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''Speed Grapher'' (スピードグラファー, ''Supiido Gurafaa'') is a 2005 anime series, created by {{GONZO}} Digimation and ToeiAnimation[[note]]Through their studio in the Philippines[[/note]]. The series ran for 24 episodes from April to October 2005. The series was licensed for release in North America by [[FUNimation [=FUNimation=]]] Entertainment in 2006 and has been showing on IFC since March 7, 2008.

It starts when the [[DeadpanSnarker cynical and jaded]] IntrepidReporter Tatsumi Saiga is sent to investigate a fetish club for the richest in Japan, whose "goddess" is a teenager named [[MysteriousWaif Kagura]]. She's an odd, waifish young girl with the power to give people super-powers coming from their [[{{Fetish}} desires, obsessions and fetishes]]; when she [[KissOfLife kisses Saiga]] during their first encounter, she grants him the power to [[StuffBlowingUp destroy anything he takes a photo of]], related to the sexual pleasure he gets from photographing something really interesting.

His curiosity piqued, Saiga decides to learn more about Kagura and her powers, then vows to free her from the Roppongi Club and the Tennouzu corrupt group (whose head is Kagura's [[EvilMatriarch ruthless mother]], Shinzen) that cruelly uses the girl for their own purposes...

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!!''Speed Grapher'' contains examples of:
* AbusiveParents: Where to start?
** Shinzen underfeeds, slaps, belittles, and pimps Kagura to Suitengu, as revenge because [[spoiler: Kagura's father ran out on them when she was pregnant.]]
** Two people whom Suitengu deals with also abuse their kids. [[spoiler: He even kills one of them when he offers his daughter as a sex slave for him, unknowingly hitting Suitengu's BerserkButton.]]
** Miharu's StageMom, too. No wonder she's completely fucked up.
* AdultFear: One of the otherwise stoic mooks hunting Kagura covers his ears and trembles when the crazy dentist is killing a girl in the next room.
* AGodAmI: One of the minor Euphorics is a [[PsychoElectro lightning-using priest with a god complex]]. He provides his (extravagant) church for Suitengu's wedding.
* AllMenArePerverts ''and'' AllWomenAreLustful: A part of the premise, since the series deconstructs sexual liberation among other things.
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Funimation release has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DC6ctcf2Gw Shutter Speed]] instead of [[Music/DuranDuran "Girls on Film"]].
* AmazingFreakingGrace: Sung by someone who is very obviously not Kagura, in episode 5.
** In the dubbed version, Monica Rial sang it, while in the subbed version, another singer sang it.
* AnimatedTattoo: One of the minor euphorics.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler: Saiga to Kagura in episode 24.]]
** Bob also sort of declares his love for Saiga once or twice, though this is more for comedic effect.
* AntiVillain: The Muggle majority make many of the villains seem pleasant by comparison. The ones who last longer over the course of series show a surprising decency.
** Chouji Suitengu is a HUGE bastard, but he genuinely cares for his henchmen and shows a softer spot for children [[spoiler: since he thought his sister died.]]
*** In any other series, Suitengu would probably be one of the heroes, considering his StartOfDarkness.
** Miharu, as well. She works for the BigBad and assassinates people, including an attempt on the main characters, but when the show delves beneath her exterior, she turns out to be rather sad and pitiful.
* AssholeVictim: The CrapsackWorld theme provides a lot of these.
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler: this is probably why Ginza ends up working as a nurse in war-torn countries]]
* AttemptedRape: [[spoiler: Dr. Nishiya, on Kagura]]
* AuthorAppeal: Several of the Euphorics have a OneWingedAngel form that incorporates spiders- probably to up the creepiness.
* AuthorTract: See SexIsEvil.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Saiga mostly faces hard-to-be-photographed Euphoriacs, but once he manages to do so...
* {{Badass}}
** BadassLongcoat: Saiga himself, though he doesn't always wear one. Suitengu also rocks a nice white fur lined version
** BadassNormal: Hibari Ginza (also a BadassBiker)
* BareYourMidriff: Ginza(in the opening credits)
* [[spoiler:TheBadGuyWins: Subverted. Suitengu achieves his main goal of creating a worldwide depression, but it isn't a DownerEnding-life simply goes on, while Kagura and Saiga find happiness.]]
