Blonde, hip, pragmatic and cool, Ginji Amano has the power to generate currents with his body like an electric eel. Brunette, equally hip, bespectacled and rambunctious, Ban Mido has the mystically mysterious 'Evil Eye,' the power to create illusions in the minds of his foes. Together, they are the GetBackers, the best retrieval team in the world. They can get back anything taken from clients, and their success rate is (almost) 100%! However, first they have to get some clients—and soon—or this spry detective duo will starve on the streets!
ill skip the summery since we can all read the above. Anyways 10 out of 10 best manga series ive read. The story has many connections to real life it talked about the christian bible and jesus. It talked about the story of god and his archangels in one part. It made connections with world war 2 in another part. It even has the witch hunt and many others. The art work is very unique its not like a beautiful painting like in series such as ai yori aoshi but are very detailed sketches. Many of the setting are in slums and allyways that is very hard to draw in detail and still he did an amazing work. The character are also top notch u have the two main characters Ginji and Ban. Ginji is ur tipical hero very friendly and always happy loves making friends however hes preaty stupid which actually makes him really popular to readers. Ban on the other hand is cool smart and above all cocky and arrogant. From my point of veiw ban is the coolest character ive seen in all the mangas ive read. A true god among man. To all those that saw the anime id say the manga is many times better.read more
Ok everyone: take a sit and listen up. This be one of my all time fav mangas (and animes) right here-- has been since I was in middle school. But I don't rec it to everyone because of a couple reasons, so here we go:
I love the story, what can I say? There's action, there's comedy, there's plot twists, and some serious stuff going down. I love the supernatural powers, the inclusion of historical aspects (like WWII and witch hunting), I loved the inclusion of tarot cards (in a later arc)-- it's fantastic. A main reason I don't rec it to some of my friends who really enjoy supernatural and action genres and who I know would really enjoy the involved plot and amazing story writing, is the ecchi. If you can't handle some ecchi, you probably won't like Get Backers. No matter how great everything is, if you can't get through the bountiful panty-shots and gravity defying boobs, you won't make it through Get Backers.
Holy crap, I love the characters. You learn about the characters all throughout the series, as if you were slowly becoming friends with them. While this is a supernatural and action manga/anime, I'd say the main component in Get Backers is character development. While the main characters (Ginji and Ban) seem to be pretty stereotypical characters to begin with, the more you read, the more you find out about them, the more complex they get as characters. Their relationship in particular gets more complex. If you live for slowly finding out about characters' dark pasts, then you've come to the right place. If you want immediate gratification, this isn't the manga for you.
I'm going to just come out and say it: the art isn't the best. It looks and feels old (which is what some people really enjoy, but I tend to avoid). Especially in the beginning of the series, the proportion is strange. Small heads on large bodies is the main thing. Kind of think CLAMP, but not that extreme. That being said, I really enjoyed watching the mangaka improve. As I continued to read the series, I really became attached to the art style. You see later the proportions become better, Ban and Ginji don't look quite as young, and the art in general undergoes an impressive transformation. All in all, it's really endearing to me (which may also be from nostalgia since this is one of my long time favorites). If you're really put off by old art, this isn't for you.
If it was me just judging this based purely on my enjoyment, this series would be a 10, but I'm not. Just because this series was my cup of tea, I know it's not everyone else's. By no means is this manga perfect. Basically, if you don't mind old styled art with ecchi and moe, and love a fantastic, involved plot with supernatural and action (heavy on the supernatural), and love becoming emotionally attached to characters via character development and past unveiling (yeesss dark pasts), then this is manga for you. If you don't like just one of those traits, you may want to look else where =) read more
Get Backers it's a great manga, the anime adaptation fell short to caught up the spirit of the manga, the final arc is one of the best arcs i've seen, there are wonderfull new characters, back story for the known characters, epic fights, and a great ending explaining the world they live in and what the characters seek and enjoy. Overall a enjoyable manga, that shows the bonds of friendship and thrusting one another, give it a shot!
I cam to Getbackers from the anime. A shoujo girl at heart I couldn't believe that my anime club was showing me this series about battling. And yes, it is a series about battling, and retrieving, and all that jazz. But at its very heart it is about relationships, and friendships, and honour.
The story follows the Getbackers, Ban and Ginji. There is an underlying sense of the story moving towards and end, with some completion in mind. Whilst there are a few episodic adventures, the stories are primarily multi-volume, intense and detailed. You learn a lot about the people, their histories, and their friendships. I found the stories related to Infinity Fortress the most interesting, and where I am up to in the manga, I think we are gearing up for a big one!
The art is.. not beautiful, but it suits the story- the topic and the pace - and it is very detailed. You get a great sense of where you are (and the story covers many, many settings). The characters are all quite distinct, no small feat given how many quite major characters are involved in the story. The facial expressions are great, and I will be honest - I love it when Ginji slips into chibi - it is completely appropriate for the character as well. The fight scenes are also well illustrated - and given all the different skills, methods, magics etc, it is really well done.
Ah character! the thing which makes or breaks or breaks a series. Here, the characters are wonderful. Ginji and Ban as our two intrepid heros are wonderfully portrayed, and I find myself cheering for them the whole time. But they are not the be-all and end-all. There are a whole host of secondary characters, all beautifully described - the volts crew, the (evil and terrifying) Dr Akabane, the other retrievers and transporters, the infinity fortress crew.. the list goes on and on. Many of them are memorable in their own right, and definitely contribute to a wonderful story.
So! Overall I highly reccommend this series. It is incredibly funny, it is cute, and it is packed with action. read more
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