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Gravitation (Manga)

Gravitation

Alternative Titles

English: Gravitation
Japanese: グラビテーション

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 54
Status: Finished
Published: 1996 to 2002
Authors: Murakami, Maki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Kimi to Boku

Statistics

Score: 7.801 (scored by 5639 users)
Ranked: #17162
Popularity: #357
Members: 9,554
Favorites: 739
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

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Popular Tags

comedy drama romance shounen-ai

Synopsis

Shuichi Shindou is determined to take his band Bad Luck to the top of the Japanese pop charts. With his drive, talent, and satiny singing voice, he just might stand a chance. But Fate throws a wrench into his well-oiled machine in the form of a handsome stranger named Yuki, a romance writer with an attitude. Yuki is Shuichi's biggest critic, but as the two young artists gravitate towards each other, friendship, and perhaps something more, is sure to blossom.

(Source: Tokyopop)

Related Manga

Adaptation: Gravitation
Sequel: Gravitation EX, Gravitation: The Novel, Gravitation dj - Megamix Gravitation
Spin-off: Shindou-ke no Jijou


Characters

 Hiroshi
Nakano, Hiroshi
Main
Sakano
Main
 Mika
Seguchi, Mika
Main
 Tohma
Seguchi, Tohma
Main
 Shuuichi
Shindou, Shuuichi
Main
 Ayaka
Usami, Ayaka
Main
 Eiri
Yuki, Eiri
Main


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Oct 3, 2009
Yammin
I strongly recommend watching the series before reading the manga for the following reason:

The story. Due to Murukami Maki’s rather undeveloped art at the beginning of the series it had also hindered the flow of the story telling; so it is rather difficult to understand or get into the story. From own experience, I had tried to read it first but the art had threw me off completely and I dropped it after the 2nd chapter.

Now, onto the review...

Gravitation is often called the gateway to the shounen-ai genre because of its appeal. What separates this from every other of its genre is read more
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Mar 7, 2008
Jin_Kaze_Tsukai
Gravitation to me feels to be a bit of a hit or miss. Some anime and manga fans love it, and some of them do not appreciate it. For me I was a bit skeptical upon purchasing it. Although I wanted to broaden my horizons in the realm of shounen-ai I couldn't help but wonder if it was worth it. As the story started out I found myself curious as to how a music based manga would end. So I bought the first two volumes and had a go at it. I have to say I am thoroughly impressed with Murakami-san's ability to create an read more
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Jun 17, 2008
xxGlo
Having watched the anime back when it first hit fansubs on the web, I finally got around to trying out the manga. I went to my local anime store and purchased the first two volumes. Within a a few weeks I had bought up till vol 10 being completely hooked.

Story: The story was very good and interesting at the start. The stroy is fun and involving with lots of panal time for some of favorite characters. As the story left Japan however and moved to America the appeal tends to go down with the fact that suddenly it is less about Shuichi's career and more read more
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Jul 7, 2009
KA0RI
Prepare for a long review, and my very first review! I've read the entire Gravitation series three times and so I find it only more than perfect to review this!

Now, let's get started...

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Story: 8/10

Gravitation is a story about a young man by the name of, Shindou Shuichi. Shuichi is overly passionate music fanatic who dreams of becoming as great as his beloved idol, Ryuichi Sakuma. By starting a band with his best friend, Hiro Nakano (guitarist), Shuichi is now ready and determined as ever to become a rock star and show the world his music, voice, and lyrics. But, by fate he meets a man read more
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User Recommendations

Both series star a male/male couple, of which at least one of the guys is a celebrity. Once gone public, the relationships become subjected to typical scandles: blackmail and prejudicial abuse. Seme/uke roles between the series' men are also similar-looking.
Obviously both are shonen ai but they have the same style of comedy, the main characters are persistent to gain the heart of their beloved one and both have a childish personality, I think Kusatta Kyoushi no Houteishiki is a little more serious in the last volumes because they grew up (keeping the comedy, of course), but I completely sure if you like one, you'll like the other. And they are about 10 volumes.
It's all about Yaoi and relationships. At least one of the stories felt close to Gravitation.
These manga both tell the story of pop stars falling in love. In gravitation, the main character falls for a novelist whereas in Star Right band members fall for each other. Gravitation is a much more lighthearted, sweet love story.
Gravitation also tells the story of a famous guy falling for another guy. I recommend this story as they are both so enjoyable and funny to read. Both have characters which are easily excitable and adorable!
music & yaoi.

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