Get Backers - G & B on the Case (Vol. 1)
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The story is pretty simple. Ban and Genji are two friends who both have some super human powers. Together they have formed a retrival agency promising to get back what every has been lost.
There are a number of elements in Get Backers that were reminesenct to other series of anime, but Get backers manages to pull off a style completely it's own.
The First two episodes are stand alone tales that give a good feel for the charecters and the setting. Alot of the focus is put on Genji and Ban's friendship. The last three are one big arc where Ban and Genji go up against an elite team of cargo transporters. This presents some of the enemies for the series and shows that while Genji and Ban are good in a fight there are others that are better.
Since it's early in the series Get Backers doesn't quite have the balance yet to really be a classic. the comedy sometimes undercuts the action and vice versa. I can't quite get a feel for how grounded in reality the show is. obviously since there are people with super human powers then it's not quite our reality but there seems to be a bit more to it that makes me wonder if this is possible a completely alternate world.
When all is said and done though Get Backers is unique, funny action packed and absorbing. It hints at a rich past to be discovered with a larger back story, but promises plenty of madcap adventures. well recommended
This is a great fighting series. One of the things that really stands out is the animation. Some anime have very poor animation, with choppy images and shaky movement, but the animation here is wonderful. The art is nice too, with great character designs. There is tons of comedy, so be sure you're ready for a laugh or two while you watch this.
There are a few downsides, though. This is an action show at its heart, so sometimes plot development takes a backseat to fight scenes. The characters seem a bit one-sided at some times, and you only get little pieces of their history at a time. Overall, though, this is a good series.
Art: 8/10 Animation: 9/10 Story: 7/10 Characters: 8/10 Overall: 8/10 Trying to get a friend or family member into anime? Fans of action movies might like this. There is some swearing and violence, so I'd recommend this for viewers aged 13 and up.
Hell, the Akabane and Ginji scenes alone give this series a 10 in enjoyment, some of the funniest stuff there is.
Animation, sound, design, etc is all top notch, some of the best out there.
The series focuses on Genji "The Lightning Emperor" (he generates electricity and led a gang known as "The Volts") and Gen who has the power to show individuals their worst nightmare that in real life lasts only minute but can feel an eternity. They are the Get Backers who have a mostly 100% retrieval rate of...whatever the client wants: broken hearts, charm bracelets, medicinal items, a forgotten daughter and the list goes on. While there is no overarching plot save for a story arc, each story arc is self contained. Thus prior knowledge of episodes is nice, though not required to enjoy to each episode. Each episode explores a mixture of themes listed above.
What I really liked about the show is that it finely walks the balance between comedy, action, and drama. In other words, it knows when to be heavy and when to make light of things. It was a show that I nearly watched back to back because I enjoyed it so much. And there was a stand alone episode in the middle of the series that had me in tears (that's not an easy feat to do).
I recommend the series to anyone who's looking for something that's completely fun to watch and will subtly work its way into the unconscious. Anyone who enjoys action comedies and likes a little existentialism in their fun should enjoy the show.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very interesting and adventurous series. A lot of good humor and great story line.Published 2 days ago by Stretch728
A little static, this is an anime from say the 80's or 90''s so it's a little old school. The animation style is not as fluid as I've been accustomed to a the story is only OK.Published 6 days ago by Ruel Johnson
Story line takes a little bit for engagement but the series is entertaining none the lessPublished 12 days ago by Amazon Customer