History Manga / Getbackers

9th Feb '18 3:44:33 PM gjjones
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The manga was licensed in North America by Creator/{{Tokyopop}}, who published the first 25 volumes before pulling a ''[[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 [[ScrewedByTheNewtwork yanking all their Tokyopop licenses at once]]—other manga affected included TP's first mega-hit ''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.

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The manga was licensed in North America by Creator/{{Tokyopop}}, who published the first 25 volumes before pulling a ''[[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 [[ScrewedByTheNewtwork [[ScrewedByTheNetwork yanking all their Tokyopop licenses at once]]—other manga affected included TP's first mega-hit ''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.
9th Feb '18 3:44:18 PM gjjones
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The manga was licensed in North America by Creator/{{Tokyopop}}, who published the first 25 volumes before pulling a ''[[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 ''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.

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The manga was licensed in North America by Creator/{{Tokyopop}}, who published the first 25 volumes before pulling a ''[[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 [[ScrewedByTheNewtwork yanking all their Tokyopop licenses at once—other once]]—other manga affected included TP's first mega-hit ''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.
24th Nov '17 11:03:51 AM nombretomado
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* FermatsLastTheorem: Lucky the Wonder Dog is given a problem like this to solve. The dog answers that it's unsolvable (x = "nothing"), which is what ''really'' clues Ban into the fact that the whole "genius dog" thing isn't a parlor trick... the dog's actually been [[spoiler:infected with the same virus that caused apes to mutate into humans, the so-called "Missing Link Virus."]] It... doesn't make ''sense'' in context, but there is an explanation.
16th Sep '17 4:29:56 PM nombretomado
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* YagyuJubei: Namesake of Juubei Kakei.
1st Aug '17 7:10:20 PM Bibliotheca
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** [[spoiler:Let's see: After learning that he's a freak, Ban's mom declared him a child of the devil (and this was after his father had placed a seal on it at birth). He was then set loose at a tender age. For Kazuki, his family was killed by a rival clan, later revealed to have been helmed by his younger brother, who was given away at birth. Shido is the son of the leader of the Fuyuki tribe, but his parents were probably killed in the Kiryuudo war and he ran away to the Limitless Fortress (a.k.a Mugenjou) in his early teens because the Kiryuudo thought he was the one with the chimera. Natsumi's parents are dead. [=MakubeX=] was abandoned as a baby and adopted (yet not named) by Gen. Himiko is an aborted fetus brought back to life, raised by her brother, and he was killed by his best friend Ban (at his own request). Rena's father is dead, her mother is emotionally distant, and her stepfather raped her. Madoka's parents are either dead or don't notice that their blind seventeen-year-old daughter has a twenty-one-year-old former gang leader ''and'' his animal posse shacking up with her, or that she was kidnapped by his enemies—but hey, it's a pretty BigFancyHouse! As for Ginji, he's technically a created being. His mother, after her son's death, created Ginji in the alternate dimension which houses the Limitless Fortress.]] Subverted by [[spoiler:the Kakei siblings, who left home of their own free will, against the advice of their father; and Uryuu Toshiki, who's illegitimate and ran away from home after either beating the crap out of or outright killing his younger-but-legitimate brother for the right of inheritance.]]

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** [[spoiler:Let's see: After learning that he's a freak, Ban's mom declared him a child of the devil (and this was after his father had placed a seal on it at birth). He was then set loose at a tender age. For Kazuki, his family was killed by a rival clan, later revealed to have been helmed by his younger brother, who was given away at birth. Said brother, Yohan, was nearly killed by order of their father as an infant because he was born with the stigmata, and only survived because their mother begged him to be adopted by the Kokuchouin. Shido is the son of the leader of the Fuyuki tribe, but his parents were probably killed in the Kiryuudo war and he ran away to the Limitless Fortress (a.k.a Mugenjou) in his early teens because the Kiryuudo thought he was the one with the chimera. Natsumi's parents are dead. [=MakubeX=] was abandoned as a baby and adopted (yet not named) by Gen. Himiko is an aborted fetus brought back to life, raised by her brother, and he was killed by his best friend Ban (at his own request). Rena's father is dead, her mother is emotionally distant, and her stepfather raped her. Madoka's parents are either dead or don't notice that their blind seventeen-year-old daughter has a twenty-one-year-old former gang leader ''and'' his animal posse shacking up with her, or that she was kidnapped by his enemies—but hey, it's a pretty BigFancyHouse! As for Ginji, he's technically a created being. His mother, after her son's death, created Ginji in the alternate dimension which houses the Limitless Fortress.]] Subverted by [[spoiler:the Kakei siblings, who left home of their own free will, against the advice of their father; and Uryuu Toshiki, who's illegitimate and ran away from home after either beating the crap out of or outright killing his younger-but-legitimate brother for the right of inheritance.]]
17th Jan '17 1:33:43 AM DustSnitch
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They inevitably run into conflicts of interest (such as an equally superpowered "delivery service"), which they deal with by [[{{Badass}} kicking ass]]. Though it starts out as a light-hearted {{shonen}} action series, it later took a sharp right turn into CerebusSyndrome country with the Limitless Fortress arc.

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They inevitably run into conflicts of interest (such as an equally superpowered "delivery service"), which they deal with by [[{{Badass}} kicking ass]].ass. Though it starts out as a light-hearted {{shonen}} action series, it later took a sharp right turn into CerebusSyndrome country with the Limitless Fortress arc.



* {{Badass}}: Plenty of characters, most notably Ban.
28th Mar '16 4:10:52 PM Iplewhelmed
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* OrWasItADream: It's left up to the reader to decide whether Ginji rejected reality & went back into a virtual reality coma powered by science & magic, or if he was knocked unconscious & dreamt of a parallel universe.

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* OrWasItADream: It's In the manga, [[spoiler:it's left up to the reader to decide whether Ginji rejected reality & went back into a virtual reality coma powered by science & magic, or if he was knocked unconscious & dreamt of a parallel universe.]]
14th Feb '16 12:08:57 AM Spritle101
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* OrWasItADream: It's left up to the reader to decide whether Ginji rejected reality & went back into a virtual reality coma powered by science & magic, or if he was knocked unconscious & dreamt of a parallel universe.
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.
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