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Binding: Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number: 741.5952
EAN: 9781591823391
ISBN: 1591823390
Label: TokyoPop
Manufacturer: TokyoPop
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 232
Publication Date: 2004-08-03
Publisher: TokyoPop
Reading Level: Young Adult
Release Date: 2004-08-03
Studio: TokyoPop

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Hiro tells Shuichi that he is jealous of Eiri (most likely because he's in love with Ayaka), but Shuichi mistakenly assumes that Hiro is in love with 'him'. More importantly, Hiro drops the bomb and tells Shuichi that he is disenchanted with N-G Records' way of business and that he wants to quit Bad Luck! Eiri seems to be psychologically unstable - he's become more emotionally honest, but he's obviously not the same Eiri. Still, he and Shuichi share an intense relationship. Partly because of Eiri's 'coming out' on national TV, Bad Luck's records have hit the top of the charts. But Seguchi and Sakano must do something about Hiro in order for Bad Luck to continue their - well-good luck. Shuichi tries to convince Hiro to come back, but is unsuccessful. Meanwhile, K and Sakano persuade Shuichi to accept Suguru as his new partner - since he trained under Seguchi, his skills are an identical copy of his famous relative. At their latest concert, Shuichi is ordered to announce Hiro's departure, but says instead that he will form a trio with Suguru and get Hiro back no matter what. Meanwhile, Hiro decides to return when Ayaka offers to go on a date with him if he and Shuichi can go platinum. The whole scheme was planned by Eiri and Yuji, however, in an effort by the former to get Shuichi off his back, and by the latter because he cares for his younger brother. Shuichi and Hiro and Suguru make an appearance on a radio show, when they are crashed by Noriko, Tetsuya, and Ryuichi, who announce that they have gone platinum - meaning that Shuichi can get his date with Eiri, and Hiro can get his date with Ayaka! Eiri, who has been visiting a psychiatrist and receiving prescription drugs, suddenly vomits blood and is taken to the hospital by Seguchi. While at the hospital, Mika throws a fit - she is angry with Seguchi for being so insensitive to Eiri's condition and letting his relationship with Shuichi turn into a media circus, causing him unbearable stress. She mentions that he and Shuichi should break up, and Eiri appears to agree. Shuichi overhears Eiri talking about moving to New York, but when he confronts him later, Eiri promises not to leave. Shuichi is emotionally distraught, but is comforted by Eiri's words. Meanwhile, however, Seguchi seems intent on breaking up Shuichi and Eiri, for whatever reason. Now that Bad Luck has gone platinum, Eiri honors his promise to Shuichi, and they prepare for their date at Tokyo Disneyland. K will be their escort, and he vows to make this a day they will always remember.

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Summary: Way better on the second reading.
Comment: I read the preceding six volumes and loved them, but I found this one cluttered. The plot jumped all over the place. It bugged me a bit how all the silly stuff started to get in the way of the main storyline, especially the scene where they're trying to get past all the paparazzi and fans to get to the date. That dragged on a bit too long. It's good, but it gets driven into the ground a bit.

HOWEVER, once I'd read the whole thing and knew what was going on in those scenes, I could skip back through the book and read only the parts that focused on Shuichi and Eiri, and when you do it that way, it's the best book in the series so far.

Who knows, perhaps I just had less patience for the humor scenes because I was reading it at 3AM and I really wanted to go to bed, but I just couldn't put the book down. Which obviously means I was enjoying it.

So yes, this book is totally worth it. The whole series is worth it. This is the first series I've liked enough to even think about buying. (I'm not one of those ppl who's obsessed with anime, I usually only see it at my friend's house, cuz she and her sisters are really into it. I think it's fun, but I don't go out of my way. She lent me the Gravitation OVA cuz she thought I'd like it, and I fell in love.)

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Summary: It's Gravitation
Comment: Art is one thing that throws me off a Manga. And the art is horrible. Though alot more graphic then the Anime (which is upsetting), I think the Anime wins hands down. The Manga is lacking in a few things and it's confusing but still worth it for a Fan of Yaoi.

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Summary: I like
Comment: I have to keep this short...
For the record, not everyone in this manga is gay. And no, Shuichi doesn't wear those outfits(the ones on the cover) because he is gay. Sheesh...
I love Gravitation. It's one of the funniest mangas I've ever read. It's also the only romance manga I've read but nevermind that.
Also, what I really like about Gravitation is the lack of sterotypes, you know the ones seen on certain tv shows... It's just about guys who happen to be attracted to each other and not worry about sexuality. It's sincere!!!
If you're homophobic you probably don't want to read this but it would open up your mind. Learn a thing or two!!!
Okay, I'm done.

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Summary: ...bloody funny to me....::shrugs::
Comment: ...no one's been leaving any reviews for awhile, so why not? I have to say this is the funniest d*mn manga I've come across, Fushigi Yugi not withstanding. To be able to enjoy it, however, without cringing at the utter insanity, there's something you need to understand at first.
Maki Murakami is one crazy psycho. You can tell from her info blurbs and random babbles that she's no Naoko Takeuchi. She's perfectly insane. And so is this manga. We've got sex, alcohol, rabbits, and rock n' roll. What more do you want outta anime? It's like that new Gwen Stefani album...if you don't go into it looking for the meaning of life, and not expecting it to be really deep and insightful, it's fun, completely nonsensical, and improbable. In a good way.
On the downside, don't buy this if you're a raging homophobe, because half the cast is 'flaming', if you catch my drift...and I wouldn't buy it for your 13-year old granddaughter, because the language is through the roof. However, the date scenario in this one is the definitive reason for buying it. It just is. Ciao!

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