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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...

A romance between two men, one is a rock singer. The other man is a blond good looking guy... sounds like a clone of Gravitation? Yes it truly is but shorter. In Zetsuai you will also get music and dramatic sequences. You're never gonna be able to stop watching once you've started. Same wonderful love story with bishounen guys. If you wanted more real feelings than in Gravitation you shoudl check out Zetsuai and don't forget the manga after this episode.

Frost Frost says...

Although both series are love stories between two male protagonists, Gravitation and Zetsuai are two very different titles. Where Gravitation uses a lot of humour and has a bright visual style to reflect this, Zetsuai is a very serious drama that is very heartbreaking at times - the dark, edged animation style complements this and enhances the effect. The musical aspect is a big part of both titles, as both actually have rockstar characters, but with the 7 year gap in production years, they're very different in this area also. Gravitation's soundtrack is much more modern (especially to the ears of us Europeans and Americans, I imagine), while the soundtrack of Zetsuai definitely has an 80's vibe to it. Although quite different in essence, the two titles do share certain elements that will make you enjoy one of you enjoyed the other. They are vastly different experiences, but definitely worth checking out.

Sangokagome Sangokagome says...

One of the things I look for in an anime is good music that can make me get up and dance, and I managed to find that in both of these series. Couple that with some adorable fluff and sexy fanserivice, and now you're in business!

Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

Yaoi, angst, and music: Gravitation and Zetsuai revolve around these themes. In both cases same gender relationships pose a dillemma to the protagonists as does dealing with a constant pressure that fame entails. Gravitation has a great deal of comedy elements that tone down the angsty mood, Zetsuai on the other hand is rather dark and takes angst to a paroxysms of a violent nature.

Papa to Kiss in the Dark

Papa to Kiss in the Dark

Mira Munakata is a typical high school freshman; he goes to school, hangs out with friends, and has sex with his father. Ok, maybe not so typical. With the affections (and advances) of everyone from childhood friends to senior classmates, Mira has a wide selection of prospects to choose from; but the only one he really wants is his loving (literally) father Kousuke. So, when Kousuke stays out late and is rumored to be married to his beautiful co worker, what’s a boy to do but cry?

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Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

Light hearted shounen-ai that relies heavily on exploring the seme/uke dynamics, plenty of comedy and colourful character designs: such is the recipe for these two series. Gravitation is more glamorous and eventually strikes a serious note amidst the wacky comedy, while Papa is rather explicit - made more so by the incest theme that makes up the plot. Reminiscent characters and an overdose of bishounen further confirm the connection between these titles.

Ran Ran says...

The mood in both Papa to Kiss in the Dark and Gravitation is very similar, whether the mood comes from the funny dialogue or emotional aspects. Gravitation is less serious and focuses on the characters, as the plot is more complex and offers more opportunities for humour.

rogue rogue says...

Papa and Gravitation have the same theme, the same way the characters are built up, and after watching them you get a feeling like something is wrong. Even though Papa only has two episodes, you'll find the same kind of complicated story as Gravitation: there's a little boy, an important person, and a lot of weird things happening.

xGAARAx4EVERx xGAARAx4EVERx says...

Papa to Kiss in the Dark and Gravitation both revolve around gay love. Though both are somewhat perverted in their own way (especially papa to kiss) the whole situation and set up is just what makes it so good. If you liked one you will like the other. For people who are very open to almost any kind of animes practically or for people or set on gay-love, romance, etc, then these two animes are the ones for you!

Be-Boy Kidnapp'n Idol

Be-Boy Kidnapp'n Idol

Kazuya is an idol whose life is filled with rehearsals and signing autographs for his loyal fangirls – but he also enjoys playing video games with his friend Akihiko. The duo argues frequently, but when a rich old man named Kudo arranges Kazuya’s kidnapping (in an attempt to force him to sign a contract with a management office), Akihiko puts up a fight to protect him. It turns out that the management office is nothing but a cover for its president’s taste for pretty boys; can Akihiko manage to save his beloved from this evil scheme?

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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.

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...

Although very different in theme, there are several aspects of both series that make them seem similar. More than anything, they both deal with the emotional development of the characters, with the events transpiring around them serving mostly as catalysts to this development. Both series share a certain mood and feel, though Yami no Matsuei might be less on the humouristic side. The one similarity that may deter some viewers, is that the romance that takes place happens between male characters (though this is far less pronounced in Yami no Matsuei). Yami no Matsuei has its share of action, in contrast to Gravitation, but it never becomes the focus of the show (thankfully, in my opinion).

kamirura kamirura says...

Looking for good looking guys and sad love? Just like Gravitation, Yami No Matsuei deals with good looking guys and sad love stories... Yami no Matsuei is abit less yaoi then Gavitation but it still got the romance in it ^__^ It even has men turning into dogs! (remembers Shuichi turning into a dog all the time, you will find that in here too) So this is truly the thing for you if you liked Gravitation!

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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Frost Frost says...

Ah, the sweet music that arises when a boy loves a boy... Both Lesson XX and Gravitation are touching romance stories with both protagonists being male, and while Gravitation has comedic element in addition to that, they will both make your heart melt with sweet romanticism.

Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

The obvious shounen-ai content is enough to warrant this recommendation. Gravitation is considerably more hyper and hilarious than the much more subdued and serious Lesson XX, but they both cover the same ground in terms of romantic overtures between two male characters.