Speed Grapher Vol 1 Review

Speed Grapher Vol 1 Review

By Nolan P. Smith


Back in 2005, I dived into an anime series called Speed Grapher. Dark, edgy, and right up my alley, it quickly became a favorite of mine. So, when I saw that Titan Comics was reviving Speed Grapher, I knew I had to jump in once again.

Written and illustrated by Tomozo, this first volume reintroduces us to the grim world of Speed Grapher. Saiga, a former war photographer injured on the battlefield, now scrapes by however he can, always with his trusty camera. His life takes an unexpected turn when he attempts to infiltrate the infamous Roppongi Club. This depraved club harbors many secrets, including a Goddess who grants powers based on individuals’ desires. Saiga experiences this firsthand when he is bestowed with the ability to destroy anything he photographs.

Tomozo crafts a compelling tale that feels more relevant than ever. With today’s headlines filled with corruption, depravity, and secret societies, Speed Grapher strikes a chord. The artwork and character designs are captivating, and the action sequences are exceptionally well-executed. The energy bursts off the pages as Saiga battles the Roppongi Club. It’s important to note that this is a mature readers’ book, so be prepared for explicit content.

Speed Grapher Vol 1 is an outstanding introduction to this classic franchise. If you’re looking for a dark, action-packed manga that doesn’t hold back, Speed Grapher is for you. Focus on this gem of a book.

Rating: FIVE Pastrami Nations out of FIVE.

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