Be-Boy Kidnapp'n Idol

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Gravitation

Gravitation

As a member of a musical duo on the verge of making it into show business, Shindou Shuichi has a lot on his mind -- especially since he writes the songs for his Bad Luck band. His life gets no less hectic when he bumps into Yuki Eiri, a successful yet cynical author extraordinaire, who immediately insults Shuichi’s lyrics upon reading them. Seeking him out to demand an apology, Shuichi nevertheless sees other facets of Eiri’s personality. Can he accept the fact that he might be developing feelings for the novelist who discredited his work on their first meeting?

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Reasons you might like Gravitation...

Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

Gravitation and Be-Boy are all about music and shounen-ai, the first gives an almost equal weight to both themes while the second is more concerned with romantic nuances. With this said, Gravitation is essentially a comedy with its angsty moments while Be-Boy is more serious albeit not as well accomplished. Fans of one should probably be interested in the other.

Garlyle Garlyle says...

Although very different in artistic "age", both Gravitation and Be-Boy Kidnappin' Idol share a number of similarities. Both feature a main character who is a teenaged singer, and feature some similar events and characters - both have a more mature male lover and the development of an attraction as part of their themes, as well as a bit of tragedy, comedy, and somewhat fantastic events in an otherwise realistic setting. Those who enjoyed Gravitation might want to get a bit of a similar dose of the feel by watching Be-Boy; and those who were left hanging by Be-Boy's one-episode length might find their longing for more sated by Gravitation.

AkumaSama AkumaSama says...

Both animes are about guy love, and music;in Be- Boy kidnapp'n idol is not much about music but it focus on the relationship between the two guys.In gravitation it focus in both things music and their love.so if you like one you'd like the other one.Gravitation has comedy and Be-Boy kidnapp'n Idool it has a little.But, both of these are great anime.

RisikaFox RisikaFox says...

If you liked Be-Boy Kidnapp'n Idol, you'll probably like Gravitation. Both are about the relationship between a young, childish male singer and a more mature male figure. While Be-Boy Kidnapp'n Idol focuses mainly on this relationship, Gravitation focuses more heavily on the music side of things, with the relationship developing along with the singer's career.

Lesson XX

Lesson XX

High school life is good for Morifuji Shizuka. With good grades, popularity and a fair share of friends, he is not to be left wanting -- except for one thing. Although the all-important finals are around the corner, the one thing on Shizuka’s mind is his classmate, Ichitaro Sakura. But is this attraction real love, or simply something physical? And what will the innocent-minded Sakura think of another boy having feelings for him?

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Garlyle Garlyle says...

Lesson XX and Be-Boy Kidnapp'n Idol both bear the same "aged" feel to the animation style, similarly aged (high school) characters, and the theme of discovery of love between two good friends, as well as being a single episode affair. While Be-Boy takes a more whimsical tone and chain of events, Lesson XX draws out the relationship in a much more realistic fashion, but yaoi fans should not pass up the opportunity to see another part of the history of shonen-ai anime.

Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

Lesson XX and Be-Boy tell a similar shounen-ai centred story in which two male leads go through the first awkward stages as their relationship goes from friendship to romantic. They have the same look in terms of artwork and the mood is somewhat akin, however, Lesson XX is considerably more realistic and goes in depth regarding character development while Be-Boy has a contrived plot that feels somewhat rushed.

Gravitation OVA

Gravitation OVA

Shuichi and the rest of Bad Luck are back, and better than ever. Having reached the heights of fame in the music world, a new opportunity is on the horizon: the Tokyo Bay Music Festival! Bad Luck is set to perform, but so is Nittle Grasper, their supreme rival. What's worse is that Yuki, Shuichi's lover, has written the lyrics for Nittle Grasper's performing song! With low spirits and heavy hearts, can the gang pull together for one last song to prove to Japan they're the best band in the world?

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AkumaSama AkumaSama says...

Both animes are about guy love, and music;in Be- Boy kidnapp'n idol is not much about music but it focus on the relationship between the two guys.In gravitation it focus in both things music and their love.so if you like one you'd like the other one.Gravitation has comedy and Be-Boy kidnapp'n Idool it has a little.But, both of these are great anime.

RisikaFox RisikaFox says...

If you liked Be-Boy Kidnapp'n Idol, you'll probably like Gravitation OVA. Both are about the relationship between a young, childish male singer and a more mature male figure.

Seikimatsu Darling

Seikimatsu Darling

Ogata is a young man with a recurring dream: he confesses his love to his friend Takasugi, but Takasugi returns the sentiment with a pushy amount of aggression; this terrifies Ogata, who does not want to be the submissive in the relationship. After discussing the dream with his friend Shikibu, Ogata decides to confess anyways - and his dream comes true! The two must now enter a comical dance of seduction in which they put their relationship roles, and attitudes, at stake...

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Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

Seikimatsu Darling and Be-Boy both take a shot at creating a cute shounen-ai romance story. The first succeeds considerably better, adding plenty of comedy and cleverly undercutting some of the conventions of the genre while the first relies more on angst and improbable plot gimmicks, yet there is an affinity in both titles and enough to assure that fans of one should find something of interest in the other.

Zetsuai 1989

Zetsuai 1989

Koji Nanjo has everything a person could possibly want – good looks, wealth, a successful pop career – and yet he is unhappy with his life. After getting utterly drunk one night and collapsing on top of a garbage heap, Koji is rescued by a young man who takes him home with him. This young man is Takuto Izumi, a boy with a tragic past and a dream to become a professional soccer player. Overwhelmed by Izumi’s show of kindness and his passion to better his situation, Koji finds himself falling in love with the youth; however, Izumi is intimidated by Koji’s self-destructive nature and is reluctant to return any romantic feelings. Can Koji convince Izumi that they are meant to be or will his insecurities only end up driving them apart?

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Reasons you might like Zetsuai 1989...

Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

A music setting, shounen-ai and plenty of angst dominate Be-Boy and Zetsuai. In both we have a romantic relationship between a singer and a person not involved in the music business. Be-Boy is more light hearted, though, and has plenty of fluff while Zetsuai is virtually charged with extreme angst, dark pasts and plenty of emotional suffering.