Papa to Kiss in the Dark

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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...

izzywizzyme izzywizzyme says...

If you liked Papa to Kiss in the Dark you will mostly like Gravitation because both are shounen-ai. Also you will like it because even though both have very different story lines, Gravitation also is sweet and funny (at points). They both lead you along twists and turns, as well.

SailorStarDancer SailorStarDancer says...

While Gravitation is less explicit than Papa to Kiss in the Dark, it still has the same seme-uke feel of PPtKD. BOth are great yaoi anime too.

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!

Kirepapa

Kirepapa

Chisato Takatsukasa would like to think he's a normal concerned parent. His attractive son, Riju, has many male friends and Chisato is certain that they all want nothing more than to take advantage of him - and thus he concocts schemes to scare away each and every one of them. However, there's one man who doesn't seem to get the hint: Shunsuke Sakaki, Riju's best friend who is secretly in love with Chisato. Through a series of encounters Chisato comes to realize he has feelings for Shunsuke as well, but what about Riju and his feelings?

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Reasons you might like Kirepapa...

sothis sothis says...

Papa and Kirepapa, besides sharing the word "papa," are two shounen-ai anime that have a similar tone and feel. Strange family relationships are explored in both as well. If you liked one, give the other a try.

KiraRin KiraRin says...

Featuring some mild incest, both heavily feature the relationship between a young and innocent boy and his "father". Even though it sounds a little wrong, these shounen-ai shows will greatly appeal to the fangirls who adore man-love. I know both did with me ;P

chii chii says...

Boys and their fathers have such a wonderful relationship.... well maybe a little *too* close in both of these wonderful short anime. If you like pretty boys doing lots of smooching and the drama that comes with such romances i suggest you check out one if you liked the other.

cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

Both of these shounen-ai anime focus on more forbidden relationships. Both the central couples in these series consist of an older man and a school boy. If you want a show with boy love aplenty and comedic content then look no further than both Kirepapa and Papa to Kiss in the dark.

NimirRa NimirRa says...

These two shows take an already taboo topic and make it even more so! If you enjoyed the forbidden element to one of these romances then give the other a shot.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Aside from having "Papa" in the title, both of these explore generation-gap relationships. Both have a slight plot-twist toward the end, and some inherent drama. If you liked one, you'll like 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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Reasons you might like Gravitation OVA...

sothis sothis says...

Gravitation OVA and Papa to Kiss in the Dark are both shounen-ai quick viewings with an insanely whiny main character. Both have the same comedic/chibi filled-tone as well. If you liked one, try out the other.

Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

In a similar OVA format, these are short stories that deal with stormy shounen-ai relationships. The couple of Gravitation and that of Papa to Kiss in the Dark share the habitual dichotomy of cute overly emotional uke and apparently cold-hearted seme. Gravitation is free of the incestuous undertones that make Papa a bit disturbing but these titles share a definite sense of kinship.

ZenithAstrali ZenithAstrali says...

Gravitation OVA and Papa both belong to the same genre, depicting a relationship between two men, with a crybaby uke and an apparently cold seme. While both show these couples experiencing some troubles, Papa shows a lot more intimacy, which may be a bit disturbing considering the incest.

Loveless

Loveless

Ritsuka has nowhere to run or hide. He lost his memories and his mother’s loving support, and then his brother -- his sole defender -- was brutally murdered. He is entirely alone until Soubi appears, saying the words he most wants to hear, but refuses to believe: “I love you and will do anything for you.” Flung into a world of intrigue and magic, where bonded pairs battle and only Soubi can fight for him, he struggles to find his brother’s killer. Yet he must also face the most bitter question of all: if you can't remember who you were, does that mean you don't know who you are?

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Reasons you might like Loveless...

Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

Shounen-ai edging on shota territory: in broad terms Loveless and Papa fit the description. Loveless steers away from the considerably more graphic nature of Papa; the former being much more appealing in terms of plot than the latter's raunchy take on boys' love. Even though the storylines differ extensively - Loveless is very serious and dramatic while Papa's approach is primarily comedic - the overt shounen-ai content establishes a connection between these titles apart from the bright character design.

Ran Ran says...

Papa to Kiss in the Dark and Loveless are very similar in the way that they deal with the uke's doubts and worries about a possible rival. Loveless is much more developed from the story part than the other one, though.

sydneylove sydneylove says...

Both animes are shounen-ai and involve a young boy and a older partner. Though Papa to Kiss has a lighter storyline, the drama in both should appeal to the same audience.

Junjou Romantica

Junjou Romantica

Misaki Takahashi has little hope of getting into a university, so his older brother Takahiro's friend, Usami Akihiko, offers to tutor Misaki as a favor to Takahiro - for Usami is secretly in love with him. However, as time passes Misaki realizes that he has uncomfortable and budding feelings for Usami. Meanwhile, Hiroki is a man who can't get over an unrequited love with Usami in the past - and with the help of Nowaki, he may finally learn to love again. These couples and more experience the joys and sadness of love between men under the most unlikely conditions.

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Reasons you might like Junjou Romantica...

sothis sothis says...

If inappropriate sex and stereotypical shounen-ai relationships are your thing, you'd enjoy both Junjou Romantica and Papa to Kiss in the Dark. The characters (one whiny, weak, insecure character and the overbearing other man) are recognizable to a T - you won't find anything groundbreaking here.

Both are also more graphic than the usual shounen-ai anime.

TotallyLovable TotallyLovable says...

The both series are filled with the worries and insecurity of the uke characters. Whether they are really loved or are just being played with is the main and most important question. The answer is easy to tell and after quite alot of hardships the ending is clear. In both Junjo Romantica and Papa to Kiss in the Dark the characters (no matter what happens) always end up together, so it's the same old happy ending. But I guess it's better off this way!

cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

If you like shounen-ai, comedy and relationships with an age gap, then look no further. Both Junjou Romantica and Kirepapa focus on the somewhat angsty relationships while adding in a good dose of humour. If you liked one, check out the other.