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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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AnnaSartin AnnaSartin says...

Boys Love anime series about guys who really love music and are in a band. Gravitation is much older but was super popular in its heyday. Hopefully Given will be equally well-received.

BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad

BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad

Koyuki is a downcast fourteen-year-old boy who feels disconnected from life. Socially unpopular and lacking confidence, he takes some solace in his fandom of fluffy J-Pop. However, when he saves a strange dog from a group of cruel young bullies, his life changes forever; for through this encounter he meets a genius guitarist named Ryuunosuke and subsequently is introduced to the world famous rock band Dying Breed. Now, he uses his innate singing talent and beginning guitar skills to join with the indy startup band Beck, learning to live a life unlike anything he has ever known...

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Ebonyslayer Ebonyslayer says...

If you liked Given or Beck, you'd like the other because both of them have a cast of characters who enjoy making rock music. And both have a protagonist who develops an interest in music by meeting another character.

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High school music teacher Morimura Yuuki is the concert master and first violinist of the amateur orchestra, Fujimi Orchestra. Surprisingly, a young conductor and musical genius named Tonoin Kei joins this small orchestra to conduct. Even though Tonoin is a strict conductor, all the members adore him for the notable improvements in their performances and soon Yuuki feels his efforts for the orchestra have been fruitless. Yuuki soon comes to the conclusion that his crush of 3 years likes Tonoin, and he decides to give up on her and leave the orchestra. But Tonoin refuses to let him quit, confessing that he loves Yuuki, confusing the man and leading to a horrible misunderstanding.

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Atsushi Arisawa is a boy in love. As a child he had a crush on Masami – so after discovering that his lost love works as a teacher at Jougaoka High School, Atsushi quickly finds a way to attend. However, once there Atsushi discovers that Masami is nowhere to be found! In his place is Masayoshi, a brash and attractive man who is nothing like the boy of Atsushi’s dreams. What Atsushi doesn’t know is that Masayoshi is actually Masami’s brother, and that his beloved Masami happens to have a crush of his own...

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