Characters: Shinjuku Allies
Voiced by: Natsuko Kuwatani (Japanese), Deanna Shoemaker (English)
A transporter by trade, often works with Akabane and kinda-sorta-maybe-not wants to kill Ban for killing her older brother. Nicknamed "Lady Poison", she fights with her "Seven Poison Perfumes", a form of witchcraft tied to scent. She used to work with her older brother Yamato - and later Ban - as thieves, until Ban killed her brother.
She is a Voodoo Child, otherwise known as an aborted fetus of a witch who was brought back to life by the Shamans. Naturally, this comes with a curse: once she becomes a certain age, a mirrored clone will appear. If one dies, so does the other.
Related to Ban by consanguinity—though it's never directly stated just how
they're related. Not sure if that is true. In volume 38, Ban did state outright that she was his sister.
- Action Girl: Matures into a Lady of War as the story goes on, particularly after the Kiryuudo arc.
- Arc Words: "Voodoo Child".note
- The Artifact: The anime writers appeared to have a lot of trouble with Himiko, as only two of her arcs were animated, and the manga didn't really get into her personal arc until after the anime wrapped up production. This is especially apparent in the final arc, as all the main characters obviously have to be present for the conclusion, but Himiko has absolutely no connection to any of the previously-established plot points. She basically goes on this last adventure just for the hell of it.
- Bare Your Midriff: After her merger with her mirror half
- The Chick: IL arc and Eternal Bonds Arc
- Clothing Damage: By far the character most prone to this. You can almost make a drinking game out of how often her clothes get ripped off.
- Evil Twin: her "curse" creates a sociopathic copy that kills the target of the intended curse.
- Living Macguffin: She's a special Voodoo Child used to open a doorway to Babylon City
- Master Poisoner: This is her power, as well as the source of her nickname, "Lady Poison".
- Panty Shot
- Rapunzel Hair: After merging with her mirror half
- Training from Hell: Manga-only. Overseen by Akabane, though he doesn't teach her anything.
- Tomato in the Mirror: She is a living curse and Ban's sister
- Tsundere: Even as she gets over the idea that Ban killed her brother, she still doesn't mind beating him up if she can. In the last manga chapter, even after knowing that he's her REAL brother, she still doesn't mind the thought of having a bout with him due to their opposing professions.
Voiced by: Nobuo Tobita (Japanese), Shannon McCormick (English)
Another transporter who likes to kill things. Very much. Has a weird fascination with Ban and Ginji
, which they do not appreciate, especially Ginji. Fights with various scalpels and blood-made weapons. Nicknamed "Doctor Jackal". Knows things
that no one else does.
A former resident of Babylon City, he actually used to be
a doctor in an unspecified war. Until, of course, he failed to save the son of his friend (who later tries to get revenge), and decided he was better off killing people instead.
- Affably Evil: Oh so much.
- Anti-Hero: Type V
- Badass: He kills a bear
- Blood Knight: Quality of fights matter more to this doctor than money. He'll do ANYTHING to get a good fight—including smuggling plutonium to a teenager who's building nukes (and is all too willing to use them).
- Bloody Murder: Most of his attacks ranging from swords to clones to pretty much anything he wants.
- Consummate Professional: Depending on the situation, the client concerned, and the opponent(s) he's up against, this is either played straight or subverted.
- Dissonant Serenity: In the manga, his MO. Not surprising, once you know how he got his powers.
- Ditto Fighter: To a limited extent. In later manga chapters, he often uses his powers to create his own versions of attacks that his enemies use against him. This is particularly evident in his fights with Kagami and Masaki.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Has never killed women or children. When MakubeX uses Mind Control on a bunch of kids against him, he merely puts them to sleep (Himiko was pleasantly surprised). He also puts himself in harm's way to protect Hevn. When you really think about it, his victims are almost exclusively those who don't know what they're getting themselves into by taking him on.
- Giggling Villain: Though he's not really a "villain", per se.
- Karma Houdini: Manga only since he's the one who sold out Himiko to Kagami
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: He does this to Kagami who had murdered Himiko to fuel his ambitions by killing him
- Knife Nut
- Lovable Traitor
- Manipulative Bastard: More prominently in the manga.
- Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Though he was very dedicated to saving lives back when he was a practising surgeon, the death of his best friend Semimaru Kanade's son despite his best attempts to save him apparently lead the Doctor to decide that he'd rather take up his current job.
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: His powers is manipulating scalpels in his body right? No, he has the power to manipulate his blood into anything! Wrong, he can raise himself from the dead because he can't imagine himself being dead! >Buzz< Wrong! He can manipulate shadows to do what he wants and also he can negate anything that he doesn't believe in Wrong again!!! It's Your Mind Makes It Real Bingo congratulation, You've realized that Akabane's a Villain Sue!!
- Nice Hat: A black fedora which has a brim that seems to expand as the series goes on; it also acquires a cut/slit, courtesy of Kagami.
- No Sell: To anything that he doesn't believe is real
- Offscreen Teleportation: The scene plays right out of a Warner Brothers cartoon. Seriously.
- Pet the Dog: He has his moments. Puts the "Heroic" in Heroic Sociopath.
