The title Speed Grapher sounds catchy for me, catchy enough to grab my attention and made me watch the whole series. Simply by its name, this anime has nothing to do with speed or even plotting graphs. What is remarkable from my point of view is the dubious reality that is foretold in this story. The anime has a social background of human greed for money and sinful lust of the flesh. Yes, all the deepest evil desires are portrayed in this anime. Oh did I mentioned lust? It was clearly portrayed alright. Those sexually explicit scenes are all over the anime. So pay attention all of you perverted minds. This anime might suit you as well.
Not for kids…
Alright, sex aside and back to the storyboard. Setting at what appears to be the current modern Japan, the country is described as a nation corrupted with money, power, and sex (as if such similar nation does not exist anyway). At the pinnacle of Japan’s mighty economy, lies the most powerful corporation that controls each aspect of the society – Tennouzu Group. This is not ordinary company, not your typical Microsoft Corporation either. Tennouzu Group has a vast investment that includes the backbone of Japan’s economy, Bank of Japan. As mentioned at the last episodes (there goes the ridiculous wishful thoughts), Tennouzu Group has a total asset of 800 trillion yen. Convert that to US dollars, you get approximately 90 trillion dollars. And at the end of the story, there is an interesting turn of events regarding that amount of money.
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