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?
Santa, the drummer of CLIMB, has just left the band after finding his girlfriend in the arms of a friend. Along with Yuki, the lead guitarist, they start their own band called "Lucifer, The Fallen Angel," and set out to find new band-mates. Recruitment is not easy, however, and on a search to find a vocalist the duo runs across a promising bass guitarist and a local hotel's piano player and singer who has been wowing patrons daily. With little time to spare, can the two round up the talent they desire, or will Sakuya let his anti-social personality hold him, and his newfound band, back?
Gravitation is most well known as a yaoi anime.
Kaikan Phrase maybe doesn't have yaoi in it, but both series are about a music band. The series are both very good, fun, and are full of drama. And of course, the music in both is very good too.
If you liked Gravitation, you simply will love Kaikan Phrase.
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?
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.
Ouran High is a school for the extremely wealthy or, in Haruhi's case, the extremely talented. But no amount of talent will help when Haruhi accidentally drops an eight million yen vase in a music room. The vase was the property of Ouran High School Host Club, a group of attractive young men who, for a fee, provide their time and affections for their lovesick clientele: the female students. Fascinated by this strange new specimen, a poor and clumsy commoner, they force Haruhi to work for them until the debt is repaid; but they get a lot more than they bargained for...
Both Ouran and Gravitation have the same blend of slapstick humour with the occasional serious moment thrown in. The artwork is stylistically similar, and the humour is just as random and eccentric.
Simply for comedy reasons both of these anime must be watched. The ridiculous sense of humour found in both of them is also couped by occassional moments of angst and dark backgrounds to most of the characters. While Gravitation is solid shounen-ai, Ouran isn't, but while saying that all the characters are highly slashable and while watching either of them you'll find yourself echoing the ouran girls' 'KYA!'
It’s never easy being a transfer student, especially when transferring in the middle of the year. Certain schools have their own traditions and ways of doing things – something Kouno Tooru discovers when the student council of the Fujimori high school insists that he dress like a girl! Along with two other boys chosen for their remarkable beauty, Kouno is given the task of brightening up the dull days of an all-boys high school. The rewards offered by the student council are great, but the life of a “Princess” turns out to be more work than Kouno had bargained for...
This isn't really shounen-ai, but it definatly has the same feel as gravitation. It's just basically like having 3 shuichis instead of one.
While Princees Princess is undoubtably the sillier of the two, both will leave you gaping at the pure silliness of it all. Gravitation has its serious moments though, but both contain that ridiculous humour at heart.
When Yakko Mitamure was young, her mother passed away, leaving Yakko alone with her father. In the present she works at her father’s restaurant and attends evening classes at a university, but her life changes forever when she runs into Hashizo Kato and his macho and pancake-loving cat Juliano. Hashizo’s brother Go is the lead singer of the band Bee Hive, and soon ends up becoming a love interest. However, Yakko also has feelings for Bee Hive’s keyboardist, Satomi. Her heart can only belong to one – a fact that she will soon come to understand as a series of events unfold…