Getbackers is about the story to two young men named Ban Mido and Ginji Amano, who are also known as the "GetBackers". Ban possesses two unique abilities known as the "Snake Bite" and the "Evil Eye". As for Ginji, he has the power to create more than a thousand volts of electricity throughout his entire body. They spend their days running a business as their day job, where they retrieve lost and stolen goods from their clients.

2 Seasons, 49 Episodes
October 5, 2002

Getbackers Full Episode Guide

  • Masaki finally tells Ginji of what he was ordered to do and his intentions. He says that MakubeX was part of the equation that is going to be deleted. Everyone joins together and MakubeX is restored by Ginji. Kaoru takes the seal off of Sakura.

  • Juubei fights Toshiki, but the fight is stopped by Kazuki. Ban fights Akabane and Gen conducts a plan.

  • Everyone finds Ginji, Masaki leaves. A strange man then appears and offers to be their guide. Juubei leaves to confront Toshiki. Kaoru fights Ginji.

  • Dr. Jackal arrives at the pharmacy and Gen reveals the creation of the Limitless Fortress. Kazuki, Juubei, Dr. Jackal, Ban, and Ginji enter the Beltline. Ginji confronts Masaki.

  • More and more of the past is revealed. Himiko battles Kaoru while Ban battles Fudou. Will Ban and Himiko win? Meanwhile Shido arrives at the pharmacy injured and MakubeX tries to send information from the archive to Sakura at the Honky Tonk. Hevn hires Dr. Jackal to transport something... but what?

  • The group arrives at the pharmacy and meets Juubei and Emishi there. After leaving, the group is split up each with different enemies.

  • Sakura is found injured and tells everyone that MakubeX has been kidnapped. Ban, Himiko, Shido, Kazuki, and Ginji head into the Lower Town of the Limitless Fortress.

  • Paul has an encounter with an old acquaintance.

  • After seeing a videotape, Hevn decides to take on Ban and Ginji's assignment. But for what reason?

  • Ban, Ginji, and Natsumi visit Madoka's summerhouse. When the town is being terrorized by apes they enlist the help of Shido to stop them. But can he stop them?

  • Ginji falls off a building while chasing a riceball and is hospitalized. Everyone decides to visit. Shido and Ban get into an argument and when they are hired to get letters. They make it a competition. Meanwhile, Kazuki goes looking for a lost Juubei in the hospital and is mistaken for a female nurse. Himiko is left alone with Ginji.

  • Shido decides to dress fancy for one of Madoka's recitals. But can he make it on time when an old enemy of his attacks?

  • While Ban and Ginji go to the beach to meet a client, Natsumi decides to take on a retrieval job. To do so she enlists the help of Emishi.

  • Ban and Ginji, as well as Himiko are hired to obtain a kidnapped baby. The clients are Yuuichiro Nagano and his wife, Maki Nagano. It is believed that Yuuichiro's father, Takao Kiyokawa, the chief executive officer of a major financial enterprise company, is responsible for the kidnapping. It is revealed that Kiyokawa never approved of their marriage, since he wanted Yuuichiro to marry a woman of a high financial status quo. Yuuichiro and Maki find out that Kiyokawa broke into the Nagano residence, taking the child with him. Kiyokawa wants to raise their child as his own to have a rightful heir to the company. Therefore, Ban and Ginji's job is to recover the child, while Himiko's job is to transport the child. Ban tells Ginji that Himiko was a kidnapped child in the past, making her relate to the child of the Naganos. Ban and Ginji, in their car, and Himiko, in her motorcycle, arrive at the estate of Kiyokawa to steal back the child. After Kiyokawa shortly figures out that the child is missing, he sends his guards to chase after them. While Himiko heads back to transport the child, Ban and Ginji blocks the road in front of the guards. However, this proves ineffective when the guards use a helicopter to simply fly over their heads. Himiko is forced to hide in the woods with the child from the helicopter. Himiko flashes back to when Yamato was in the same situation with Himiko in the woods. Ban and Ginji find Himiko and the child in the woods, but are sensed by the helicopter. They make their escape. It is revealed that Himiko and Yamato are descendants of what is known as the Last Children, suffering a curse that makes them grow insane as they get older. As Yamato slowly begins to fall to the curse, he asks Ban to take his life while he is still in a right state of mind. Ban, Ginji, and Himiko return to the Honky Tonk cafe with the child, only to find out that Yuuichiro was escorted to the estate to negotiate with Kiyokawa. Ban, Ginji, and Himiko barge in, as Maki brings in the child. Kiyokawa explains that he arranged the kidnapping to allow Yuuichiro, Maki, and the child to return to his estate as a family. The episode ends with Himiko being unaware of the reason for Yamato's death as shes leave, as well as Ban telling himself that he will keep the promise he made to Yamato long ago as he holds the cigarette lighter given by Yamato.

