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In the manga, various characters were revealed to be members of the Brain Trust, including Ban's grandmother, who was the head of the department which oversaw matters of the occult. However, the manga provided much more of a twist: The members of Brain Trust, and Brain Trust itself, actually originate from a separate plane of existence. It is not just the Limitless Fortress that is a virtual reality, but all of the world of GetBackers.
It was through Kagami Kyoji's scientific theory, known as the "Mirror Effect", that the world of GetBackers were able to take actual form on a separate plane of existence. In the manga, Sarai is a mysterious character. First appearing in book 34, he presents himself to Teshimine, claiming to know all the truths about the Limitless Fortress. He convinces Takeru that he has come to stop the Voodoo King and together, the two men journey towards Babylon City.
Dressed like a monk and accompanied by a creature which looks like a snake with wings, Sarai's skills seem almost certain to revolve around magic. It is later revealed that he's a living seal, existing to contain the Voodoo King.
However, with the Voodoo King's defeat, Sarai was freed. Ura-Fuuchouin[ edit ] The Ura-Fuuchouin are the rival clan who massacred Kazuki's family to gain absolute control of the Fuuchouin String-style school.
He became its leader after the elimination of the Fuuchouin family and the exile of Kazuki to Lower Town. Also, his fighting abilities are said to be incredible, possibly even higher than that of Ban But it should be noted that this comment by Kazuki was made before Ban's learning journey.
Later, it became known to Kazuki that Yohan was his younger brother. Other members of the Ura-Fuuchouin include: Saizou's clan was also killed by the Ura-Fuuchouin, thus making his alliances with both Fuuga and the Kokuchouins highly suspect. After losing to Kazuki and explaining his plight, which includes the revelation that the members of Fuuga are trapped in the cocoon, Saizou tore his heart out, which liberated the captives.
The younger ones were easily defeated by Paul when he reverted to his "Gale Emperor" days. But the "bearded ojisan" as Ginji calls Shimon, the father was able to easily defeat Paul, even when he was using the powers available in his prime.
Realising that wisdom is more important than strength, Paul returned to his older self, and defeated the man. The Voodoo King's intention is to collect all three "keys": Once all three are in his possession, the 'keys' will be used to re-open the gates of Babylon City sealed by his nemesis, the Witch Queen.
The Voodoo King is usually seen playing chess and seems to know the "Archive"'s contents enough to challenge its predictions by introducing new pawns into his plans. The Voodoo King is extremely powerful, with Stigmas in three eyes, one of them in the center of his forehead.
He has been shown easily subduing, and later killing, Fuyuki Shido, even in his full Chimera beast form. It is revealed in volume 38 that the Voodoo King is the alter-ego of Sarai Kagenuma. However, when Sarai is present, the Voodoo King does not exist and the opposite is true as well. After being challenged by Raitei, who appeared without Ginji being in great anger or distress, the Voodoo King battles him. However, it is soon revealed that Raitei and the Voodoo King are exact opposites of each other with Raitei the lord of "existence" and the Voodoo King the lord of "nothingness".
The Raitei exists to defeat the Voodoo King because the Voodoo King seeks to disrupt how the world should be. MakubeX was found in a sack as a child. Only his last name, Makube, is known, due to the fact that it was written on the bag.
He later came to be known as MakubeX, the 'x' symbolizing an unknown variable, and his "name" is always written in romaji. MakubeX is a genius hacker, capable of manipulating computers to do whatever he pleases. He was originally taught by Gen but swiftly surpassed him in skill. After Ginji Amano left the fortress, he, as the only one of the Four Kings remaining, took over, instituting a dictatorial rule; he was known at this period as the "young demon king".
MakubeX's second-in-command is Sakura Kakei. In the manga, after the Divine Design arc, Toshiki Uryuu came under him. He is especially close to Sakura, as shown in the Lost Time arc when he was forced to fight her while she was under the influence of the Black Thread.
He is also fond of Haruki Emishi, and treats him like family. In the manga, MakubeX discovered at a young age that all actions in Infinity Fortress were controlled by the "god" of Babylon City, the top area of the fortress. Realizing this, he decided to give the "god" an edict: It also revealed in the "Lost Time" arc that he has latent special powers.
