Get Backers DVD Vol. 06: Back in Business
Combining goofy good humor with crisp dialogue and supernatural action, Get Backers is based on the original manga series by Rando Ayamine and Yuya Aoki, which was first serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump and is now a top-selling manga in the States from Tokyopop. Get Backers follows the adventures of two resourceful knuckleheads who will dodge bullets, confront evil doers, and risk their lives for their clients. Their company motto: “If it was taken, get it back.”
Animated by Studio Deen (King of Bandit Jing), the Get Backers anime has picked up steam with American fans. As one reviewer at Anime News Network recently explained, the series develops over time: “Get Backers has really transformed from a fairly pleasurable show to something a lot darker, a lot more complex, and a lot more intriguing. At this point, it’s hard not to clamour eagerly for the next disc. Take a chance and reach for this series.”
Synopsis: After hunting down a boy genius bent on destroying the world, the Get Backers deserve a few simple, in-and-out recovery jobs, right? But with Ban and Ginji doing the recovering, “easy money” is anything but! First stop: a hot springs vacation. But between a jewelry thief and Natsumi’s demonic ping pong playing, this vacation looks more like a study in stress. Then it’s off to find a stolen briefcase with the help of a cute little high school girl…from hell! Assuming Ban and Ginji can survive her brutal put-downs, their next recovery request will be even trickier: get back a man’s memory! Finally, Clayman returns and sends them on a quest for the lost arms of the Venus de Milo.
Can Ban and Ginji get it all back? Will they go crazy in the process? And will they ever manage to make a buck?!
A DVD-only release including episodes 26 through 30 of the series, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include Behind the Scenes interviews with Travis Dean (Ryuu), Ben Wolfe (Shakuryuu), and Jenny Larson, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.
MSRP Price: $29.98
Our Price: $20.99