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GetBackers

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Action & Adventure Anime Rated: 14+ (TV-14)2002 - 20032 SeasonsSeries EndedOn: Prime Video 

They're the Get Backers, and they live by a simple motto: If it was taken, we'll get it back. Their success rate is 100%. They may have no luck with money, but they always come through on a job, no matter how small. Ban and Ginji are no ordinary retrieval service though. With Ginji's ability to generate lightning and Ban's Jagan Eye and 200kg force grip, they'll take on any job, from retrieving stuffed toys to fine art to lost memories. If the GetBackers say they'll get it back, they will!GetBackers featuring Showtaro Morikubo and Nobutoshi Canna has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Prime Video, and available for purchase on Prime Video. It's an action & adventure and animation show with 49 episodes over 2 seasons. GetBackers is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.4 (854 votes).

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49 Total Episodes of GetBackers Where to stream every episode from all 2 seasons of GetBackers. Filter these episodes by what's available to watch free or on your streaming services using the tabs above.

Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 The Initials are G & B

S01 E01

Oct 5, 2002
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The Initials are G & B Oct 5, 2002 A schoolgirl named Natsumi Mizuki loses a kitty key chain from her mother when a cop thinks she took a picture of him giving information to the yakuza henchmen. Paul Wan, owner of the Honky Tonk cafe and friends of the GetBackers, lectures Ban and Ginji to accept the case. After many failed plans, The GetBackers finally retrieve the stolen object, but Natsumi has been captured by the cop and yakuza henchmen. The GetBackers rush to the scene, Ginji summons lightning from his body, resembling that of an electric eel. Afterward, Ban whips out a two hundred kilogram-force grip. An illusion from Ban's Evil Eye causes the cop to dream of killing both Ban and Ginji, and then being shot to death by policemen. After the Evil Eye ends, Natsumi is given back her key chain. Later, Natsumi obtains a part time job at the Honky Tonk cafe where The GetBackers usually hang out.

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Season 01, Episode 02 Get Back the Rusted Bonds!

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Oct 12, 2002
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Get Back the Rusted Bonds! Oct 12, 2002 Ban and Ginji are out of jobs and are starving to death. However, a homeless man, named Yamamura, gives them food as well as shelter. He later reveals that he used to be a factory owner, but his daughter, Rika Yamamura, was kidnapped, due to continuous recessions and pressure from the yakuza henchmen. Yamamura then asks Ban and Ginji to retrieve Rika from the yakuza henchmen. After the GetBackers infiltrate the mansion to save her, Rika betrays them, admitting that she has every thing she needs from the yakuza henchmen. However, the yakuza henchmen admit that they planned on taking her as well as forcing her father to sell her. Using Evil Eye, Ban causes Rika to dream of the yakuza henchmen leader killing both Ban and Ginji, but then witnesses the yakuza henchmen being burned alive. Once she wakes up, Ginji try to convince Rika to return to her father, much to their chagrin. Yamamura later suffers a fatal heart attack, which causes Ban to give him a dream in which Rika comes back for him.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Operation: Recover the Platinum!

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Oct 19, 2002
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Operation: Recover the Platinum! Oct 19, 2002 Hevn, a negotiator, tells The GetBackers of an job. They meet Haruo Ohtaki, who informs them to reclaim the box from a group called The Transporters. They, in turn, ask to have a portion of what is inside the box in order to accept the case, which was later assumed to be platinum. The GetBackers prepare to stop The Transporters, but soon engage in a high-speed pursuit. As they attempt to close in on the semi-trailer truck, Himiko Kudo, sprays a poisonous perfume on Ginji, giving him the mind of an ape for a short while. This, in turn, causes Ban to lose control, sending them off a cliff. As The GetBackers search for The Transporters, Ban recalls to Ginji about Himiko and how she got the nickname "Lady Poison". The Transporters are then blocked by an interceptor and his gang. However, Kuroudo Akabane, kills the interceptor and his gang single-handedly. As The GetBackers catch up with The Transporters, both groups halt their vehicles in order to prepare to fight.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Recovery Service vs. Transport Service

