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Friday, December 12, 2014

Anime Blog 54: Gravitation

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravitation_(manga)

Ah, Gravitation. This was the first Shonen-ai manga I ever read. Then I discovered it had a 13 episode anime series with 2 OVAs. I've seen this both dubbed and subbed :D

So the story goes: a high-school boy (Shuichi) becomes a rockstar and falls in love with a romance novelist (Yuki) who just happens to be a jerk all around. Shuichi's work is 9 times out of 10 completely related to how the relationship between he & Yuki is going. The show also includes a rival band (that Shuichi idolizes) and crazy-secret-backstory!

The anime wasn't bad. I still don't really understand why Shuichi's hair is pink...but whatever. They definitely could have followed the manga better, but all in all it was a good adaptation. Also, the songs are AWESOME!

AND may I mention that Kazuhiko Inoue (who plays Kakashi-sensei on Naruto) plays Yuki in the sub....OMG I LOVE HIM!

Now, the only thing I have to say about the OVAs...NEVER, even in dreams, give Yuki a whip...it's just not right :D

So, ART!
(L:R: Sakano, Fujisaki, Hiro, Yuki, & Shuichi)
AND MUSIC!
video
(I picked my favorite song: Spicy Marmalade)
So, pros and cons:

Pros:
  • Shonen-ai (as always)
  • Good adaptation
  • Awesome songs
  • Really nice art
  • ShuichiXYuki
  • OMG love the manga
  • The comedy in this show...
  • There's more but I just can't put the "feels" in words :D
Cons:
  • Should've followed the manga better (but what can we poor avid anime-fans do?) :D
Well that's all folks!
Thanks for reading!
Until next time,

~Kei