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Gravitation OVA

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Genre: Comedy/Romance
Company: Studio DEEN
Format: 2 OVA
Dates: 7/23/1999 to 9/22/1999


The Tokyo Bay Music Festival is shortly approaching, which means we’re to expect a grand performance from Shuichi’s band “Bad Luck”, right? Sadly, that may not be the case. Shuichi has fallen into a creative slump, which is dragging the band’s performance down. Is Yuki to blame for Shuichi’s slump?

summary by Kei

 

Reviewed: 04/23/2003 by
Grade: 35% av-Kei

Highs: Great OST, as always

Lows: Not enough information; humor that falls flat on its face; just about everything else

The Gravitation OVA is an example of everything that’s bad in an OVA. The viewer is thrown into a whirlwind of a story with no background information to give insight. It seems that this anime was made solely for those who had a working knowledge of the manga series.

Oh, where do I begin? How about the one saving grace? The soundtrack, as expected, is brilliant, giving plenty of catchy songs to sing along to. However, nearly everything else about this anime is not as good. The style of art was too dark for this lighthearted romance/comedy. The comedic elements in the Gravitation OVA did not suit it at all, in my opinion.

Sure, the humor was supposed to be a bit random but seemed more like something you would expect from Excel Saga rather than Gravitation. It managed to give me a few chuckles from time to time, but not enough to make a huge impact on me.

Unless you already knew about Gravitation, there is no way these two OVAs could possibly enlighten. With character names and backgrounds barely mentioned, this anime would just be a mass of confusion. I’m glad that Gravitation learned from this anime’s mistakes. Skip this one and go straight to the television series. You can send me your thanks later.

 

Gravitation OVA can be downloaded legally in the United States HERE.

 

 


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