Speed Grapher

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  • TV-MA
  • 2005
  • 1 Season
  • 7.1  (1,034)

Speed Grapher is a 24-episode anime series that aired on TV Asahi in Japan from April to October in 2005. It was directed by Kunihisa Sugishima and produced by Gonzo. The series is set in Tokyo, Japan, where the elite live a life of luxury while the rest of the city's population struggles to survive. The story follows Tatsumi Saiga, a former war photographer turned freelance photographer who discovers a sinister conspiracy involving a secret club called the Roppongi Club, where the rich and powerful members engage in a deadly game involving supernatural powers.

The series is set in a dystopian future where the economy has collapsed, and Tokyo has become a lawless city where the rich and powerful dominate the poor. Tatsumi Saiga, the protagonist, is a former war photographer who now works as a freelance photographer trying to capture the city's dark underbelly. His life takes a turn for the worse when he sneaks into an illegal club called the Roppongi Club, where he meets a mysterious girl named Kagura Tennouzu.

Kagura is the daughter of the club's president, and she possesses supernatural powers that allow her to bring people to their knees with a kiss. Saiga inadvertently takes a picture of Kagura using her powers and becomes the target of the Roppongi Club's members, who will do everything in their power to eliminate him and anyone else who has seen Kagura's powers firsthand.

The series follows Saiga as he tries to uncover the secrets behind the Roppongi Club and Kagura's powers while trying to protect her from her own father and the other club members. He teams up with a group of rebels who also have supernatural abilities, including a woman named Ginza who can turn her body into a metal-like substance and a man named Suitengu who can use sound waves as a weapon.

The series explores themes of power, corruption, and greed as the Roppongi Club members use their abilities to gain even more power and control over the city. The rebels fight back against this oppression, but they face many challenges and sacrifices along the way.

The animation quality of Speed Grapher is excellent, with detailed character designs and fluid action sequences. The soundtrack features a mix of electronic and rock music, which complements the series' dark tone and themes. The voice acting, particularly from Toshiyuki Morikawa, who plays Saiga, is top-notch and adds a lot of depth and emotion to the characters.

Overall, Speed Grapher is a thrilling and engaging anime series that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats. The combination of supernatural powers, political intrigue, and dystopian setting makes for an exciting and thought-provoking story. The series may not be for everyone, as it contains some graphic violence and sexual content, but for those who enjoy darker anime with complex themes, it is well worth a watch.

Speed Grapher is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on April 7, 2005.