* BigEater: Kamiya is one of the most grotesque version of the trope.
* BlessedWithSuck: Saiga's superpower make everything he photographs explode, keeping him from following his passion for photography. [[spoiler: And in the end, it renders him blind.]]
* BloodyMurder: Suitengu's power is this.
* BodyguardCrush: Saiga, towards Kagura.
* BondVillainStupidity: The {{Villain Ball}}s start rolling beyond the story's ability to steer them or their ability to drive the story, leaving it behind.
* BreakTheCutie: Poor Kagura
** It can be said, to a degree, a full-blown BreakTheCutie process that finished in a DespairEventHorizon is what made [[spoiler: Shinzen]] the horrifying person she is.
* BreakTheHaughty: Poor Suitengu
** Ginza too in a later episode, in which she finally learns the kind of people she's been helping by obstructing Saiga.
* CatchPhrase: Ginza's "Self defense!"
* ChildSoldiers: [[spoiler: Suitengu started as one of these]]
* TheChikan: A guy grabs Kagura's ass on the subway, though she just giggles and thinks the guy was just "tickling" her, and didn't realize the guy was a pervert until Saiga told her afterwards.
* ChromeChampion: Madame Kouganei can change into diamond.
* CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds: [[spoiler: Ginza and Dr. Ryougoku]]
* ClipShow: [[FramingDevice An internal audit]] illustrates the club's profits and losses over the course of the series.
* CorruptBureaucrat: Seemingly every single person in the Japanese government and from what is shown/implied of other countries- possibly all politicians- see CrapsackWorld.
* CrapsackWorld: Literally ''everyone'' in the series with any power or fame belongs to the secretive Roppongi Club. Almost everyone in the series is bought off or blackmailed by the Club.
** A broader description would include the severe corruption of the police, the ability of the wealthy to literally get away with murder (and with ease, too), and the fact that lives are essentially bought and sold on a regular basis. And a constant statement is that only those with money are truly free in this society.
* CrossCounter: Saiga gets into a boxing match with Ochiai, ending with this.
* CursedWithAwesome: Most Euphorics rather enjoy their superpowers, usually not minding the downsides.
** As the Euphoric virus physically [[BodyHorror manifests]] a persons fetishes, and most of the Euphorics weren't [[AxeCrazy nice people]] to begin with this makes perfect sense.
* DarkActionGirl: Ginza.
* {{Deconstruction}}: Heavy deconstruction of the ideas of sexual freedom and fetishism, among other themes.
* DepravedBisexual: A very RareFemaleExample of this can be found in [[spoiler: Shinzen]].
* DepravedDentist: With drills and other dentistry devices as his power, even.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Loads and loads of this in a CrapsackWorld where a debtor can be shot for being a few thousand yen short.
** A few thousand yen short? In one of the early episodes, a man is hanged for being ''ten yen short'' of his 300 million yen membership fees to the Roppongi Club.
* DistantFinale: As the credits role, there's an epilogue that brings us up to date on the fates of both major and minor characters.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Given that Euphoric powers are tied to sexual desire, it's kind of interesting that Saiga [[spoiler: [[ADateWithRosiePalms eventually goes blind from using his too often.]]]]
* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: In spite of the moral against sexual abberation, much of the {{Fanservice}} that occurs in this series is, indeed, increadibly ''hot.''
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: [[spoiler:Ginza, on an unconscious Saiga.]] But in keeping with the deconstructive tone, it ''was'' portrayed as incredibly screwed up.
* TheDragon: Tsujido, to Suitengu. Suitengu himself, to Shinzen.
* DressedAllInRubber - Katsuya Shirogane's body becomes a rubber gimp suit when he was killing people.
* {{Eagleland}}: Major type two. America launches missiles at Tokyo at the end of the series [[spoiler: to kill Suitengu, who is "evidence" of the biological weapon experimentation program of which America had a part in sponsoring]]. Judging by the accent, the President is definitely GeorgeWBush.
** Only in the dub, though, which would mean that any connection to George Bush is more likely the result of the American dubbing company than the Japanese production company. In the original Japanese version, the American politicians speak their lines in English, but use Japanese voice actors to do so. Their accents, therefore, are impossible to link to any real life US politicians.
