Speed Grapher

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4.1
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  • not my thing. just ok i guess
    I definitely only completed the series because I had already spent so much time watching it already. I didn't like it and found it a little boring. If given the chance I would not rewatch the show. It didn't cause me to think or make me question society too much. Although I will say the random dialogue in English is pretty funny.
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  • A complete show that leaves the viewer satisfied
    I will say that the premise of this anime is quite unique. In a society of near complete corruption, our protagonist (Saiga) has to work to protect the life of the person he saves from bondage (Kagura). Kagura is known as a goddess who grants powers unknowingly to those she comes in contact with. This makes her a prime target for Japan's elites who desire her abilities in order to give them ...
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  • Best Action-Thriller Anime I've Ever Watched
    Found this via random anime button, sifted through hundreds of trash shows. This anime screams old fashion Gonzo with almost Solty Rei like vibes. However in this show I feel the cast connects to more viewers and has a plot so dynamic and twisted it earns the title of most exciting anime i've ever watched. Action, Morals, and some of the biggest plot twists that continue till the very last ...
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  • Nice change of pace from typical formulae
    While it does rely on the typical damsel-in-distress trope, Speed Grapher otherwise does a good job of going against expectations. It's mature themes are a great antidote if you've been spending way too much time watching shonen anime or other anime intended for younger audiences. I also suspect it is intended to be a critique of the excesses that caused Japan's "Lost Decade" in the 90s.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    (No Spoiler Review for Those Wanting to Go in Blind) Creative and Mature; Speed Grapher Portrays the Subjectivity of Morality
    This anime depicts a world on the surface comprised of an apathetic and individualist society full of regular vices, but it also shows the extremists within that society, the ones who will indulge themselves at all costs. This is the setting where our characters live in, and where are plot revolves around.

    The characters are all depicted as products of this world I described, and as a result of ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Great for those looking for something more mature.
    I first watched this years ago, when Netflix Canada licenced the english dub. So happy to see it on Crunchyroll. Going back on it now, it definitely isn't a perfect show, but the powers are unique and grotesque, in an awesome way. The villains are great, you love hating them. And despite the dark mood to the show, it has some surpisingly sweet moments. Definitely one of my favourites.
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  • Great piece of anime!
    This is a really good show, saw it back when it was on netflix and tried finding the subs for it but apparently no source of anime covered it. It's a very serious one, takes on multiple bad qualities of life like greed/lust/corruption etc. give it a go, it will not fail.
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  • Tries too hard to be shocking.
    I remember this series and came away with the feeling that it over does the gratuitous violence and sexual references. I believe this was an attempt by Gonzo to get into the mature audience of the anime marketplace and they felt they really had to push the envelope to get that audience.

    Animation was ok, story line and motivations seems to take second place to “lets shock em” approach.
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    5 Stars ALL DAY BABY
    At the time i just thought it was raunchy when i saw it in playing at 2-3am. Now i see it for the masterpiece that it is. The way he has to fight is really unorthodox and he isn't too head strong to not see one step ahead. 4 outta 5 MASTAPIECE! DON'T DOUBT THIS WORK!
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