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GetBackers

GetBackers

Alternative Titles

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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.761 (scored by 28556 users)
Ranked: #8972
Popularity: #627
Members: 61,355
Favorites: 671
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Synopsis

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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Characters & Voice Actors

Mido, Ban
Mido, Ban
Main
Canna, Nobutoshi
Japanese
Canna, Nobutoshi
Amano, Ginji
Amano, Ginji
Main
Morikubo, Showtaro
Japanese
Morikubo, Showtaro
Shiraishi, Ryoko
Japanese
Shiraishi, Ryoko
...
Fuuchoin, Kazuki
Fuuchoin, Kazuki
Main
Hoshi, Soichiro
Japanese
Hoshi, Soichiro
Kobayashi, Yumiko
Japanese
Kobayashi, Yumiko
...
Fuyuki, Shido
Fuyuki, Shido
Main
Hoshino, Takanori
Japanese
Hoshino, Takanori

Staff

Furuhashi, Kazuhiro
Furuhashi, Kazuhiro
Director, Storyboard, Animation Director
Motonaga, Keitarou
Motonaga, Keitarou
Director, Episode Director
Tsuruoka, Yota
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Tsuru, Toshiyuki
Tsuru, Toshiyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(0/49)

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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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Lance20000
Jun 30, 2007 2:06 PM
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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jet2r0cks
Jun 28, 2007 10:58 AM
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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iamjoe
May 4, 2009 8:54 AM
How did they even manage to make 49 episodes of this poop...?

This terrible anime follows wham-Ban-thank-you-ma'am and his moronic Naruto-esque sidekick Genji as they have an ENTIRE AGENCY dedicated to find stuff. Lost your girlfriend? Lost your teddy bear? Lost your mind? Sure, whatever, they can find it. Don't ask how they can find it, but they will. This story is pointless and idiotic. How can you expect people to find crap? Anyway. It was decent until the point where you realise that they got magical powers. Yeah... So the Wonder Twins use their godly powers to find people's missing crap. Form of: crappy anime!

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Master10K
Nov 28, 2007 7:39 AM
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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Recommendations

Anime: Black Cat
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
Anime: Hamatora The Animation
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
Anime: Gintama
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
Anime: Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha
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
Anime: Bus Gamer
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
Anime: Hunter x Hunter (2011)
Both have a group of heroes with special abilities. They fight for justice. They bot have great characters 
reportRecommended by crazyisgood

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