  • Hevn asks Ban and Ginji to recover a rare blood type, known as Bombay Blood, for Yumiko Imai, the granddaughter of Shigeyuki Imai, who needs blood transfusional surgery in order to survive. Mr. Imai unfortunately doesn't know anyone who has Bombay Blood, making the mission literally impossible. He begs The GetBackers to retrieve Bombay Blood, since Yumiko has her birthday a month later. It is revealed that Bombay Blood is in the possession of The Transporters, Akabane and Maguruma. As The GetBackers prepare to encounter The Transporters, Akabane attack them from the semi-trailer truck while Maguruma is driving passed them. Once again, The GetBackers are in a high-speed chase with The Transporters. Ginji jumps on to the roof of the semi-trailer truck from an overpass, while Ban keeps pursuit in the car. Ginji lands, and is summarily knocked off by Akabane. A planted road bomb keeps Ban from further pursuit. Yumiko becomes at high risk in her sickness, as Mr. Imai begins to worry more. Hevn is asked to take care of Yumiko, offer her a supposedly stolen puppy, until The GetBackers return to the hospital. Ginji recalls that when he was younger he lost a friend in the Limitless Fortress, who reminds him of Yumiko, very ill and in need of medical attention. This gives him extra determination and anger. It is revealed that a mafia hired The Transporters to deliver the Bombay Blood to them. Ginji unexpectedly turns up again, and Akabane betrays the mafia and gives Ginji the Bombay Blood, sarcastically saying that his since his job is technically finished. Ginji defeats the mafia with his lightning, however exhaustively. His superhuman power is then augmented, using static electricity, to take down the mafia chief. Akabane and Maguruma leave the scene in the semi-trailer truck, as Ban enters it in a helicopter. Ban takes Ginji and the Bombay Blood to the hospital. Yumiko will soon recover her health, thanks to Ginji's strength and reminiscence about the girl who was sick in his past.

  • Ban and Ginji are seen fighting each other. Hevn arrives just in time to stop them. Ban walks away from them, breaking up their partnership. He visits the estate of Daitetsu Mahoroba in order to offer his protection services to a diamond, called the Aztec Star, which belongs to Daitetsu. However, Ginji is hired to recover the Aztec Star. This diamond, stolen after World War II, is one thousand karats and worth three billion yen. It is revealed that The GetBackers broken partnership was just a fluke. Ginji explains to the others that Ban, Himiko, and Yamato attempted to steal the Aztec Star in a briefcase from the estate a year ago. However, Daitetsu predetermined the theft attempt, as the briefcase was a self-destructing bomb, deeming the robbery a failure. Ban and Ginji devise a plan to have a brief fight and then team up, taking the diamond and escaping together. Ginji infiltrates the estate with ease, but encounters a bodyguard who displays the martial arts skills similar to that of Bruce Lee, but manages to defeat the bodyguard by shocking him with enormous amounts of electricity. Meanwhile, Ban is captured by Hishiki, The Protector who was previously hired by Akutsu, as Daitetsu sees through the plan devised. Ban tricks Daitetsu and Hishiki, using the Jagan to cause them to think that Ban and Ginji killed each other. When Daitetsu and Hishiki wakes up, Ginji has already procured the Aztec Star, and The GetBackers make their escape. When they get out of the estate, their pursuers are distracted by a bunch of crows commanded by Shido, and Himiko unexpectedly arrives with him to pick up The GetBackers. As they make their getaway, Ginji drops the diamond, which is then picked up by one of Shido's crows. The crow keeps the diamond, much to Ban's chagrin, and The GetBbackers are screwed out of their reward yet again.

