Is Eiji Alive

Banana Fish has gathered a passionate fandom, despite its gritty and tragic themes. What makes this series so beloved is that its protagonist gives voice to the ways that sexual assault affects people. Ash's characterization and Eiji's unyielding support tugs on the audience's heartstrings and converts them into ardent viewers. This anime is my top go-to recommendation, and perhaps it might be a little sadistic of me, but it is always a delight to see the series affecting others the same way. Banana Fish's unfair gritty realism that in its tragic ending brings unwelcome amounts of angst and haunts its audience to this day. What little consolation the fans have is the recent change on Banana Fish's website. On the site, while every dead character was grayscaled, including Ash, the latter's status was recently marked unknown. This brings us to the question, is Ash truly dead? Is there any chance that the boy will get his happy ending, and finally soothe the pain in our hearts? 1. Does Ash Die in Banana Fish? The last episode of Banana Fish ties all the loose ends. The hostages are rescued, Foxx and Golzine are killed, and all evidence of the Banana Fish project is destroyed. Furthermore, Sing decides not to fight Ash and convinces Yut-Lung to end his pursuit of them. As Eiji leaves for Japan, and Ash walks towards the library while reading the letter the former left him, everything is seems going well, ie, until Ash gets stabbed.

2. Who Killed Him?

In the manga, after being stabbed, Ash goes to the library to continue reading Eiji's letter and dies by bleeding out there. In the anime, his status is known, and the ending is left open, as proven by MAPPA. However, according to the source material, it is assumed that he has indeed died. 2. Who Killed Him? While Ash and Sing were supposed to fight to the death, in the end, they decided not to. However, it turned out that Lao was not aware of the true between them. In order to protect Sing, he stabbed Ash, who was distracted by Eiji's letter. After getting stabbed, Ash shoots Lao and goes to the library to continue to read Eiji's letter. After a while, he rests his head on it, and the series concludes. While the ending is left open, it is assumed that Ash died. 3. Why Didn't Ash Seek Help? Ash died after he finished Eiji's letter. This means that was quite some time when he could have sought help, and thus possibly prevented his death. The question then is, why did he not do so? In volume 12 of the manga, Ash said these few lines that perfectly provide the answer to this question. "Just leave me alone, I'm happy. There's at least one person in this world who cares about me, who doesn't want anything from me.

Do you have any idea what that's like? I never did. Not once in my entire life until now. And that's worth more to me than anything else. Ash was willing to let himself be destroyed for the sake of his and Eiji's happiness. Letting Eiji go was the hardest thing Ash ever had to do, it took all of his restraint not to run after him to the airport and look how easily that changed after reading his letter. While we all, and Ash himself, thought that everything was over and that he could leave for a new life with Eiji in Japan, it proved to be nothing but a simple fleeting moment of innocence and hope. Despite being forced into this violent life, Ash was a part of it, and tragedy would always find him. The reason why Ash did not seek help and chose his death was that no matter how much he and Eiji tried to be happy together, something or the other would always come to threaten it. After having a taste of what true happiness felt like, Ash did not want to lose it. He did not want to go through the pain of having it snatched from him again. Due to this, Ash died thinking of Eiji and knowing that the latter's soul would always be with him. In his final moments, he knew that the man he loved was safe, and that was all Ash wanted; this was his happiness. 4. Why Did Ash Have to Die in the End?

In an interview with Yoshida, the creator of Banana Fish, she laid out her reasons for why Ash was always meant to die in the end. She said that even though her protagonists are forced into a way of life, and they kill because otherwise they'd be killed, in the end, they're still murderers. People who take another person's life need to make up for it with their own life. Due to this, in the end, Ash had to die. Yoshida further said that her original theme for Banana Fish was that there's something tragic about people who died young, like how Ash lived his full life in 17 years rather than the 70 years. He suffered, loved, and experienced more than what a normal person would in their entire time span. He lived his life, and it only made sense for it to end at some point. Banana Fish follows Ash Lynx, a 17-year-old boy who comes across a man who has been murdered. The last words uttered by that man, "Banana Fish," hurls Ash across an exciting, tragic, and destined journey towards finding out its meaning. With Eiji Okamura -a pure-hearted young photographer from Japan, to keep him company, hideous secrets will be revealed as Ash will forsake the kingdom held out by the devil-like human who raised him. Sometimes we include links to online retail stores and/or online campaigns. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

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Buutenks anime art buu buutenks character design comic comic book comics dbz dragonball z drawing goku illustration manga sketch Scott Shelly ( Hangul:셸리 ) is one of the female protagonists in the webtoon. She begins a one-sided relationship with Jay at the start of the series but as the story progress they have a mutual crush on each other and as of chapter 378 they are in a relationship. Shelly is the only female member of the Humming Bird Crew. Because she stayed at England before coming to Korea her personality is perceived as very headstrong. She does not like it when people talk badly about her friends, especially Jay. Shelly also has a lot of stamina and strength, she can keep up with the group's pace when racing and can actually send people flying with her punch (Although that may be for comedic reasons) but never got into the street fights with the guys of the crew. When she was hit on in her first appearance on the series she refused with a lot of sass. Mia described her as someone who can confidently express her thoughts and feelings. Although her words are harsh, it is because she never sugar coated her words with her friends. And with Jay, Shelly is very clingy and flirtatious. She has very foreign features: pale skin, her eyes actually look more mint green in color than blue, blond wavy hair. It is known later in the series that she has a tattoo in the side of her arm near the wrist that reads out "temet nosce" or "Know Thyself". At school she wears her uniform usually without the red vest and both wears the skirt and pants.

