(ended 2001)



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This guide covers both the Tv show and the two OVA's. Gravitation is a popular Yaoi Anime and Manga which originates from Japan. Its classification is that of "Shounen-Ai" which indicates a particularly mild Homosexual theme. But don't let that put you off this show!

All Shuichi ever dreamed about was following in the footsteps of his pop idol, Ryuichi Sakuma and the band Nittle Grasper. Together with his best friend Hiro, Shuichi's formed a band called Bad Luck and they've even managed to get signed to a major recording label! Unfortunately, the studio deadlines are looming and Shuichi still hasn't finished the lyrics for any of the songs.

What he needs is a little inspiration... but he's been running a little low in that department lately. While Hiro recommends finding a girlfriend, fate has other things in store for him...

Walking through the park late one night, Shuichi's latest lyrics flutter away and land at the feet of a stunning stranger that takes his breath away. Unfortunately, that mysterious stranger happens to be the famous novelist Eiri Yuki, who completely crushes the young singer by telling him he has "zero talent." Now, Shuichi's so annoyed that he's managed to finish his song just so he can find and confront Yuki once again. But, are his actions really motivated by anger, or has he actually fallen in love?

Daniel Kevin Harrison

Daniel Kevin Harrison

Hiroshi Nakano (English)

Kazuhiko Inoue

Kazuhiko Inoue

Eiri Yuki

Kenneth Robert Marlo

Kenneth Robert Marlo

Ryuichi Sakama (English)

Sakuma Ryuichi

Sakuma Ryuichi

Sakuma Ryuichi's Singing Voice

Hideo Ishikawa

Hideo Ishikawa

Uesugi Tatsuha

Kappei Yamaguchi

Kappei Yamaguchi

Sakuma Ryuuichi

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  • Awesome anime, even for straight jackets like me!

    I love this anime! It's perky, has music that sticks in your head for days, a deeper story than what it first intimates and characters that will stay with you for a long time!

    I'm am nowhere near a yaoi fangirl, but there is something about this show that hooked me from the first episode! I watched it out of curious boredom and fell in love. The characters range from hyper fluff (Shuichi the singer) to boodingly mysterious (Eiri the novelist) and childishly quirky (Ryuichi) to deviously misunderstood (Seguchi). Put them all together's Gravitation! This is not a show for the faint of heart due to it's mild guy-love theme, but for anyone who loves a dark past mixed with high-energy antics and angst out the wazoo... this is definately worth checking out!moreless
  • A singer meets a novelist, and as complete opposites Shuichi and Eiri find themselves closer than either of them hoped for.

    Ah, Gravitation. One of my guilty pleasures, I actually somewhat grew up with this. It's a fluffy anime that will only appeal to a certain audience.

    When you hear of the storyline, of an aspiring singer and a mysterious, cold novelist you might think of this show as something merely for fan service. You might be right. However, this anime has a lot of deep qualities weaved into it. It's not all light-hearted and fluffy, but it actually has themes that are more dark and serious that keep the viewer watching.

    Other than that, Gravitation is extremely entertaining and the characters are lovable. Again, it only appeals to a certain audience, but if you fit into that category than this is one anime you'll absolutely love.

    The manga is, however, better than the anime. But if you choose to watch the anime, take my word. Subs only.moreless
  • One Hell of an Anime, one Hell of a story.

    Gavitation was the first anime that gripped and impresed me. Its a greatly played out Love story, which I'm sure most will agree unique. Yuki and Shuichi are both very well through through charecters, as are all the key charecters, all of which I can't compare to any other charecter Ive come across. From where I stand this show still reeks of originality.

    The shows funny side made a great balance to shows quite realistic storyline. Although its an anime all the storylines fit well into the realms of possibility, which I suppose is why this show intrigued me so much. Gravitation might be a cartoon, but that does not mean its for children or that it is doing impossible things...Of course the humor changes all that, the Chibi animations (is that what thier called?) that occur when normally conveying strong emotions, often had me in fits - Namely when Suichi was told he was bad in bed and most things Bad luck's manager did.

    In the shows credit also was the complex charecter relations and history that was scattered throughout the series that the ardent viewer could enjoyably piece together, not to mention Yuki's big secret. The shows soundtrack and Songs stand out as excellent variety of fun and meaningful. Its a testament to a show that obviously had a lot of effort put into it. One down-fall to the show was it ending! The Final to me (And ok it may have been lost in the translation) begged a second series - we dont know if they lived happily ever after! As an end to a series the final episode was great - as a finale it left too much unfinished.

    Bring it back!moreless
  • The story follows the attempts of Shuichi Shindou and his band, Bad Luck, to become Japan's next musical sensation.

    The story surrounds the aspiring and energetic singer Shuichi Shindou, with his band, Bad Luck (formed with his best friend Hiro), wants to become Japan's next big thing, like his famous idol Ryuuichi Sakuma, lead singer of the disbanded legendary group Nittle Grasper. One evening, Shuichi is writing lyrics for a song when his paper is blown away by the wind and picked up by a tall blond man. The man dismisses Shuichi's hard work, which hurts Shuichi deeply, although he is intrigued by the stranger. This will be their first, but not last, encounter, as Shuichi will become fascinated by the stranger, who turns out to be a famous romance novelist, Eiri Yuki(Uesugi), and they will begin a relationship. The story expands to include the beginnings of Bad Luck and their rise to fame, as well as their rivalry with the band ASK; the reformation of Shuichi's idol's band, Nittle Grasper; a long suffering fiancée of Eiri's who wants to finally marry him and serves as an enemy then an ally for Shuichi; the public scandal surrounding Eiri's and Shuichi's relationship; attempts by Eiri's inner circle to keep Shuichi away from Eiri in "Eiri's best interests"; and the secret of Eiri's painful past that he has trouble remembering and which is keeping him from giving in to his feelings for Shuichi. As is typical in Japanese shonen-ai and yaoi, one character does all the chasing while the other keeps refusing or pushing them aside. However, in this case the tables are turned as it is the innocent Shuichi who is in pursuit of the reticent Eiri, as opposed to the usual setting of the more masculine character pursuing the more naive character.moreless
  • Perfect for fans of Yaoi and Loveless. ^^

    Tons of boy love here. Shuchi wants to be a singner, but unfortunately, he's still trying. So one night, while randomlly writing lyrics in a park, he accidently drops it. But as fate has decided, a mysterious man sees them, and picks it up. He reads it, and offers poor Shuchi some words of encouragement:

    "Did you write this?"


    "You write at a third-grade reading level."

    And that night mentally scars Shuichi... very deeply. Afterwards, he finds himself wondering about his self worth, along with the mysterious guy. As everything goes bad, he runs into the guy again, (by standing on the street during rush hour) and tries to get him to go to his concert.

    the man's (yuki) responce: "That day I met you, out on the street... I should have just backed my car up and killed you."moreless

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