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Oct 26, 2002
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Recovery Service vs. Transport Service Oct 26, 2002 As the GetBackers prepare to battle The Transporters, Ginji plans to fight Akabane, while Ban plans to retrieve the box. Not long after, the GetBackers are in a bind when Akabane attempts to slice Ginji apart. Ban surrenders and Ginji is captured by the Transporters. In the semi-trailer truck, Ginji and Himiko converse about Ban. Himiko reminisces about her time with Ban and her older brother, Yamato, as a former recovery service. However, Himiko regrets having ever met Ban, since he was responsible for Yamato's death, but Ginji states he believes in Ban. Ban catches up with The Transporters to rescue Ginji. Using the Evil Eye, Ban rescues Ginji and retrieves the box. The Transporters then plan out their next attack on GetBackers with Himiko explaining to Akabane that the Evil Eye can only be used three times on a person in a single day, and that he can't do it again on the same person.

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Season 01, Episode 05 Death Match at Sunrise: The Lightning Emperor vs. Doctor Jackal

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Nov 2, 2002
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Death Match at Sunrise: The Lightning Emperor vs. Doctor Jackal Nov 2, 2002 The Transporters face off with The GetBackers in an abandoned shrine. Ginji and Akabane battle while Himiko and Ban fight. Ban surprises Himiko with his grip, defeating her, before he almost tells her of Yamato's death. Akabane presents the extent of his glowing knives, however Ginji manipulates them with magnetic electricity, defeating him. Ban and Ginji leave the shrine to resume their retrieval. The next morning, Himiko wants to find the GetBackers, but Akabane claims that he has had more than enough fun with them for the time being. As Akabane leaves the shrine on his own, Himiko and driver Maguruma find The GetBackers. As Maguruma prepares to ram The GetBackers head-on, Ban uses Evil Eye on a nearby crow, causing it to dream of many crows attacking the semi-trailer truck, which then results in Maguruma crashing into a pole. They then find out from Ohtaki that inside the box has nothing but a "platinum" watermelon, as they receive one tenth of the watermelon as their reward.

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Season 01, Episode 06 Get Back the Divine Melody!

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Nov 9, 2002
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Get Back the Divine Melody! Nov 9, 2002 A blind and prodigious violinist, named Madoka Otowa, and her guide dog, named Mozart, are bullied by a group of street thugs. Ginji arrives to save Madoka and Mozart, but they all encounter Kazuki Fuchouin, a former member of the VOLTS led by Ginji. Ginji and Madoka head to the Honky Tonk cafe, where the GetBackers are asked to retrieve a Stradivarius violin from Shunsuke Akutsu, a world-renowned violinist. They must obtain this violin no later than Madoka's performance the following evening The GetBackers, including Paul, Hevn, and Natsumi, arrive disguised as musicians at Akutsu's estate. Shido Fuyuki, another former member of The VOLTS now working for Akutsu, is ordered to take down the GetBackers. They plan out their next move, only to fall into Akutsu's trap. Meanwhile, as Madoka searches the estate for her Stradivarius violin among many violins, meeting Shido who spares her. While the GetBackers are caged by Akutsu, a lion is placed inside the cage as well. Ban uses Evil Eye on the lion, to cause a diversion and escape. After splitting, Ban, Paul and Natsumi are surrounded by Shido's army of animals. Ban uses the Evil Eye on the animals, reaching his limit, but tells Shido to continue fighting outside.

