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Speed Grapher

Speed Grapher

Alternative Titles

Japanese: スピードグラファー

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2005 to Sep 30, 2005
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.501 (scored by 19729 users)
Ranked: #14472
Popularity: #643
Members: 43,388
Favorites: 380
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

action drama mystery supernatural

Synopsis

Ten years after the Bubble War, the dichotomy between the rich and the poor in the world becomes more prominent and Japan is no exception. The rich seek to satisfy their desires and derive pleasure for themselves, and Tokyo has materialized into such a city as a result. Saiga, once a war photographer, works for Hibara Ginza in the capitalist state of Tokyo. He infiltrates the Roppongi Club, a secretive base located in the red light district of the city, to collect information about them. However, he was caught in the process and brought forward to a girl called Kagura who was in the midst of a ritual. His contact with Kagura awakens his special ability: the power to make things explode when photographed. In order to unravel the mystery behind the Roppongi Club and Kagura, Saiga begins his solitary battle.

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Adaptation: Speed Grapher

Characters & Voice Actors

Saiga, Tatsumi
Saiga, Tatsumi
Main
Sabat, Christopher
English
Sabat, Christopher
Takada, Yuji
Japanese
Takada, Yuji
...
Suitengu, Chouji
Suitengu, Chouji
Main
Morikawa, Toshiyuki
Japanese
Morikawa, Toshiyuki
Ayres, Christopher
English
Ayres, Christopher
...
Tennouzu, Kagura
Tennouzu, Kagura
Main
Rial, Monica
English
Rial, Monica
Shindou, Kei
Japanese
Shindou, Kei
...
Bob
Bob
Supporting
Ishii, Kouji
Japanese
Ishii, Kouji
Robinson, Antimere
English
Robinson, Antimere
...

Staff

Cook, Justin
Producer
Sugishima, Kunihisa
Director, Storyboard
Ishihama, Masashi
Director, Episode Director, Character Design, Animation Director, Key Animation
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director



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Nov 3, 2008
Bishounen_Hunter
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No matter which site or forum I go to I see very mixed reviews for this show, Speed Grapher. And it's usually because the show looks good and dark and gritty but then it's disliked because it's not as action packed as___ “insert your favorite anime here.” So based on that I think a good review should point this out. It should also state that if you want an anime that's good and dark and gritty but is also character driven and therefore will dedicate a few episodes to building and defining the characters' personalities, then you will like this show....if you read more
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Feb 23, 2008
fr0z3nshad3
Story (7.7) - It starts when Saiga, who was a war photogapher, started investigating an special underground group controlled by Suitengu, a survivor from an attack to an island in an attempt to erase some kind of weird experience. Only 2 people survived that day, suitengu and saiga. Thats where they got some kind of virus that allows them to have "superpowers".
After finding out what the group was all about, Saiga decided to fight against them using his special ability, killing everyhing he photographs.
Its a fine story, it started very well indeed, then by episode 12 it gets a bit worse, but still very read more
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Recommendations

Both shows contain a somewhat "dark" atmosphere with a lighter tone appearing now and then. Each has a "secret" organization that rules the city. Each also has a sort of "special power gene" that only certain humans can obtain. This gives the characters in both series new skills and abilities. With interesting plot lines, both of these will keep you glued to your chair.
reportRecommended by Xinil - Add to favorites
Black Lagoon and Speed Grapher are both similar shows. Both are action packed and suspensefull. Both have blood, gore, violence, death, and sexual things going on(more sexual things in "Speed Grapher") . Both can get really dark, and still punch in a great joke here and there, but not get silly. Both shows have gun fights (more in Black lagoon) that may ask you to suspend your belief a little bit (but this is good from time to time). Both also involve "different" types of fight scenes we are not used to seeing in anime. For example in "Speed Grapher" we get a guy who can make a camera kill people vs. a guy who's skin is like rubber. In "Black Lagoon" we get a speed boat vs. a helicopter!! Both shows seem "realistic" and put Hollywood to shame. As Revy from " Black Lagoon" says "Don't be stupid, this is way more entertaining than Hollywood's ever gonna be." or as Ginza from "Speed Grapher" says "Don't make me self defense you too!"
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Opening Theme

"Girls on Film" by Duran Duran
"Shutter Speed" by Shinkichi Mitsumune [U.S. Version]

Ending Theme

#1: "Hinageshi no Oka (Hill of Poppies)" by Shione Yukawa (eps 1-12)
#2: "Break the Cocoon" By Yoriko (eps 13-24)

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