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CompleteMartialArts.com - Gravitation, Vol. 9


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Binding: Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number: 741.5952
EAN: 9781591823414
ISBN: 1591823412
Label: TokyoPop
Manufacturer: TokyoPop
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 224
Publication Date: 2004-12-14
Publisher: TokyoPop
Reading Level: Young Adult
Release Date: 2004-12-14
Studio: TokyoPop

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Spotlight customer reviews:

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Summary: Jumping the Shark
Comment: Gravitation has always been a bit over the top but I think this volume pushes it a little too far. In my opinion it detracted from the series a bit. The serious aspect of the plot (yuki's traumatic past) and the goofy aspect of the plot (mega panda? wtf) just don't seem to blend. There were some great moments, so it wasn't a total let down, but I think the plot has gone way too wacky. There of course will be some people that enjoy this, but personally its not what I was hoping for.

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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: WARNING: MAY CAUSE TOLERANCE OF OTHER HUMAN BEINGS
Comment: I am surprised by the review below. Allowing young adults, and adults alike, exposure to these shonen-ai and shojou-ai sources provides hope for a more understanding world. This idea of acceptance is an earlier theme in the Gravitation series. Gravitation has opened eyes to different ways of life, and gives identifiable characters to real people through the use of humor. It is the only graphic novel series that I have bought, and it is one of my favorite anime series. Shonen-ai is a genre that I hope will continue to increase in popularity. Shibby;)

Customer Rating: Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5
Summary: Not Bad, But Last Volume Better
Comment: In all honestly, I adrore Gravitation but this volume was a slight let-down in a way. Starting from here or so, things just start to get a silly. Gravitation is meant for a few laughs, but this volume just pushes it over the edge a bit.

There are a few cute scenes with Yuki and such in them, and it opens quite a few new possibilities but some of the less important scenes tend to get in the way.

The artwork is changed a little bit if you dig through it and you can tell where the artist changed a few things here and there. I'm quite fond of the artwork still though, compared to the artwork during the first book.

The volume is good and I wasn't too disappointed but the earlier books were, in my opinion, better plot-wise. I've been a fan of Gravitation for over five years now, and I can safely say that while its one of the best and one of the classic BL titles, the later volumes of the series have gone downhill in quality and interest. Nevertheless, this volume is still a must-buy for long-time fans.

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Summary: Where Reiji-sama reigns supreme
Comment: Well, this is Gravitation and I'd be surprised if you read the first 8 volumes and then suddenly stopped.

In any case, Reiji remains a main character and actually has a few cuter moments. There's more mass destruction and more insane hilarity in this volume that we've (hopefully) come to love. If you're entertained by Gravitation's humor, you will not be dissapointed. However, I wish there had been more of a focus on Yuki and Shuichi's relationship and I must admit that I despise Shuichi's blond hair.

On the up side, the artwork in this volume surpasses all the previous ones. I'm impressed with the shading and several other points which I won't spoil.

Viva la Gravitation!


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