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Season 01, Episode 07 The Animal Transformation of the Beast Master

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Nov 16, 2002
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The Animal Transformation of the Beast Master Nov 16, 2002 Just when Ban attempts to kill Shido with his grip, Kazuki arrives to aid Shido. Ban escapes as Ginji, Hevn, and Madoka go encounter a Protector, named Ryuudou Hishiki. Ginji then creates a power outage in the estate. Ban runs into Paul and Natsumi, and Ginji, Hevn, and Madoka finds Akutsu and the Stradivarius. Akutsu gives her back the Stradivarius, but after they leave, Akutsu commands Kazuma Kurobe, one of his men, to bury Madoka with her violin at the estate. Ginji's group meet up with Ban's group, and escape from the estate, and Sugahara, Madoka's guardian, arrives just in time. He drops off Ban and Ginji on the highway, revealing himself to be Tsujima Kurobe, the younger brother of Kazuma Kurobe. Back at the estate, Kurobe tells Shido of his plans to kill Madoka, and the two engage in battle. Meanwhile, Sugahara tries to kill Madoka, but he realizes he was trapped in Ban's Evil Eye, having realized he was traitor, and having faked a third Evil Eye on Shido. Then Kurobe returns to face Shido off again, only to witness the animal transformation of Shido head-on. Hishiki returns as well to face Ginji off again. Ban and Sugahara battle it out as well, which ends up as a defeat for Sugahara.

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Season 2

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Season 02, Episode 01 Stream Recovery: The Hot Springs Travel Diary!?

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Apr 12, 2003
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Stream Recovery: The Hot Springs Travel Diary!? Apr 12, 2003 Ban and Ginji are sent to recover a stolen ring at a hot springs resort, but Paul, Natsumi, Hevn tag along. Just there, the thief steals a female's necklace, hearing her scream out, and Ban and Ginji run to attempt to catch the thief. However, at their wits' end, the thief was nowhere to be found. Ban and Ginji stake out the ladies' hot springs bath in the woods. They are in suspicion that a nude women is bathing is near a healing springs bath. Much to their chagrin, they bump into Kazuki and Juubei. Kazuki brought Juubei to the healing springs bath in order to heal his eyes, due to being blinded in their fight in the Limitless Fortress. Juubei asks Ginji to train with him in the mountains, to test his powers, later revealed to be his poor comedic skills. Kazuki explains Emishi teased for being unfunny and that would not help Makubex. Juubei decides to leave to "train" some more. At the ladies' hot springs bath, Natsumi and Hevn cry out, as they had a wristwatch stolen from them. Ban and Ginji pursue the thief, only to find out that the jewelry has been taken by a pack of monkeys. Ban and Ginji engage in combat against the monkeys, and it seems as though Ban and Ginji struggle to defeat them.

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Season 02, Episode 02 High School Girl vs. Recovery Service

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Apr 19, 2003
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High School Girl vs. Recovery Service Apr 19, 2003 Ban and Ginji are hired to recover a stolen briefcase by a man, named Mr. Sasakida, who explains that he thinks a group of teenage girls took it. To find it they must deal with a high school girl, named Riko Tachibana, who ignores Ban and Ginji. She then claims to know where the briefcase is, by payments of an "informant fee". They treat her to dinner, shops for her clothes, and buys her jewelry. Furthermore, they are forced to ask Shido, Kazuki and Himiko to treat her, but they all end enraged at her. She eventually takes them to a garbage heap, where Kazuki, Shido, and Himiko assist Ban and Ginji in rummaging through the junk to find the briefcase, which eventually turns out to be empty. Riko then tells them that it was empty from the start, as it was one of Riko's friends that threw the briefcase in the garbage. Although, in the briefcase, a disk is contained. Sasakida returns with a group of men in black, who demand to return the disk to them. Riko is taken hostage by the men in black, who then are summarily defeated by The GetBackers. Akabane shows up after because apparently he was hired to transport the briefcase. Mr. Sasakida explains that he got demoted from his job for a co-worker's mistake, and he would have been promoted to his job if he made a deal with the men in black. The GetBackers forgive his acts of crime and return the disk to Mr. Sasakida. Akabane and Riko befriend each other, as they exchange email addresses. Kazuki, Shido, and Himiko chase Ban and Ginji down for involving them with Riko.

