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Speed Grapher

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Ten years have passed since the demise of the bubble economy, a time that polarized the world into two groups of people: the rich and the poor. In the present day, Saiga Tatsumi (a former war photographer) has been hired to investigate a secret club for the rich named the Roppongi Club, but he soon discovers secrets much darker than he’d ever imagined. With the help of a exploited goddess named Kagura, Saiga now possesses the power to kill by simply taking a photograph; but can he stay alive long enough to save her from her captors?

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Speed Grapher 2005 TBD
Name Role
Masashi ISHIHAMA Character Design
Kunihisa SUGISHIMA Director
Shinkichi MITSUMUNE Music
GONZO Original Anime Creator
Naomi NISHIGUCHI Producer
Taichi HASHIMOTO Producer

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Title Author Score Date
Speed Grapher CaptainSlow 7.5/10 Jul 24, 2013
Speed Grapher thebarfscarf 7/10 Jun 11, 2013
Speed Grapher bvincent 8/10 Jan 19, 2013
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Explus yasar 447 Apr 17, 2014
Good Dubs Kruszer 203 Apr 9, 2014
My Top 25 Anime blankspades 25 Mar 31, 2014
Anashra rated the Speed Grapher anime 4/5 stars
Tiranna dropped Speed Grapher at 4 of 24 episodes
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Witchblade

Witchblade

Six years ago, a catastrophic event ravaged Tokyo. Amaha Masune was found at ground zero, physically unscathed, but without memories and with a child in her arms. Returning to Tokyo for the first time since the disaster, the slightly clumsy but cheerful Masune just wants make a new life and to raise her daughter without interference from the Child Welfare Agency. But unsolved murders are being committed all over Tokyo and a near-miss reveals her identity as the bearer of the Witchblade, a mysterious weapon linked to the disaster 6 years before, that seems to have a mind of its own. Giving in to the Witchblade seems dangerous, but when the powerful Dohji Corporation agrees to guarantee her a life together with her daughter if she works for them, can Masune pass up the chance?

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JAhU

While Witchblade is not as perverted as Speed Grapher, it has a somewhat similar plot and setting, making it an interesting title for all SG fans. Witchblade has secret organizations, weird super powers (fetish and pleasure are involved this time too) and even a photographer. Need I say more?

P.S. I bet I missed something, but trust me: Witchblade shares many other themes with Speed Grapher.

Verdeloth26

If an odd tale is what you're after, these two shows have it in spades. Witchblade and Speed Grapher both combine elements of sci-fi and real-to-life drama that will get you hooked from the first episode.

TheMulchmeister

Both series have a serious plot centering around a parent/parental figure protecting their child. Both seem to have characters with supernatural abilities who engage in erotic battles

paganchick

Both animes contain plots in which a female heroine is faced with dealing with a multitude of supernatural/genetically altered beings in combat. If you like one, you will more than likely enjoy the other. 

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Death Note

Death Note

Have you ever felt like the world would be a better place if certain people weren’t around? Such grim daydreams might occur when watching the dismal daily news, but on one fateful day, Light Yagami finds that these daydreams can become reality. By pure happenstance, he comes across a black notebook entitled "Death Note", whose text within states that whoever's name is written on its pages will die. With the aid of the death god Ryuk, Light takes it upon himself to rid the world of its corruption, ushering in a new era of purity one death at a time. But as Ryuk foretells, Light's actions will not go unchallenged...

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cutestdeadgirl

Death Note and Speed Grapher both have a story with a similar feel. They are wonderfully dark anime with dark story lines, though Death Note has a deeper and more morbid take than Speed Grapher's slightly calmer adventures. I'm certain that if you liked one, you'd have an interest in the other too. Enjoy! ^.^x

Kickyo

Both characters can kill with seemingly normal objects.  Speed Grapher is a little more adult themed, but if you enjoyed Death Note you should definitely take a look at Speed Grapher or vice versa (but you may have to wait an episode or two to see the similarity)

draconic

Both animes involve the main character with new-found "super-powers" that are both unusual, and each have their own limitations that each character learns to work around.