  • Ban, Ginji, Shido, and Emishi split up as they take on the bodyguards. Meanwhile, Ryuu eagerly anticipates the art auction as he expects to earn a lot of money from it, and plans to use the Aphrodite to someday rule the world. Hera looks back to when Ginji said that anything lost can always be recovered, even her happiness. Ban faces off with Akabane, both using their full power. Shido fights Shakuryuu, who wields thick fists of flames. Emishi gets into it Hyouku, who wields a thin sword of ice. Shakuryuu and Hyouku increase their strength and speed, however, Shido and Emishi manage to defeat them. Ginji runs into Yukihiko and Natsuhiko, who later turn out to be one and the same person with dissociative identity disorder, displaying a split personality. Yukihiko, in excellence of speed, is Miroku's friendly, reasonable side, while Natsuhiko, in excellence of strength is Miroku's evil, and bloodthirsty personality. Natsuhiko uses his sword to battle Ginji head-on, but Ginji seemingly defeats him. However, Yukihiko emerges again, using his ring blade to create a massive implosion of the structure around them.

  • Clayman returns to hire Ginji and Ban to recover the arms of the Venus De Milo.

  • Ban and Ginji are approached by a man who wants them to find his memories.

  • Ban and Ginji are hired to recover a stolen bag. To find it they must deal with a high school girl who claims to know where it is.

  • Ban and Ginji are sent to recover a stolen ring at a hot springs resort. Hevn, Paul, and Natsumi tag along and there they bump into Kazuki and Juubei.

  • Ginji faces off against MakubeX

  • MakubeX creates many virtual clones of people and the GetBackers must fight them in order to get to MakubeX.

  • Ginji completely transforms into Raitei and is unable to so much as tell friend from foe. Can Ban reach him in time to stop him?

  • Ban faces off with Fudou while Ginji begins transforming into Raitei once more.

  • Himiko's showdown with Kagami Kyoji in a Virtual Reality version of a Mayan temple.

  • Kazuki must battle against his childhood friend, Juubei.

  • Shido and Emishi face off against each other.

  • The group of Ban, Ginji, Himiko, Shido, Kazuki, Akabane and Hevn are reunited - only to be separated once again. There are 6 doors, and a die. The group rolls the die to see who goes through which door. Oddly, out of the six numbers on the die, none get repeated. Hevn stays behind.

  • Ginji and Akabane battle against several men, but Ginji disagrees with Akabane ruthless attacks. Kagami sets out to look for Ginji and Akabane, while Juubei follows him. Makubex reveals how the Limitless Fortress is divided into three sections: Lower Town, The Beltline, and Babylon City. His objective therefore is to obtain absolute power from Lower Town. Juubei and Kagami encounter Ginji and Akabane, but Ginji is enraged when Juubei tells him he killed Kazuki. Ginji unleashes a huge amount of lightning, which both exhausts them as well as separates them. Akabane and Kagami also engage in battle, with Akabane forcing Kagami to escape. Juubei raises doubts about Makubex, but Kagami advises him to continue the path he chose. Ban and Shido manage to find the garbage disposal facility. Meanwhile, as Hevn and Himiko are harassed by two men, Kazuki saves them.

  • Ban and Shido are lead, by Emishi, to a "safehouse", which is really a house full of drunken girls. Emishi attempts to finish off Shido with his Rouran Death Whip. He then turns on Ban, angered that Shido, Kazuki and Ginji would associate with someone like Ban. He then attempts killing Ban. Ban had used the Jagan on Emishi when they first met - Emishi runs. Kazuki receives some help from Pharmacist Gen. Ban and Shido find out what the IL really is - they fight more Wire Dolls. Kazuki departs from Gen's. Akabane and Ginji find out where the IL is located.

  • The New Four Kings of MakubeX's group are revealed to everyone. Shido and Ban fight MakubeX's "Wire Dolls" - humans controlled by fiber optic wires. Ban fights Fudou. Fudou escapes when Ban and Shido are found by a supposed "ally", Haruki Emishi.

  • Kazuki Fuuchouin gets hurt in an explosion after fighting a student who learned at the West Fuuchouin school. He disguised himself until as Kazuki and tried to do away with Himiko. Himiko becomes a Wire Doll and attacks Kazuki. After Himiko is rescued, Juubei shows up and injures Kazuki. Kazuki's out for awhile, but is found by a doctor's granddaughter. (who confuses him for a girl) She takes him to her father who helped build the Limitless Fortress.