During his losing battle with Sakura, MakubeX was able to manipulate Infinity Fortress' virtual space at will using an "Omega Theorem" without the use of his computer. However, he was stopped by Ban, saying that MakubeX's loss would serve no purpose but to further enrage Ginji into destroying Infinity Fortress and everyone in it.
At the end of the "Lost Time" arc, he gains the ability to leave Infinity Fortress, thus implying that he has become an average teenager, although he seems to have retained all his computing skills. He was last seen bumping into the majority of the cast while shopping with Sakura. His needles have different powers, some even lethal, and he must control them with precision in order for them to be effective.
Juubei is protective of his older sister, Sakura, and will come to her defense if she is threatened.
Ever since he was a child, he has protected Kazuki, as he believed his clan was destined to guard his family. When Kazuki goes with the GetBackers to stop them, they faced each other in a battle. The heir to a clan that has served the Fuuchouins as doctors since time immemorialhe and Kazuki Fuuchouin were childhood friends.
In the Limitless Fortress, he assumes the second post under Kazuki in the legendary gang. When Kazuki left Limitless Fortress, Juubei remained and they eventually met in battle during the IL retrieval, at which point Juubei lost his eyesight. However, in the aftermath of the battle, they were reconciled and became close again.
He recovers his eyesight in the arc "Get Back the Lost Time". In this arc, he battles with Ginji. The fight reaches a point when Ginji reverts to his old self, the boy Raitei, and proceeds to destroy everything in his path, including Juubei. However, Juubei is saved by Ban and MakubeX, and the former manages to make Ginji return to his former state.
Later, he, together with his sister, Sakura Kakei, and his rival-turned-comrade, Toshiki Uryuu all remnants of Fuugapresent a last stand at the gate to the Beltline, to protect the GetBackers, MakubeX, and Kazuki as they enter the threshold of horrors.
After this, Juubei somehow manages to join up with Kazuki as the latter faces off with the Ura-Fuuchouin clan. For a while, his heart is ripped out of its body by Yohan. In the end, he is saved by Kazuki, who manages to end the feud between his younger brother, Yohan, and the rest of his clan. Also, his skills in combat mean that he is often covered in the blood of his enemies after battles. Emishi's weapon is a long whip woven from the hair of the women of his people, which is also referred to as "Dragon's Hair" because, thanks to the special way the hair is looked after before and after it is woven as well as the special way that it is braided, the whip itself is as strong and pliable as a dragon's whisker.
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The whip itself consists of a single grip in the middle with two whip lengths protruding from each side, which Emishi handles very well with quick and fluid attacks such as "The Spinning top", "Venom Imitation", "Sandstorm", or "Winds of Destruction". Another technique Emishi has is that his blood, as with all Loulan warriors, is highly combustible when it make contact with oxygen, though, unfortunately for Emishi, it only seems to work when a large, arterial flow of blood is used.
He is the only male descendant left from the ancient Western Chinese desert kingdom of Loulan Rouran who are able to fight. He is also an admirer and good friend of Shido after the Beastmaster made his way to his village in the Limitless Fortress, delivering food to the starving children, an image radically different from the wandering rumours.
The duo have a great fear of the Voodoo King, thus implying that they have doubts about their "new" roles. Fuuga[ edit ] Known as "Elegance", the English translation, in the anime. It was formed by Saizou and led by Kazuki. But behind the frail exterior lies all the secrets of the Limitless Fortress itself. The one who raised MakubeX and taught him all he knows about mathematics and computers, Medicine Man Gen is strongly believed to be the chief architect of the Limitless Fortress and its core tower, Babylon City.
A child prodigy and extremely talented violinist. Although she is blind, she has amazing hearing abilities. She hired the GetBackers for a job once to get back her stolen Stradivarius violin.
She has a guide dog named Mozart who also protects her when she's in danger. Eventually, she becomes Shido's girlfriend. She was once kidnapped by Shido's enemies the Kiryuudo, another fictional ancient clan of aboriginals who communed with insectswho wanted to use her to exchange for the Chimera.
