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A softer world remix [21 Jul 2016|11:15pm]

orangeeraser
[ mood | good ]

Hello!  I'm posting to let you guys know that I've made an A Softer World remix blog for Banana FIsh here~ (ps: not spoiler free!)

hmm I don't really have all that much to say apart from that I really like both Banana Fish and A Softer World lol. Feel free to give suggestions if you'd like~  cause I'd like for the posts not to all be Ash and Eiji lol (the ones I've saved to make later are all for them so..;;;), or if you wanna make your own, the page has a submission button~

Umm that's all, I hope everyone has a good day! 

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Banana Fish Music / Radio Drama [26 Oct 2014|12:58am]

affor
Since there might still be people visiting the community, I uploaded my collection of BF-related CDs. That's the NHK radio drama from 1997 (with a funky theme song ) and the two image albums from 1988 and 1991.

Drama (6 CDs):
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Image Album 1991

The two image albums are nearly identical. The only difference is that the 1991 album has two more tracks and a different cover. I still uploaded them both, just in case xD For those fans who are as insatiable as me
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Anyone still interested in Banana Fish fanfics in 2015? [09 May 2015|09:26pm]
gorgeousshutin
Hi guys!

As I absolutely cannot find any other English Banana Fish community that is still alive, I hope this belongs here, and that there are fellow fans who might still be reading.

I've been an avid fanfic writer since 2012, and have my profiles up at both AO3 and Fanfiction.net. Though I mostly write in Utena, Banana Fish has always been one of my favorite series. The only thing that keeps me from doing a BF story is the very real fear of having no active fans to be around reading it.

It wasn't until recently that I've come across this previously undiscovered BF fanfic dealing with BF's infamous tragic ending. It's A Farewell to Arms, this beautifully written alternate Vol 19 epic by Angela that explores the possibility of Ash's death being staged/fake. Having read that, I'm now inspired to maybe write-out my own post-series BF story idea. My version will take the events in "The Garden with Holy Light" as BF's ending, then go from there; there'll be some sci-fi-ish elements of my own designs in that story.

What I'd really like to know is . . . if I'm to write and post a new BF story at this time, will there be any interest at all, from anyone here or else where?

Am crossing my fingers for any response at all *hopeful*
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New member, and a question! :) [03 Sep 2014|10:24pm]

no_reply_at_all
Hey there! I wonder if anyone still checks this community? This series is really underrated for what it is: Nothing short of epic. Honestly when other people say things like "Neon Genesis Evangelion" or "Berserk" as the anime that showed them that it could be a legitimate storytelling medium, I always think of Banana Fish instead. I jumped right on the bandwagon back when it first got translated into English. I had my first few volumes mail ordered to me, this was back when Viz was still mainly just a catalogue you got in the mail and you sent in a little order form with money and received your manga a week or two later.

Stuck with it, and the series destroyed me. In the best possible way that is. I've wanted to write something for Ash and Eiji for a long time, and if this group is still alive I just might, they're such amazing characters.

Now, I have a question about Banana Fish, or, more accurately, post Banana Fish? I see vague references to Sing and Akira getting married. I think that's adorable. I'm one of the crowd that didn't see Sing and Eiji as subtext in "The Garden of Light". For one thing it sounded like Sing was being quite the ladies man, and I think Eiji made it quite clear, in his own gentle way, that even if Sing WAS implying something, that it just wasn't going to happen. I thought Sing and Akira were adorable together and hearing that they get married made me happy, I would just love to know where! I know I've read that it's in the photobook from the fan box, but I could have SWORN I read somewhere that they make a short cameo in another series or have their own short story?

Can anyone confirm/deny for me? It's just....Banana Fish has been 10+ years of memories for me, and not all of them are fresh! XD;
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"Here and Now" [03 Aug 2012|07:23pm]

sporadic_writer
Title: Here and Now

A/N: So, I've been in the Banana Fish fandom for quite some time, and here is my final Banana Fish fic.  I feel pretty proud of the background story that I've created for Eiji since I tried to show how a regular guy like Eiji could become such close friends with Ash when they come from such vastly different worlds.  If anyone here is a fan of Sherlock (BBC) or Inception, then I will definitely see you around since I'll be posting there soon.  Please enjoy!

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Doujinshi for Sale [30 Dec 2011|02:26pm]

yume_no_koe
I am selling a few Banana Fish doujinshi (among other things) at otakupink_sale. Thank you. ^^
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"Parallel Lives Do Intersect" [22 Sep 2011|10:21pm]

sporadic_writer


A/N: I wrote this story a while ago, but I sat on it for a while as I experimented with tense and structure.  I'm not sure I achieved what I wanted, but maybe that's because I wrote it.  The italicized snippet below is from the manga and inspired this story.  Some of the Eiji/Ash interactions are from the manga, but I put my own spin on them.