  • Hevn calls Ginji, Ban, Shido, Kazuki, Himiko, and Dr. Jackal to work as a team to retrieve something from inside the Limitless Fortress. Apparently, it is a deadly program called the IL built by the FBI and apparently they weren't to good at protecting it them selves.

  • They receive a job by a mysterious person named Clayman and are to take back the painting of Van Gogh's sunflowers as there is believed to be a thirteenth sunflower upon it!

  • They receive a job by a mysterious person named Clayman and are to take back the painting of Van Gogh's sunflowers as there is believed to be a thirteenth sunflower upon it!

  • Soon after the get backers infiltrate the mansion to the one who took their clients violin every thing goes to chaos! Ban fights one Ginji's old friends. One of the former Four Kings of the VOLTS - Shido Fyuuki, the Beastmaster - while the others look for the violin.

  • After a morning incident with a blind violinist, she seeks the help of the get backers, one of whom saved her! Ginji and Ban are asked to retrieve a valuable violin. Later they realize they pretty much have no choice!

  • As The GetBackers return with the package, the semi comes charging through the alleyways, eventually being cornered at a shrine. After a big battle, Ban renders Himiko unconscious and Genji pulls all the knifes out of Jackal using electromagnetic powers and then they take off with the package. As they near their destination, Ban realizes, a little to late, the Himiko used timed perfume on them to paralyze them. As Genji lays stunned, the semi comes rolling in and as all hope seems lost, Ban uses the Jagan on a flock of birds to make them swerve away. After they return the package, they are both given one tenth of a platinum melon.

  • The Get Backers fight it out with Doctor Jackal, Mr. No Brakes and the mysterious girl from Ban's past, Himiko. We find out that Ban killed her older brother. Ginji is captured and the professional transporters escape in their truck. In a flashback, we find that Ban, Himiko and her brother, Yamato, were a former recovery service. Ban goes to rescue the captured Ginji.

  • The Getbackers are ordered to get back a box that's being guarded by a mysterious group of professional transporters. Three new characters are introduced: Kuroudou Akabane (Dr. Jackal), Himiko Kudo (Lady Poison), and Maguruma Gouza (Mr. No Brakes).

  • Ginji and Ban are out of jobs and are starving to death but are rescued by a hobo who feeds and shelters them, later revealing he use to be a factory owner but due to continuous recessions and pressure from the yakuza his daughter is kidnapped. He then asks Ginji and Ban to get back his daughter from the yakuza.After breaking into the mansions to save her, the daughter betrays Ginji and Ban admitting that she has every thing she needs from the yakuza. However, the yakuza admit that they planned on taking her and that they forced her father to sell her. After a short battle with help from the Evil Eye, she runs to her father who suffers a fatal heart attack.

  • This episode introduces Ban Midou and Ginji Amano, aka the GetBackers. Their recovery service is "a near 100% rate", meaning they can't fail at recovering things. Things get wild when a schoolgirl named Natsumi loses her toy kitty when a cop sees her in the alleyway. The cop was giving "information" to some gangsters and he thought she took a picture of him (she was really taking a picture of an alley cat). Ban and Ginji accept the case.After failed plans, car tows, and parking tickets, the Getbackers finally retrieve the stolen object, but Natsumi has been captured by the cop and gangsters. The Getbackers rush to the scene. Now the Getbackers aren't just a pretty face, they obtain incredible powers. Ginji was once known as "Raitei" (The Lightning Emperor) at the Limitless Fortress (more on that on later episodes_4-18). He is able to summon lightning from his body, like an electric eel. Ban Midou has a few tricks: First, he has a 200 kilogram force grip and second, has a power called the Jagan. Ban's Jagan gives the recipient a horrible dream for one minute. Anyway, Ban uses the Jagan on the crooked cop. The dream contains the cop killing both Ban and Ginji, Natsumi faints, and the SWAT team arrives. The cop tries to tell them that he's a cop, but gets shot to death. Once he wakes up, Natsumi is with the Getbackers and the cop is arrested (supposedly). Later, Natsumi obtains a part time job at the Honky Tonk, a place where the Getbackers hang out, but can't eat because of their tab is too high.

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