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Gravitation


Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2000 to Jan 10, 2001
Premiered: Fall 2000
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Aniplex
Source: Manga
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.261 (scored by 40,253 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #24472
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #865
Members: 67,877
Favorites: 1,174
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Episodes: /13

Synopsis

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?

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Background

Gravitation follows the manga adaptation closely with only minor differences and is less explicit than the original manga.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Yuki, Eiri
Yuki, Eiri
Main
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Japanese
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Miyata, Kouki
Japanese
Miyata, Kouki
Shindou, Shuuichi
Shindou, Shuuichi
Main
Seki, Tomokazu
Japanese
Seki, Tomokazu
Seguchi, Tohma
Seguchi, Tohma
Main
Orikasa, Ai
Japanese
Orikasa, Ai
Nakano, Hiroshi
Nakano, Hiroshi
Main
Matsumoto, Yasunori
Japanese
Matsumoto, Yasunori

Staff

Shirahata, Bob
Shirahata, Bob
Director, Storyboard
Sayama, Kiyoko
Sayama, Kiyoko
Episode Director, Storyboard
Yokote, Michiko
Yokote, Michiko
Script, 2nd Key Animation, Series Composition
Ikeda, Mamiko
Ikeda, Mamiko
Script


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"Super Drive" by Yousuke Sakanoue

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"Glaring Dream" by Kinya Kotani




More reviewsReviews

kiriska
Jun 7, 2008
I used to be such a fangirl for this series. Looking back, I can still see why I loved it so much, but I feel like I evaluate it with a more objective perspective now.

STORY - I would venture to say that Gravitation was probably one of the first of its kind. Certainly, this was the title that opened the floodgates for hundreds of other shounen-ai titles at the turn of the century. Sure, if you pick through the music and ignore the gay pairing, you leave yourself with a simple, old-fashioned love story about one person pursuing another's love while a troubled past stands read more
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-Naami-
Oct 16, 2009
The truth of the matter is that most shounen ai anime just isn't good; be it because of the crappy story, obvious fan service or bad direction. However, Gravitation doesn’t just pull it off as a shounen ai but as an anime in general.

The story follows Shuichi Shindou, a 19 year old vocalist trying to make it big in the music industry and Eiri Yuki, a young, cool and cold romance novelist and pretty much revolves around the couple’s careers, love life and past. Nothing complicated or confusing neither is it plot less or pointless. The series is short, only 13 episodes long but read more
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lolwutwhatever
Apr 12, 2009
It’s been a while since I watched this anime, and I know that I don’t want to see it ever again. Back then, I was looking for some yaoi or shounen-ai to watch. Going through various forums and reviews I found Gravitation, downloaded it and started watching.

With every episode I hoped that the next one will be better, but unfortunately they all were at the same low level. An over-emotional immature kid who’s able to sing only one or two sings through all the 13 episodes, with huge eyes and pink hair, dressed in some funny coat and shorts. Thanks, I’ll pass.

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jet2r0cks
Sep 8, 2007
5 WORDS OR LESS REVIEW: Cute, funny and good enough.

Like your typical shonen-ai anime, Gravitation focuses more on boy-boy love and thus the other plot elements are forgotten. Other than being a shonen-ai anime, Gravitation was supposed to be an anime about making it big in the music industry. Sometimes, I think that aspect is overlooked. I think if the shonen-ai and music making aspects were balanced, Gravitation would have been better.

The cast, as expected, were full of gorgeous male characters. My favorites would be Hiro and Yuki – I like the mysterious, tall and handsome types. Shuichi was okay, he gets on my nerves read more
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