Via Comic Natalie: Akimi Yoshida’s “BANANA FISH” will be adapted for theatre in a two-part series; the first part will be performed at the Tennozu Galaxy Theater in Tokyo from 10th to 20th June 2021. Kenta Mizue will play Ash Lynx — the actor is best known for his roles in stage adaptations of “A3!” and “Hypnosis Mic – Division Rap Battle”, and Kurumu Okamiya will play Eiji Okukura — the actor is best known for his role in “Touken Ranbu The Musical”. Fumiya Matsuzaki is the director, and Masafumi Hata will be in charge of the adapted script.
BANANA FISH tells the story of two lives intertwined by both love and violence. Ash Lynx is the adopted heir to an Italian crime family, one of the gang’s most talented contract killers, and favourite plaything of his “father” and head of the family. Eiji Okamura is a naive young man and injured former athlete, who arrives in New York to apprentice with a photographer covering street gangs. Their fateful meeting and the subsequent relationship becomes the pivot by which Ash’s former gang affiliations and Eiji’s once normal civilian life soon revolve around.