The Get Backers
Voiced by: Nobutoshi Canna (Japanese), Naomi Shindo (Japanese, child); Jason Liebrecht (English, episodes 6-49), Rich McDonald (English, episodes 1-5)One half of the titular duo, Ban acts like a jerk to just about everyone except Ginji, and sometimes even to him. A "fighting genius", incredibly intelligent, and very well-read on a number of subjects. Was once a thief with Himiko and her brother, but seemed pretty burned out on life until he met Ginji. Fights using his "Snake Bite" arm and his Jagan eye's illusions. He is a quarter-German, and it's from his German grandmother that he gets his witch blood. His right hand has an over 200kg grip, a benefit of his family's curse of Asclepius (or Ophiuchus in the manga). The Magical Eye—left as the Japanese Jagan in ADV Films' release of the anime—is another curse, which he can use to give anyone he makes eye contact with a realistic nightmare that lasts exactly one minute. These curses have their downsides: the Jagan can only be used three times in 24 hours - any more and he will disappear. It is said his family is destined to have terrible luck. You'd almost have to agree, based on how things go - he's had to kill two friends on their request (Yamato and Eris) and can never seem to catch a break when it comes to money. He was raised by Maria Noches, his grandmother's apprentice, though he ran away from her at a young age. From there he spent some time with Himiko and her brother Yamato, and after he had to kill Yamato he left for the Infinite Fortress where he met Ginji.
Voiced by: Showtaro Morikubo (Japanese) Ryoko Shiraishi (Japanese, child); J Shanon Weaver (English), Gary Livingston (English, child)The other half of the titular duo, normally bubbly and affectionate, but definitely not someone you want to cross. In the past, he was the leader of the VOLTS street gang, but ended up leaving for various angsty reasons. He's very dependent on Ban, likely because he's not used to having someone he can depend on; instead being the person everyone else looks to. Everyone loves Ginji, and he loves everyone, so it worked for a little while, but eventually threatened to destroy everyone around him. Fights with electricity. His alter ego the Lightning Emperor (Japanese: Raitei) requires electricity only the Limitless Fortressnote (Japanese: Mugenjou) can provide, unless he blacks out an entire city section. Ban makes sure Ginji doesn't turn into the Lightning Emperor, as it can be difficult for Ginji to control himself in this state. He grew up in the Limitless Fortress, and used to have black hair before his electricity turned it blond.