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Gravitation, Volume 02 (Gravitation #2)

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Shuichi Shindou is determined to be a rock star. He has no experience, no talent, and no band. After finding a charismatic guitarist and getting a glg, he's ready to show the world what a genius he is with his powerful lyrics. However, Eiri Yuki overhears his amateurish verse and puts the young musician in his place. Unable to get the harsh criticism out of his mind Shuich ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published October 7th 2003 by TokyoPop (first published July 1996)
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Bark's Book Nonsense
Aug 31, 2010 Bark's Book Nonsense rated it did not like it
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Allow me to explain how a yaoi fangirl's brain works.

"YUKI! Why are you so mean to Shuichi! It's okay, it's only volume two, I'm not sick of it yet."
"Shuichi really should have fallen for Hiro. Hiro's lovely."
"Is that Yuki... sleeping? FADBNSADFJGKJFSDSDHJDFSY!!!!!"

Wait... did I just imply that I'm a yaoi fangirl? No! That's not me at all. You can take my word for it, just like you can take Yuki's word for it when he says he's not into guys.

All right, so if the yaoi appeal hasn't lured you in, t
Oct 25, 2009 Kati rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga-bl, 2009, in-czech
The dub-con in this manga might be too much for some readers, but I don't mind stuff like that, especially not in manga. But dub-con aside, it's quite funny to watch Yuki be all mean to Shuichi because Shuichi makes him feel weird things - like the need to take care of Shuichi and make him happy. It's really a weird love affair, that's for sure.
Leila Anani
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Moriah Venable
Jun 14, 2015 Moriah Venable rated it it was amazing
This was just as amazing as volume two. It continues from Track 4, where Shiuchi went to the ER from lack of sleep and a cold. Yuki had gone to visit his father, via Shiuchi's request. When he returns, he visits the high schooler. Shiuchi best friend quits the band, because of his family, which angers Shiuchi, and they get into a fight at school. At graduation, they make up and sing on stage. Shichi has the opporunity to be a star but doesnt because of his feelings for Yuki. Later on, we meet an ...more
Dec 28, 2015 Sofia rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2015
Okay, I'm just gonna go right ahead and say it - what's wrong with this genre that when a guy says no the other hears yes? In this one specially it took it a bit too far... That is definitely what I have the hardest time accepting; everything else, even the craziest, most stupidest and less realistics situations I'm cool with, but this part? It definitely makes it harder to enjoy the manga... but still apart from that, there isn't much to discuss. It's a continuation from the volume 1 and this t ...more
Holly Letson
This volume focuses more on the relationship between Shuichi and Yuki. How they handle it is kinda funny, and somewhat dumb, but it works. Yuki starts off all as "I'm not into guys, because I am not gay, so stop trying to rub off on me and capture my heart.", while Shuichi is all "I'm gay, and totally into guys, so please make love to me!". Shuichi is kind of a wuss, but he's a good-looking one.
The high point of this volume was that Bad Luck got signed to N-G records, which is home of
Sarah Sammis
Mar 24, 2010 Sarah Sammis rated it really liked it
Shelves: pc, read-in-2009
I read Gravitation Volumes 1 and 2 by Maki Murakami over last summer. I got the first one reviewed quickly, although I stalled on posting my review until December. The second volume's review slipped my mind.

Volume 2 intensifies the goofy relationship between Shuichi and Yuki to somewhere between bizarre and unsettling. Stockholm syndrome crossed my mind in a few places. See Shuichi is perpetually emotional and he ping pongs between two extremes, hating and craving Yuki.

Meanwhile things are wrapp
Aug 16, 2016 Misanthropist rated it it was ok
Sakano-san appeared! And there was a bit that was new and interesting, regarding Hiro. Other than that, rather a bleh volume, which several uncomfortable parts. :P

Still waiting for Mr. K who, from what a friend told me, apparently appears on Vol. 4, so... I still have to wait.

Full review (in Spanish and with spoilers):
Jul 29, 2012 Jen rated it liked it
Just when Shuichi Shindou's rock star dreams seem to be coming together, everything falls apart. First, his gifted guitarist Hiro quits the band to concentrate on his studies. Then his new manager wants to take Shuichi off keyboards so all he'll do is sing. But even when he's just singing, the one thing he thought he did well, Shuichi finds himself constantly berated by the band's producer. Confronted by the reality of the music business, Shuichi questions whether or not he's really cut out to b ...more
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Stopped reading after this one since I already saw the show. Okay read though, good but okay too.
Jul 28, 2011 Sarah rated it it was ok
I am legitimately confused about how a love story between two men can involve so much talk about how gay they are not. That and the disturbing rape/coercive sex scenes are really fucked up. Someone warned me that this series was kinda a hot mess like that, alas I didn't listen.

I'll still keep reading the series, because I am oddly fascinated, only because it is kinda like a train wreck - don't want to stare but can't look away. The author is good at sucking you in, even if every other scene make
Feb 08, 2016 Lise rated it liked it
Shelves: manga, yaoi, music, series
I love this crazy yaoi manga series.
Nov 18, 2013 Christina rated it it was ok
Just before Bad Luck hits the label, Hiro, the only guitarist, drops out to study to be a Practitioner! He says it's time to give up the dream and take hold of reality, but where is this going to take their friendship?
All the while, Eiri is trying to figure out just what Shuichi's feelings are for him. Finally, Eiri breaks and thinks that if he gives Shuichi sex, he'll quit being a pest. With this thought in mind, Eiri forces sex on Shuichi.
Nikki Kelly
Aug 30, 2007 Nikki Kelly rated it liked it
Yaoi or boy-on-boy love manga. It was the first and only series of that genre that I have read, and was utterly hilarious. It had great funny, sentimental, and sad moments. A lot of fun to read, and quite unpredictable. The art was a little lacking, the only reason for 3 stars instead of 5.
Jun 04, 2009 Starbubbles rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
i'm surprised how fast relationships are evolving. i also want to slap eiri. he strikes me as a push over, just giving into anyone who can fill a need. is there anything that he wants? hmmm? i guess i'll have to wait and find out.
Jake Hill
Aug 27, 2015 Jake Hill rated it it was amazing
Same as the first volume's review, or mini review until I set about doing a proper one: This was way more fun then I thought it would be and I'm so glad I found it and bought it. =)
Aug 04, 2011 Sara added it
Shelves: manga, humor
Started out cute and funny enough, but somewhere in the middle of this series it gets waaaay to wacky and convoluted in the bad way.
Sarah Giffen
Jul 16, 2012 Sarah Giffen rated it it was amazing
I know this series is a bit old, and I've only read tow books of it, but I already love it. It actually makes me laugh.
Jan 10, 2010 Matimate rated it it was ok
Shelves: yaoi_manga, 2009
Still to old for this, but well it is the first yaoi manga published in my native language.
Oct 24, 2008 Lo rated it really liked it
Does anyone else find it funny that Shuichi's hair changes cover to cover?
May 24, 2009 Amanda rated it it was amazing
eeeep, i love good shonen-ai!!
Krista Ivy
Oct 15, 2015 Krista Ivy rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
I love how they bicker at each other.
May 18, 2010 Sierra rated it liked it
this is the best every read
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