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Speed Grapher

Alternative Titles

English: Speed Grapher
Japanese: スピードグラファー


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2005 to Sep 30, 2005
Premiered: Spring 2005
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Asahi, WAO World, TAP
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Original
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.411 (scored by 31,729 users)
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Ranked: #20682
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Popularity: #1197
Members: 85,174
Favorites: 564


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. 
report Recommended by Xinil
Both are neo-noir mystery anime dealing with erotic grotesque visuals, supernatural powers, and just give out the same vibe in general. 
report Recommended by Axersia
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  read more 
report Recommended by Prede
Both series are about humans who have supernatural powers. In Darker than Black there are Contractors who have these powers and in Speed Grapher there are Euphorias who have these superhuman powers. The stories of these anime are good and related to the modern world. There are also girls who the main guy wants to help and protect. 
report Recommended by Atzaaa
Both anime is made by Gonzo. Aired the same year, and in the same season. In the Basilisk and Speed Grapher there is a unique action scenes and mild nudity. I recommend adult fans. These animes are seinen. There are no bishi, but there are very beautiful women. Great characters and a great story. 
report Recommended by Hirotaka1
Characters, the atmosphere, the dark city, restrained style of character's outfit, elements of sience fiction and people stucked in sin - all of it is very simular. 
report Recommended by Semyrra
Both series has supernatural elements where the main protagonist meets a strange girl in the pilot episode who holds secrets. Both series' main protagonist and the girl bonds and become close. The story in both series are both mysterious and contain a darker theme than one meets the eye mixed in with drama, action, and a little comedy.  
report Recommended by Stark700
Both revolve around the power and consequences of money.  
report Recommended by courty_cupcake
Dark and gritty with a fair amount of violence, as well as genetic mutations/evolutions in humans/robots that may give them monstrous qualities. Speed Grapher is more about corruption and vice, while Gantz is about violence begetting violence, but a fan of one series is likely to enjoy the other. 
report Recommended by PirateKingz
Both series are at their hearts "shoot em up" gun shows, with lots of action. However both have some sci-fi elements (more in Burst Angel, which has mechas), and a few other strong elements as well. For example Burst Angel has a very "western" feel to it, while Speed Grapher has a more "supernatural" and "crime- drama" feeling to it. Speed Grapher is more sexual and a little more mature then Burst Angel (not that Burst Angel is for kids....it's not really). Both series are fun shows with great "Girls with Guns" action, and strong female characters. Speed Grapher is darker then Burst Angel. Both  read more 
report Recommended by Prede
The theme of revenge and excessive luxury are common to both anime. 
report Recommended by yurkin
Maybe it's just me, but "notebook that kills people" is kind of like "camera that explodes shit". There's a slight difference: The theme of Death Note is justice/morality, while Speed Grapher is about corruption and vice. 
report Recommended by Juliab
both deal with the underground world and people with superpowers  
report Recommended by amade0
These anime explore the faults of human nature such as lust & anguish through drug usage & other perversions which transforms the characters into powerful yet tragic monsters of mankind. 
report Recommended by THEAnimeHERO
Both series challenge moral ethics found in society often claiming that money is worth everything. Kaiji is strictly about psychological gambling found in human greed while Speed Grapher dives into super powers revolving around human lusts. These shows dig into ambiguous concepts of good & evil where it is explored through Kaiji's struggle for freedom. The villain of Speed Grapher, Chouji Suitengu, holds a tragic secret that may result in justifying his crimes upon human beings. 
report Recommended by THEAnimeHERO
In both series, there is a superpower theme related to individuals with supernatural abilities. The setting of both series also have a similar feeling in a city where there is crime, hungry power individuals, and organizations with dark ambitions. The main female characters from the series also has their own powers which they use to help with various tasks. Both series contains action, drama, and a mysterious like background as well. 
report Recommended by Stark700
Both series revolves around supernatural beings able to perform supernatural feats beyond human understanding. Additionally, there is a dark background in the stories and mystery written all over it. Both series contain drama and action delivered well. 
report Recommended by Stark700
These shows deal with the ideas that people can be bought and sold. The destitute have no rights and fighting rarely works out. 
report Recommended by electrik03
this series gave me the same sort of feeling as speed grapher.. it's hard to define.. but yea, it's very dark and deals with the underbelly of society [though ergo proxy is quite a bit more futuristic].. upheaval, good versus evil, that sort of thing.. the animation is also on par with this one.. definitely check it out. 
report Recommended by inoneoutheother
basically roppongi and a gay bar. finished grapher before this and felt like these two were connected in the same universe  
report Recommended by Strikefreedom117
There is a shady-looking guy with a young looking teenage girl that oppose the government. I couldn't help but compare the two every five seconds in this show. 
report Recommended by VivavideoUserJP
