Akimi Yoshida is the creator of the Japanese manga series Banana Fish.

Banana Fish anime was released in 2018 and it is produced by MAPPA.

The story follows Ash Lynx, a 17-year-old street gang leader in New York City.

One day, he is abducted by the mysterious organization known as Dino Cavallone.

Ash is then forced to work for them as a drug runner carrying “banana fish”, which is a highly addictive and deadly drug.

Banana Fish
Credit: Banana Fish (Mappa)

Along the way, Ash meets several colorful characters including Eiji Okumura, a Japanese photographer who wants to help Ash get out of the mafia life.

Some of the other popular characters are: Max Lobo, Dino Golzine, Shorter Wong and Yut-Lung.

I have curated some of the best ‘Banana Fish’ quotes and captions for you to read and share with others.

Banana Fish Quotes

Let’s say I am exceptional, right? The problem is, I never, ever, my whole life, wanted to be! ~ Ash Lynx.

A bloody history is inevitable when you are the ruling clan. ~ Yut-Lung.

Stay with me. I won’t ask forever. Just for now, Eiji. ~ Ash Lynx.


This little act of charity, you’re going to regret this, man, because I will kill you. ~ Ash Lynx.

You are not alone, Ash. I am with you. My soul is always with you. ~ Eiji Okumura.

Sayonara, America. Sayonara, New York. But I’m not going to say sayonara to you, Ash. ~ Eiji Okumura.

Ash asked me to look after them. ~ Sing Soo-Ling.

I envy you being able to jump like that. ~ Ash Lynx.


If I ever lose you too, I’ll go crazy. ~ Eiji Okumura.

Depending on your answer, I may not forgive you. ~ Yut-Lung.

Best Banana Fish Quotes

Innocence can be more dangerous than guns sometimes. ~ Max Lobo.

Water-gate is history, Max. Don’t tell me you still believe the pen is mightier than the sword. ~ Ash Lynx.


I’d do anything for you. ~ Eiji Okumura.

Over my dead body. If anybody hurts you, it’ll be over my dead body. I don’t care who it is. I am not letting anybody hurt you, Eiji. ~ Ash Lynx.

You want people to protect you, like with Ash, or make them want to tear you apart and crush you. ~ Yut-Lung.

Ash, I can’t anymore. Set me free. I’m in so much pain. ~ Shorter Wong.

I’m a monster too, Blanca. ~ Yut-Lung.


Vulture got together with the viper. You make a great pair! ~ Ash Lynx.

You said to me before, ‘We live in different worlds,’ but I am not sure if that is true. We are from different countries, and our skin and eyes are different colors. But so what? We are friends. Isn’t that enough? What else do we need? ~ Eiji Okumura.

Look, sun’s setting. Sunrise and sunset are about the only times this junkyard of a city looks good. ~ Ash Lynx.

Famous Banana Fish Quotes

If there really are such things as devils, they’d probably look like you. ~ Max Lobo.

Why now, after all this time, does it have to be you, of all people? Goddamnit, I don’t stand a chance. I’m dust against him. ~ Ash Lynx.

Come back safely. I’ll be waiting for you, forever. ~ Eiji Okumura.

My name has become the signal for a massacre. What on earth have I become? ~ Ash Lynx.


This town’s my backyard, remember? ~ Ash Lynx.

Time is an ironic thing. For us, it means to age. But for boys like him, it means to grow. ~ Sergei Varishikov.

Ash is strong. ~ Eiji Okumura.

Those pictures you said you took of Eiji, wish I could’ve seen them. ~ Ash Lynx.

Humans can change their destiny. They have wisdom leopards don’t. Besides, you’re not a leopard. ~ Eiji Okumura.

That’s right, death. You said I am not like ordinary people. If there was just one thing I’d say that was true about. It is – I’m not afraid of death. ~ Ash Lynx .

Forever. ~ Eiji Okumura.

Top Banana Fish Quotes

I know we’ll meet again, no matter how far apart we are. You’re the greatest friend I’ll ever have. ~ Eiji Okumura.

Listen to your big bro for once, okay? ~ Eiji Okumura.

Go! ~ Eiji Okumura.

You asked me many times if you scare me, but I never felt scared of you, not even once from the first time I met you. ~ Eiji Okumura.


We need to stay apart, so at least one of us survives. ~ Max Lobo.

Griffin is dead. Not that you’d give a damn one way or the other. ~ Ash Lynx.

What could be more relaxing than three days away from these guys? ~ Ash Lynx.

Let him go! ~ Eiji Okumura.

I am very worried because I haven’t seen you, and I don’t know if you are okay. ~ Eiji Okumura.

Logic’s got nothing to do with it! Strength is all that counts! That’s how it works on the street! What the hell do you know? ~ Ash Lynx.

I’m really glad I came to America. I met lots of people, and more than anything, I met you. ~ Eiji Okumura.

Wise Banana Fish Quotes

It’s my problem too! If you go alone, you’ll just be killed. You’ll die for nothing! ~ Shorter Wong.

His face when he laughed was cute, and childlike, and totally angelic. ~ Shorter Wong.

That guy always regarded me as a human being with a real heart, not some sort of tool. ~ Ash Lynx.


War is always good business for those in power. ~ Ash Lynx.

I think I wanted to protect you from your future because your fate was sweeping you away like a flood. ~ Eiji Okumura.

Aren’t there any decent parents in this world? It’s not like kids get to choose them at birth, you know, and they can’t exchange them if they turn out to be losers. ~ Ash Lynx.

I’m sorry, Ibe, but believe me when I say this, I’ll die before I let them lay a finger on Eiji. ~ Shorter Wong.

Popular Banana Fish Quotes

Don’t apologize. That’s something for us Japanese to do. ~ Eiji Okumura.

Is this the American dream? ~ Ash Lynx.


If I’m going to die anyway, at least I’ll die trying! ~ Eiji Okumura.

Well, I already know you’re a sick man. Hope the plane doesn’t crash with you on board. It’ll go straight to hell. Not fair to the other passengers. ~ Ash Lynx.

If you feel responsible, the same goes for me. ~ Eiji Okumura.

I wasn’t expecting the law to protect me. I’ve ignored it all my life. I sure as hell don’t plan on hiding behind it now. ~ Ash Lynx.

What’s wrong? You hated him, right? Guess what? So do I. ~ Yut-Lung.


No need to glare. I won’t eat you up. ~ Yut-Lung.

If the former boss gets hit, then it’s the duty of the new boss to make the drop. ~ Sing Soo-Ling.

So these were the 60 quotes from Banana Fish manga.

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