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1 Get Backers on Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:51 am

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An anime forum without a GB thread...?? Sacrilege!!! Death to the heretics I say...

In all seriousness.... this is one of the most underrated anime of all time I think.... not too many people seem to know about it outside of the guys who have seen it on Animax.... What I mean is that... some of the 'gora' anime fans I have met here had never heard of it.... which I thought was ridiculous... apparently the DVD's which have been released by ADV have started racking up good sales though.... so I still have hope... in any case...

Series follows the exploits of Ban Mido and Ginji Amano... two individuals with superhuman powers (Ban = Evil eye and Snake bite, Ginji = Thunder Emperor) .... These guys have formed a recovery service called the Get Backers where they recover items for their clients... anything from a videogame to a nuclear warhead... if you lost it... they will get it back... a huge cast of secondary characters.... many with superpowers and some without... make their way into the storyline as the pasts of Ban and Ginji start to some into focus... awesome super-villains like Jackal and Fudou made the day for me... but Hevns Hotness and Natsumi Cutness factor also helped...

AG will explain more when he gets here.... dont wanna steal his thunder... or accidentally say something incorrect... he would never forgive me...

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2 One of my favs on Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:16 pm

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Its my all time fav Kyo.

Cried in the first episode...or was it the second?

The one in which the poor man's daughter is the gangsters girlfriend? That one. Kinda touched me. *sob*

But then i couldnt get to see the full thing cuz i had exams. And then i lost touch with it. That is the next anime on my list to download.


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3 Re: Get Backers on Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:34 pm

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Get Backers!!!

this could easily be the series that got me hooked on to anime... ie along with Rurouni Kenshi and Ghost in the Shell.
While Kenshi showed me that anime had class and was a bit stereotype back in '96. it also showed me that there was also good story telling involved.
Ghost in the shell introduced me to a new genre of series that i've hadn't seen even in live action. the kind that leaves you thinking "what the heck just happened here...?" after each episode.
But it was GET BACKERS that showed me that anime has swearing, excellent comedy, superpowers and ever more comedy than what your average live action tv series can deliver. but most importantly, GB thought me that in anime, the chicks are not halted by the constraints of plastic surgery and sillicone implants to have gigantic byoobles unlike in real life. HEVN heaven.

it was like love at first sight. a dumbass blondguy with the power to genereate electicity and a badass black-magic dude with EVIL EYE and then there is Jackal. oh Dr. Jackal. the guy is a frikkin madman and i like that.

what i like about GB is that if the scene is a bloody fight sequence, it's damn serious. VERY SERIOUS but if it's funny, then it's makes-you-go-bananas funny.

shounen at it's best. and i liked the opening theme for the second half of the original of the series.


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4 Re: Get Backers on Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:01 pm

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Did you just say 'byoobles' ? o_0

5 Re: Get Backers on Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:07 pm

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Just for the record... the Animax dub for this series which aired in India is by far the best... blows the R1 dub clean out the water... even the Jap voiceovers were not that great...

BTW if you thought the series was good... check out the manga.... EVERYTHING X 100!! Ecchiness, Funniness... the works...


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6 Re: Get Backers on Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:55 pm

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its my favorite anime,and Ban Midou is the one tht reall
gets the anime goin *o*
he is amazingly strong.
apart from that, this anime has got a really good plot which kept me hooked onto it Very Happy

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7 Re: Get Backers on Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:41 pm

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The anime I grew up on....it'll always be my favorite!!! Got me addicted to anime, made Ban Mido my love and then devoted me to pairing him up with Natsumi *eyes light up* So kawaii!!!!!!!1

Miss it a lot though...wish they would sell the Animax version DVD's...I'd buy all of them then!

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8 Re: Get Backers on Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:47 pm

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I already have the R1 DVD's but I would have paid a lot more for the Animax versions....


