Ranked #1505

Gravitation (Manga)


Alternative Titles

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


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


Score: 7.791 (scored by 5839 users)
Ranked: #15052
Popularity: #393
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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)


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Oct 3, 2009
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
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
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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May 7, 2009
The story keeps a steady pace, and even though it becomes a tad unrealistic around the eighth volume, it is still as enjoyable as ever. The art is outstanding, and the characters may be slightly exaggerated at times, but they are not incredibly annoying as some characters in other mangas can be. Overall, an amazing shonen-ai manga.
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both are comedies about showbiz. However Gravitation has far more over the top humor and the uke is pursuing the relationship. Gravitation keeps the romance and band plotlines running at an equilibrium. Also Gravitation have strong female characters and straight couples. 
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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. 
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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. 
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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. 
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The semes are both authors and by some incident, the uke ends up with him. Although there's a huge difference in the plot line between Author's Pet and Gravitation, it won't be much of a problem if you enjoy yaoi and shounen-ai. 
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