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Amazon, Anime, and Ash: Banana Fish master post bananafishrepublic: With the popularity of the upcoming anime, I decided to make a master post for fans new and old, as well as for those who are curious about the series! What is Banana Fish?Banana Fish is a manga series by Akimi Yoshida. Originally published in 1985, it follows the story of Ash Lynx, a charismatic gang leader, as he grapples with figuring out the mystery of “banana fish” that turns his life upside down. The story also centers around the close relationship between Ash Lynx and Eiji Okumura, a young Japanese photographer’s assistant who came to New York to photograph the city, but ends up getting caught up in Ash’s violent life. DISCLAIMER: Banana Fish is definitely not for everyone. Some of the topics Banana Fish deals with are violence, drugs, rape, pedophilia, child abuse, gang warfare, racism, prostitution, and death. None of the sexual content is shown explicitly. I recommend not investing in this series if these topics make you uncomfortable. Manga - The main story consists of 19 volumes. VIZ Media licensed a english translation in 1999-2002, with flipped L to R pages and censored dialogue. VIZ later released a full re-translation of the series of all 19 volumes. Both have since been out of print. Can be read in full here, in English.The manga is also getting a gorgeous box edition which can be found on Amazon. (Japanese only)  Side stories - An extra volume, titled Banana Fish: Another Story consists of five side stories that take place before and after the events in the main story. Highly recommended to read after you finish the main story. Raws  Angel Eyes -prequel that tells the story of how Ash and Shorter met. Included in VIZ’s translation of Banana Fish. The Garden with Holy Light - Epilogue to Banana Fish. Included in VIZ’s translation of Banana Fish.Private Opinion - Prequel that tells the story of how Ash and Blanca first met. Untranslated.Fly boy, in the sky - Prequel that tells the story of how Eiji and Ibé met. Untranslated. Ura Banana - Short, comedic story about Ash and Eiji discussing fan mail with Akimi Yoshida. Untranslated. Media  Anime- A Banana Fish anime is in the works! Set to premier July 2018, it is being produced by the studio MAPPA and will consist of 24 episodes. The biggest change will be that the story is set to modern day. You can find more information here on ANN. (Will update this section when we get closer to the date)Radio drama - A radio drama for Banana Fish was produced in 1996. @bananafishlovers was kind enough to compile the drama CDs into a playlist which can be found here. Untranslated, but you can follow along with the audio if you have the manga close by.Stage adaption - A stage adaption for Banana Fish was produced in 2012. Very hard to find outside of Japan, here’s a preview  (Warning: stage silliness)Asrun Dream - A song from the album Mars by Gackt. In an interview with Akimi Yoshida, “Asrun Dream is an older song of his [Gackt], inspired by Banana Fish. He said that when he wrote it, he imagined Eiji asleep in bed while Ash looks out the window to the night sky.” (lyrics + source)ExtrasAngel Eyes - Not related to the side story of the same name, Angel Eyes was a Banana Fish art book by Akimi Yoshida. The short story, That Summer, is also included in the art book. You can read it here and here You can find copies of the book on Amazon or on Japanese bidding sites, but please be warned that the price for it has skyrocketed since it is a rare book. Banana Fish REBIRTH - Official guide book to Banana Fish. This book includes an extensive analysis on the story and characters, and the setting of New York City. Harder to find than Angel Eyes, but also just as crazy expensive.I hope this covers everything. If you have any questions, suggestions, or corrections, let me know! I’ll also be updating this post as more information about Banana Fish is released.  