Natsumi Mizuki[ edit ] Voiced by: In the anime, she has amazing ping-pong skills and even once takes on a job meant for the GetBackers while they are busy with another case despite her lack of skill at anything besides table tennis, shogiand cooking. Notable here is that she chose to wear an outfit consisting of Ban's shirt and glasses, and Ginji's pants and gloves for the case. As the GetBackers' closest friend, Natsumi is very devoted to Ban and Ginji, often worrying about their welfare and staying up late at the Honky Tonk to welcome them back from a mission this is also seen in the MV of the first ending theme in the anime, although the duo were just away to get groceries on a rainy day.
Also, the song is sung by Otoha, Natsumi's voice actor. In a case of real-life mirroring art, in the anime, Natsumi once teamed up with Emishi on a retrieval mission the same episode where she wore the outfit mentioned above ; her voice actress Otoha later married a comedian. In the manga, Natsumi's history and character is markedly different from the anime's.
Aside from hints that she and Ginji share an almost flirtatious friendship, her past is introduced in "Birth Arc 2: Get Back the Genius Dog" of vol.
The daughter of an eminent virus researcher, Natsumi hires them to rescue her "genius" Miniature Dachshund Lucky from performing tricks at a TV station. But Lucky, has more sinister powers and mysteries under his fur and it's up to the GetBackers to get to the bottom of what turns out to be a conspiracy involving superhuman mutants, mad scientists, and Hevn - who also makes her first appearance in the series in this arc chronologically speaking.
Also, she has occasionally displayed maturity beyond her age probably an influence from Paul. As their "master" battles in Infinity Fortress, Rena worried about his safety. Natsumi, however, was convinced that Paul would be alright, and told her colleague not to worry. In the drama CDs, all her speaking parts had been removed, and Otoha does not return to voice Natsumi.
Act 2, Part 1, Anime: She, too, was adopted by Gen much like MakubeX was, but she has not displayed any special powers. Ren likely does legwork and odd jobs for her grandfather, such as gathering all the pharmaceutical ingredients Gen needs for his medicines and mapping the sections of Infinity Fortress' Lower Town.
Despite being of the tomboyish sort, Ren nevertheless has special affection for Kazuki, whom she saved with an elixir after his first encounter with Juubei. Wanting to follow Kazuki out into the outside world after the IL mission, to her horror, Ren discovers she is physically unable to, leading her to question her own existence.
Rena was first seen in the "Divine Design" arc as one of Lucifer's chosen children.
As Ramiel, her power was to trap human souls in dolls. She was defeated by Himiko and subsequently became Natsumi's colleague at the Honky Tonk. Like Natsumi, all references to Rena were removed in the drama CDs, except for her involvement during the "Divine Design" arc. She was referred to as "Ramiel" here. Sakura is the older sister of Juubei Kakei, and perhaps MakubeX's most loyal follower.
She remained in the Limitless Fortress after the breakup of Volts, where she assisted Makubex to restore order and bring the IL to fruition.
Sakura fights using a cloth, which she seems to control via telekinesis. Although she is a skilled fighter, she rarely uses her skills violently, preferring diplomacy to force. They each have a unique specialty. Her speciality is "Tactician" and alluding to this, she often works through conceit and disguises. She tricked Ginji twice, disguising herself as a whore and Madoka, respectively.
There, she suggested that the Kiryuudo 7 be pitted against the GB duo and their allies instead of using the average grunts. However, this scheme backfires when Shido's contacts took down the seven, one after another. She was later killed and her soul absorbed by Kabuto.
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With Kabuto's destruction, she was brought back to life as a normal woman. He is later revealed to be a traitor and plots the Kiryuudo's fall for the sake of Kabuto's resurrection. His primary powers are illusion, using butterflies through which 'no scent can be smelt, no sound can be heard and nothing can be seen'. He's killed by Ban, who punches him three times according to Ban, one for killing Genshuu Miyama, one for making Himiko Kudo cry, and one for all the kiriudo he sent to their deathsand then proceeds to drive his head into the pavement with a ferocious "Snake Bite".
