Speed Grapher: Volume 1

  |  Buy to Own: 04/01/2010
  |  100 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Episodes 1-4 of the fetishist, sexually charged Japanese anime in which a former war photographer struggles to live the straight life as a tabloid snapper. Ex-war photographer Saiga has been reduced to selling his artistic soul as a tabloid photojournalist in the near-future dystopian city of Tokyo. It is a morally corrupt society in which the rich get rich while the poor get poorer, and where even the most taboo desires can be satisfied... for a price. Then, in the midst of yet another dull assignment, Saiga infiltrates an underground den of vice that specialises in pandering to the warped sexual desires of city's wealthiest and most powerful citizens. There, he witnesses a depraved ceremony in which the Goddess, a beautiful young girl named Kagura, is about to bestow a dangerous gift upon a more-than-willing victim. When his cover is blown, Saiga is only saved from certain death by a kiss from Kagura. It is a brief exchange that mysteriously gives Saiga a devastating new, supernatural ability. Forced to flee from his enemies with the young girl in tow, Saiga is plunged into a living nightmare in which he must confront his inner demons while trying to uncover the secret behind his remarkable transformation. Meanwhile, unknown to Saiga and those who wish to see him dead, Kagura's single, fateful kiss has ignited a chain of events that could destroy the entire social structure of Tokyo and bring the city to its knees... Episodes are: 'Depravity City', 'Goddess of Greed', 'Film Like a Bullet' and 'Lethal Headshot'.