On Friday, the official website for the two-part stage play adaptation of Akimi Yoshida’s Banana Fish manga released new images of seven of the cast members. The cast members are shown in costume in the visuals shown below.
The cast members are (starting with top row, from left to right):
|Max Lobo||Asahi Uchida|
|Frederick Arthur||Yūki Saotome|
|Lee Yut Lung||Hiroki Sana|
|Sin Su Rin||Taizo Shiina|
|Shunichi Ibe||Masanori Tomita|
|Shorter Wong||Yūsaku Kawasaki|
|Dino Golzine||Shōichirō Akaboshi|
Banana Fish stage play was announced on March 19, 2021. This announcement came from the stage play’s recently launched website. The first installment, titled Banana Fish – The Stage Zenpen, will run from June 10 to 20 at Tokyo’s The Galaxy Theatre.
Just two cast members were revealed in the announcement: Kenta Mizue as Ash Lynx and Kurumu Okamiya as Eiji Okamura. On April 9, the play’s official website announced 7 more cast members.
Banana Fish Anime & Manga
The manga was written by Akimi Yoshida and it was serialized in Shogakukan’s Bessatsu Shōjo Comic from May 1985 – April 1994. The manga inspired a 24-episode TV anime which was aired from July 2018 to December 2018. The anime was directed by Hiroki Utsumi and animated by MAPPA. The anime is set-in modern-day New York, instead of 1980s as in the manga. Amazon Prime Video streamed the series with English subtitles.