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GetBackers Bangaihen
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v.26-27 by Type it Up Scanlations over 8 years ago
v.38 c.10 by Getbackers Manga Scans over 9 years ago
v.38 c.5-9 by Getbackers Manga Scans over 9 years ago
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39 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 14, Chap 114

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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (408 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.8 / 10.0

Last Updated
August 31st 2020, 12:28am PST



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English Publisher
TokyoPop (Canceled / 27 Vols)

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Arts needs no explanation, but here I go  
by jomellyfish
February 17th, 2021, 9:28am
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
If it's stolen, the invincible duo can retrieve it. Get Backers starts off as a shounen pooled with middling comedy and ecchi. Our main duo, Ginji Amano and Mido Ban are a down-and-out hobos. It is unlike any other shounen out there. It doesn't subscribe to shounen tropes and cliches, and the lack of romance, which ruins other works makes GB captivating. The plot and setting are rather elaborate, that you'll have to pay attention reading if you are to properly understand what's going on.

Most of the time, the combatants are transported into some kind of reality, which I took as the author's way for our protagonists to not concern themselves about civilians getting hurt or dying (which is annoyingly common in other shounen) as they enter a brawl. One thing I love about GB is how the plot allows for our protagonists to be teamed up with their foregone enemies, and be enemies again whereby making you want to see who'll be there in the penultimate arc. As the story advances, our main duo and supporting characters' background and circumstances are fleshed out.

The historical and biblical allusions here and there doesn't undermine and spoil the experience like in other shounen; they were perfectly cogent and justifiable. GB introduced me to the rare and enigmatic Motion Blindness and to one of the most interesting theological puzzle concerning the bibles' two eminent plotholes: Predetermination and Free Will, as Makubex asserts that without Judas' betrayal, there can be no ressurection of Jesus and humanity's redemption. I also had a whale of a time for its comical aspect. GB got me thinking and laughing at Ginji and Mido so it gets my props for that.

Aesthetic-wise, Rando Ayamine and his assistants surely put a lot of effort into GB. The art was consistent and kept improving in the long run despite the pressure of having to finish a tankoubon every two months. It is no exaggeration to say that the art is one of the best among other action manga. The background and action scenes were intensively drawn insofar as there's never a dull moment . If anything, I wish they had pour on a little more work to the character designs. There is regular emergence of an antagonist who either looked like Kazuki or Hevn. Nonetheless, I really enjoy seeing those spiky, long, shounen hair style.

I have only read 23 volumes so far, but I may input more once I finish it. At any rate, I believe that Get Backers is one of the most substantial action manga ever made, and that everyone owe it to themselves to give GB a read

... Last updated on February 17th, 2021, 9:46am
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One of the best action series  
by ayaneninja
October 4th, 2019, 10:42am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
GetBackers gives us a great story of two best friends who have a modern day Robin Hood approach to their business. The art is some of the best in the action genre, the characters are all very fleshed out and lovable, and the adventures they go on are diverse and interesting, but never lose their original focus. The dynamic between Ban and Ginji is hilarious at times, heartwarming at others, and always a blast to see. Anyone who loves battle manga should give this one a shot, it's one of the most unique takes on the style I have encountered.

... Last updated on October 14th, 2020, 8:15pm
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by taiga2009
July 5th, 2011, 9:53pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
I hate/love this manga. The art is good, characters are interesting even though they lack depth (this is a shounen after all) .They keep building it bigger and bigger and yet why do I want the damn thing to just endconfused?? Its too damn long- cut out half the side characters, cut down the useless enemy becomes friend crap and get onto the finale. I am tempted to not read to the end because I have become bored with the all the useless repetition.
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New chapters Scanlate?  
by babyhero9876
April 16th, 2011, 1:22am
Rating: N/A
Awesome manga with fighting and comedy. Ginji is one of my favorite character and I just don't like Ban even though he may be funny sometimes. Got my reason but lazy to type it down. I'm done reading the latest translation on I Hope the translations scanlate release soon so i can continue reading. What i afraid the most is that it will take long for it and when it out i might forgot going on which always happen to me.
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by calstine
June 5th, 2010, 3:34am
Rating: 9.2 / 10.0
As mentioned in previous comments, this series is in a different league compared to all the other action + comedy + ecchi manga out there. There's an intricate plot behind the entire story, and while there're plenty of brainless fights, some of the battles actually do rely more on strategy than on brawn.

Some of the issues they discuss (politics, morality and the environment, to name but a few) are surprisingly deep and intellectual -- it's obvious that the author gave quite a bit of thought to the construction of the dialogues. Even a slightly experienced manga reader should know that this is not a strong point of most shounen.

Another plus is that amidst all the shouts of "I'll kill you!" and "I will become the strongest!!!" there's plenty of character development, and the relationships between the protagonists and their supporting characters are very sincere and endearing.

The character art is so-so, but the background art is amazingly detailed, and it's obvious that Rando Ayamine put a lot of effort into his work. His technique evolves continuously, showing noticeable improvement towards the latter half of the series.

... Last updated on March 4th, 2015, 7:40pm
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Very funny  
by blackmailer
March 29th, 2009, 6:59pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
wow this is such a funny manga, especially ginji.
This manga is just getting better and better.
the thing i dont get though is that this mangaupdates only has it at volume 8, while on mangafox its up to volume 20 chapter 1=P
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great manga  
by comics
September 24th, 2008, 12:40pm
Rating: N/A
This one definitely deserves a 10 ^^
The art gets better and better, the author definitely did lots of research for each story, great sense of humor as well. Oh yes, how can I forget to mention lots of hot guys ^^.
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A good manga without traslation  
by gggjcjkg
September 18th, 2008, 9:39pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Clean art, unique storyline, loveable characters, good humors, overall a very good manga.
The only thing this manga lacks is more release sad
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it'll make you bust a gut laughing  
by kitsuneHime
June 30th, 2008, 1:39am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
its a great series. it has alot of great fighting scenes and like able characters. i would recommend this to anyone with a sweet tooth for comedy.
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Quite intelligent, indeed.  
by Zaghurim
January 7th, 2008, 6:27pm
Rating: N/A
I couldn't agree more with one of the previous comments here. Aside from the author having done his research before writing the story, everything is nicely thought through (which really is quite unusual for this type of manga where the authors usually just go with the flow to create twists and turns and what not) and there's usually some "secret" or some "catch" to the job they've received that you can usually figure out yourself (sometimes it's even pretty damn hard). As if that wasn't enough, it's quite humorous, has really nice lookin' art (which gets notably better each volume) and some decent fights. It's really quite excellent for a shounen.
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