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Elfen Lied

Elfen Lied

For Kouta and Yuka, finding the bloody naked young girl on the beach would change their lives forever, for better or for worse. Unable to speak or function as a normal human being, she is named Nyu by the duo, and taken into their home in an effort to save her. But what neither teenager knows is that this innocent young girl is actually a killing machine -- an experiment gone terribly wrong -- and it is only a matter of time before the murderer in her awakens again...

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UltimateShinobi

Face it both series have alot of bloodshed (more Elfen Lied than Speed Grapher), and violence. While Elfen Lied had romance Speed Grapher does not. Despite that fact both series are similar in the amount of violence but the plots differ, but are in no way bad.

foureyedalice

Violence, nudity, and melodrama overwhelm most other facets of Elfen Lied and Speed Grapher.  In both EL and SG, mysterious girls with special powers and memory problems escape from secret organizations dedicated to researching/abusing them.  The girls are joined by friends and hunted by fellow freaks as the secrets of their respective pasts and once-captors are revealed.  

EDFF

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 their flaws, are great, enthrilling, and unforgettable.

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GANTZ

GANTZ

Much to the annoyance of Kei, he and his childhood friend Katou have died, having been torn apart by a train. But rather than finding themselves at the gates of heaven, the duo materialize in a room full of strangers and a giant black sphere known as GANTZ. As if dying once wasn’t bad enough, the occupants of the room are then forced to embark on dangerous missions to kill strange aliens; missions that very few return from. Now, Kei, Katou, and a well-endowed friend must fight for their freedom with an arsenal of guns, high powered suits, and a very low chance of survival.

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sothis

Though GANTZ and Speed Grapher share nothing as far as plot, both are incredibly violent and ecchi, and dark to boot. The first thing that came to mind when watching Speed Grapher was GANTZ; so even if I can't come up with a super good reason, take my advice, I think you'd like GANTZ!

UltimateShinobi

Both anime are very vulgar. Most of the characters you meet in both anime disgust you in some way (i.e. kurono's personality). Despite this the fear you feel Gantz in the first mission is also felt in Speed Grapher.

GalacticFool

Both Speed Grapher and Gantz are very dark and violent; I got somewhat of a similar vibe from each of them.  Both revel in the darker sides of human nature.  They are similar in their graphic nature, although Speed Grapher is somewhat less in your face than Gantz is (not a whole lot though).  

Kurau Phantom Memory

Kurau Phantom Memory

As scientists explore a new form of energy on the moon, an experiment gone awry brings the lead scientist's life crashing to a halt. In a freak accident, his daughter Kurau is engulfed in the energy and becomes the mysterious entity known as Rynax; a pairing that endows her with new superhuman abilities and a new personality. Years later, Kurau is using her unique powers to make a living as a bounty hunter, but the corporation has not given up on this new form of energy and will stop at nothing to find her. Now, Kurau must protect not only herself, but her Rynax "pair" named Christmas, a soul mate more precious to her than life itself. Can Kurau and Christmas find peace for themselves and the Rynax?

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KiraRin

Watching these two shows, you get the same feeling of love/need/companionship from between the two main characters. Being given powers they never asked for, and exploited by corrupt people, they flee from the majority of society, trying to find somewhere to call home.

Plenty of action and story make these two shows the perfect partners.

Cetonis

Kurau and Speed Grapher both follow a pair of characters who are put on the run through no particular fault of their own. Each has supernatural elements, a bit of mystery and some light thematics. They also contain levels of action and character development, the former moreso in SG and the latter in Kurau. Of course, Kurau does not go anywhere near joining Speed Grapher in the dark perversion stuff. But unless that's a make-or-break factor for you, if you enjoyed one of these go ahead and give the other a shot.

eaper

Each of these series each involve people getting super powers in an odd fashion, the lead protecting someone else, and a very large conspiracy. If you liked one, you'll probably enjoy the other.

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