A cast announcement has been made for the forthcoming anime adaptation of the Banana Fish manga:
- Yūma Uchida is Ash Lynx
- Kenji Nojima is Eiji Okumura
- Unshō Ishizuka is Dino Golzine
- Hiroaki Hirata as Max Lobo
Hiroko Utsumi is directing the anime at MAPPA, and Hiroshi Seko is in charge of the series scripts. Akemi Hayashi is designing the characters. Shinichi Osawa is composing the music.
The show’s staff has revealed that the anime will take place in modern day New York, instead of in the 1980s when the original manga took place. The anime will be two cours in length, with 24 episodes, and will adapt the entire manga to the end, changing only the setting to the modern day.
Banana Fish is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television in July 2018.