Ban Midou and Ginji Amano are the Get Backers. With a 99 percent success rate in returning lost or stolen property to its original owners, they will do anything for the right price. Midou and Ginji often get hired for seemingly ordinary jobs that turn out to be more difficult than they appear; and whether it’s finding a doll for a girl, retrieving a stolen rare violin or getting mixed up with the mob, they have many adventures with plenty of petty squabbles along the way!
Follow interstellar bounty hunters Spike Spiegel and Jet Black as they scour the galaxy for criminals with prices on their heads. Hoping to escape their past, they live on the spaceship Bebop, but it's a dangerous business and old enemies don't forget easily. Allies come from unlikely sources, however, as they find comrades in the beautiful swindler Faye Valentine, the genius child hacker Ed and the genetically engineered 'data dog' Ein. Will they be able to help each other though their respective struggles, or is their fate really inevitable?
Working with the constant knowledge of wondering where the next meal will be coming from as a result of being constantly broke, is perhaps the most common theme in these two series. And although in Cowboy other characters join the pair, the attention is held on the two of them, similiar to Getbackers. Either way, the artistic style and overall feel of these two series make them well worth watching.
In the revolutionary Meiji period, Japan is undergoing enormous political change. It is a time when vagabonds and terrorists will use any method to prevent the modernization of their country, even if it means trampling on the innocent in the process. In such a time, Himura Kenshin, a wandering samurai, has dedicated his life to protecting the weak and desperate peasants from those who would oppress them. However, Kenshin has a dark past which threatens to destroy the values he is fighting for. When he meets his new friends Kaoru, Sanosuke, and Yahiko, and tries to build a peaceful life with them, events conspire against him. Can Kenshin overcome the demons within and without, and finally ensure the peaceful future that Japan deserves?
Both Kenshin and Getbackers are normal shounen anime; they don't take it to extremes like DBZ or Tenjou Tenge. On top of that, both mix in comedy and a story pretty well.
It only struck while watching Get Backers, is that the entire feel of the anime appears to literally be a mirror image of that found in Rurouni Kenshin. Indeed, this is only one of a massive amount of similarities that seem to make this odd match of anime a brilliant pair. Both take a little while to get started, but once they do, your continually thrown into the storyline. Given that all the characters from both series have a longing of escaping from their past, it certainly is uncanning the number of times you realise the sheer number of similarities these two very different series share.
In the underbelly of the corporate world, a secret series of battles takes place called the Bus Game, whose participants are solicited randomly via letters in the mail. During the games, teams of three attempt to take into their possession a disk filled with corporate secrets; the winners are given increasingly high cash rewards, while the losers get nothing - or worse, they lose their lives. Toki, Kazuo and Nobu make up the "no name" team, and their goal is to win one billion yen each. Each has a reason to need the money and a secret, disturbing past; but with high stakes and mysterious employers, they can only hope to leave the game alive.
Get Backers and Bus Gamer aren't similar at all as far as the plots are concerned; you'll just have to trust me on this one. Both have periods of darkness and lightheartedness, but it's the characters in general that remind me of each other. If you liked the character interactions and overall shounen feel of one, try the other.
If you liked the anime Bus Gamer, you'd probably also enjoy Get Backers (or vice versa). Bus Gamer is short while Get Backers is quite a long series, but they both have a darker sort of atmosphere with just a touch of humor to brighten things up once in awhile.
Both series have interesting characters with pasts that are hinted at but nothing stated directly for awhile. The overall plot is different between the both of them, but they have the same kind of feeling to them. If you watched one and liked it, I'd recommend the other.
Join the king of thieves Jing and his plumed partner Kir as they seek out the greatest treasures in the world - and steal them. From desert bandit fortresses to the innermost sanctums of kings and queens, if there's a magnificent treasure to be had, you can be sure Jing has his eyes (and later his hands) on it.
Long ago the infamous Gol D. Roger was the strongest and most powerful pirate on the seas. As he was about to be executed he revealed that he hid all of his wealth, including the legendary treasure known as One Piece, on an island at the end of the Grand Line - a treacherous and truly unpredictable sea. Monkey D. Luffy is a spirited, energetic and somewhat dim-witted young man with a very big dream: to find One Piece and become the Pirate King! However Luffy is no ordinary boy, as when he was younger he ate one of the Devil's Fruits and gained its power to become a Rubber Man. Now in this grand age of pirates Luffy sets out to gather a crew and sail to the most dangerous sea in the world so that he can fulfill his dream... and maybe even his appetite!