History Manga / Getbackers

11th Jan '16 11:17:56 PM BlacKat
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* SayMyName: Especially in the manga, where speech bubbles containing just names can fill up an entire page. BAAAAN-CHAAAAN!!! KAZU-CHAAAAN!!! Shido! Shido! Shido! Makubex! Makubex! Makubex! Juubei! Toshiki! Madoka! Hevn! Himiko! Ginji!
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* SayMyName: Especially in the manga, where speech bubbles containing just names can fill up an entire page. BAAAAN-CHAAAAN!!! KAZU-CHAAAAN!!! Shido! Shido! Shido! Makubex! Makubex! Makubex! Makubeeeex! Juubei! Toshiki! Madoka! Hevn! Himiko! Ginji!GINJIIII!
11th Jan '16 11:16:32 PM BlacKat
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* RapidFireTyping: MakubeX, mainly.
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* RapidFireTyping: MakubeX, [=MakubeX=], mainly.
11th Jan '16 11:13:22 PM BlacKat
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* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Ban, and several of the mooks in the series.

* HeterosexualLifePartners: This trope ''is'' Ban and Ginji. Some of the official art from the anime makes it even ''more'' obvious.
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* HeterosexualLifePartners: This trope ''is'' Ban and Ginji. Some of the official art from the anime makes it even ''more'' obvious.Ginji don't just ''follow'' this trope; they ''are'' this trope.

* ItOnlyWorksOnce: Ban's Evil Eye only works once on a person.
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* ItOnlyWorksOnce: Ban's Evil Eye only works once on a person.the same person per 24 hours.

* RapidFireTyping
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* RapidFireTyping RapidFireTyping: MakubeX, mainly.

--> '''Akabane''': [to the GetBackers] "We've just got to stop meeting like this."
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--> '''Akabane''': [to the GetBackers] Get Backers] "We've just got to stop meeting like this."

* XanatosSpeedChess: Ban's Evil Eye. Not so much using it, but Ban needs to bluff opponents sometimes to think that he has used it when in fact he hasn't, and vice versa. The very threat of him still capable of performing an Evil Eye illusion has forced protracted psychological warfare time and time again.
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* XanatosSpeedChess: Ban's Evil Eye. Not so much using it, but Ban often needs to bluff opponents sometimes to think that he has used it when in fact he hasn't, and vice versa. The very threat of him still being capable of performing an Evil Eye illusion has forced protracted psychological warfare time and time again.

* YearInsideHourOutside: While the illusions of the Evil Eye last only 60 seconds, it seems that there's no limit on how long you can make someone ''think'' something is happening, allowing for very creative scenarios to be created.
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* YearInsideHourOutside: While the illusions of the Evil Eye last only 60 seconds, it seems that there's no limit on how long you can make someone ''think'' something is happening, allowing for very creative scenarios to be created.scenarios.
26th Nov '15 9:18:23 PM ecuvulle6267
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* LightningCanDoAnything: Ginji can generate electricity, which he uses to aid him in fights. And that's about it. However, if he ''absorbs'' a sufficient amount (either from lightning or a large electrical source) he turns into the ''Lightning Lord" whose powers consist of SuperStrength, SuperSpeed, NighInvulnerability, electromagnetic powers, and a HealingFactor for good measure. He becomes a FlyingBrick without the flight.
5th Nov '15 4:10:49 PM nombretomado
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Both played straight and inverted. Ban and Ginji's (and for that matter nearly all male characters) attractiveness was upgraded due to the designs redone by Atsuko Nakajima (who did the adaptation to RanmaOneHalf, amongst others). Meanwhile, the female characters, while not unattractive per se, was redone to avert the original manga's OnlySixFaces, notably in [[MsFanservice Hevn]]'s design. The aforementioned Bishonen Upgrade above is credited as singlehandedly fueling most of the HoYay in the series.
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Both played straight and inverted. Ban and Ginji's (and for that matter nearly all male characters) attractiveness was upgraded due to the designs redone by Atsuko Nakajima (who did the adaptation to RanmaOneHalf, ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', amongst others). Meanwhile, the female characters, while not unattractive per se, was redone to avert the original manga's OnlySixFaces, notably in [[MsFanservice Hevn]]'s design. The aforementioned Bishonen Upgrade above is credited as singlehandedly fueling most of the HoYay in the series.
1st Nov '15 7:39:05 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* ScrewThisGenreLetsMakeItABattleManga: The manga was originally a series about Mito and Ban going through hilarious and interesting antics in order to complete missions. Originally, their battle ability was really really low, to the point that normal mooks were a serious threat to them. This caused continuity issues when the series became a full fledged battle manga, for instance Hishiki was originally a "mere" pro wrestler who could be defeated with a bottle of petrol, is retconned into a near indestructible juggernaut.
30th Oct '15 2:36:01 PM jasonred79
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** Due to his curiosity getting better of him, Ginji accidentally sunk the only known existence of Venus De Milo's arms. Also, he sunk a replica of Venus de Milo itself made from a FantasticDrug. This not only causes GB to miss out on the payment for the arms, but also Emishi and Shidou who was paid to retrieve the replica.
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** Due to his curiosity getting better of him, Ginji accidentally sunk the only known existence of Venus De Milo's arms. Also, he sunk a replica of Venus de Milo itself made from a FantasticDrug. This not only causes GB to miss out on the payment for the arms, but also Emishi and Shidou who was paid to retrieve the replica. To be fair, the GB would not really approve of the drugs being sold on the market.

