Tag Archive for Maki Murakami

Gravitation

Based on the manga of the same name, Gravitation is part-silly boy’s love and part romantic tragedy. Shuichi Shindo hopes to be a famous singer and fashions his band, Bad Luck, after the top band, Nittle Grasper. In a fit…

Gravitation, vol. 3

Volume 2 of Maki Murakami’s soap opera/comedy Gravitation ended on an appropriately soap operatic note with the arrival of Eiri Yuki’s fiancee from an arranged marriage. How much of a rival will innocent country girl Ayaka be? How will she…

Gravitation, vol. 4

Volume four of this slapstick-meets-soap-opera series features events so dramatic even the author expresses surprise in one of her breezy side-notes. The major development? Taki, lead singer of our hero’s arch-rivals ASK, corners Shuichi in a subway station and (with…

Gravitation, vol. 5

After the trauma of the previous volume, Gravitation‘s fifth installment offers its characters a welcome respite. Shuichi, who has moved in with Yuki (whether Yuki likes it or not), is delighted and confused by his lover’s attentive behavior. Yuki has…

Gravitation, vol. 6

This latest installment continues to deliver the outrageous humor and angst we’ve come to expect from Gravitation. The boys from Bad Luck are sent to compete on an “Iron Chef”-style cooking show, despite Shuichi’s total lack of cooking skills. To…

Gravitation, vol. 1-2

By now you’ve probably heard something about shonen-ai, the manga genre that translates as “boys’ love”. Shonen-ai is usually written by women, for women; it involves beautiful boys experiencing some kind of love for a member of their own gender,…