GetBackers (GN 1 of 39)
Volume: GN 1 / 39
Release date: 2004-02-10
Suggested retail price: $9.99
Age rating: 16+
About the Get Backers manga
Blonde, hip, pragmatic and cool, Ginji Amano has the power to generate currents with his body like an electric eel. Brunette, equally hip, bespectacled and rambunctious, Ban Mido has the mystically mysterious 'Evil Eye,' the power to create illusions in the minds of his foes. Together, they are the GetBackers, the best retrieval team in the world. They can get back anything taken from clients, and their success rate is 99.9999%!
However, first they have to get some clients -- and soon -- or this spry detective duo will starve on the streets!
About Graphic Novel One
The job of a retriever is not a very lucrative one, at least not for Ginji Amano and Ban Mido. Unable to attract even one client, they're so down on their luck that they've ingested nothing but water for the past three days. They attempt (unsuccessfully) to land a date with some girls in the hopes they'll buy the starving duo some hamburgers. And having lost their last yen to a maliciously dysfunctional vending machine, death by starvation seems imminent ... until a homeless man takes pity on them and shares some of the food he's been able to scrounge.
Upon learning that Ginji and Ban are the GetBackers, he offers them all he has left to get his daughter back from the Yakuza ... and so begins our saga...
(added on 2006-03-17, modified on 2006-03-17)
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