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Fucking, God, and Life: <p><a href="http://celticpyro.tumblr.com/post/170733391944/whiskeyismylover-joan-of-heart" class="tumblr_blog">celticpyro</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://whiskeyismylover.tumblr.com/post/166600168188/joan-of-heart-thelonelybrilliance" class="tumblr_blog">whiskeyismylover</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://joan-of-heart.tumblr.com/post/166597324116/thelonelybrilliance-aethersea" class="tumblr_blog">joan-of-heart</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://thelonelybrilliance.tumblr.com/post/166592226259/aethersea-jumpingjacktrash" class="tumblr_blog">thelonelybrilliance</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://aethersea.tumblr.com/post/165692962385/jumpingjacktrash-saffronheliotrope-zorped" class="tumblr_blog">aethersea</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://jumpingjacktrash.tumblr.com/post/165267277889/saffronheliotrope-zorped-izhunny" class="tumblr_blog">jumpingjacktrash</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://saffronheliotrope.tumblr.com/post/165266901199/zorped-izhunny-ladyoftheteaandblood" class="tumblr_blog">saffronheliotrope</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://zorped.tumblr.com/post/153079575445">zorped</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://izhunny.tumblr.com/post/153079380003">izhunny</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://ladyoftheteaandblood.tumblr.com/post/153066727749">ladyoftheteaandblood</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://mydigitaldaydreams.tumblr.com/post/153064443161">mydigitaldaydreams</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://lonegirleek.tumblr.com/post/94010790755">lonegirleek</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://soullesshusk.tumblr.com/post/49492511772">soullesshusk</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://strangersatthemall.tumblr.com/post/49379910807">strangersatthemall</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://negacrow.tumblr.com/post/49347063807">negacrow</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://nightmareloki.tumblr.com/post/49341466765">nightmareloki</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://newvagabond.tumblr.com/post/49335924654">newvagabond</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Omfg.</p> </blockquote> <p>OH MY GOD</p> </blockquote> <p>Well, that was unexpected.</p> </blockquote> <p>whAT EVEN IS GOING ON&gt;??</p> </blockquote> <p>ok I’ve seen this like 8 times on my dash and ignored it but now I finally watched it because I was like “okay this has to be SOMETHING good because everyone I fucking follow is reblogging it”<br/><br/>I was not fucking let down at all.</p> </blockquote> <p>I did not know I needed this in my life</p> </blockquote> <p>I needed to see this again…</p> </blockquote> <p>You must watch <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mY6yA6M5v6N7EFfXN7BbEyQ">@tomhiddleston-kikibfairy</a> <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mFknBl5RvEwJmgQKl3v1YnA">@ourladybinxthings</a> <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mjG-hBUN3IwKY2EWTOpj5Kw">@izhunny</a> <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/m7quM89zX0QXfi7WwJOox8A">@mrshiddelston</a> <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mEOEoye_Lci0EQbTFevsdDA">@maevecurrywrites</a> <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mqsYDT08DziD6MrK9lN4i-w">@ancientfinnishgoddess</a> <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/myAzeRxcBvtLsFLgbtJgqUA">@angryschnauzer</a> and all</p> </blockquote> <p>I love this silliness and it’s going on my blog finally.</p> </blockquote> <p>WHAT THE FUCK DID I JUST WATCH</p> </blockquote> <p>Every time this comes up on my dash I’m already cry-laughing in anticipation before I even hit play</p> </blockquote> <p style="">my face hurts from grinning<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>look no matter what you are expecting from this video, you’re mistaken and you should watch it to find out why</p> </blockquote> <p>WHAT</p> </blockquote> <p><a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mv7Ua82V0o6ffNT1GRJ7Wdg">@undernightskys</a> <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mebWT8NVevr-ZQdK6JWAnvg">@fireflyclasstransport</a> </p> </blockquote> <p>Oh my gosh 😂😂</p> </blockquote> <p style="">wut<br/></p></blockquote>
Complex, Lol, and Memes: MOOD DISORDER SOUNDS BULLSHIT SLHTLY BETTER ARTICULATED moGD DisoRDER MoaD DISORDER How HORRID FOR yoU EXTREMELY WELL ARTICULPTED ENOTONAL EXPERIENCE t でECOVTEXT" OF BEING A PERSON LOL SAME I find the mental illness and relatability thing very interesting. I think the gradual normalisation of being open about emotional experiences and feelings in general is ace. And I think creating images and words about mental illness can also expose some of the giant flaws with the rigidity of the psychiatric model when it comes to the DSM (preoccupations with fitting into one label-one box-one specific set of symptoms are challenged when you see or read stuff you relate to by someone with a different Dx, for example. This is positive). Sharing drawings and being related to has helped me see my own issues as a much more complex Web of Stuff than whatever clinical list of bullet points I may resemble most closely. Two or three years ago I think the dialogue in the bottom image would have pissed me off. "How dare anyone who didn't have severe illness relate to my experience?" Etc. I self-perpetuated negative beliefs about myself and my behaviours because I'd been treated as "young woman with X, Y, Z Disorders" for so long. And I really thought everything I felt-went through must have been because of some psychiatric acronyms. Then I thought some more and realised what people were probably relating to at large was my human experience; My insecurities and fears and happiness and silliness and all the threads of my personality that run independent of my illness or labels i'd had lobbed at me. We are multi-threaded, and they can feed into one another, but blimey do we all have shit going on. This is a right ramble from what is probably a giant can o' worms, but I just find it interesting ya know? I like how the platforms we have for expression now can open up these little corners of mutual understanding-solidarity that might otherwise have not been there.
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Who would win (a silly question when we have SAITAMA there) . . . . . . . .