Her second meeting with Jay was in their classroom.

She is often seen wearing high-end brand clothing, but also occasionally wearing street wear and tomboyish clothes. When riding her bike, she usually wears a jacket and helmet with the same color as her eyes or the Hummingbird crew's hood. She is tall, with long thin legs, a small waist and a bigger bust. Not much is known about Shelly, but it is established that she is from England and she requested to transfer to Sunny High School because of Jay. It was told in an early episode (Ep. 27) that she will be in Korea for one semester. Shelly is the granddaughter of Sunny High School's principal, Nick. When Shelly was a kid, she didn't want to get married and promised Nick that she will just live with him forever, which caused Nick to think that Shelly is not interested to guys until she got interested in Jay. That also caused the over protectiveness of her grandfather. Jay saw what happened and chased the thieves to get her purse back. She refused on taking him to the hospital but Jay refused. She picked up his student ID that had fallen to the ground and, motivated by her encounter with Jay, called her grandfather, asking him to let her attend Sunny High School. Her second meeting with Jay was in their classroom. She kissed him out of the blue and the gossip that Shelly and Jay were in a relationship quickly spread around the school.

When Jay, Dom and Minu got suspended, Shelly visited them and scolded Dom and Minu badly about how Jay got caught with their actions. Jay got pissed and told her to screw off, she ended up crying and running away. When Jay was about to say sorry, he got a pink rose from Minu, saying that he should give it to her. He couldn't and Shelly went on saying that she'll forgive him if he became her boyfriend for a week and Jay agreed. She joined Hummingbird as the only female on the team, she continued to flirt with Jay and when Jay was teaching Mia how to ride a bike, she kept on intervening and wanting him to teach her even though she knows how. On a special episode, Shelly was seen riding a bike in Jay's neighborhood. Minu and Kay noticed her, Kay was thinking of who might Shelly go out with and ended up being shocked that it was his brother. In the last scene, Jay and Shelly are resting after riding their bike together, and she comments that Jay suits biking more than studying. The Preliminaries for the League of Street has started, only Dom and Jay were able to race at the first two rounds. After that, they found out that Jay's birthday was near and planned to celebrate it. She didn't showed up at school on his birthday because she was the one who prepared the gift that they got for him.

Mia told her how she envied her for being able to confidently express her thoughts and feelings.

When the boys with the worried June except Jay planned to give Jay a strong alcoholic drink, they didn't expect Shelly to drink it, thinking it was juice. They are dumb-founded and later on, a drunk Shelly came closer to Jay and told her how she was hurt by his actions and proceeding to kiss him the second time. They pulled Shelly of Jay who was already littered with kiss marks. Mia was the one who brought Shelly home, when she was sober enough, Mia asked her if she liked Jay which she answered yes. Mia told her how she envied her for being able to confidently express her thoughts and feelings. Shelly answered that she doesn't understand Mia's concern and told her an advice to start believing in herself more and learning to love herself. This pushed Mia to contact the modeling agency that reached out to her. Before the race, Shelly was being hit on by a member of the Bullet Crew who will be racing against them. The glasses guy kept on hitting on her even when she's denying him. Vinny came to her rescue and punched the guy when he didn't stop.

39;s happening beyond her room which she choose to lock herself with.

That led to the glasses guy to take drugs to have a revenge against the Hummingbird Crew. Shelly took the lead until he passes the baton to June. As the race ended, she tried to kiss Jay in his sleep but he moved and she wasn't able to do so. She also took the test with Minu and Dom since, in a sense, she is still a student at Sunny High. When Mia was modeling, a bunch of girls kept on talking about her, gossiping about Mia like dating an old guy or having a sugar daddy to be able to model. Shelly obviously tried to help her. Yuna and Shelly later on went to Mia's house in hopes that they could get her to come to school. On the way riding a bus, a guy came up on her behind and was hitting on her, she shut him down while cursing, very contrasting of her appearance. When Yuna, Mia and Shelly were talking at the park near Mia's house, Shelly started saying something harsh to Mia, although it is a way to actually let Mia see what's happening beyond her room which she choose to lock herself with. Yuna reprimanded Shelly, saying she was too harsh and Mia broke down but then was silent at what Shelly said. After that talk, the three of them came at Heri's bike shop so that Mia can say thank you.

After that, she was asked by Minu, Dom and Jay to accompany Mia because she will be more comfortable knowing Shelly was around. She said that she did stay because she was told to but in truth, she came because she is worried, when Mia fought back with her bullies and was slapped, Yuna and Shelly came to her rescue. Shelly even tripped the girl who slapped Mia. And told Yuna and her that it seems like there's nothing to be worried about anymore. Which made Mia smile. Nick (Grandfather) - it is seen that her grandfather is very loving and protective of her. He was ecstatic when she called to say that she was moving to Korea. When she went to her first day of school at Sunny High he was seen outside her classroom being protective and calling her 'his sweet Shelly.' He perceived her as an innocent child who had no interest in boys, that is until she met Jay. This might be because of when Shelly was a child, she said to her grandfather that she will never get married and live forever with him. Shelly's Dad - The only time that Shelly's dad was mentioned was when she asked him to take her bike apart and send it to her in Korea.


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