Opening Theme to Gravitation the anime series
After Gravitation the obsession hit hard. I was making monthly jaunts to another city where the selection of manga was bigger. I started keeping track of release dates and anxiously awaiting the next volumes. I scoured ebay for deals on sets and even glanced at a few doujinshi (fan-created mangas)...where I discovered something both awesome and awful. Murikami, the mangaka of Gravitation, had done her own unpublishably smutty doujinshi. I don't recommend the doujinshi (because ewh!), but I do recommend the manga series. It's cheesy, and hyper, and impossibly goofy, but it is also sweetly heart-felt, and tragic. I cheer for the good guys, shake my fist at the baddies, and laugh my way through main character Shuichi's bumbling attempts at love and success.
Tokyo Pop may be gone, but there are still plenty of copies of this long-running series to be found.
Now listen to that intro video above and try not to dance.
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