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9 Re: Get Backers on Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:54 pm

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Me too... btw its rather ignominious that GetBackers didn't quite sell in US. The last time I checked on rightstuf, they had the each season of GetBackers selling at $15 (ie, $30 for whole series)btw, Kyo you have a PM waiting ... 

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10 Re: Get Backers on Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:54 pm

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Youre kidding me... even on sale I had paid more than that... not too much more... but still.... This sucks...


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11 Re: Get Backers on Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:33 pm

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an anime which can surely hit anyones top list due to its best chracter plots.

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12 Re: Get Backers on Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:46 am

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Its a nice anime..... Actually there are 49 episodes in whole.......Ofcourse its not the entire edition.
The story in the Anime actually deviates from the manga somewhere around the 35th episode......
And in the Anime they show only that Ban Mido and Ginji solving cases and going upto the 1st level in the tower......They dont at all show the most interesting part of who xactly are Ban Mido and Ginji.......
This is the only reason y I read the whole Manga....... and believe me its simply amazing.......
U will get 2 knw every secrect of each and evry charecter of the Get BAckers

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13 Re: Get Backers on Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:04 pm

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do u have the link to the complete manga collection?

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14 Re: Get Backers on Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:09 pm

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I still preferred the anime. I did try reading the manga, but the art let me down real bad at first. When I did get beyond the art and onto the story...I still preferred the anime with all its filler episodes. The manga just makes me hate Get Backers...(No offense to those who like it, it's just my opinion). And I don't want to hate it, it's the only thing that cheered me up in my suicidal days. That's why, I'm better off with just watching the anime! ^^

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15 Re: Get Backers on Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:11 pm

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Oh and Jin, about 28 volumes of GB are on www.mangafox.com

You can go check them out! ^o^

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16 Re: Get Backers on Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:32 pm

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28 ?
how many are there totally?
49 ?

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17 Re: Get Backers on Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:48 am

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yeah I think there are upwards of 49 vols...


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18 Re: Get Backers on Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:03 pm

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i thought there were 49 epis?

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19 Re: Get Backers on Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:45 pm

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Oh... I said volumes...

49 Episodes Total

All Epis are out on R1 DVD. The dubs suck though. Animax dubs are the best. Far better then even the Japanese audio IMO.

39 Volumes Manga

27 Manga volumes have been released by Tokyopop... and I am eagerly awaiting the rest...

Scanslations restarted about a month or two ago and are moving at a brisk clip. They might overtake the official Tokyopop releases soon.


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20 Re: Get Backers on Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:54 am

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nice, yup animax dubs are indeed the best!
will there be an ova run of the series which follows the real manga plot later on?
like what they r doin foor hellsing?

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21 Re: Get Backers on Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:34 am

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Lord I hope so... but I doubt it. Interest in the series is limited to very few fans. Most were forced to watch the crappy R1 Dubs which really screwed things up. Japanese release did not really get much interest either (for whatever reason) I still think Dr. Jackal is by far the coolest anime villain ever to "walk-the-screen" as it were....


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22 Re: Get Backers on Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:48 am

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akabane is one of the best anti-hero's, not exactly a villain

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23 Re: Get Backers on Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:36 am

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Meh.... my black and white perception of the world hurts me at times when such subtleties need to be observed....


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24 Re: Get Backers on Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:26 am

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Good to see you kyo!

Damn.. new volumes were released and I was never informed Sad

Anyway, Volume 25 is out- http://kickthekitty.wordpress.com/2009/10/21/arc1angel2-getbackers-v20-v21-v22-v23-v24/

There are 2 volumes from volume 26 on manga fox- http://www.mangafox.com/manga/get_backers/v26/c218/

Enjoy!

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25 Re: Get Backers on Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:32 am

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OH GOSH! Thank you AG. But how the hell did you come across these links? Google cant help me even if I search as far as its 15th page! And no other forum has any of these links.

Ah, this was the Anime section, but its okay, You put the link in the manga section too. But thanks anyways.


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