Written by kriptonima April 28, 2007
Powerful, hilarious fun
Arguably one of the best shonen-ai/yaoi manga series ever written, “Gravitation” is one part romantic love story and one part psychotic, outrageous fun! This amazing story tells the tale of the crazy Shuichi Shindou, a talented musical artist who aspires to be the best singer in the world by following his ambitions and gathering inspiration from his musical icon Ryuichi Sakuma. When Shuichi starts to fall into a rut, he meets the famous writer Eiri Yuki and realizes that he may be just as attached to this smug, rude human being as he is for music. Yuki and Shuichi find themselves gravitating toward each other at several times in each others lives, and eventually they become an insane, awkward, and perfect couple. “Gravitation” is wonderful because it’s not just about the relationship between Yuki and Shuichi; it’s about how they encounter past horrors and new obstacles that they help each other overcome and surpass. It’s also about how a person’s passion for both love and music can exist in the same heart, making room for both. Don’t miss this silly, fantastic manga by the brilliant Maki Murakami!