Gravitation 2 Seasons 2000

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Season 1
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7. Ground Zero TV-G

Shuichi's quitting? To keep Yuki safe, Shuichi has decided to quit Bad Luck. Can the rest of the band convince him to stay, or will this be the end of Bad Luck?

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23 minutes
Original air date:
October 4, 2000

Ground Zero

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Season 1
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    1. Gravitation Hot up-and-coming rock star Shuichi Shindo is about to hit the big time! Unfortunately, this young lyricist has some major writer's block.

    TV-G 23min October 4, 2000
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    2. Live in Soul With his band's debut performance fast approaching, Shuichi can't seem to focus on anything other than Yuki.

    TV-G 23min October 4, 2000
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    3. Stray Heart Mr. Sakano is terrified the band will get dumped by the record label. President Touma seems to have something else in mind for the band: adding a third member!

    TV-G 23min October 4, 2000
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    4. Wave Shock Bad Luck's new manager lands them a gig on TV! Unfortunately, the members of Bad Luck have ended up as the comedy relief on a quiz show!

    TV-G 23min October 4, 2000
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    5. Winding Road A late-night walk home turns Shuichi and Hiro into real heroes when they rescue a young lady from two evil-looking thugs.

    TV-G 23min October 4, 2000
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    6. Shady Scheme Ayaka's arrival leads Shuichi to wonder how much he really knows about Yuki's past. Meanwhile, Taki is determined to destroy Bad Luck, and he goes after a vulnerable Shuichi.

    TV-G 23min October 4, 2000
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    7. Ground Zero Shuichi's quitting? To keep Yuki safe, Shuichi has decided to quit Bad Luck. Can the rest of the band convince him to stay, or will this be the end of Bad Luck?

    TV-G 23min October 4, 2000
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    8. Song and Song With recent events stirring memories of his dark past, Yuki is struggling with his feelings towards Shuichi.

    TV-G 23min October 4, 2000
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    9. The Deepest Brain Having seen Nittle Grasper perform live, Shuichi is overcome with shock that he is now competing against his idol Ryuichi Sakuma.

    TV-G 23min October 4, 2000
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    10. Heads or Tails Hiro's left Bad Luck!? Stubbornly, Shuichi refuses to allow anyone else to take Hiro's place. Will he be able to convince Hiro to return, or is the band finished for good this time?

    TV-G 23min October 4, 2000
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    11. Secret Day Yuki has collapsed! Shuichi races to the hospital to comfort a sick Yuki, only to overhear that he's the cause of the sickness! Will this be the end of their relationship?

    TV-G 23min October 4, 2000
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    12. Breathless Yuki's gone missing! Without even telling Touma, Yuki has suddenly disappeared. Upset, Shuichi searches everywhere.

    TV-G 23min October 4, 2000
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    13. Got It All With just a few days until the start of their big concert tour, Shuichi has lost his voice!

    TV-G 24min October 4, 2000

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43 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Douglas Kendrick on June 11, 2004
Format: DVD
As a brand-new fan of Anime, I count myself particularly lucky for having "Gravitation" as my first real exposure to this art form. I've read the Manga and was completely absorbed by the story and the characters. Buying the long-awaited DVD was just the next step...
Imagine my joy at coming home after work and finding my Gravitation Volume 1 DVD waiting on my doorstep. Before I went to bed, I'd watched the whole disk 3 times--twice in English and once in Japanese (and I don't even understand Japanese) and was so totally hooked it's almost scary. I instantly fell in love with the characters all over again now that they moved and had voices; I found myself in a panic that I'm going to have to wait a couple of months before the next volume comes out. I can't get enough!
The story is incredible: the irrepressible Shuichi Shindou is working toward his dream of being a rock star, but on the way he meets intense, mysterious (and way sexy) anti-hero Eiri Yuki. Gravitation is the force that pulls these opposites together and the love story that emerges is nothing short of brilliant. While there's a lot of material from the Manga that is left out of the series, the crucial elements of the story are there, shining through for us to experience. The general goofiness of Shuichi and the anime stylistic gags don't overshadow the deep, yet simple beauty of two people--in this case, two guys--falling in love and seeing where it will lead.
While I'm not yet an expert, I know something great when I see it, and this is it. RUN out and buy this DVD for the story, the characters, the artwork and especially the music (as an aside, I can't get the title tune out of my head and am already well on my way to memorizing the Japanese lyrics--the closing end credits music too). It is beautiful, addictive, meaningful and just a lot of fun, if nothing else.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By M. Cookson on August 10, 2005
Format: DVD
For those of you who aren't familiar with Gravitation, either the anime or the manga, here's a brief explanation. Shuichi, the lead singer and songwriter of his band, is out walking one night and gets the lyrics of one of his new songs severely criticized by a mysterious, scary, and handsome man, the writer Eiri Yuki (technically Yuki Eiri, if you're watching the Japanese). So begins Shuichi's obsession with Yuki, leading to their sometimes cute and certainly turbulent relationship. Yes, they date each other, live together, and are both guys. If you strongly disapprove of this sort of thing, then you shouldn't buy this anime. However, the only thing you'll see on screen is a few kisses and some implied sex. The series mostly revolves around Shuichi's band and Yuki and Shuichi's relationship.

