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GetBackers Volume 14 (v. 14) Paperback – May 9, 2006


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Product Details

  • Series: GetBackers (Book 14)
  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: TokyoPop (May 9, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591829763
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591829768
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,047,723 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Cowboy Bebop meets GTO.

Currently, one of Kodancha's Top 3 Shonen Manga Series. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The nice and detailed art with clean, sharp inking and a dynamic layout is reminiscent of Tohru Fujisawa of GTO (no wonder: Rando was Fujisawa's assistant). Humor and intrigue make this sophisticated fighting manga quite original. It's a pleasure reading this funky duo's exploits that are different and more violent than their animated adaptation. -- Protoculture Addicts

There's more than one way for manga fans to be shocked. Perhaps they can be taken aback by some saucy language, or perhaps their bodies can be blown to smithereens by thousands of volts of electricity! With GetBackers, it's your choice. Writer Yuya Aoki and artist Rando Ayamine's Japanese manga and anime hit has been denied from American audiences for too long ... -- Rebecca Bundy, Anime Insider --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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Format: Paperback
My favorite manga these days is and will always be Yu Yu Hakusho. However, GetBackers comes in a very close second. I think that the two series have something in common and that's how I find the appeal. Anyway the basic storyline for the series goes like this. Two financially challeged youths who grew up in the Tokyo undeground get together and start a recovery agency (GetBackers). Their motto: "We get back what shouldn't be gone!" The two kids are Ban Mido who can create halucinations with his Evil Eye and Ginji Amano, who can generate electricity through his body. They use their strange and some what freakish powers to stael back items of value for their clients. While quite good at their job they are not gifted with money managing skills and the running gag is that they have no money for food. The series sports a large cast of supporting characters like HEVN, Pore (Paul in later books), Natsumi, Dr. Jackal, Shido, Hishki and Lady Poison. Please note that some of these characters won't appear until later volumes. They all have some strange talent or power and often are on the opposite side of the GetBacker's job. The fights are very entertaining to say the least. Check out the three on three fight in volume four (It is out!).
Now to this volume. Its a continuation of the story from volume one. Ban, Ginji, and HEVN have been captured by a crooked doctor, who sells his patient's organs on the black market. Ginji and Ban are saved by a nurse who works for the doctor, and hires them to get back something for her. A huge battle breaks out between the GetBackers and the hired muscle, Hishiki, who seems invincible. After this story line is cleared up the duo is hired to recover a mysterious box from a gang of Transporters.
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By Sesho on September 11, 2005
Format: Paperback
After returning a good luck statue to their client Kinue, the Get Backers learn that the cat was not the item that she actually wanted. There was a computer disk inside it that is the property of the evil Dr. Kabutogawa, a doctor who specializes in black market organs. He intends to make Ban and Ginji his next donors!Their second mission, given to them by the very strange looking Dr. Ohtaki, an important politician in the city, is to retrieve a stolen box which contains some very valuable objects. If they can get it back, he promises to give them a year's free rent in an apartment complex he owns. That's a pretty sweet deal because our heroes are currently homeless! The problem is that the box has been stolen by a group of super-powered villains named "The Transporters". They might even be more powerful than Ginji and Ban. And what is Ban's connection to the female member, "Lady Poison"?

The jokes and some of the "hip" slang in this book is pretty bad. It tries too hard to be current with the end result that a month after it comes out, some of the dialogue feels dated. But that aside, the action sequences are pretty well-done and the fact that the Get Backers are taking jobs to survive, to eat and have a roof over their heads, makes them very down-to-earth. You hardly ever see American super-heroes that have to struggle with such problems as homelessness, poverty, and starvation. Good read!
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By Sesho on October 25, 2005
Format: Paperback
The first part of this book is taken up with continuing battle between the Getbackers and the Transporters as they contend for the possession of a mysterious box said to contain invaulable items, 10% of which will belong to Ginji and Ban upon delivery. But that is not going to be worth much if they die in the process, especially when one of the Transporters, "Lady Poison", blames Ban for the death of her brother. The second story arc in Volume 3 concerns a Stradivarius violin that has been stolen from a blind musician named Madoka. It was taken by Shunsuke Akutsu, a famous violinst and instrument dealer with mob ties. It's time for Ginji's past to rear its head as one of Akutsu's flunkies is from his old gang and he has the power to control animals.

Get Backers is pretty much the closest to an American superhero comic that I've seen manga approach. But I'm not complaining. It has gotten a bit away from its original feel, when Ban and Ginji were homeless and penniless waifs on the street, begging for a job. It's pretty much become an action comic now. Get Backers is done well though. I would like some of the print to be a little bigger. Some of the asides are written so tiny that they're hard to read. That's minor complaint though. Overall, it's an entertaining read.
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By Sesho on November 29, 2005
Format: Paperback
Volume 4 of GetBackers is a simple "battle" manga. The gang is still trying to escape from the clutches of Akutsu, the mafia-affiliated violin virtuoso that stole the blind Madoka's Stradivarius. Ban is going to have to fight Shido, "The Beastmaster", Ginji's old friend, whose powers match his name. Meanwhile Ginji and pals face off against Ryudo Hishiki, another hired gun who appears to have conquered death itself. And if they make it through them they will have to face off against even stronger villains and betrayals.

Volume 4 was entertaining, but it felt uncomfortably like an American super-hero comic at times. It seemed a little excessive to spend an entire volume on one battle storyline. I liked it better when Ginji and Ban were homeless. The stories just seemed a little more modest and human. Instead of showing the duo as human beings, they spend most of their time smarting off to their enemies, a la Spider-Man. I remember when they took jobs just to get their car out of the towing yard and would even take work like retreiving a Sony Playstation game. Oh, for that old simplicity.
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