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Season 02, Episode 03 The Man Who Lost His Past

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Apr 26, 2003
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The Man Who Lost His Past Apr 26, 2003 Ban and Ginji are approached by a man, named Yuuji Takamura, who wants them to recover his memories. He explains that he lost his memories three months in the past when he and Midori, his girlfriend, drove their car over a cliff and into the ocean. The GetBbackers make their way to various locations in order to help Yuuji remember his past. Paul finds out that all of Yuuji's memories, as told by Midori, are fabricated. As the GetBackers continue to drive around, they find Midori waiting for him. The GetBackers are asked by Midori to stop because some things are better left unremembered. They take Yuuji and Midori back to the ocean, the scene of the accident. And they drive Yuuji and Midori back to their house, they are immediately being pursued by an assassin, who uses a sniper in a nearby lighthouse. Yuuji gradually discovers his past, remembering the time before the accident. However, the recovery of the memories was by Ban's use of Jagan. Midori explains that she and Yuuji are spies working for a syndicate of the underworld. Yuuji and Midori wish to escape abroad and leave their old life behind. They leave for Europe the same night.

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Season 02, Episode 04 Get Back the Arms of the Goddess!

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May 3, 2003
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Get Back the Arms of the Goddess! May 3, 2003 Clayman returns to hire Ban and Ginji to recover the arms of the Venus de Milo, a famous sculpture of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty. Clayman explains that a French sculptor visited a Greek farmer, and found hunks of marble, using it to sculpt the Venus de Milo. Ginji becomes curious as to why the sculpture is missing both arms. As it is a mystery to many scholars and historians, Clayman wants The GetBackers to recover the arms in order to solve the mystery. She says that the arms are to be sold at an art auction on an island to a mafia. Meanwhile, on a cruise ship, Hera discuss with Mouen Ryuu about the replica of the Venus de Milo aboard the cruise ship. Hera says that we will broadcast attaching the arms to the sculpture, making her famous and fortunate. As she leaves Ryuu, she meets up with a man, named Natsuhiko Miroku, who is hired to protect the sculpture's arms, also aboard the cruise ship. On their way to the harbor, the Getbackers are tricked into being locked in the back of a truck by Emishi. However, Ban had used Jagan in order for him and Ginji to avoid being caught by Emishi. The Getbackers run into Akabane, who has been hired as a Transporter for the arms, as they briefly engage him in combat and then run away. They attempt to board the cruise ship by hiding themselves inside an empty cask of wine. Nevertheless, they are discovered by Shakuryuu and Hyouku, two mysterious assassins of Ryuu, who both practice a highly skilled technique. The ship is ordered to take off, and Ginji jumps on board while Ban stays back to fight the duo. Instead of fighting, however, the duo jump into a waiting motorboat and follow the cruise ship, leaving Ban on shore. Ban attempts to jump on to the ship as it is about to sail. However, Ban encounters Natsuhiko and is repelled by his sword, thereby falling into the ocean.

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Season 02, Episode 05 Mystery Assassins • The Miroku Brothers

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May 10, 2003
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Mystery Assassins • The Miroku Brothers May 10, 2003 Ginji encounters Akabane, as the two face off once again. Akabane warns him, telling him that there more than one person pursuing him. Ginji evades from Akabane, wandering through the cruise ship alone. He runs into Yukihiko Miroku, who offers him an ice cream cone. It is revealed Hera hired Akabane for the transportation of the sculpture's arms. Shakuryuu and Hyouku are sent by Ryuu to guard Hera, however they are stopped by Akabane. Ban makes his way to the cruise ship via jet ski. Ginji dines with Yukihiko to commemorate their friendship. Shido and Emishi board the ship as well using dolphins that Shido called for. Ginji tells Yukihiko about Ban, different from what Natuhiko told Yukihiko about. It is revealed that Ryuu is responsible in the creation of the replica of the sculpture. Meanwhile, Emishi and Shido fight their way through the lower levels, and encounter Ryuu's bodyguards. Yukihiko advises Ginji to evacuate the ship, unfortunately Natsuhiko comes in and attacks Ginji. Yukihiko calls off Natsuhiko in the last second, and knocks Ginji out, who then becomes their captive. After defeating the bodyguards, Shido and Emishi are stopped by Shakuryuu and Hyouku. It is revealed that Skakuryuu and Hyouku practice a Chinese technique of martial arts. A drenched and wounded Ban finally sneaks aboard, who then Akabane. Ban, who anticipated a battle, is surprised to hear that Akabane, handing him a pack of cigarettes, challenges him to a fight after they arrive at the cruise ship's final destination. Shido and Emishi escape from Shakuryuu and Hyouku, using flying fish that Shido commanded. As the cruise ship makes its way toward the location of the art auction, everyone watches from abroad as fireworks spring out.