* EndingTheme: The softly incredible (1st) ending theme evokes lounging in bed with your lover on a Sunday morning.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Saiga.
* EvilDebtCollector: Suitengu and his minions were the victims of them in the past, but also act the part themselves to anyone who is in debt after enjoying the Roppongi Club.
* EvilMatriarch: Shinzen
* EvilVersusEvil: Suitengu against some of the leaders of Parliament [[spoiler: including the Prime Minister himself]].
* EvolvingCredits
* EyeScream: via FridgeLogic. At the end [[spoiler:you just see blood gushing from Saiga's eyes, and afterwards they're closed or covered by sunglasses]]; does that mean [[spoiler:his ''eyes exploded'']]?
* FallingChandelierOfDoom: Used to cover Saiga's escape the first he enters the secret circle.
* FanDisservice: Considering the ''source'', this is to be expected...
** This is series that can even ''successfully'' show a GirlOnGirlIsHot scene with both parties being attractive, yet it still comes off as horrifying and depraved while still being played totally straight.
* FastForwardToReunion: At the end of the series [[spoiler: Kagura, now an adult, comes back to Saiga and embraces him.]]
* FemmeFatale: Ginza
* FemmeFatalons: Madame Kouganei in her diamond form.
* FilmNoir: To its very core.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Suitengu
* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: No doubts. Genetic engineering is what created both the Euphoria Virus and the Euphoria Catalyst present in Kagura's body.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Saiga to Kagura in episode 3
* GoingForTheBigScoop: Had Saiga not snuck into the club, he would not have Suitengu and his people after his ass indeed.
* GoodWingsEvilWings: Suitengu has evil ones, produced by using his BloodyMurder power.
* GoOutWithASmile: Rather madly played around with [[spoiler: Ekoda.]] Also, [[spoiler: Shinzen.]]
* GunsAkimbo: Ginza Hibari wields two gold-plated handguns.
* GunsAreWorthless: Due to superpowers and ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy. Even Hibari comes down with ATeamFiring a few times.
* HealingFactor: Part and parcel of being a Euphoric is that the body can regenerate any damage taken to it... so long as the brain is intact, as the virus is controlled by subconscious impulses from the brain.
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: [[spoiler: Shinzen.]]
* HeelRealization: [[spoiler: Ginza]]
* TheHedonist: Every single member of the Roppongi Club and most Euphorics, in both cases to the most despicable extreme possible save for very few exceptions.
* HookersAndBlow: Members of the Roppongi Club are often shown with women draped over them, who they are generally abusing in some way. One episode shows Makabe and Niihari partaking in this to celebrate, but without the abusive part (again, this is a series where the major villains are more likable than minor ones).
* HeroicComedicSociopath: Ginza. "SELF DEFENSE!" ''BANG!'' [[spoiler: She gets better.]]
* HollywoodDensity: Suitengu gives Tsujido, Makabe, Kokubunji and Niihari suitcases full of gold.
* HonorBeforeReason: Saiga is willing to do ''anything'' to free Kagura, despite ''clearly'' knowing it'll bring him nothing but Hell.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Saiga
* IGaveMyWord: People tell him repeatedly to give up, but Saiga will stop at nothing to give Kagura her freedom.
** Also, the reason whyb [[spoiler: a BSOD-ing Ginza didn't kill Kagura despite clearly wanting to do so]] in the end is because [[spoiler: Saiga asked her to save Kagura.]]
* IHaveTheHighGround: Saiga, in the OP
* IntrepidReporter: Saiga, just Saiga
* IOweYouMyLife: Tsujido, Makado and Niihari were rescued from slavery and torture by Suitengu. Also, Saiga owes his life to Kagura and her KissOfDeath.
* IllGirl: Kagura, who has a brain tumor and isn't expected to live for long. [[spoiler: She lives, in the end.]]
* ImprobableWeaponUser: A normal photographic camera becomes lethal once Saiga takes a hold of it.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Ginza. The fact that she betrayed Kagura back to her mother and Suitengu then threw Saiga in jail after raping him is never mentioned or acted on afterwords.]]
