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Season 1 Episode 29 | TV-PG | Premiere: 5/3/2003

Get Back the Arms of the Goddess!

Clayman returns and hires Ginji and Ban to recover the recently discovered arms of the Venus de Milo.

Get Backers

Season 1 | 49 Episodes

E1 | Initials are G & B

We meet our heroes, Ginji and Ban, as they take on a new case: rescue a toy kitten from a crooked policeman!

E2 | Get Back the Rusted Bonds!

Ban and Ginji are out on the streets trying to raise money to pay off their tab at the Honky Tonk when a sickly old homeless man takes pity on them and shares his food.

E3 | Operation: Recover the Platinum!

Ban and Ginji are on a new case recovering a box for a high-paying client, on the condition that their payment is 1/10th of the contents of the box.

E4 | Recovery Service vs. Transport Service

Ginji and Ban are still trying to recover the box. But things go awry when Ginji is kidnapped by the enemy!

E5 | Deathmatch at Sunrise: the Lightning Emperor vs. Dr. J

With the package in hand the Get Backers are expecting a big payoff, at least until they find themselves cornered by Himiko and Akabane.

E6 | Get Back the Divine Melody!

Young violinist Madoka Otowa's violin has been stolen, and she asks the Get Backers to help her get it back before her concert the next day.

E7 | The Animal Transformation of the Beastmaster

Ban and Shido fight it out, and we see Shido's animal transformations for the first time as he goes on to battle former co-worker Kurobe.

E8 | Timbre of Life, Resound!

Finally, all of Akutsu's men are vanquished -- all but Shido, who seems disinclined to return to his old employer. However, the violin is now missing!

E9 | Get Back the Phantom Sunflowers! Part One

The Get Backers are approached by an art appraiser and asked to retrieve a stolen painting - a newly discovered Van Gogh.

E10 | Get Back the Phantom Sunflowers! Part Two

Ban and Ginji begin working for Clayman, and return all the stolen paintings to Hachisu in front of his insurance company, destroying his reputation forever.

E11 | Breach the Limitless Fortress • Operation: Recover IL

Hevn calls in Ban, Ginji, Himiko, Kazuki, Shido, and Akabane to do a big job in the Limitless Fortress, recovering something called "IL" for a mysterious group of men.

E12 | The Unknown Boy, Makubex

The group has been split off into pairs after the incident with the poisoned smoke. Ban and Shido are attacked, while Ginji is terrified to find that he's alone with Akabane.

E13 | Explosion! Fuchouin-School Thread Technique

An impostor who studied the same martial art as Kazuki impersonates him and then attacks Himiko. However, an acquaintance of Kazuki’s, Juubei Kakei, uses their distraction!

E14 | The New Four Kings

An old rival of Ban’s named Takuma Fudou attacks Ban and Shido, bent on vengeance. However, Haruki Emishi shows up and Fudou withdraws, telling Ban he’ll be back.

E15 | The Loulan Dance Whip That Whirls in the Night

Fudou is extremely angry that Makubex sent Emishi in. However, Makubex has another plan for Ban and Shido. At this point Ban and Kazuki independently come to a realization.

E16 | Explosion! The Lightning Emperor Angry

Ginji is beginning to come unglued as Akabane starts to kill more people. Meanwhile Sakura warns Makubex that Kagami isn’t trustworthy.

E17 | Recovery Team, Rendezvous!

Fudou is angry at Makubex and says he will only wait 20 minutes for Makubex to get all the recovery team in place before going out to kill Ban without orders.

E18 | Crash! Shido vs. Emishi

Now that Shido is on the scene, the two-on-one attacks stop and Emishi fights Shido in a battlefield that suddenly looks like the Grand Canyon. Gen unveils his involvement.

E19 | Oh My Friend...Kazuki vs. Juubei

Kazuki and Juubei were childhood friends, and their fight is interspersed with flashbacks to their younger days. Kazuki asks why Juubei is helping Makubex.

E20 | The Man from Babylon City

Akabane meets up with Makubex with the plutonium he has been hired to transport. Makubex convinces him to watch a fight between Himiko and Kagami before completing the job.

E21 | Blade of Revenge: Ban vs. Fudou

A virtual-reality Teshimine appears before Ginji and blames him for the deaths of his friends. Ginji’s anger begins to transform him into the Lightning Emperor.

E22 | Awakening! The Advent of the Lightning Emperor

Ginji is so far gone that Natsumi and Paul can see lightning hitting the Limitless Fortress from their café. He's destroyed the fake Teshimine, and now injures Sakura, whom he suspects of being a fake also. Akabane intervenes; Makubex has "paid" him by allowing him to fight Ginji.

E23 | Attack! Virtual Corps

Shido saves Ban from Fudou and tells him to go after Makubex. Meanwhile, Makubex has started up an intruder interception program which makes virtual armies go after Shido and the Akabane-Ginji team. Shido is assisted by the wounded Kazuki and Emishi, but Akabane does fine on his own. Back at the pharmacy, Himiko has brought Sakura in for treatment and she is reunited with the now-blind Juubei.

E24 | The Final Fight! Ginji vs. Makubex

The recovery team reasons with Makubex in vain, forcing Ginji to fight him in a virtual space of Makubex’s own making.

E25 | Get Back the Limitless Future!

The atom bomb is ready, but Ban uses his Jagan on Makubex before he can push the switch. The vision Makubex sees makes him realize that he doesn't want to destroy the L.M., nor does he want to turn back time; he'd just gotten hopeless, and wanted to see his friends again. His hopelessness came from the final Babylon City secret.

