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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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kamirura kamirura says...

Are you looking for a funny and cute bishounen romance? Gravitation is something for you! It contains many funny moments and of course a wondeful story about two male lovers ;) Gravitation is not about two work partners this time it's two induvidual persons that are not alike in any way. I'm sure you gonna love Gravitation if you liked FAKE

Frost Frost says...

With both romantic trifles and wacky, exagerrated humour in these two titles, it would be a pity to miss one if you liked the other. Both Fake and Gravitation can shift from a serious scene to a humourous outburst instantly (and vice versa), but both do it well and in a positive fashion. The relationships between the characters are the focus of these two stories, with events around them mostly serving either to aid or impede this.

sothis sothis says...

Though I hate to recommend two shounen-ai shows just because, each of these features a humorous look at relationship between men, and an amusing story to boot.

caitlin caitlin says...

Although perhaps a slightly cliché recommendation, it is easy to identify some key relations between the two series. Both focus on shounen-ai (boy's love), with similar characters and amusing supporting roles. As far as the story goes, both contain many light hearted, wacky and humourous moments, along with a more serious (sometimes darker) plot to hold it all together.

KiraRin KiraRin says...

Shounen-ai is an increasingly popular genre, and the increasing number of titles make it hard to choose the best. For me, Gravitation and Fake fall far from the mark, and are distinctly average, but I can see why so many people do like it.

Following a tried and tested character list, there are many parallels to be drawn between the two shows and how each of the bishounen males act towards each other. If you like your shounen-ai very tame, then you are sure to enjoy both of these shows!

Descendants of Darkness

Descendants of Darkness

Tsuzuki Asato is a shinigami: a guardian of death. Acting as an investigator in Juuouchou, the bureau in charge of ensuring that each soul passes through the cycle of life naturally, his job often involves dealing with those who would disrupt this cycle. His life after death is about to change, however, as he is assigned a new partner, Kurosaki Hisoka, for a case in Nagasaki - a case seeming to involve some sort of vampire. But the two shinigami soon find that something deeper lies behind this blood-sucking menace...

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Frost Frost says...

The main characters of both Fake and Yami no Matsuei are detectives who happen upon cases that sometimes affect them more than they would have liked. Although Fake doesn't have as much of a bombastic element as Yami no Matsuei, both series place their focus on the relationships between the characters and the problems that arise between them, rather than on the case they are working on.

tetra tetra says...

Both Fake and Yami no Matsuei are shounen ai with a good plot, and that is not very common. It is, however, hard to compare them since Fake is a movie based on a story that happens in the middle of the manga storyline. Yami no is several episodes and gives more time for character development.

Pippin4242 Pippin4242 says...

These two classic shounen-ai anime each follow the escapades of a poorly-matched detective pair, but in many ways they couldn't be more different. Firstly, while the team of 'Yami no Matsuei' are all long-dead, the dynamic duo of 'Fake' are only on holiday. ("In England, nobody can hear you scream!") Whilst the story of 'Fake' is extremely lighthearted, 'Yami no Matsuei' sometimes delves into deeper themes of death and psychological trauma, but both undoubtedly have their moments of high comedy. 'Fake' devotes more screen time to exploring the relationships between its main cast, while 'Yami no Matsuei' remains coy and playful, mostly keeping relationships as gently implied comedic material. This is partly due to the time constraints of both; 'Fake' barely even clocks in at an hour in length, but the fact remains that it is more relationship-focused than 'Yami no Matsuei', which tends to feature more action and suspense than the rather silly story of 'Fake'. In any case, despite being a little dated, both are light-hearted takes on the genre which can't fail to bring a smile to your face.

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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kamirura kamirura says...

If you like bishounen romance and cute guys you should check out Zetsuai. Zetsuai is more serious than FAKE and doesn't have that much funny moments in it. It's more a sad story of two lovers. I truly recommend it if you liked FAKE.

Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

Fake and Zetsuai both deal with the problems that arise from a romantic relationship between two men. Fake is light hearted with a thriller related plot while Zetsuai is much visceral and dark, fans of one should be interested in the other, though.

cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

While my primary reason for recommending Fake and Zetsuai is because they are both shounen-ai, there's more to it than that. Both anime focus on relationships between men rather than a man and a boy (o a man who looks like a boy). They also show more of the troubles of entering into a relaionship with a member of the same gender. If you enjoyed one, then try the other.

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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sothis sothis says...

Though both of these are shounen-ai, both also are focused on fairly humorous situations about romance and love. Check it out.

Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

These OVAs cover the same ground in that they are fairly humorous takes on shounen-ai romance. Plot-wise they are not similiar, Fake's plot includes a murder investigation while Gravitation deals with the music business; but anyone who enjoyed the relationship between characters and the wacky comedy of one is bound to enjoy the other.

St. Luminous Mission High School

St. Luminous Mission High School

Kaihe is a high school student who has been given the task of becoming the chairperson for St Luminous, a private religious school for girls, after his grandfather died. Kaihe, along with a friend, arrives at the school to take care of business. But soon, mysterious disappearances start to happen. Will he unravel the mystery of the school and its past before its too late?

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sothis sothis says...

While St. Luminous doesn't have blazing homosexuality, it does have a very large focus on a mystery which has overtaken the school. Much lighter on the comedy as well, but I thought of this while watching Fake. I do think if you liked Fake for all the reasons besides the two guy thing, you might enjoy this.