** Arguably, [[spoiler: Kagura's EvilMatriarch mother, who though she was killed in the end by Suitengu, is generally fondly remembered by her daughter, though this could be all a part of Kagura's [[TheWoobie Woobieness]]. ]]
** You could also count [[spoiler: Niihari, since thanks to Suitengu's machinations, he ends up as possibly the wealthiest person in Japan]]. This isn't a case where the audience feels ''that'' bad, since the character is sort of sympathetic. Not to mention, his end goal is to build a monument to honor his dead friends and savior, which is rather noble. The methods he's shown to accomplish this, however... not so much.
* KissOfDeath: If Kagura kisses you and you don't have the Euphoria virus, you're as good as dead.
* LevelUpFillUp: Saiga got one when he received the Euphoria factor from Kagura.
* MadArtist: Saiga, to an extent. The dentist from Episode 8 is seen carving a tiny statue out of Kagura's molar.
* MadeOfDiamond: A ''literal'' example is Madame Kouganei from episodes 5-6.
* MadeOfIron: Euphorics in general seem to get a major toughness boost, even accounting for their HealingFactor. For example, when facing off against a Euphoric dentist, Saiga gets multiple drills ''straight through'' either arm, and is still able to activate a specially prepared camera to blow him to pieces. They do feel pain, but their susceptibility to it seems to go down the longer they are infected.
* MagicalCamera: Saiga has a power that lets him blow up anything he shoots with his camera, although the magic is in himself rather than the object.
* MakeMeWannaShout: [[spoiler: Ochiai.]]
* MayContainEvil: Suitengu used the Tennuozu megacorp to [[spoiler: distribute products that contained a chemical that would lower people's inhibitions, making them more violent]]
* MayDecemberRomance: Kagura is 15, Saiga is 33.
* MoneyToBurn: Suitengu smokes cigarettes wrapped in 10,000 Yen bills. (~$100)
** ''Chain'' smokes, and has a habit of tossing one aside half finished and lighting another one.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: A new Euphoric pops up every few episodes, and is dealt with just as quickly. [[TropesAreNotBad Surprisingly, this keeps the story moving at a good pace.]] [[JustifiedTrope Plus, all Euphorics are elite members of the Roppongi Club, and so they're being deliberately contracted to kill Saiga and recover Kagura.]]
* MurderTheHypotenuse: Ginza admits she'd love to kill Kagura. [[spoiler: She doesn't go through it.]]
* MysteriousWaif: Kagura
* NastyParty: [[spoiler: In the final episode, Suitengu invites a bunch of particularly important, and corrupt people to the Roppongi Club and then blows it up with them inside]]
* NighInvulnerable: Euphorics are pretty tough to begin with, but if a Euphoric's power involves heavily manipulating the makeup of their body, then they become all the tougher. They will still die if their brain is pulverised or their head removed, but one needs to account for their flesh and bone being replaced by, say, rubber or diamond.
* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: [[spoiler: Kamiya]] offers this to Kagura.
* NoRangeLikePointBlankRange: [[spoiler: "If the picture isn't good enough, you're not close enough!"]]
* TheNoseKnows: Tsujido's primary ability, part of [[spoiler: turning into a big wolf monster.]]
* NoSocialSkills: Kagura.
* NostalgicMusicBox: Frequently played by Suitengu.
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Kagura, who's injected with a strange substance that stunts her growth on a regular basis.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Ginza's diminutive, cowardly, and kind of perverted boss [[spoiler: turns out to be TheMole for the villains, and has a fetish [[ShesGotLegs for women's legs]] that he pursues by cutting off with a chainsaw - including the legs of his wife and daughter]].
* ObfuscatingDisability: Suitengu spends a short time pretending to be wheelchair-bound after [[spoiler: Shinzen]] shoots him in both knees. He drops the act at his earliest opportunity, as it annoyed him to act so confined.
* OminousPipeOrgan: The WeddingDay theme is ''Music/ToccataAndFugueInDMinor''. Subtle.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Showing some GenreSavvy, Dr. Nishiya compares having the Euphoric virus to being a vampire - especially the modern kind wherein vampirism is actually given a scientific explanation. Like vampires, euphorics have some impressive benefits to their powers, but also some quite negative drawbacks. Also true, but unmentioned, is how both exhibit the InterplayOfSexAndViolence.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: [[spoiler: as shown in the final episode, Tsujido's full euphoric form involves turning into a wolf.]]
