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Shounen romp.

Amano Ginji and Mido Ban are elite repossession specialists.  They have dark pasts.  They help the innocent and punish the guilty.  With kung fu, bishounen angst, and explosions.

Think John D. McDonald's Travis McGee novels, with bishounen.

Recommended by Mjb67.

I'm sorry - repo men and explosions?  And, um, which is Shounen?  PastelSparklies or GiantFightingRobots?  --Vitenka (who has been ignoring the steady outpouring of getbacker[xx].torrent files so far)
The latter. - MoonShadow
Question rephrased then.  WTF?  --Vitenka  (The other option, while terrifying, was comprehensible)
Maybe you'll have to watch it then :-)

It's officially shounen because it was originally serialised in [Kodansha's Shukan Shonen magazine].  The official Get Backers website is [here].
OMG you've got to see the picture of Ginji and Ban chained together by their collars (on the download page).  They're so cuuute!  Feel the shounen-ai.

Yeesh.  Hang on, this is 'get back'ers in the same sense as 'the equaliser'?  That would almost make sense, once suitably mangled through engrish.  --Vitenka
No, you pay them to steal stuff back that has been stolen from you.
Sounds roughly the same then, with possibly less breaking of kneecaps ;)  Eeep, I've never seen it, and I'm already wondering about what to remix it with.  DiffusionOnline? has a wonderful possibility.  --Vitenka (sigh, my poor modem is gonna catch fire.  ComputerFair on Sunday though, so yet another HardDrive? can be sacrificed to the DarkGodsOfAnime.)  --Vitenka
Oh, I thought "The Equalizer" was basically a bodyguard.  Never seen it, though.  Anyway, Travis McGee? is closer (who gets stuff back for you in return for 50%).  They are the "Get Backers" because they get stuff back, seen?  As well as repossession specialists, the series has 'Deliverers' and 'Protectors' who usually end up at the wrong end of a terrifying budo technique.

Um.  I was going to say it sounds like a nice normal mundane modern day show. But now I've seen the first episode, and it appears to contain much silliness.  I think I approve.  It's TheSweeney? and his younger electrical brother.  --Vitenka

This is going round my head now:

Jojo was a man who thought he was a loner
But he knew it couldn’t last.
Jojo left his home in Tucson, Arizona
For some California Grass.
Get back, get back.
Get back to where you once belonged
Get back, get back.
Get back to where you once belonged.


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