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** Due * ScrewThisGenreLetsMakeItABattleManga: The manga was originally a series about Mito and Ban going through hilarious and interesting antics in order to his curiosity getting better of him, Ginji accidentally sunk complete missions. Originally, their battle ability was really really low, to the only known existence of Venus De Milo's arms. Also, he sunk point that normal mooks were a replica of Venus de Milo itself made from a FantasticDrug. serious threat to them. This not only causes GB to miss out on caused continuity issues when the payment series became a full fledged battle manga, for the arms, but also Emishi and Shidou instance Hishiki was originally a "mere" pro wrestler who was paid to retrieve the replica.could be defeated with a bottle of petrol, is retconned into a near indestructible juggernaut.
30th May '15 1:43:33 AM acrobox
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* EliteFour: Ginji's Four Kings and [=MakubeX=]'s New Four Kings.

* FourIsDeath: Ginji's Four Kings and [=MakubeX=]'s New Four Kings.
31st Mar '15 4:15:51 PM CRE040295
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A 1999 manga by Rando Ayamine (original concept by Yuya Aoki[[note]]One of the [[IHaveManyNames many pennames]] of Shin Kobayashi, the same one who brought you KamiNoShizuku and PsychoBusters[[/note]]), published in ''Weekly Shonen Magazine'', ''Get Backers'' focuses on Ban Mido and Ginji Amano, two superpowered pals who run a repossession service to help people get their lost stuff back. Ginji's body can generate a [[ShockAndAwe powerful electrical current]], and Ban has both [[SuperStrength a two kilo-newton grip]] (look it up) and the "[[MagicalEye Evil Eye]]", which can induce powerful hallucinations through eye contact.
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A 1999 manga by Rando Ayamine (original concept by Yuya Aoki[[note]]One of the [[IHaveManyNames many pennames]] of Shin Kobayashi, the same one who brought you KamiNoShizuku Manga/KamiNoShizuku and PsychoBusters[[/note]]), Manga/PsychoBusters[[/note]]), published in ''Weekly Shonen Magazine'', ''Get Backers'' focuses on Ban Mido and Ginji Amano, two superpowered pals who run a repossession service to help people get their lost stuff back. Ginji's body can generate a [[ShockAndAwe powerful electrical current]], and Ban has both [[SuperStrength a two kilo-newton grip]] (look it up) and the "[[MagicalEye Evil Eye]]", which can induce powerful hallucinations through eye contact.

The anime, which aired from 2002 to 2003 (49 episodes), was produced by StudioDEEN, a studio known for other series that have achieved international popularity such as ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', and ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''. It was co-directed by ''[[Manga/RurouniKenshin Kenshin]]'' director Kazuhiro Furuhashi, and the character designs redone by Atsuko Nakajima. The manga was licensed in North America by {{Tokyopop}}, who published the first 25 volumes before pulling a ''[[{{Dragonball}} Dragonball Z]]'' and opting to release the last third of the series as ''[=GetBackers=]: Infinity Fortress'', starting with volume 26. Unfortunately, Tokyopop [[OrphanedSeries lost the license just a couple months later (vol.27 was their last)]][[note]]For the uninitiated, ''[=GetBackers=]'' was one of the many unfortunate casualties of Kodansha yanking all their Tokyopop licenses at once—other manga affected included TP's first mega-hit ''LoveHina'', which had been finished for years, and ''{{Manga/BECK}}'', which was orphaned like ''GB''. No one is 100% sure why Kodansha did it, but most speculation is that it was because they wanted to consolidate all their licenses in one foreign publisher, in this case Del Rey, to save time and money. Indeed, the fact that Kodansha would later buy out Del Rey's manga division and distribution channels (and take on some of their staff) and turned it into their own North American imprint, lends credence to this theory[[/note]], so the final 12 volumes have not seen a legitimate English-language release, and most likely never will.
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The anime, which aired from 2002 to 2003 (49 episodes), was produced by StudioDEEN, Creator/StudioDEEN, a studio known for other series that have achieved international popularity such as ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', and ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''. It was co-directed by ''[[Manga/RurouniKenshin Kenshin]]'' director Kazuhiro Furuhashi, and the character designs redone by Atsuko Nakajima. The manga was licensed in North America by {{Tokyopop}}, Creator/{{Tokyopop}}, who published the first 25 volumes before pulling a ''[[{{Dragonball}} ''[[Manga/{{Dragonball}} Dragonball Z]]'' and opting to release the last third of the series as ''[=GetBackers=]: Infinity Fortress'', starting with volume 26. Unfortunately, Tokyopop [[OrphanedSeries lost the license just a couple months later (vol.27 was their last)]][[note]]For the uninitiated, ''[=GetBackers=]'' was one of the many unfortunate casualties of Kodansha yanking all their Tokyopop licenses at once—other manga affected included TP's first mega-hit ''LoveHina'', ''Manga/LoveHina'', which had been finished for years, and ''{{Manga/BECK}}'', which was orphaned like ''GB''. No one is 100% sure why Kodansha did it, but most speculation is that it was because they wanted to consolidate all their licenses in one foreign publisher, in this case Del Rey, to save time and money. Indeed, the fact that Kodansha would later buy out Del Rey's manga division and distribution channels (and take on some of their staff) and turned it into their own North American imprint, lends credence to this theory[[/note]], so the final 12 volumes have not seen a legitimate English-language release, and most likely never will.
11th Oct '14 5:48:07 PM K
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* ArtEvolution: The manga has this in spades. Himiko and Ginji have the most dramatic change, but compare any pre-Volume 9 character with a shot of them after volume 22 or so. The differences are amazing.
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* ArtEvolution: The manga has this in spades. Himiko and Ginji have the most dramatic change, but compare any pre-Volume 9 character with a shot of them after volume 22 or so. The differences Notably, Atsuko Nakajima's previously-mentioned redesigns are amazing.based on Rando Ayamine's post-evolution artwork.
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