Speed Grapher

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Japanese: スピードグラファー
English: Speed Grapher
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2005 to Sep 30, 2005
Premiered: Spring 2005
Broadcast: Fridays at 02:40 (JST)
Producers: TV Asahi, WAO World, TAP
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.311 (scored by 4020940,209 users)
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Ranked: #24652
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Popularity: #1816
Members: 109,923
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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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Characters & Voice Actors


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


Opening Theme

Apple Music
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"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)

Nov 3, 2008
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 ...
Dec 16, 2014
Speed Grapher
This Series has a lot of Adult Subjects such as: Corruption, Greed, Power, Action, Sexploitation, Blood and Gore. So before u even give this series a try u should be careful as to what u are in for.

General Thoughts: This is a relatively old Series exactly a decade old by the time of this review. However it does necessarily mean u should not give this show a try. As it has a lot to offer if u stick around to watching it till the end.

Story: 7.5 ,The Story is about this Former War photographer who is now making a living as a freelance ...
May 22, 2015
In all my years of watching anime I’ve encountered some really strange shows that left me scratching my head. But in all this time, despite the Boku no Pico‘s and the Kodomo no Jikan‘s, and even the Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures, I’ve never encountered anything quite as strange as Speed Grapher, a Gonzo anime from 2005. And this isn’t a strange anime in that it’s inherently difficult to understand or presents itself as wacky comedy, it’s strange because it’s just really fucking weird.

Our hero is named Saiga, a famed war photographer. Working for a newspaper in Tokyo, he gets caught up in a club where ...

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