Getbackers Anime Review, such a classic

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Sirius here.

Damn, it has been a while since I got to make some anime reviews.

I now have a legit job. Yaaayy!! I am no longer unemployed. Clearly, I’m now more relaxed and had gone back to my old self. No more anxiety…for now. Lol.

During my job hunting a few weeks ago, I had watched a classic shounen anime, Getbackers. This anime is quite memorable to me as this anime used to air in the afternoon on TV and I usually go home early and not hangout with my friends just to see this one.

Old times.

Now that I’m a bit older, I thought I should rewatch this and finish it as I never got the chance to when I was young.

Here is my review:

Type: TV
Episodes: 49
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2002 to Sep 20, 2003
Premiered: Fall 2002
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Shounen, Super Power, Supernatural
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Synopsis: Mido Ban and Amano Ginji are known as the Get Backers, retrievers with a success rate of 100%. Whatever is lost or stolen, they can definitely get it back. Despite their powerful abilities and enthusiastic behavior, Ban and Ginji are terminally broke no matter what they do simply because few people would actually desire to hire them. As a result, the pair of them tend to do dangerous jobs, often leading to unwanted re-encounters with their old (and dangerous) friends. (MAL)

Infairness, Getbackers didn’t disappoint.

This anime follows 2 amazing and very interesting guys as they do their day job, retrieving things that their clients had lost. If you think about it, this anime was basically a classic shounen anime that had almost all the tropes I could think of. From having a broken power system to generic personalities of the characters, it had everything.

I haven’t read the manga of this anime, but I definitely like the pacing of this series. Each arc cover enough portions of the story they want to tell, from the long ones to the short, they were told well. Of course, my favorite arcs of the story would be the ones when the gang goes to Limitless Fortress. It is where all the excitement explodes. Don’t get me wrong, I do like the standalone arcs, but they are not on the same level as the Limitless Fortress Arcs.

I guess the downer thing of this series would be the cliffhanger at the end of the series. It was about to get interesting, uuuggghhhh. It looks like I might check out the manga out cuz of this.

For the characters, I LOVE THEM ALL. They are all really likable and very interesting. Like I mentioned above, most of them are generic and yet, they are so refreshing. I’m confusing, right? I know…I’m confused too. LOL. I guess the reason for this was their amazing relationships. They interact with each other so well. Even the antagonists, their connection and bond to the protagonists are quite deep, though some of them are indeed cliches. It added alot of enjoyment to the series.

Now for the art and animation, damn this anime is so outdated. I mean, you can see it from my feature pics, they are old. Still, I liked its outdatedness. It matched so well with the generic and cliche story and characters. It made me remember the old times, my childhood. I love it.

The music sure was nostalgic, especially the first OP. Damn, my childhood. I grew up listening to it. Heh. The rest are okay and interesting but not that memorable compared to the first OP.

Overall, watching this anime was a blast. It made me remember my childhood and yeah, I admit, I am very biased. LOL.

Still, I know how enjoyable this series is. Definitely a recommendation.

I guess, that’s all for now.

Thanks for reading.


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