Synonyms: GetBackers: Dakkan'ya
Japanese: ゲットバッカーズ 奪還屋
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2002 to Sep 20, 2003
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company
Score: 7.811 (scored by 22768 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
action adventure comedy shounen
SynopsisMido 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.
Related AnimeAdaptation: GetBackers
Characters & Voice Actors
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 it a 10 if it didnt end like that.
Animation: Pretty good, it is getting to be a older animation so you will see its age but that shouldn't matter.
Sound: pretty good nothing special.
Character: Great characters they have great story's to them and they follow there personality's to. Very funny to at times.
Enjoyment: I loved this series but it ended so quickly :(
Overall: Very good series, if you like action and humor and a good story check it out. read more
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 at that point watching the anime felt like a chore. I was so happy when I finally finished that arc because the filler episode after the arc was one of the funniest episodes.
It’s another anime with a huge cast of characters, and most of them I like. I think the character I hate the most would be Himiko. She’s a very irritating girl who acts as if she’s good at her job, but she’s not that great. Plus using perfumes as weapons? What a lame power. Kazuki is OK, but he’s a trap. It really surprised me when I found out he was a guy. Maybe he’s gay – 2 guys are fighting over him and I don’t care if boys from their family wear girly kimonos when they haven’t reached their age of maturity yet. It’s just an excuse to justify his cross dressing.
My favorite character is actually Natsumi. I like that filler episode about her when she dressed up as Ban and Ginji. Speaking of Ban and Ginji, I like both of them too. Ginji is just so adorable when he goes into chibi mode, and Ban is one cool guy, even if he’s a bit mean and distant sometimes. Akabane is pretty cool too – even if he is a bit blood thirsty and sick minded.
The animation and art is reminiscent of early 2000s anime. While it is ahead of anime that was from way back then, it still needed work. It tends to be inconsistent sometimes. You could tell if the designs would waver because they were really notable differences – it’s as if the characters have been deformed. Usually, this would occur in filler episodes, and even more so during the second half. I’m a bit disappointed, because if they wanted to make this anime a hit, everything should be almost perfect. The colors tend to clash sometimes too – greens and purples don’t really go well together.
And what about the voice acting? It was actually pretty good. I’m quite surprised that Ginji’s seiyu was actually Shotaro Morikubo, who was also Musica’s (From Rave Master) voice actor. They were two different characters with two different personalities that it’s hard for me to picture one guy who worked with both of them. I guess that’s really impressive. Plus, Ban Midou’s seiyu (Nobutoshi Canna) was also the seiyu for another character I hold dear to my heart, and that is Tasuki from Fushigi Yuugi. Even without that, I still think the dub was quite impressive.
I like the wide variety of music. Every opening and ending theme was different and I liked every single track. It was all contemporary and modern. There was pop, to hip hop, to j-rock. Everything really went well with the series’ feel. I think that’s because the music direction was made by a very capable person. That person would be Taku Iwasaki, whose works are actually quite familiar to me. He also worked on GONZO’s Black Cat, Rumbling Hearts and Yakitate!! Japan, series with equally good music.
Because of boy-boy love premises, I was almost convinced that I was watching shojo. Clearly, Kazuki and Juubei’s relationship are yaoi fan girl bait. Plus the guys are all very good looking, which convinced me even more. I guess that’s one thing I get out of watching the series.
And what’s with the clothes? I noticed a lot of the characters wore clothes that won’t fit them. Hevn would always wear tops that are too small for her, and the guys wore tight pants. Poor Kazuki; His shirts are always so oversized that they would fall to his shoulders.
Even if there was a bevy of good looking guys in this anime, the eye candy wasn’t enough to make me disregard the story. I’m not saying the story was bad, like I said before, the plot was interesting. There were just errors during the execution. It could have been better. read more
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.
Both series have similar characters.
Black Cat has a job called "sweepers" and GetBackers has a job of "retrievers". While the "sweepers" just hunt down wanted criminals, the GetBackers retrieve various things. Both have the rule, you don't kill anyone if at all possible. the adventures end up being in ways, misadventures.
Both are fantasy-tinged action-centred series about groups of freelancers with unusual areas of expertise. In both series the main characters' backstories become gradually increasingly important, with their attempts to discard their pasts giving way to confrontation and conflict.
In both animes the characters are followed by their past, and have to fight it. Also they have a great sense of protecting each other.
Both have nice action, it's really funny and in both animes the music is made by Taku Iwasaki !!
Full of action, quirky heroes with dark pasts. Storyline very similar as well.
Both surround a couple of guys with special abilities fighting to help people and deal with the friends, foes, and organizations that become involved in the conflicts. The feel and animation style is fairly similar in both, though the relationships and backgrounds of the characters are quite different.
For Black Cat and GetBackers, they share a number of similarities in terms of their settings, motives, and characters.
The characters from both series has skills that helps them get their jobs done as they often require superhuman efforts, intellect, strategies, and teamwork. There's also a bit of past relationships with various characters that are explored.
There's certain degrees of comedy but also combines it with emotional factors. For the story itself though, conflicts are settled and past secrets are revealed.
Both are awesome action stories with similar style. If you liked one you'll like the other. Trust this sempai :]
in both animes the protagonist will do anything for money, although in get backers it is more to get back something lost or stealed.
Well, Gintama and Getbackers are slightly similar as in both animes the main character/s have similar jobs; to help people out...also the other common feature is that the characters from both anime also have bad luck with obtaining money. However, Gintama is an anime based on hilarious comedy and a bunch of parodies. Getbackers is quite a serious anime and at times will have some parts which may make u laugh... if u liked Gintama, u MAY like Getbackers.. hope this helped
1. both have some plot hidden in episodes of randomness (however, Getbackers has more of a plot line)
2. Gintoki and Ban are extremely strong
3. The allies and friends change (meaning an ally one day will be an enemy in the next episode - like Mr. Jackal and the Shinsengumi)
4. The main characters run an organization that does odd jobs for people
5. the characters are in debt and need to pay rent (Gintoki) the tab (Getbackers)
6. both shows are really enjoyable
This is my 1st recommendation . Here it goes---
Both anime involves the almost similar jobs of the main characters i.e. retrievers in getbackers & taking any job in Gintama.
Both have action and comedy though there is more comedy in gintama , but some arcs are totally action packed .
So basically if u r looking for similar animes then these both suit each other more than any other animes.
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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