Released on year:2017
Ash Lynx, also known as Aslan Jade Callenreese, was a young fugitive plucked from the gritty streets of New York City, nurtured under the ruthless patronage of Dino Golzine, the notorious mafia godfather. A mere 17 years old, Ash had risen to power as the leader of his own gang, but a burning desire to unravel the enigmatic mystery called "Banana Fish" consumed him. Those very words haunted Ash's older brother, Griffin, ever since his traumatic return from the Iraq War. However, Ash's relentless pursuit of the truth faced grave obstacles when Dino dispatched his formidable henchmen to track him down at the clandestine underground bar he used as his sanctuary. Within the dimly lit haven, where secrets were shared under whispered breaths, Ash was introduced to a Japanese duo of intrepid photojournalists: the seasoned Shunichi Ibe and his astute assistant, Eiji Okumura. They had ventured across the ocean to document the vibrant tapestry of American street gangs. Yet, their conversation was abruptly halted by an urgent call from Shorter Wong, a trusted comrade of Ash's, who warned of Dino's impending assault. The bar was plunged into pandemonium as Dino's goons launched a brute raid, snatching Skip and Eiji in the turmoil. Now, Ash must summon every ounce of courage and resourcefulness to rescue his friends, even if it means facing the demons of his dark past. Only then can he continue his relentless pursuit of the elusive Banana Fish. Will Ash's relentless determination prevail against the sinister machinations of the mafia that have haunted him for so long?
The forthcoming anime has been unveiled as a remarkable addition to the grand commemoration project celebrating Akimi Yoshida's illustrious 40-year career in October 2017.