, “The Lynx has been caged,” indicating that Ash has no freedom. Ash is constantly up against this sad reality.
Banana Fish Hurt Ash’s Brother
Griffin, Ash’s older brother, is a veteran of the Iraq war. During his stay, he was given a drug called Banana Fish, which caused him to go insane and murder his squad. Griffin is completely helpless as a result of the drug’s effects.
Griffin was laid off, and Ash was left to care for him when he returned. He is incapable of caring for himself, so he sits and repeats “Banana Fish.” He doesn’t even recognise his brother, so Ash goes in search of the enigmatic Banana Fish.
Ash Recognizes He Is a Threat to Eiji
Ash finally meets someone who accepts him for who he is when he meets Eiji. Behind the tough front and back of a gang’s boss. With Eiji, Ash can be a typical adolescent, having fun and laughing.
Ash doesn’t want to lose Eiji too soon because he finds comfort in him. However, as long as Eiji is with Ash, his life is in danger, and Ash may not always be able to protect him.
Ash Nearly Loses the Only Person He Cares About
Instead of directly pursuing Ash, Yut-Lung continues to pursue Eiji, the thing Ash adores the most. Finally, he dispatches two men to assassinate Eiji. They do not kill him, but they severely injure him.
When Ash sees Eiji unconscious on the ground, he goes insane. He is angry because he is afraid of losing the only person in his life who has never asked for anything from him. Eiji’s life and Ash’s happiness are both in jeopardy.
Ash’s Last Goodbye
The gang war has ended, the Banana Fish research has been completed, and Eiji has returned to Japan. He sends Ash a letter accompanied by a plane ticket so that Ash can meet him at the airport and they can live happily ever after.
As Ash reads the letter, he smiles, gets up from the bench, and begins running toward the street… and is then stabbed by an enraged Lao who asks, “Why did you let your guard down now?”
We see Ash’s final moments as he visits the New York Public Library and writes a farewell letter to Eiji. The scene is intercut with Eiji’s happy goodbye and promise to return to Ash, and it’s a scene that will leave no one in the audience dry-eyed.
When every character has a painful past, and the villains use their trauma to make their drug more powerful, deciding which scenes are the most heartbreaking or sad banana fish scenes can be difficult.
As a result, we’d like to know which ones you enjoy the most. Do you agree with us, or do you have alternative options? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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