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Gravitation

Shuichi Shindou’s only interest is music, and as one half of the high school rock band ‘Bad Luck’ he plans to take the music world by storm! However, following a chance encounter with a strange man who informs him that his lyrics are terrible, Shuichi begins to wonder if he’s really as talented as he thinks. Intent on tracking down this mystery man, Shuichi soon discovers that his critic is none other than Eiri Yuki – a highly talented and famous writer. While Eiri seems to have little more than disdain for the hapless rock star wannabe, Shuichi soon finds himself falling for the handsome author. Though with Eiri’s abrupt manner, and Shuichi not even knowing the first thing about him, it will be a bumpy path to happiness. As he attempts to make it big in the world of music, will Shuichi be able to learn more about the man he’s fallen for and gain his love in return? 

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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.

Virtuoso di Amore

Virtuoso di Amore

Kenzo Shinozuka is a talented but under-appreciated pianist, so when wealthy nobleman Lorenzo Carlucci offers to be his patron, he leaps at the chance. However, being patronized by Carlucci exacts a price that the pianist may not want to pay. For Carlucci is an eccentric and demanding patron, whose temperament often clashes with Kenzo’s own stubbornness. The friction between patron and artist threatens to drive them both to the brink of madness, or that of desire. But, it is undeniable that Kenzo’s talent flourishes under Carlucci’s patronage. Can Kenzo overcome his pride and the ghosts of his past to finally achieve greatness?

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500-Nen no Itonami

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Renai Shinjuu

Renai Shinjuu

When they were 12 years old, Runa and Ren were very much in love, but Runa’s mother was against it – they were far too young. Ren did the unthinkable, tried to have the two of them commit suicide together rather than be apart. The suicide was a failure but both kids were hospitalized with serious injuries. It didn’t break them apart but eventually Runa’s parents were able to separate them.

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The job of cleaning up scenes of death and discusses the meaning of life and death. Through interactions between the deceased's family and friends with the death sweepers, we understand the meaning of death. No matter is it is a peaceful death at the ends of one's life, murder, suicide, death from illnesses, when death comes, who would be able to predict it, or prevent it? That is why we have to try our best to live on.

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Oniisan to Yobinasai

Story about a young man who was going to give up on life until he met an older man who decides to help him.

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Pure Shadow

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Two girls are thinking about the value of life, and have decided it might be best to end their lives together. In the midst of dealing with their changing bodies and puberty, the two realize they belong together; but what will they decide? If you had to choose the person who you would be with in your last moments, who would you choose?

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Toumei Ningen Kyoutei

Toumei Ningen Kyoutei

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