These two dark violent anime deal with themes of the darker sides of human nature. Both of these two anime also have a mysterious girl with special powers and memory problems that escape from an secret organization that wants to use their power for evil. Not to mention these two anime are filled with violence, blood, gore and disturbing imagery. 
report Recommended by Genocyberfanboy
Totally different genres, but have the same feel, slightly dark. Genetically enhanced heroes saving the day, with a main female character along with the ride. 
report Recommended by minikobe27
"Humans are Bastards". in urban wicked city where mafia gangs are lurking, money is what controls society, there are similar topics such as: Injustice, Authoritarianism, and Poverty. 
report Recommended by Deago
Both of these series involve a a male protagonist detective who encounters a source that gives them supernatural powers. They're both accompanied and driven by their female partner to solve crimes which revolve around worldly sins greed, lust, etc along with other heavy concepts. I enjoyed both of these series and feel they share several traits. If you like slightly dark detective stories that involve supernatural powers you'll enjoy both of these series. 
report Recommended by luxuriadolli
both deal with the underground world and people with superpowers 
report Recommended by Andrey793
Single man, out of his element, against mass organization that wants to take over the world. 
report Recommended by Darkanger
The storyline and characters are unique and interesting for both series. They also contain exceptional romance where the lovers are on the run from powerful forces in the society, and they have to struggle with their choices along the way.  
report Recommended by movoning
underground organizations (literally) - check super powers - check "save the girl" - check Quite similar  
report Recommended by hexaq
Dark and gritty with a fair amount of violence, as well as genetic mutations/evolutions in humans that may give them monstrous qualities. Speed Grapher is more about corruption and vice, while Zetman is about violence begetting violence, but a fan of one series is likely to enjoy the other. 
report Recommended by Numi
The similarities are pretty strong. The settings are very similar, a near future with lots of slums and crime. The serious feel of everything was very similar as well. Both series have people with special abilities and a young girl caught up at the center of it all. Conspiracies and corruption abound in both as well. I personally found Speed Grapher to be the much better of the two, with its much stronger emphasis on corruption and the carnal desires of mankind. If you liked Witch Hunter Robin I highly recommend Speed Grapher. However, if you liked Speed Grapher I don't feel that Witch Hunter  read more 
report Recommended by jackdennis
It is the same darkness, gore, people fighting to death and a secret organisation behind it all. The characters have supernatural abilities. Speed Grapher has a lot more sexual material. 
report Recommended by CoffeeBean
Gritty, mature, fantastic anime with overall the same style. The characters and their relationships are similar to the extreme: the male protagonist (Spike/Saiga) is an apathetic and unemotional man who has a special eye and needs to closely touch death in order to feel alive, and who is not interested in the sexy, dangerous gunslinger girl who has a crush on him (Faye/Ginza), but only cares about the woman he loves (Julia/Kagura). The main villains (Vicious/Suitengu) are also alike, as they're both cruel, white-haired men who want the protagonist's woman for themselves, and who have a carillon in their background story. Even though Speed Grapher is not  read more 
report Recommended by RenaPsychoKiller
These anime are so similar it's scary. Firstly, both are about laboratory experiments and genetically altered/manipulated people (Diclonius/Euphoria) who have mortal super powers. They both also have action, drama, mystery, and a rather unique storyline with plenty of twists. But, above all, both involve a tragic relationship between a brother and his little sister, and carillons have a crucial, important meaning in both anime. Both anime are indeed extreme, as they have have lots of violence, gore, and nudity, several gross, disturbing scenes, and are considered trashy and vulgar by many people, which is why they're not for everyone; if you can pass over these things, both anime, despite  read more 
report Recommended by RenaPsychoKiller
Speed Grapher doesn't involve gangs per se but there are a lot of underhanded people grasping for power and money. They are both violent and twisted in the same direction.  
report Recommended by lisnoire
same guy who has been given a power by a lady,, saiga also has a power in his eyes like lelouch camera for speed grapher,,geass for lelouch  
report Recommended by ezaya
Both have a kind of "conspiracy" theme and involve the power of shooting things but not with a gun. 
report Recommended by Juliab
Speed Grapher is a pretty dark anime, there's a lot of hate and misuses of power. Innocent Venus isn't quite as dark but still has it's fair share of issues. They both have the typical young mystical girl, bad organization after them, and a few lovable characters along the way. Both stories are pretty interesting and if you like one give the other a chance. 
report Recommended by rawporcelain
These series are both same kind of animes in many ways. There are gunfights, good action and blood is flying around. Also there are some sexy girls in these animes too who fights with guns. Speed Grapher has also supernatural powers included. 
report Recommended by Atzaaa
Art and atmosphere looks similar. 
report Recommended by Jigoku_Enma_Ai
Like GitS Arise, Speed Grapher storyline is all about deep investigation, intrigue and plot twists. When you think that you finally get a hold of what's going on, surprise: it's something else! 
report Recommended by Superman
both shows feature characters with enhanced human powers. in canaan, senses are amplified, while speed grapher harnesses human desire into special abilities 
report Recommended by ukiuki
If you like the main protagonist and the kind of romantic relationship in one, I'm sure you'll like them in the other because Sankarea and speed grapher have very similar background setting for the main girl.  
report Recommended by movoning