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Meet Tanaka Oji: lead guitarist of a hard rock band in his youth, now an aging salaryman who has all but given up on his old dreams. Trudging through a boring day-to-day life, he gets a rude awakening when his musical talents are once again called upon — to save the galaxy from invaders, no less... but with age come responsibility; he has a family to look after and can’t just give up his day job, no matter how hot and blonde the reason. The time has come for a decision; will he once again try to live out his dream and rebel, or conform to the demands of society?
Although Black Heaven takes a more serious approach to the conflicts in its story, it shares with Gravitation the problems of a person's relationships to the people he cares about. Furthermore, both protagonists have musical careers which sometimes get in the way said relationships.
Mio Hagiwara is a young and upcoming actress who has a fairly normal life -- high school, fame, and a well-known idol singer for a best friend. There is only one thing missing from her life: love. Enter Ichiya Kumagai, a budding film director with funding for a hot new flick, and an eye out for Mio. With tensions rising and love on the rise, the show must go on!
Nakahara Sunako, a high school girl whose interests include horror movies, coffins and gore, is sent by her aunt to live in an extravagant mansion with four ridiculously handsome boys. As if living with these “radiant creatures” who give her constant nosebleeds isn’t hard enough, she soon discovers that the boys have made a bet with her aunt: in exchange for free rent, they will try to mold Sunako into a magnificent lady. As someone who has cast aside all her femininity and sworn to live in darkness, Sunako is ready to do whatever it takes to nullify these efforts; but is there a way for the creatures of darkness and light to coexist?
These two anime might not be the most intuitive to link with Gravitation being a shounen-ai landmark, and Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge a (a)typical shojo. But I am 110% convinced that if you liked one of them you will like the other.
They share humor and way of presenting and using characters. They use the same kind of animation and effects (small frustrated chibis anyone?). And both have a light way of presenting darker subjects.
All this together gives two anime that make you feel the same way when you watch them, but do not share plot elements, setting, or character ideas. Thus making both fun to watch even if you see them back to back.
Hino Kahoko is a sophomore at a high school which caters to both general students, and the musically elite. On the first day of class, Hino meets a fairy named Lili and is entrusted with a magical violin; this violin has the ability to express the music in someone’s heart, even if they do not possess the talent for playing the instrument. With the violin in her care, Hino must now compete in a musical competition, but the guilt of not having true musical talent consumes her. Lili’s dream is to bring happiness to people with music, but Hino isn’t sure she has what it takes to be the one to do it. Can Hino perservere, or will she abandon Lili’s dream?
I belive that if you liked the strange overly optimistic character that go 'no da' and love music in either
I believe that if you liked the strange overly optimistic character that says 'no da' and loves music in either Gravitation or la Corda d'Oro, and if you enjoy watching bishies, you should try out the other one.
These are anime that are grounded and centered in music; true, they are different kinds of music but the devotion is the same. La Corda d'Oro handles serious issues in a serious way while Gravitation resolves serious issues with humor. Both are definitely worth watching and as I said. If you love strange characters that say 'no da' then this is for you!
In Japan, one of the greatest idol singers of the time is the beautiful and talented Reika. Her three greatest followers are a varied bunch: religious Akari who loves to sing at her church, independent and self-sufficient Yuki, and the rich and snobby Nozomi. By chance, or possibly fate, the three finally meet at one of Reika's concerts, not knowing of the path they will soon be traveling together. With friendships and hardships in the future, can the girls manage to succeed on the path they will choose?
Although Chance Pop Session and Gravitation have a lot of differences, the themes of making it in the music industry and complicated relationships are prevelant throughout both series (although CPS focuses on family/friendship while Gravi is mainly about love). At times characters in both shows face bullying by other up & comers and painful emotional experiences, as well as the high they can only get from being on stage and how that impacts their lives!