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Season 02, Episode 06 Hera and Kait

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May 17, 2003
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Hera and Kait May 17, 2003 Shido and Emishi are intrigued to know that the art auction will be held in a secluded island. Ban appears, and the two of them face off against him. However, Ban doesn't have the strength to fight them and instead collapses in Shido's arms. Meanwhile, Natsuhiko is disappointed in Yukihiko for sparing Ginji's life. Nevertheless, Yukihiko says that Ban will attempt to rescue Ginji, which then Natsuhiko will have a chance of battling Ban. As Natsuhiko leaves, Ginji, unable to move due to dislocation of all of his joints, sees Hera and Akabane enter. Although, Hera wanted Ginji dead, Yukihiko uses him as a hostage instead. When Ginji sees Hera, he recalls that she was once Kait's girlfriend, and had also served as a model for his artwork. Although, Hera and Kait were once engaged, she reveals that he became obsessed with the Venus de Milo, going so far as to abandoning his own artwork and ending his relationship with Hera, because she was not as perfect as the sculpture. Thus, Hera sees her work as an act of revenge against Kait and the Venus de Milo. Ginji suggests that they give him the arms, and that in return he and Ban will "recover" Hera's happiness. Annoyed by this notion, Hera orders a remorseful Yukihiko to kill him, right when Ryuu walks in. Ginji uses the distraction to push himself off the couch he is lying on in order to relocate his shoulder and breaks through a window and into the ocean, only to end up drowning. Meanwhile Ban awakens in the care of Shido and Emishi, who tell Ban that they are after the replica sculpture, and not the arms of the sculpture, putting off any reason to fight each other. Shido explains that the replica sculpture is actually made up of a very expensive drug called Aphrodite. A small amount of Aphrodite is worth millions of yen, and has the capability to destroy a countless number of lives due to its potency. It turns out that Mr. Moen Riyu is the chairman of the art auction, and that whoever wins the bid on the sculpture's arms will receive the replica sculpture as well, and thus will be in possession of Aphrodite, which is the real objective of the art auction. After the ship pulls into port, Ginji is found by Ban, Shido, and Emishi. They help relocate all his joints, but Ginji discovers that a radio transmitter was discreetly put on him. Unfortunately, the four of them find themselves surrounded by the bodyguards armed with guns.

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Season 02, Episode 07 The Mission Starts! Ginji vs. Miroku

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May 24, 2003
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The Mission Starts! Ginji vs. Miroku May 24, 2003 Ban, Ginji, Shido, and Emishi split up as they take on the bodyguards. Meanwhile, Ryuu eagerly anticipates the art auction as he expects to earn a lot of money from it, and plans to use the Aphrodite to someday rule the world. Hera looks back to when Ginji said that anything lost can always be recovered, even her happiness. Ban faces off with Akabane, both using their full power. Shido fights Shakuryuu, who wields thick fists of flames. Emishi gets into it Hyouku, who wields a thin sword of ice. Shakuryuu and Hyouku increase their strength and speed, however, Shido and Emishi manage to defeat them. Ginji runs into Yukihiko and Natsuhiko, who later turn out to be one and the same person with dissociative identity disorder, displaying a split personality. Yukihiko, in excellence of speed, is Miroku's friendly, reasonable side, while Natsuhiko, in excellence of strength is Miroku's evil, and bloodthirsty personality. Natsuhiko uses his sword to battle Ginji head-on, but Ginji seemingly defeats him. However, Yukihiko emerges again, using his ring blade to create a massive implosion of the structure around them.

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