Tuesday, December 29, 2009


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Today animation segment will cover an action-pack animation series, Getbackers. The anime is produced in 2002 adapted from its manga series written by Yuya Aoki and illustrated by Rando Ayamine. The 39 volumes manga is published from 1999 until 2007 by Kondansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine.


The story is about the two superpower members of Getbackers Midou Ban and Amano Ginji. They operate a freelance repossession service, and they will accept the client’s request to recover a lost item with a “100% succession rates” for a fee. The item range from a missing video game to a component of an atomic bomb, thus, usually gets them into a dangerous situation. Their missions usually get complicated when their individual past is included, not to mention a mysterious place known as ‘Limitless Fortress’.

The Limitless Fortress also the center of their stories and background. It is a self-contained of condemned buildings clustered together and form their own self-contained habitat. It is subdivided into three tiers, Lower Level, The Beltline and The Babylon City.


Midou Ban

Midou Ban

He is the primary character and also the founding member of Getbackers that originally composed of him, Kudo Himiko and Yamato. At some moment, Ban killed Yamato without a reason given and later when entering into the Limitless Fortress, he fought against Ginji Amano, who would later become his best friend. Ban's powers include the "Snakebite", a skill which gives his hands a grip of 200 kilograms-force, and the "Evil Eye" (邪眼, Jagan), an ability to induce minute-long hallucinations on the target of his choosing.

Amano Ginji

Amano Ginji

He is a primary member of Getbackers and also the former leader of a gang called "The VOLTS" in the Limitless Fortress. He received the title "Lightning Emperor" (雷帝, Raitei) because of his ability to control electricity and because he was the ruler of the entire Lower Level of the Limitless Fortress. Amano can also generate enormous amounts of electrical energy. When Ginji left the Limitless Fortress by unknown reasons, the group was divided and some of the members try to survive without Ginji.

Fuuchouin Kazuki


Kazuki Fuuchouin (風鳥院花月, Fūchōin Kazuki) is a major supporting character and ally of the GetBackers. Formerly one of the Four Kings of the Volts, known as Kazuki of the Strings, is the last master of the Fuuchouin String Arts, a fighting style which utilizes koto strings controlled via vibrations in his fingertips. The strings are very sharp and can even tear up solid earth, bones, skin, muscles and sometimes steel based on the vibrations of the finger; the strings also have other uses such as listening in on distant conversations. The strings are stored in two bells tied to the front right strand of his hair to ease manipulation.



間久部X (Makube + Ekkusu) is a main antagonist in both the manga and anime series. He is first introduced in the 'Limitless Fortress' arc when the GetBackers are hired to retrieve the mysterious 'IL' from him. It is later discovered that IL is in fact a computer disc containing important data required for producing an atomic bomb. (however, IL is also a short form for "implosion lens", one of the most crucial parts of an implosion-type nuclear weapon). MakubeX was found in a sack as a child. Only his last name: Makube, is known; because it was written on the bag. He later came to be known as MakubeX, the 'x' symbolizing an unknown variable, and his "name" is always written in romaji. MakubeX is a genius hacker, capable of manipulating computers to do whatever he pleases. He was originally taught by Gen but swiftly surpassed him in skill.

Masaki Kurusu


Masaki Kurusu (来栖征, Kurusu Masaki), is the last member of the Four Kings during the era of VOLTS. His techniques allow him to control light, bypassing any physical defense and inflicting internal damage, thus earning him the title "the Controller of Light / Flash Master" (閃光の支配者?). He is also able to use light to blind his opponents' senses. In the manga, he's Hevn former lover and a good friend of the GetBackers duo. In the anime, he is openly allied with Babylon City; he kidnaps MakubeX on their orders and reveals that he had been spying on Raitei and Volts for Brain Trust while he was one of the Four Kings.

Fuyuki Shido


Shido Fuyuki (冬木士度, Fuyuki Shido) is first introduced as the Beastmaster, he has the ability to control animals, although it should be better stated that he asks them for favors, as he views animals as his friends. Previously one of the VOLTS Four Kings, after they disbanded, Shido left the Infinity Fortress to make a living outside, like Ginji Amano, the leader of VOLTS and whom Shido respects as a friend. After reconciling with Ginji (whom he felt had betrayed Volts by leaving the Infinity Fortress) during the "Get Back the Sound of Life!" arc, Shido took a cue from the Get Backers and started his own retrieval service — occasionally aided by Emishi. He is generally very independent and cold to others. Even though his powers allow him to control animals, he considers them friends, and tries to protect them as they do him. He eventually ends up living with Madoka Otowa, and he has an ongoing rivalry with Ban Mido.


The trailer made by the fan. Enjoy.



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