GetBackers 27 (Infinity Fortress 2)Posted: April 7, 2009
As fired up as I got about the GetBackers origin story last volume, the eventual conclusion to that flashback was a little less satisfying. The story finishes up in this volume with how the pair meets Natsumi, which is when she asks them to retrieve her super-smart dog. The dog is so smart, in fact, that it answers Fermat’s Last Theorem on live television. Now there is an intelligent animal. Anyway, some sort of missing link virus is afoot, monsters attack Ban and Ginji, Fudou shows up, it’s a pretty typical GetBackers-type story. There’s not much remarkable about it, but it’s fun to read since all the stories lately have been very, very long.
Now, the next story gets into the Voodoo Child label for Himiko, involves a retrieval for Akabane, and Maria Noches shows up at the end to assist with knowledge of curses. This shows every sign of being just as good as the Divine Design story arc that has been my favorite so far. Other good signs include the fact that, if I’m lucky, only Akabane, Himiko, and Kazuki will be along for the ride this time. Well, that’s a lie, because… some female character reappears with Akabane, I don’t remember where she was from. But maybe she’ll be the only one.
I hope Tokyopop gets this series back on schedule soon. It’s hard to be left hanging on a story that’s really quite good. I’m glad the series has taken a turn for the better plot-wise since the Infinity Fortress relaunch.