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Gravitation

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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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.

Become You

Become You

Ashie Taiyou is a high school musician with dreams of stardom, but when his bandmates quit on him, it feels like his dreams are slipping away. In an act of desperation, Taiyou strong-arms his sullen classmate Hikari into forming a band with him. Can the two boys turn their dreams into reality? 

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Both of these series are focused on a member of a band (mainly someone who plays guitar). Main characters are cute guys. Plus they really do have super similar vibes.

Jazz for Two - Specials

Jazz for Two - Specials

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Jazz for Two

Jazz for Two

Taeyi hears a familiar melody fill the empty halls and makes his way to the old music room. He knows his brother is dead, but he can’t help but hope, maybe, just maybe...it’s his brother playing his favorite song. When he slams open the door, however, he finds Seheon, the new transfer student, at the piano. Disappointment comes crashing down and Taeyi can’t control his anger. How dare Seheon play his brother’s song? How dare he smile? How dare he say he loves jazz? “If I ever catch you playing the piano again...that’ll be the end of you.” 

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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 Silent Reading Club

The Silent Reading Club

After his sickly brother, Gaeul, mysteriously commits suicide, Haneul Kim transfers to Gaeul's school determined to find out what drove his older sibling to his death. His only clue is the journal Gaeul left on his phone, leading Haneul to join the same club that both Gaeul and his lover, Hayoon Lee, were members of. Could the Reading Club be the reason Gaeul died? And can Haneul uncover the club's secrets and find the answers he seeks without becoming a victim himself?

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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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Mahoroba no Hibi

Mahoroba no Hibi

Taka is depressed over the loss of his cat, and his best friend Tetsu is at a loss as to what he can do to make things return to normal. Then he meets Hana, a ditzy but adorable "Denpa Onna"...

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Teenager Younghwa

Teenager Younghwa

"The death of a 19 year old high school girl. This is the story of the guy that hung out with her." In the last year of high school, Ju Younghwa (19) is met with the suicide of his friend, Juwon. Right after her funeral, he gets into an accident that results in his memories being lost. Now, he slowly tries to learn about the past that lead to the death of Juwon.

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Rewind

Rewind

Devastated after the death of her only daughter, Eunjo joins a group suicide. Instead of death, she opens her eyes to the days before. Fate is cruel as she must now relive each joyful moment with the pain of knowing what's to come. As she flashes back into the past, Eunjo realizes her future is set in stone... or is it? Can she change this twist of time for the better somehow and save her loved ones?

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