“When I was 14, though.  There was this girl I really loved.  She died before we did anything.  She was murdered.  Because they thought she was my girlfriend.  I couldn’t save her.”

“I can’t have a relationship with someone from the straight world.  Because the people in my world just won’t let it happen.”

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BF doujinshi - CHEAP! [21 Sep 2011|01:29am]

jinsai
[ mood | busy ]

I`ve recently returned to the US. No longer having a nice big house to store things in, I`m desperately looking to unload a number of anime/manga goods I`ve been holding onto. Thus, I`m selling them very cheaply. Please poke me if interested!

Banana Fish doujishi listed here



Payment via paypal strongly preferred.

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"In a Lifetime" [03 Jun 2011|10:18pm]

sporadic_writer


A/N: First of all, I'd like to dedicate this story as a modest gift to Poophat and Nenena for giving me some much appreciated advice earlier.  Secondly, I'd like to share some thoughts on this story.  The first paragraph's dialogue was taken from the manga, but the rest of it I created to portray a potential event in Eiji's past.  The following has no bearing on the main BF plot, so I would consider it a very minor spoiler.  I forget which chapter, but in one of their guy-talk sessions, Ash asks Eiji about his romantic past, and I found the contents of Eiji's think-bubble to be intriguing.  And this story was born.  It is a little bittersweet, it contains an OFC, and it suggests a more intimate relationship between Eiji and Ash than bromance. 

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"Important Question" [02 Jun 2011|11:23am]

sporadic_writer
A/N: Hi all, some of you might remember me. I haven't posted in a while. So, besides having a new story that I'd like to share (and I'll talk a bit more about that in a bit), I'd like to ask you all a question.

Perhaps I'm paranoid, but has anyone else received a notification that one of their postings for this group received a comment by someone named "bradleydyl"? The thing is that the summary line has these strange characters in the heading, and at first I believed it to be a foreign language, but I decided to double-check my comments received at this group, and none of my stories show this new comment. Has anyone else had this experience? I haven't opened the e-mail notification because I'm suspicious, and I would appreciate any information about it.

I'm sorry for the digression. I was going to post something more relevant when I received this e-mail, but I'm feeling a little nervous about using LJ now.
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Final Banana Fish Roundtable posted! [24 May 2011|12:55pm]

dorrie6
The final installment of the manga bloggers' roundtable, Breaking Down Banana Fish, has just been posted.

After fourteen months, it's hard to believe this project is finally over! You can find all of the series' installments here at Manga Bookshelf.

We'd love to continue the conversation in comments, so please come by if you have the chance!
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Manga bloggers BF roundtable finally updated! [01 Apr 2011|01:58pm]

dorrie6
I nearly forgot to post this here, but the Banana Fish roundtable at Manga Bookshelf has finally reached volumes 14-16!

Come check it out, and please feel free to join us in comments!

Only one more roundtable to go! See you in May!
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Fic: Ash and Eiji Meet after 60 Years Apart [29 Mar 2011|10:28pm]

labingi
Title: "Love in a Finite Place"
Fandom: Mainly Banana Fish
Characters: Ash, Eiji, Sing
Pairings: Ash/Eiji, Eiji/Sing
Spoilers: All of BF, light spoilers for Death Note and DN-Bodyverse
Warnings/Rating: References to physical and sexual violence, swearing, light sexual content; cautious R.
Summary: After 60 years, Ash and Eiji meet again.
A/N: This story is a sequel to "Love Letters", but you don't need to have read it to understand this one with a few spoilers at my LJ/DW's Author's Notes.

Teaser: "Now, I feel such self-righteous fury over losing you," Ash went on. "But underneath all that, I feel fury at myself 'cause I let it happen."

"Love in a Finite Place"
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Banana Fish/Death Note Crossover--2047 (end) [27 Mar 2011|06:04pm]

labingi
Title: "Love Letters"
Fandom: Mainly Banana Fish
Characters: Ash, Eiji, Sing
Spoilers: All of BF, light spoilers for DN and DN-Bodyverse
Warnings/Rating: References to physical and sexual violence, swearing; rated R this section for reference to bodily injury.
Summary: Ash escapes and contacts Eiji.
A/N: The friends Ash escapes with come from the universe of The Body, Death Note fic. Ash, of course, codes their names.

Teaser: Eiji: Part of me has trouble writing this and not yelling at you for going away again, for coming back to go away again, like my heart believes you will. But I won't pay attention to that part.

