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Speed Grapher 

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One man will capture the heart of a woman, and destroy the foundations of society.
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Series cast summary:
Christopher Sabat ...  Tatsumi Saiga 24 episodes, 2005
Monica Rial ...  Kagura Tennozu 24 episodes, 2005
Chris Ayres ...  Choji Suitengu 24 episodes, 2005
Clarine Harp ...  Hibari Ginza 24 episodes, 2005
Kei Saitô Kei Saitô ...  Kagura Tennouzu 24 episodes, 2005
Kei Shindou Kei Shindou ...  Kagura Tennouzu 24 episodes, 2005
Yuji Takada Yuji Takada ...  Tatsumi Saiga 24 episodes, 2005
Greg Ayres ...  Tsujido 23 episodes, 2005
Bob Carter ...  Makabe 23 episodes, 2005
Hisao Egawa Hisao Egawa ...  Makabe 23 episodes, 2005
Masashi Hirose Masashi Hirose ...  Seijirou Togotsu 23 episodes, 2005
Takako Honda Takako Honda ...  Hibari Ginza 23 episodes, 2005
Rikiya Koyama ...  Genba Ryougoku 23 episodes, 2005
Robert McCollum ...  Niihari 23 episodes, 2005
Toshiyuki Morikawa ...  Chouji Suitengu 23 episodes, 2005
Gara Takashima Gara Takashima ...  Shinsen Tennouzu 23 episodes, 2005
Kenjirô Tsuda ...  Niihari 23 episodes, 2005
Hiro Yûki Hiro Yûki ...  Tsujidou 23 episodes, 2005
Kent Williams ...  Dr. Ryogoku 17 episodes, 2005
Pam Dougherty ...  Shinsen Tennozu 13 episodes, 2005
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Storyline

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 seeks to satisfy their desires and derive pleasure for themselves, and Tokyo has materialize into such a city as a result. Saiga, once a war photographer, works for Hibara Ginza in the capitalist state of Tokyo. He infiltrates into Roppongi Club, a secretive base located in the red district area 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 once photographed. In order to unravel the mystery behind the Roppongi Club and Kagura, Saiga begins his solitary battle. Written by animenewsnetwork

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Smile for the camera... history rewritten on a strip of film. See more »


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Japanese

Release Date:

7 April 2005 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Скоростной Графер See more »

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The Japanese version featured the song "Girls on Film" by Duran Duran. When Funimation released the series in the US, licensing restrictions forced them to drop the song and replace it with a piece of original score by Shinkichi Mitsumune. See more »

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Featured in AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture (2005) See more »

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Girls on Film
Performed by Duran Duran
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Speed Grapher
14 May 2014 | by ahilancSee all my reviews

I thought this anime was superb in its own right. I feel this anime captured the essence of the modern or real world today. Which is in the pragmatic sense, capitalism.

Unique and mature subject matter, this anime kept me wanting more. Some avid watchers say it was a bit unrealistic but I beg to differ. I find that this anime captured the realism of secrete cults and organizations today. No I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but things like "Dominatrix" and sadomasochistic perversions exist in this society today.

I feel this anime was trying to exhibit the perversion and deviated nature of human beings through the "club". These above mention perversion or abnormalities have existed within society from the beginning of time, affiliated with the upper class and these things still go on today.

So I found it surprisingly realistic and it pointed out the reality of state of the world is in and those who belong to the socioeconomic status of prestige and privilege, displaying how these "elite" of society squander their money. Overall I would give this anime 8 out of 10.


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