* PantyShot: Kagura, in the later version of the opening credits.
* PetHomosexual: Bob, Saiga's friend and neighbor. Who also is one of the few completely decent people in the series, doubling as Saiga's OnlySaneMan friend, which Saiga does appreciate (though not romantically).
* PetTheDog: Believe it or not, Shinzen can be very kind and sweet to her mentor Goutokuji...
** Suitengu's pardoning of play money girl's father is another example. [[spoiler: Killing the guy when he offers to sell his own daughter is an arguable example.]]
* PlayingWithSyringes: The source of Suitengu's powers. Also includes a BloodbathVillainOrigin when people try to cover up the experiments by shooting at the tank he was stored in in [[Franchise/{{X-Men}} Weapon X style]].
* PowerPerversionPotential: Played with, invoked and inverted. In essence, Euphorics gain superpowers because of their perversions, and specifically based ''on'' their perversions.
* [[PresidentEvil Prime Minister Evil]]- and how!
* PunchClockVillain: Tsujido, Makado and Niihari. They're not evil ''per se'', just owe their lives and freedom to Suitengu.
* PsychoForHire: Suitengu and several of the Euphoria.
* RabidCop: Ginza, a rare female example
* RealSongThemeTune: Sing with us, tropers: ''[[DuranDuran Girls on Film ~]]''
** Unfortunately, when Funimation approached Duran Duran about using the song for the English release of the anime, the band found out that their record label had sold the rights to "Girls On Film." Since Duran Duran no longer owned their own song and were therefore not authorized to okay its use, Funimation instead used one of the tracks from the OST, "Shutter Speed."
* RemovingTheHeadOrDestroyingTheBrain: Euphorics [[HealingFactor can take a hit]], but they die if their head is removed.
* ReplacementGoldfish: [[spoiler: Suitengu sees Kagura as a replacement for his dead little sister, Yui. Saiga lampshades the trope when he directly asks this question in the GrandFinale.]]
* RubberMan: Katsuya Shirogane.
* RunningGag: Tsujido ''does'' lose a car at least once an episode.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Suitengu and Ran Yurigaoka.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: And HOW!
** At the upper echelons of the Tennouzu Group and clientele, this combines with ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections and ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem. Saiga is naturally stuck with every inversion up to ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight.
* SexIsEvil: Well, fetishes are evil. The series seems to be on the fence about whether vanilla sex is bad, but if you've got a sexual fetish of any sort, even one that sounds utterly harmless (diamond fetish, tattoo fetish), you're going to do horrible, horrible things to satisfy it. This is part of an overall anti-perversion moral, hammered home brutally.
* ShadowArchetype: Suitengu has some of this in relation to Saiga, as both have very similar perspectives on the world; they just act on them very differently, and have an even closer bond in sharing a MetaOrigin [[spoiler: both contracted the virus allowing them to become Euphorics on the same island- Saiga as a photographer; Suitengu as a young soldier]]. There's also [[spoiler: Ochiai]], who was someone Saiga considered an inspiration, but turns out to be evil, and a fellow Euphoric, and keeps pulling NotSoDifferent on Saiga during their fight.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Saiga always says "It's not like that!" he's asked if he loves Kagura.
* ShoutOut: To Creator/StanleyKubrick's ''EyesWideShut''. Compare the orgy scenes and the outfits of those who partake in them.
* SinisterMinister: The priest marrying [[spoiler: Kagura and Suitengu]] is a lightning-using Euphoric with a god complex.
* SpeakNowOrForeverHoldYourPeace: Kagura tries that [[spoiler: when Shinzen is about to marry Suitengu]]. To say it doesn't work... it's an understatement.
** Pulled off successfully by Saiga a few episodes later [[spoiler: when Suitengu tries to marry Kagura]], with the help of a few cameras...
*** Though it didn't do much good [[spoiler:other than getting her away from Suitengu as the paperwork required for marriage was already done before the ceremony. So Suitengu actually succeeded in the marriage.]]
* SpitTrailKiss: When Kagura kisses Saiga in the first episode.