Letters 1987-1990 and Author's Notes
Letters 1994-1998
Letters 2003-2004
Letters 2006-2010
Letters 2020
Letters 2025-2026
Letters 2031-2032
Letters 2036
Letters 2038-2044

New--Letters 2047
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Banana Fish/Death Note Crossover--2038-2044 [26 Mar 2011|10:59pm]

labingi
Title: "Love Letters"
Characters: Ash, Eiji, Sing, cameo by Yut-Lung
Spoilers: All of BF, light spoilers for DN and DN-Bodyverse
Warnings/Rating: References to physical and sexual violence, swearing; rated R this section for angst.
Summary: Eiji falls; Ash gets dumped; Russian politics take a turn for the worse.
A/N: The reference to weirdness in Colorado is from The Body, Death Note fic.

Teaser: Ash: I was willing to sleep with him. I even enjoyed it sometimes. I told him so, even though he never believed me. What the hell did he want?

Letters 1987-1990 and Author's Notes
Letters 1994-1998
Letters 2003-2004
Letters 2006-2010
Letters 2020
Letters 2025-2026
Letters 2031-2032
Letters 2036

New--Letters 2038-2044
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Banana Icons [25 Mar 2011|12:18am]

offwiththewind
[ mood | accomplished ]

 Hi there,

I'm new in this fandom and also new in the art of Photoshoping, but I bring some Banana Fish icons. Feel free to snatch, watch and/or comment. :)

Oh, but beware for possible spoilers! (hardly, but, well, you never know)

And - oh God, now I love this manga so much. 

Preview:

  

Here on my journal.

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Banana Fish/Death Note Crossover, Update to 2036 [22 Mar 2011|11:04pm]

labingi
Title: "Love Letters"
Fandom: Mainly Banana Fish
Characters: Ash, Eiji, Sing, mentions of other BF/DN characters and OCs
Spoilers: All of BF, light spoilers for DN and DN-Bodyverse
Warnings/Rating: References to physical and sexual violence, swearing, WARNING for 2036: disturbing references to child sexual abuse; I'm giving it a cautious NC-17 for that.
Summary for 2036: Ash and Eiji discuss sex and grandchildren.
A/N: Much gratitude to [personal profile] sixish for the Japanese help. The commentary on Kira references the Body fic universe.

Teaser: Ash: Could I ask you something about your sex life, which is absolutely none of my business?

Letters 1987-1990 and Author's Notes
Letters 1994-1998
Letters 2003-2004
Letters 2006-2010
Letters 2020
Letters 2025-2026
Letters 2031-2032
New: Letters 2036
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Banana Fish Fic, 2020 [17 Mar 2011|01:01am]

labingi
Title: "Love Letters"
Characters: Ash, Eiji, Sing, mentions of other BF/DN characters and OCs
Spoilers: All of BF, light spoilers for DN and DN-Bodyverse
Warnings/Rating: References to physical and sexual violence, swearing, R for angst in this section.
Summary: After ten years, Ash writes Eiji to let him know he's alive. Angst ensues.
A/N: This section crosses over into the Death Note--Bodyverse. The Bhagavad Gita quote is via Peter Brook's movie of the Mahabharata. The song is "Lay My Love," Brian Eno.

Teaser: Eiji: "You are my rebirth into a more alive life, and it is pain every day."

Link to Letters 2020 and earlier sections
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Ash/Eiji Letters Fic, 2003-2004 [14 Mar 2011|12:49am]

labingi
Title: "Love Letters"
Fandoms: Banana Fish, Death Note, Death Note--Bodyverse
Characters: Ash, Eiji, Sing
Spoilers: All of BF, light spoilers for DN and DN-Bodyverse
Warnings/Rating: References to physical and sexual violence, swearing, PG-13 this section.
Summary: Ash goes prison, but he and Eiji write letters... for decades...

Teaser: Ash: "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose." I can feel you and me getting freer by the moment.

Letters 2003-2004 and links to earlier sections
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Ash/Eiji Letters Fic [10 Mar 2011|10:59pm]

labingi
Title: "Love Letters"
Fandoms: Banana Fish, (eventually Death Note crossover, not for a long time)
Characters: Ash, Eiji, Sing
Spoilers: All of BF
Warnings/Rating: References to physical and sexual violence, swearing, mostly PG-13--R.
Summary: Ash goes prison, but he and Eiji write letters... for decades...

Letters 1994-98, with a link to 1987-90

Teaser:

I ain't no one's role model. God help the poor sucker who thinks otherwise. Why exactly did Akira think I was a girl? What are you guys saying about me??
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