In addition, Zac found the storyline to be "totally silly" and strange though it was possibly very entertaining because of its uniqueness.
Compared to the Japanese release, Theron Martin greatly preferred the English dubs, noting that "the English dialogue has more punch and better flow than the drier and sometimes awkwardly-worded Japanese." Tasha Robinson of Sci Fi Weekly found Speed Grapher to have a "rich feel that's mirrored in the lovely visuals" and a complicated storyline.
She also commented that "Its dry, serious central plotline is also clearly aimed at viewers who value sophisticated, drawn-out serial stories over instant gratification." D. Smith of IGN disliked the storyline, though for different reasons.
As he is about to be killed, Kagura kisses him, granting him the ability to destroy anything he photographs.In Sugishima's words: "Because we wanted Speed Grapher to stand out because of its story, we chose not to use any special visual effects." Chuang Yi also released the series in Chinese.The Speed Grapher manga received another English release by Tokyopop in North America, who released the first two volumes on September 16, 2008 and December 2, 2008 respectively.But, Suitengu knew of their betrayal and after trapping all the Cabinet members, the police superintendent and other members of government inside the club, he went to Kamiya's mansion to exact his revenge against him.He then took away Kagura from Saiga by promising not to kill Saiga if Kagura comes with him willingly.He described Saiga as someone who opposes this system and Kagura as someone trapped on it.Gonzo opted to use little computer graphics and to create hand-drawn illustrations painted by computer for both the foreground and the background.Kagura inherits the group, so Suitengu marries her and takes legal control of it.Saiga, having recovered from his wounds, interrupts the wedding and rescues Kagura. The series ran for 24 episodes from April to October 2005 on TV Asahi.It tells the story of former war photographer, Tatsumi Saiga and his quest to save Kagura Tennōzu from Chōji Suitengu and the members of a fetish club, the Roppongi Club.