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Alternative Titles

English: Getbackers
Synonyms: GetBackers: Dakkan'ya
Japanese: ゲットバッカーズ 奪還屋


Type: TV
Episodes: 49
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2002 to Sep 20, 2003
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.771 (scored by 27701 users)
Ranked: #8992
Popularity: #594
Members: 59,126
Favorites: 658
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Mido Ban and Amano Ginji are known as the Get Backers, retrievers with a success rate of 100%. Whatever is lost or stolen, they can definitely get it back. Despite their powerful abilities and enthusiastic behavior, Ban and Ginji are terminally broke no matter what they do simply because few people would actually desire to hire them. As a result, the pair of them tend to do dangerous jobs, often leading to unwanted re-encounters with their old (and dangerous) friends.

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Adaptation: GetBackers

Characters & Voice Actors

Amano, Ginji
Amano, Ginji
Morikubo, Showtaro
Morikubo, Showtaro
Shiraishi, Ryoko
Shiraishi, Ryoko
Fuuchoin, Kazuki
Fuuchoin, Kazuki
Hoshi, Soichiro
Hoshi, Soichiro
Kobayashi, Yumiko
Kobayashi, Yumiko
Fuyuki, Shido
Fuyuki, Shido
Hoshino, Takanori
Hoshino, Takanori
Kudou, Himiko
Kudou, Himiko
Kuwatani, Natsuko
Kuwatani, Natsuko


Furuhashi, Kazuhiro
Director, Storyboard, Animation Director
Motonaga, Keitarou
Director, Episode Director
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Yoshida, Shunji
Episode Director

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Episodes  0 / 49
Aired  Oct 5, 2002 to Sep 20, 2003
Status  Finished Airing
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Jun 30, 2007
Story: Very good backstory for the starting and it expands even more as you watch. There is a fair amount of filler in the anime but all enjoyable. However the main story is one of the best I have ever seen. The only thing is it stops halfway through the story. The anime ends while the manga which it is baised off goes on further. At the end you are thinking "Well I will just whatch the next episode" then you realise "WHAT I WATCHED IT ALL@!?!?! BUT IT WAS JUST GETTING GOOD!" That is why I gave it a 8. I would have given read more
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Jun 28, 2007
49 episodes are already too much for me. When I watch an anime that long, chances are I’ll get bored while watching it. This was the case for GetBackers.

While it is an interesting plot, I tend to become distracted when I watch it. Maybe the plot was too shonen for a girl like me who would usually prefer girly anime, but then again the fight scenes were a bit exciting. Truth be told, I enjoyed the fillers more, because they always had me laughing. Other than that, some of the arcs were too long, specially the IL arc. 15 episodes are just too much, and read more
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Nov 28, 2007
If you've seen a couple different Shounen, Action, Anime then this one does very little to offer anything exciting and original, except some really lame fighting methods (Lady Poison).

Getbackers is a typical shounen anime about two guys who are said to be able to get anything back, which has been taken. What helps them are their interesting special abilities Amano Ginji with the power to generate electricity and Midou Ban with a 200Kg hand grip and also possessing the evil eye.

The show pretty much starts of like a typical anime, by introducing the main characters and giving them an opportunity to wow the viewers with read more
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May 12, 2013
Story: The story was a nice story, I didn't feel like it got repetitive because in every episode you find out a little bit more about the characters. I wish there was more of a backstory for Ban. They ended the anime with a complete cliffhanger. We never find out about Himiko's Situation (Lost Children), what the Limitless Fortress really is, where Ban really came from and who the "old hag" who gave Ban his power was. When I got to the last episode I was like wait... that's it? what the... Completely rushed. Because of that I give it an 7 for the story.

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It's quite similar considering that Both Black Cat and GetBackers share a main English Voice Actor (Jason Liebrecht plays both Train and Ban in both series respectively), As well the music is done by Taku Iwasaki in both series. The fact that both series have goofy characters like Sven and Ginji and the more serious character like Train and Ban. Means this is almost a clone of it. 
reportRecommended by JackCox
Super powers. Mystery. Witty. Each anime has these elements in spades. Intensity seems to be the main element though. I couldn't help but notice the similarity after the first two episodes. The darkened theme running through the background plot sets up the mood for future events and the protagonists both have sort of that "in your face" approach. If you've seen one, I definitely recommend the other if only for a comparison of the two.  
reportRecommended by Demonwynd
in both animes the protagonist will do anything for money, although in get backers it is more to get back something lost or stealed. 
reportRecommended by sebbu
Get Backers is more light and comedy than Darker Than Black, but the themes of powers is the same, and both series has main characters that manipulates electricity in similar ways. 
reportRecommended by krisjunaeien
The similarities between these titles are a bit random but nonetheless very much there. Both series have an overall dark atmosphere but still inject a bit of comedy every so often. Plotwise, both involve a small group of men who go on some sort of retrieving mission. Finally, both are most worth watching for characters and their dynamics rather than any sort of plot or action they contain. 
reportRecommended by Anomalous
The jobs in both Anime are similar and the characters have similar powers. On top of this the characters have similar personalities. There is also lots of action and similar styles. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari

Opening Theme

#1: "Yuragu Koto Nai Ai" by Naomi Tamura (eps 1-25)
#2: "Barairo no Sekai" by PIERROT (eps 26-49)

Ending Theme

#1: "Ichibyo No Refrain" by Otoha (eps 1-13)
#2: "Namida no Hurricane" by Bon Bon Blanco (eps 14-25)
#3: "Mr. Déjà vu" by naja (eps 26-37)
#4: "Changin'" by Nona Reeves (eps 38-48)
#5: "Yuragu Koto Nai Ai" by Naomi Tamura (ep 49)

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