E26 | Steam Recovery: The Hot Springs Travel Diary?!

Hevn tasks Ginji and Ban with recovering a stolen ring at a hot spring.

E27 | High School Girl vs. Recovery Service

A businessman named Sasakida commissions the Get Backers to recover a briefcase that a pack of high school girls stole the night before. Riko, one of those girls, knows where it is but won’t tell Ginji and Ban unless they buy her dinner and take her out all over Tokyo.

E28 | The Man Who Lost His Past

Yuuji, a man with amnesia, approaches Ginji and Ban and asks them to recover his lost memories. He was in a car accident with his girlfriend. She has been taking care of him ever since, but nothing she tells him about his past is ringing any bells. Ban figures out that the girlfriend’s stories are all well-meaning fabrications, stories she told Yuuji so he’d feel good about himself.

E29 | Get Back the Arms of the Goddess!

Clayman returns and hires Ginji and Ban to recover the recently discovered arms of the Venus de Milo.

E30 | Mystery Assassins: The Miroku Siblings

Ginji eludes Akabane and then wanders the ship in hopes that Ban is somehow still there. While doing this, he strikes up a friendship with Yukihiko Miroku. Emishi and Shido board the ship and get into a fight with several bodyguards. Ginji meets Natsuhiko and discovers that he and his little brother Yukihiko are a protection service that Hera’s employed to protect Venus’ arms.

E31 | Hera and Kait

Shide and Emishi rescue the half-dead Ban. Yukihiko convinces Hera and friends to let Ginji live so that they can use him as a hostage later. Hera's back story is revealed and we discover why she's taken the arms. Ginji promises to help Hera get back her happiness.

E32 | The Mission Starts! Ginji vs. Miroku

Shakuryuu and Hyouko fight Emishi and Shido. Ginji fights Miroku. Ban fights Akabane. The Miroku secret is revealed: Natsuhiko and Yukihiko share the same body.

E33 | Get Back the Eternal Goddess!

Ban beats Akabane by tricking him with fake Bans Clayman made for him. Both teams manage their recoveries, but on the way home their boat’s gas tank springs a leak, and as they’re throwing ballast overboard, Ginji gets carried away and also throws Venus and her arms overboard.

E34 | The Get Backers Break Up?! The Enemy is Ban Midou!

Ban and Ginji must recover a diamond, but it turns out the person they’re supposed to get it back from is an old enemy.

E35 | Get Back the Flame of Life!

Hevn commissions Ban and Ginji to recover the blood for a little girl’s transfusion. She has the rare Bombay phenotype, so it’s the only blood in the country that can be given to her, and it’s been stolen. If it’s not recovered soon, she’ll die. Ginji takes this one personally, flashing back to a childhood friend whom he could not save.

E36 | Children of Destiny

The Get Backers and Himiko are commissioned to get a kidnapped child back.

E37 | Natsumi Does Her Best!

While Ginji and Ban are off to the beach for a job, an elderly lady arrives at the Honky Tonk for help to recover the memento of a dead loved one.

E38 | A Recital Just for You

On his way to Madoka’s recital, Shido runs into an old enemy, a member of a rival race that controls insects.

E39 | Ginji Hospitalized? It’s a Hospital! Everybody Assembled

Ginji falls off a building chasing a rice ball, and is hospitalized. Everyone comes to pay him a visit, and chaos ensues. Ban and Shido wage a recovery war. Himiko loses her temper. Kazuki is mistaken for a nurse. Juubei is lost and accidentally gets a physical, but his answers to the doctor’s questions prompt a CT scan to see if something is wrong with his brain.

E40 | Monkey Counterattack!

Ban, Ginji, and Natsumi visit Madoka and Shido at Madoka’s vacation home in the mountains, and run into the monkey gang again. It doesn’t go any better this time.

E41 | Farewell, My Beloved

Apparently Hevn used to be working on a government science project with her lover. When the data from her old project is stolen, Hevn goes out on a solo recovery mission to complete what she believes was her lover’s dying wish—to keep the data safe. However, she discovers that not only is he not dead, but he’s been a spy all along, and it was him trying to steal the data in the first place.

E42 | The Cost of Betrayal

We discover that Paul used to be a negotiator and info man for a three-person team of thieves-for-hire. However, one of his group turned betrayer, and after that he retired from the thieving world. When his other partner comes back with new data on the whereabouts of the betrayer, Paul brings Ban and Ginji on a mission to recover what was stolen from him long ago.

E43 | The Man Who Came Back...The Limitless Fortress, Once Again

Sakura’s wound is fatal if untreated within 24 hours by the one who inflicted it.

E44 | The Last of the Four Kings

Toshiki has brought Ren over to Masaki’s side.

E45 | Demon of Revenge • Fudou Passes Away

Teshimine is defeated and Shido limps his way to Gen’s in the confusion.

E46 | The Brain Trust

Akabane delivers his data to the Limitless Fortress, and Ban convinces Gen to finish the project Makubex started. All of the GB crowd who can still walk head for the Beltline, where the Archive is. Ren continues to work for the enemy, leading them all into a VR as they enter the Beltline and swallowing Ginji with it. The episode ends as Ginji and Masaki finally have their confrontation.

E47 | Storm the Beltline! Ginji vs. Masaki

Makubex hacks a door into Ren’s VR and everyone rushes to Ginji’s side.

E48 | Fated Showdown: Ban vs. Akabane

Makubex erases his own data rather than pit Masaki and Ginji against each other.

E49 | Get Backers

Masaki confesses to a desperate plot to save Makubex, whom the Brain Trust wanted to delete from existence.



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