Get Backers (2002–2003)
"Gettobakkâzu dakkanya" (original title)

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Ban Midou and Ginji Amano, two juvenile delinquents from the Shinjuku district of Tokyo, Japan, are also known as a pair of retrievers-for-hire called the GetBackers. Both of them possess ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
J. Shanon Weaver ...
 Ginji Amano (40 episodes, 2002-2003)
Jason Liebrecht ...
 Ban Midou (34 episodes, 2002-2003)
Omar Gallaga ...
 Shido Fuyuki / ... (32 episodes, 2002-2003)
Ellie McBride ...
 Hevn (29 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Kazuki Fuchouin / ... (28 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Natsumi Mizuki (27 episodes, 2002-2003)
Corey Gagne ...
 Paul Wang (27 episodes, 2002-2003)
Shannon McCormick ...
 Kuroudo Akabane / ... (25 episodes, 2002-2003)
Shotaro Morikubo ...
 Ginji Amano (21 episodes, 2002-2003)
Nobutoshi Kanna ...
 Ban Midou / ... (20 episodes, 2002-2003)
Deanna Shoemaker ...
 Himiko Kudou (18 episodes, 2002-2003)
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Ban Midou and Ginji Amano, two juvenile delinquents from the Shinjuku district of Tokyo, Japan, are also known as a pair of retrievers-for-hire called the GetBackers. Both of them possess supernatural powers to aid them in their missions. Ban has the "Jagan" (Evil Eye), which allows him to fill a target with profound hallucinations, as well as the "Snake Bite", which gives his hands 200 kilograms of gripping force. Ginji, on the other hand, can generate thousands of volts of electricity within his body at will like a human electric eel. Together, they boast an (almost) 100% success rate at retrieving objects for their clients. If only they could figure out how to keep from constantly going broke... Written by Axemblue

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Don't get mad, get it back!


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Kazuki Fuchouin, Tatsukawa's Henchman: [referring to Ginji] He's hazardously lucky, isn't he?
Kakei Juubei: With a capital... hazardous.
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I love this show
10 February 2005 | by (Chennai, India) – See all my reviews

I started watching this show by accident but fell in love with it soon enough. Every episode is a revelation.

The GetBackers are Ban Midou and Ginji Amano. They are retrieval experts, getting back lost things... for a fee...which they never manage to get. But these are no ordinary guys. Ginji can generate electricity with his body like an electric eel and Ban has an extremely powerful grip called the SnakeBit and he can make a person hallucinate with his 'Evil Eye' or 'Jagan'. Their past is very mysterious and although you get to learn something of Ginji's, Ban's is still shrouded in mystery.

Along with Ginji's friends (all of whom hate Ban. Actually almost everyone who meets Ban hates him. Unless you're one of his countless fans watching and sighing over him in front of your TV) from his younger days when he was part of a gang called the volts, the GetBackers have a lot of adventures.

The animation is very beautifully done, with some scenes having breathtakingly detailed art. There is, of course, a lot of BL slash fanfiction based on the show and the show itself does have enough fan service to warrant it. What is interesting is that when I tried reading the manga (there was too much of it and I did not have the time), the fan service always seemed more heavy on the T&A, targeting male fans. The show, on the other hand, while featuring several well-endowed women, clearly prioritizes slashy service more.

The series may start off slow, but picks up quick enough. Every episode gets funnier and funnier. My fav. would have to be the Venus Di Milo ones (or should I call them the Statue of Liberty ones?!!).

Anyway, I hope I've made everyone who has read this want to see it at once. And I hope the Animax version of the series (and NOT the ADV version) will get released soon in my country.

So, how long will it take you to like this show? Just a minute!


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