- Prophet Eyes: Manga only. Combined with his other traits, it's very frightening.
- Psycho for Hire: Not as creepy as Fudou though
- Slasher Smile: In the anime. In the manga he tends to smile "normally"... and freak people out all the same.
- Sociopathic Hero
- Tall, Dark and Handsome: He's this when he's not trying to kill you.
- Token Evil Teammate
- What Do You Mean, It's Not Symbolic?: Manga only. During his rescue of Paul, him raising his "Bloody Sword" to create a path to safety out of nothing.
- Your Mind Makes It Real: Manga only. Part of his power is being able to negate enemy powers by simply stating that he can't imagine those powers being true. In addition, he has seemingly come back from the dead simply because he can't imagine himself being dead.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Akabane was previously a doctor who cursed God after he failed to save the life from a child which allowed him to become a trascendental being.
Voiced by: Rio Natsuki (Japanese), Ellie McBride (English)
personified, but that doesn't stop her. Hevn is an intermediary who hooks freelancers like the Get Backers up with jobs. Incredibly dangerous jobs
. She also works behind the scenes doing research for them, and is genuinely fond of Ban and Ginji.
Voiced by: Yasunori Matsumoto (Japanese), Corey Gagne (English)
Owner of the Honky Tonk where Ban and Ginji are running up the tab of a lifetime. After them, he suffers the most when they can't pay their bills. Another one of those characters who knows things
He was a member of the first generation of Get Backers; Ban's father was his partner. His special skill is super speed. Has the stigma in his left eye, and wears his literally Opaque Lenses
to hide it.
He unintentionally gave Ban's father the name for his child—as a baby Ban punched Paul in the face, who called him a barbarian (yuban
in Japanese). For some reason, his father thought this would make a good name.
Voiced by: Otoha (Japanese), Kelly Dealyn (English)
The cute waitress at the Honky Tonk. Well, the first one, anyway.
She meets the Get Backers when she hires them to do a job for her (what the job is
varies between media, see below).
- A Day in the Limelight: Her manga-only backstory arc aside, Natsumi gets an entire episode in the anime where she takes on a job in place of Ban and Ginji while they're on "vacation".
- Genki Girl
- Flat Character: Personality-wise, there isn't much to say about her, except that she's happy and likes G&B.
- Hidden Depths: Subverted. The Birth flashback arc shows her hiring Ban and Ginji to get her dog back, and reveals her sad, sad past involving a dead mom and dead scientist father... but she's still just as clueless and genki and the same lovable Natsumi-chan.
- Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: Her dad is a scientist that created a hyper-intelligent dog, but he certainly wasn't mad.
- Neutral Female
- Parental Abandonment: In the anime, her mom is in the hospital and her dad isn't really mentioned. In the manga, both of her parents are dead and she lives with her dog, Lucky.
Voiced by: Yuki Matsuoka (Japanese), Kelsey Kling (English)
The cute, blind, virtuoso violinist Shido falls for (or was it the other way around?). The driving force behind one minor arc, one side story, and one major storyline. She's not afraid to go after a yakuza boss to steal back her violin. Her seeing-eye dog is a corgi named Mozart.
- Disabled Love Interest
- Distressed Damsel: Well, she is blind, so we can't necessarily blame her.
- Genius Cripple (Despite her blindness, she can play the violin beautifully and distinguish her Stradivarious from others just by hearing its sound)
- Groin Attack: On Hishiki, no less!
- Fanservice: While Kabuto is possessing Madoka, she's completely naked. No matter what, she is naked. Even when he has a yukata and obi on her arms, he's just too lazy to fasten it and give the poor girl some modesty.
- Friend to All Living Things: There's a scene in the Eternal Bond arc where Shido realizes that Madoka has picked up the ability to understand animals. One of the things he hates about humans is that they don't take the time to listen to animals. Awwwww!.
- Grand Theft Me: Kabuto wants Madoka's body. No, this is not supposed to invoke Naruto.
- Panty Shot: She's introduced with one, almost.
- Plucky Girl
- The Ojou: Has one scarily HUGE Big Fancy House.
- Parental Abandonment: There's a token reference to her father being ill at some point. At first, it seems that she's being cared for by her butler, but he turned out to be evil. So now her 21-year-old boyfriend is shacking up with her.
Voiced by: Megumi Ogata (Japanese), Catherine Catmull (English)
A part-time artist, part-time art thief
, dedicated to the preserving the integrity of masterpieces. Her mother was a medium that channeled dead artists and gave them her hand to paint their final, greatest works, meaning the art also has a sentimental value to Clayman.
Voiced by: Tadahisa Saizen (Japanese), Sam Ray (English)
Along with Akabane and Himiko, Maguruma makes up the GB world's "dream team" of transporters. Unlike his cohorts, he actually has a car. Several, in fact: he's seen legitimately driving a taxi on several occasions. Gets along with Ban and Ginji, Himiko, Akabane and
Hishiki. Nicknamed "Mister No-Brake".
Witch who studied under Ban's grandmother and ended up partially raising him. Only appears in the manga, beginning with the "Divine Design" arc.
Ginji's adopted dad who raised him, he's also one of the First Generation Get Backers