3.903 out of 5 from 82 votes
These two series are a lot alike, though they are set on the other side of the earth from each other and in completely seperate decades.
Both feature male leads in a romantic relationship against the backdrop of violence. Let Dai is more extreme in its violence and drama and Banana Fish reads more like an epic gritty crime show.
Either way, both are great series and if you liked one you'll probably enjoy the other.
Let Dai and U Don't Know Me invoke the same feeling of angst and confusion in the transition into adulthood. To this they add a gay angle that is beautifully explored, unconventional characters that break stereotypes and juvenile deliquency.
Let Dai is considerably darker and more violent while U Don't Know Me has moments of comedy; anyone looking for intelligent yaoi should check them out,