Masaki Terasoma Other members include: A former professional wrestler, Hishiki earned the nickname "Undead" because of his ability to survive almost any attack thrown at him. They were first seen in the "Venus de Milo" arc, protecting the arms of the statue.
When their father and an older brother and sister fight as a group, they are called The Three Knights or Drei Ritter and are bodyguards to der Kaiser. However, the anime only features Yukihiko and Natsuhiko. What makes their strategy devastating is that they share a common vessel when needed, and any member can manifest in the vessel and engage the enemy.
It is not uncommon during a fight for the siblings to take turns manifesting to fight their foes in different situations. Ban killed Eris in self-defense; like the Kudo siblings, Eris was set upon Ban by the shamans. The GetBackers later find out that Eris was not Natsuhiko's blood sister but his betrothed 'bride' and the Miroku 7 are actually seven facets of a single person who will finally merge into one when Natsuhiko turns into an adult.
Jackal", works as a "Transporter" and has frequently been the Getbacker duo's enemy. He wears a 3-piece suit and an overcoat with a tie and a hat that usually covers most of his face, as he generally speaks with his head inclined. His weapons of choice are razor-sharp surgical scalpels concealed inside his body, which come out and attack at his will.
Akabane's other greatest asset is his incredible speed, which is matched by Ban's only: Unlike the other transporters in GetBackers, Akabane seeks entertainment, rather than money.
He chooses jobs exclusively for his own amusement and as to test his own ability; the limits of which he himself has never known. Kyoji Kagami refers to Akabane as "Babylon City's Kuroudo Akabane", so it is safe to assume he was, at one point, a resident of the upper towers.
It is later revealed that he used to be a surgeon on the battlefield. When he failed to save Semimaru Kanade's son despite his best efforts, Akabane decided that his destiny is to kill people rather than to save them.
Amano Ginji's motherthis wish was the cause of Akabane's ascension to a Transcendental being with power nearly unparalleled in GB's world. The story centers around the adventures of Ban Midou and Ginji Amano, a pair of guys who together call themselves the GetBackers. They work as freelance dakkanya retrieverspaid by a wide range of clients to "get back" things that have been lost or stolen, using their wits, strength, and superpowers to earn their living and stay off the street. Or not--most of the time they end up sleeping in their car.
Joining them are the usual varied cast of friends, allies, rivals, and enemies many of whom change from one role to another through the course of the series, as is typical for shounen series.
GetBackers shows some Western influence; the characters' super-powered abilities resemble the superheroes of American comics, and the buddy relationship of the titular partners is reminiscent of many American movies and TV shows.
But the most notable aspect of the canon is arguably the slashiness --anime fans have referred to the series as "It's not called 'Het Backers'"  or "GayBackers"  meant either derisively and complimentary, depending on the source. While some fans accused the anime creators of adding yaoi elements to make it more popular with fangirls,  the original manga had numerous suggestive elements, including a full two-page spread of two bishounen kissing in addition to quite a bit of male-aimed ecchi fanservice.
Fandom Overview English-speaking GetBackers fandom is small and generally low-key. It was one of the earlier anime fandoms to get its start primarily on livejournal rather than on forums or mailing lists, and the fandom started before any American company licensed the series. As there were few fan translations or scanlations of the manga available, most early English-speaking fans got into the anime first, watching it as it was released in Japan, either in raw Japanese or with fansub translations, usually produced within a few days of the episode's original airing.
Possibly because of this, a fair percentage of the early fandom had some knowledge of Japanese, and there was occasional crossover with the Japanese fandom. Although GetBackers is technically a shounen series, the majority of the fandom is female, possibly because of the yaoi hints in the canon.
Unlike series such as Naruto and One Piece that have primarily female followings on livejournal and elsewhere, but also largely male followings in different communities, GetBackers does not have a significant male fanbase to speak of. The main community is the Get Backers lj commcreated in Marchbefore any official translations of the series either manga or anime were available, and posts included scans or photos of current manga chapters and links to episode downloads, in addition to fanfic, fanart, and discussion.