Romantic duo Shuichi and Yuki are back, bringing with them a brand
new story and a fresh new flavor to the Gravitation
series. Personally, I wasn't too excited by the first TV release
of Gravitation, when it was still airing in WOWOW. I found Shuichi
too clingy and masochisticnot to mention overly dramatic.
Well, he is still as exasperating as ever in this OVA, as he tends
to lose his usual effervescence whenever Yuki takes him for granted.
This title, nevertheless, happens to be lighter and funnier and
gives a whole new perspective to Bad Luck and company's situation
that goes beyond the sudden change in each of the character's
hair color. (NOTE: observe the screenshots here and my previous
opinion on Gravitation TV. You'll notice the apparent trend in
Ironically, though Shuichi is the one known for his crazy
antics, Yuki's angle seems to bring out a lot of Gravitation
OVA's humor. The viewer is treated this time to finally seeing
Yuki's thoughts, especially his mushy, non-cynical aspect.
Yes, you read it right! For those yaoi lovers out there
who squeal at the mere thought of seeing Yuki dissect his
feelings, well, here's your chance, girls! For what it's worth,
Shuichi also develops a little backbone here. Furthermore,
for such a short OVA, I was quite surprised that this one
shows a lot more of the other supporting characters' personalities
than the longer TV series. Now, that's another sight to look
What makes me give this title a higher rating than its predecessor
is the fact that it is more solid and richly developed in terms
of storyline and characterization. There's an itty bitty twist
in here that only the manipulative Seguchi can pull off. Set your
worries aside, ladies, because this very conflict will leave you
sighing with romantic longing right after the credits roll. I
guarantee total satisfaction.
After finishing Gravitation OVA, you'll finally find out where
this anime's title came from. Also, it's interesting to note that
the commercial break animation and voice-over of "It's...Gravitation!"
sort of reminds me of Initial D (one of my favorite anime about
cars and racing; see Otaku Fridge for reference).
Gravitation OVA climbs a notch higher in terms of sexual explicitness.
No, there's still not much man-to-man action for us girlies to
feast upon, but at least there's a little more loving here than
what they used to show in the TV series. Ah, but still
would definitely love to see Yuki and Shuichi in their birthday
suits and showing more than just implied lovemaking.