* SplitPersonality: Poor Kagura seems to have no recollection of her acts as the "Divine Goddess", except in her nightmares.
* SpoilerOpening: Quick clips that give more than foreshadowing view of the episode's action.
* StalkerWithACrush: Ginza
* StuffBlowingUp: Basically, Saiga's power.
* TearsOfBlood: [[spoiler: Saiga, during his last fight with Suitengu.]]
** Also, the victims of [[spoiler: Seiji Ochiai and his sound manipulation power.]]
** Not to mention, Suitengu [[spoiler: when he mercy-kills Yui.]]
* TechnoBabble: Gisha-sensei was enthusiastic.
* TerribleTrio: Tsujido, Makabe and Niihari fit the personality and physical requirements for a Team Rocket. And they ''would'' be a full-fledged TR, were this series a comedy... but since it's NOT, they're competent and a genuine threat to Saiga and Kagura for most of the series.
* ThanatosGambit: [[spoiler: Suitengu knew he didn't have long to live and planned on his complex being destroyed with himself inside. Also in the complex is tons of money and investments, and since there's been lots of shady deals by powerful people, destroying the building means destroying the world's economy- and this happens exactly according to plan.]]
** [[spoiler: Japan's economy, not the entire world's, though the rest of the world ''would'' suffer.]]
* TheThingThatGoesDoink: It's not enough that Kagura lives in a penthouse compound atop a skyscraper with numerous mile-high private elevators, there has to be this bamboo contraption in the courtyard.
* TheVirus: The Euphoria virus
* ThisIsADrill: [[DepravedDentist Dr. Mizunokuchi]] of episode 8.
* TransformationTrauma: Saiga, Suitengu and Tsujido are the only ones that do NOT go bonkers when they use their powers.
* UnflinchingWalk: Saiga away from [[spoiler:Ginza shooting at him. Granted, she was having a hard time bringing herself to hit him.]]
* WellDoneSonGuy: [[spoiler: Poor Miharu.]]
* WifeHusbandry: More deliberate in Suitengu's case, but the plan gradually grows on Saiga.
* WomanScorned: The ''true'' reason (aside of jealousy) why Shinzen is so cruel to Kagura is because [[spoiler: she has believed for at least 15 years that her husband and Kagura's father, Dr. Kazuki Odawara, abandoned her right after their marriage, when she was still pregnant with Kagura.]] It turns out [[spoiler: she was wrong. The guy was late, and then died days later, though it's ambiguous if he was murdered or if he committed suicide over the fact he didn't make it in time.]]
** Which she learned ''just'' [[spoiler:as she was dying, causing her to leave the world regretting pretty much everything, especially how she'd treated her only child. [[LaserGuidedKarma This may well be deserved]].]]
* WordSaladTitle
* XanatosGambit: Suitengu's marriage ceremony with [[spoiler: Kagura.]] The paperwork was already completed and so there was no point if someone interupted it. If someone did, then he could justify any [[BigBrotherInstinct protective brotherly]] [[MySisterIsOffLimits feelings]] for his ReplacementGoldfish. If someone did, then he wouldn't feel bad lossing her to that person. Considering that he [[spoiler: deliberately spares Saiga at the end]] the latter may be the case.
* [[spoiler: YouAreTooLate: The well-intentioned extremist variation- while Saiga manages to prevent Suitengu from killing Kagura (or at least talks him out of it), he fails to stop Suitengu from killing the movers and shakers of Japanese society and literally blowing up the world economy- but both are sort of treated as a good thing. Also worth noting is that Saiga only lives because Suitengu decided to save his life before carrying out his ThanatosGambit.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: The diamond lady. The henchmen had clearly seen what a liability her demand for diamonds had been, so were unsurprised by the execution order.
* YouKilledMyFather: The Group generally preemptively addresses this by paying off the survivors. Suitengu personally [[GenreSavvy advises]] a boy who's father had failed a payment deadline on how he should go about holding up his end of the PrepareToDie part.
* YourDaysAreNumbered: Saiga only has six months to help Kagura before she dies of her illness. And even less, with everyone chasing after them.
* ZettaiRyouiki: As a part of Kagura's school uniform AND her Divine Goddess outfit.
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