The Story Itself: To tell you the truth, this first volume is not the best. The story takes a few episodes to really warm up. Still, I wouldn't recommend beginning with the second volume, since you'd miss out on a lot. I just remember being worried, because I'd gone out and bought all four volumes ($20 a pop, eek!) and was wondering if I'd made a mistake. It really does get better, and these first episodes were definitely rewatchable after I realized that. The JPop music that is a big part of this anime is really pretty good, so you might find yourself wanting to buy the soundtracks after watching this.

The Voice Acting: When I get new Japanese anime, I first watch everything with the English dub, unless this is too painful to bear (I had that problem with Full Metal Panic). This way, I can get all the plot without having the watch subtitles, which might make me miss important and/or pretty visuals.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Meinos on July 14, 2004
Format: DVD
I can't tell you how much I love Gravitation.
I had never understood yaoi. Why did so many girls seem to like it so much? What was the big deal with it? Then, one day, I thought, "Well, I've heard great things about Gravitation, and I know it's one of those kinds..." So, I downloaded the first episode. Later that night, the episode was done. So, I plugged my headphones into the computer's speakers, and watched it.
I was shocked... Amazed... And quite giddy. I couldn't stop grinning for an hour. I finally understood. "These guys are impossibly CUTE as a couple."
Later that night, I watched the episode again. I went on to download all of them, plus the OVAs, almost every single song. (I'm missing a few, and regretting downloading so many, because now there's not much left when I buy the CDs.) Bought a deck of Gravitation playing cards at a convention, along with the only Gravitation poster they had! (I was luck-y!) And currently am anticipating the release of the seventh volume of the manga.
Now I'm a crazy yaoi fan, and have Gravitation to thank for it. (Note: This is in NO way a bad thing!)
I absolutely cannot wait to buy this, and I absolutely will NOT buy it without the box. (I'm broke for a while, and have promised myself lots of manga and David Bowie CDs, as well as the Labrynth DVD before anything else.)
You, reading this review! Buy this!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By C. Hobbins on February 11, 2005
Format: DVD
Shounen-ai : Definition - boyxboy love, but not graphic.

Let's be clear, this is not "animated porn stuff" simply because it's about a BoyxBoy relationship. And now that we're all up to speed, I'll continue with the review.

I will honestly admit that I, myself, and not entirely comfortable of the topic of BoyxBoy relationships. That is part of the reason I was drawn to this anime. The other part was all of the great loyality I saw towards the series from others.

Though this anime series is romantic in nature, the creators spared none of the humor. Every episode has something you can laugh at. Sometimes it's Shuichi's goofy naivete and sometimes it's the hilarious situations. It's also fun to see that the typical laughter-provoking American stereotypes are alive and well in Mr. K, the manager and my personal favorite.

Understanding that this series revolves around Shuichi as a rising star in the music business, I would have been very surprised if the music had not been amazing. From Bad Luck's own song to the background music, this is definitely a soundtrack I would/am looking into buying.

The series itself deals with several different issues, not just the relationship, though that is the main issue. Often, after a bout of cold-shoulder from Yuki, Shuichi questions "Is it because I'm a guy?" The relationship between Shuichi and Yuki develops with the episodes. There are hard spots, and sweet spots, and spots where it seems there is no relationship at all.

Other issues include Shuichi realizing that he doesn't always have to live in the shadow of his idol, Ryuichi. He has the potential to succeed and surpass if he wants it.
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