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    Himiko Kudo 

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.
  • Ambiguously Brown
  • 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
  • Shower Scene: Changes to a Furo Scene due to the former being a dream.
  • 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.

    Kuroudo Akabane 

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.



Voiced by: Rio Natsuki (Japanese), Ellie McBride (English)

Fanservice 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.

    Paul Wang 

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 (yaban in Japanese). For some reason, his father thought this would make a good name.

  • Blind Without 'Em: Inverted. Paul's sunglasses actually cut off his sight entirely, enabling him to focus on honing his "sixth sense," as a way to compensate for his old age.
  • Blow You Away: His nickname before he retired was the Gale Emperor. In fact, he's so badass that he can create a vacuum that slices people to pieces just by walking past them at an insanely high speed.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: And HOW; for the most of the series the reader is fooled into thinking he's just a bystander and independent investigator with a knowledge of the underworld. NO ONE expected him to not only be a First Generation Get Backer, but also one of the biggest badasses in the series.
  • Lightning Bruiser: In comparison to most other fighters in the series. By just walking past them, he's able to rip enemies to shreds.
    • Fragile Speedster: In comparison to the OTHER monstrously powerful characters. Paul is lightning fast, but he can't fight for long due to decreased stamina as well as not being able to take a hit from someone on his level.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: "Gale Emperor"
  • Opaque Lenses
  • Razor Wind
  • Retired Badass: Was a terror in his youth, but nowadays he's content to run his cafe. It wasn't until the final arc that he decided to step into the ring.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Let's face it, Paul could have wiped the floor with any threat prior to the final arc if he felt like it.
  • Team Dad: He's even Ban's godfather.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Due to his age he's not as durable as he used to be and his stamina has taken a dive. However, he makes up for it in his vast experience and a finely honed sixth sense.

    Natsumi Mizuki 

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".
  • The Cutie: You just want to pinch her cheeks.
  • 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.

    Madoka Otowa 

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.

  • Blind Musician: She is a very famous violinist who's also blind.
  • Disabled Love Interest: Of Shido.
  • 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.
  • Grand Theft Me: Kabuto wants Madoka's body. No, this is not supposed to invoke Naruto.
  • The Ojou: Has one scarily HUGE Big Fancy House.
  • Panty Shot: She's introduced with one, almost.
  • 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.
  • Pet's Homage Name: She's a musician who named her seeing-eye dog Mozart.
  • Plucky Girl
  • Reflectionless Useless Eyes: Her irises are entirely black.


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.


    Gouzou Maguruma 

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".

    Maria Noches]]

A 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

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