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Roppongi Crisis
24. Roppongi Crisis
September 29, 2005
While Ginza is locked in a gun battle with Tsujido and Makabe, and American missiles threaten to destroy the building at any moment, the final showdown between Suitengu and Saiga reaches its bloody climax. If Suitengu executes his plan, the streets of Tokyo will be paved with fire, and the global economy will be changed forever.
The Roppongi Crises
24. The Roppongi Crises
September 29, 2005
The final showdown between Suitengu and Saiga reaches its climax. If Suitengu executes his plan, the streets of Tokyo will be paved with fire and the global economy will be changed forever.
A Grave Made of Money
23. A Grave Made of Money
September 29, 2005
Saiga emerges from the Prime Minister's house to find Tokyo in chaos. With all the country's leaders locked in the secret club, Japan is without a government. Intent on destroying Suitengu and claiming the spoils, American steps into the vacuum and invades. Can Saiga, on the verge of blindness, save Kagura from what Suitengu calls her destiny?
Tender Grave
23. Tender Grave
September 29, 2005
With all the country's leaders locked within the secret club, Japan is without a government. Intent on destroying Suitengu and claiming the spoils, outside forces step into the vacuum and invade.
Give Me Money
22. Give Me Money
September 22, 2005
As Suitengu continues his assault on the Prime Minister's mansion, Saiga races to Kagura's aid. Tsujido's, Niihari's and Makabe's loyalties are tested and not everyone rises to the occasion. Meanwhile, old wounds refuse to heal when, many years after Kamiya killed his parents and took his sister away, Suitengu finally exacts his bloody revenge.
The Prime Minister's Breakfast
21. The Prime Minister's Breakfast
September 15, 2005
On the eve of the Club's grand reopening, all hell breaks loose. A sick killer with a depraved fetish holds Ginza captive. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Kamiya reveals his plans ? and his true face ? to Kagura, as war breaks out in the skyscrapers of Tokyo between Kamiya and Suitengu.
Good Vibration
20. Good Vibration
September 8, 2005
Betrayal is in the air. As Saiga fights for his life against a ruthless Euphoric posing as his friend, Kagura is attacked by a man who was supposed to be curing her. Meanwhile, on a stage littered with corpses, Ginza discovers the blood-stained roll call of Suitengu's club members, and finds a shocking name on the list.
Lies and Lips
19. Lies and Lips
September 1, 2005
Allied with Representative Ochiai, Saiga agrees to testify at the Parliamentary hearing, but only if Kagura is flown out of the country to get the treatment that could save her life. After a chance meeting at a bar with a young idealist named Joe, Saiga questions the selfishness of his motives, and resolves to bring down Suitengu himself.
Third Bureau
18. Third Bureau
August 25, 2005
As the Tennouzu Group gets rich off their new line of cosmetics, Saiga and Kagura set sail for a fresh start in a new land. However, before they can vanish in the wind, they're brought back to Tokyo by a powerful new ally. Everyone's working their own angle? but are they all working towards the same goal?
Angel of Death Newly Rich
17. Angel of Death Newly Rich
August 18, 2005
Suitengu reflects on the tragic events of his childhood that shaped him into the man he is. It is a strange, sordid journey to the top and Suitengu sacrifices everything to get there. In recalling the ghosts of his past, the motives for his future endgame come into focus
Half-Period Balance Sheet Report
16. Half-Period Balance Sheet Report
August 11, 2005
Kagura is still free, but Suitengu has all he needs to initiate the next phase of his plan: releasing a new drug that simulates the Goddess' kiss, and will make the public unable to control their desires. Meanwhile, it's time for the Tennozu Group's semiannual audit, when even the most violent acts must be valued, and inked in the books.
Woman of Hell
15. Woman of Hell
July 21, 2005
Saiga and Kagura are on the run, with the whole country looking for them. But it's one mysterious woman with a tragic past who threatens to drag the photographer to his watery doom. This assassin is not a fairy tale mermaid.
God of Death
14. God of Death
July 7, 2005
Everything is in place for the wedding of the century: A star-studded turnout, a beautiful church, a maniacal priest with a God-complex, a power-hungry groom and a hypnotized bride. The only thing missing is a photographer; and if the one uninvited guest can crash this party, he might just run away with the bride.
Ginza Prison
13. Ginza Prison
June 30, 2005
With the latest Euphoric assassin on the loose, Saiga convinces Ginza to drive him from his hiding place to see Dr. Ryogoku. The samples from Saiga and Kagura have been analyzed, and an eccentric DNA specialist sheds new light on the Euphoria Syndrome. Meanwhile, Suitengu continues his plan to seize control - by marrying Kagura instead.
Sleeping, Embraced on the Left
12. Sleeping, Embraced on the Left
June 23, 2005
Suitengu has put his bold plan to sieze control of the Tennozu Group into action, and he is moments away from completing the most important step: marrying Shinsen, thus tying himself to the company's assets. But Kagura has learned of his intentions, and breaks out of the floating research facility-- in hopes of warning her mother before it's too late.
A Sudden Change in Mother's Sickness
11. A Sudden Change in Mother's Sickness
June 16, 2005
After narrowly surviving his confrontation with Suitengu, Saiga has fallen unconscious into Ginza's welcoming hands - but not before telling Ginza where Kagura is hiding. But the rogue police captain has no intention of playing hero. She's come for Saiga, and she'll do anything to claim her prize-- even if it means turning Kagura over to the enemy.
Suitengu is coming
10. Suitengu is coming
June 9, 2005
Saiga and Kagura snoop around an abandoned research lab, searching for insight into the Divine Goddess' origin. But Suitengu knows exactly where they're headed and arrives just in time to unleash his power on Saiga. Back in the city, Ginza makes a shady pact with Kagura's mother.
At the baths
9. At the baths
June 2, 2005
Saiga and Kagura hit the road, with Ginza and Tsujido hot on their trail, using their own unique talents. Making a detour at a remote spa, Kagura learns some shocking truths about her origins, but the biggest shocker is a glimpse into the human side of Shinsen. Just what secrets is she concealing?
Light of Kagura
8. Light of Kagura
May 26, 2005
When health fails, everyone is in search of answers; and a cure. But an unexpected housecall from the demented Dentist is the last thing Saiga and Kagura need. The photographer will have to perfect his shooting skills to pass this sadistic drill.
The Big Picture
7. The Big Picture
May 19, 2005
Saiga and Kagura visit Doctor Ryogoku, hoping he can find a medical explanation for the strange Euphoric powers. As Saiga gets lost in disturbing memories of war, the doctor makes a startling diagnosis!
Out of Focus
6. Out of Focus
May 12, 2005
Madam Koganei seems impervious to Saiga's attacks. Not only is she virtually unbreakable, but the diamond's reflective quality makes it impossible for Saiga's camera to focus.
Whore of Diamonds
5. Whore of Diamonds
May 5, 2005
Saiga hides Kagura at a seedy nightclub. Meanwhile, another Euphoric hunts for the girl: Madam Koganei, a high-class woman who fuels her power by swallowing diamonds.
Lethal Headshot
4. Lethal Headshot
April 28, 2005
When Saiga slips under Suitengu's nose to free Kagura, her captor is not pleased. He sends Shirogane to ensnare Saiga in a deadly dance under the night's sky.
Film Like a Bullet
3. Film Like a Bullet
April 21, 2005
During a depraved ceremony beneath Tokyo, a kiss from Kagura gives Saiga the strange power to use his camera as a weapon. Can he rescue the Divine Goddess and get them to the surface alive?
Goddess of Greed
2. Goddess of Greed
April 14, 2005
Kagura's haunted by nightmares where she participates in twisted rituals, playing the part of a powerful Divine Goddess. Unbeknownst to her, the terrifying visions are far from imaginary.
Depravity City
1. Depravity City
April 7, 2005
When Saiga infiltrates a secret pleasure-club for Tokyo's elite, he will ignite a chain of events that could force the entire ruling class to their knees.
Where to Watch Speed Grapher
Speed Grapher is available for streaming on the TV Asahi website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Speed Grapher on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Apple TV and Crunchyroll.
  • Premiere Date
    April 7, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (1,034)