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Old 02-05-2008, 01:52 PM   #1
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Well, I got the idea to watch it from the Most Underrated Anime thread, and, so far (halfway) it wasn't disappointing at all. Quite good, really, so far.
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For those who don't know, I'd characterize it as a mix of heavily watered down Texhnolyze and darkened Monster, with some of Claymore thrown in. Well, let's say so... If Texhnolyze is fresh dark Guinness from the keg, then Speed Grapher is the cheap beer from the pub next to you. But at least it's beer - while most anime ranges between water and cola (Monster is maybe some good, but soft drink, due to excess of Lawful Goodness). That's the impression it leaves, in short.
No comedy, nothing flowery/kawaii, no fanservice (there is sex [non-pedo], but with more disgusting depiction), somewhat heavy plot. Contains a significant amount of action, but not too much of it. Animation is not great, but good, though intentionally grayed out.

Oh, and don't get turned away by the description, it's very misleading, Speed Grapher isn't about that.
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:34 PM   #2
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I think too few people have watched Speed Grapher, I never see anyone discussing it on the forums. It's a sad story in some ways, but touching, too. And, unlike stuff like Berserk, it actually had a good ending.
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:50 PM   #3
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It was awesome at the beginning such as first 6-7 episodes.I have to say it only got worse after those episodes.Even though its a decent anime,i was let down big time because of the real good first episodes.
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Old 02-05-2008, 04:19 PM   #4
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Can't say it drops a lot, at least as far as the first 16 go (2/3). It gets more fighting, but otherwise is still good.

Yes, the beginning is the best, but there is no rapid drop like in Wolf's Rain or some others. It only slows down on introducing new material, adds combat (but even the combat is sort of smart), but doesn't change per se.
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:21 PM   #5
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I thought it was a pretty cool show, even tho I only watched about half of it. I am planning on getting the boxset after it is out.
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:23 AM   #6
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Hmmm, and I've thought everybody and his dog saw Grapher... Hmm...

"Not talked about" doesn't necessarily correspond with quality IMO (neither with 'good' or 'bad' quality) - for example I don't think FMA is exactly "talked about much"... And vice versa - to me everybody seems to be talking about Naruto or, err, that other anime with dead people society or something (cannot remember its name atm >_>) while both are pretty mediocre...
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Old 02-06-2008, 11:21 AM   #7
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To me this is an anime that hasn't been on many people's radar. I like the story line. It was different, and interesting.
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Old 02-06-2008, 11:38 AM   #8
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as always guys, if you see a problem with a synopsis, please let me know and change it accordingly so the information will be accurate.

iirc, that synopsis was written when the series was first coming out, maybe 3 episodes were out, and no one was watching it so i had to put up what i got.
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Old 02-06-2008, 01:01 PM   #9
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Well, I was referring to both here and on the box.

But let's see... hmm, a few things:


I can't give a good replacement right now, I hope someone else can. Just that from the current one it looks too much like a Death Note analog, which it has little in common with.
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Well, I just started this series. Seeing a lot of people saying good bad and ugly about it. I hope it will turn out decent:3
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