Gravitation Recommendations

Shindou Shuichi and his best friend Nakano Hiroshi have just recently made it big in the world of music. When Shuichi is walking home one night from work, the wind carries away the song lyrics he was working on and they are picked up by a harsh blond man named Yuki Eiri who tells him that elementary school children can write better than he can. Very hurt, Shuichi can only watch him walk away.

Shuichi and Yuki are drawn to each other again and again, much to the horror of Yuki, and Shuichi eventually inserts himself into the romance novelist's life and refuses to go away. Is this fate? Or is it... gravitation? This is an anime/manga series created by Murakami Maki.

There are 9 recommendations on this page.

Ratings:

  • E (everyone); equivalent to "G"
  • PT (preteen); equivalent to "PG"
  • T (teen); equivalent to "PG-13"
  • M (mature); equivalent to "R"
  • AO (adults only); equivalent to "NC-17"

Warnings:

  • BDSM: These stories contain consensual bondage and/or domination and/or sadism and/or masochism.
  • Dark: These stories puts one or more of the main characters through a high amount of psychological or physical distress, often incorporating more than one issue (abuse, torture, rape, etc.).
  • Drugs: These stories contain drug usage.
  • Graphic Language: These stories contain a high amount of profanity or abusive language.
  • Graphic Violence: These stories contain graphic violence or high amounts of violence.
  • Lemon: These stories contain graphic sex.
  • Lime: These stories contain non-graphic sex.
  • Major Character Death: These stories involve the death of one or more protagonists.
  • Minor Character Death: These stories involve the death of one or more secondary characters.
  • Mpreg: These stories have at least one of the male main characters giving birth (male pregnancy). I won't recommend a story that doesn't sound plausible, though.
  • Nonconsensual: These stories contain incidences of nonconsensual sex (i.e. rape).
  • Psychological Issues: These stories deal with such issues as child abuse, suicide etc. or deals with the effects of these issues.
  • Torture: These stories contain incidences of physical or psychological torture.

Recommendation Levels:

star = I liked the story a lot.

starstar = I loved the story and will probably still remember large portions of it years later.

Big Daddy Monk's Late Nite Bishounen Love Hotline by Asrella starstar

Rating: M

Genre(s): Crossover, Humor

Main Pairing(s): Ryuichi/Tatsuha, various other anime pairings

Warning(s): Graphic Language

Length: one-shot, 6,434 words

Summary: Tatsuha hosts a bishounen call-in show.

Status: complete

Added: July 22, 2006

Link(s): Gurabiteshiyon.net

Comments: Laugh out loud funny.

One Bish, Two Bish, Rude Bish, Nude Bish by Angrybee star

Rating: M

Genre(s): Humor

Main Pairing(s): Shuichi/Eiri

Warning(s): Graphic Language

Length: one-shot, 1,957 words

Summary: A naughty Gravi-related twist on Dr. Suess.

Status: complete

Added: July 22, 2006

Link(s): Gurabiteshiyon.net, Fanfiction.net, Internet Archive Wayback Machine

Comments: Angry Bee's rhymes are very good in this fanfic, and it's very funny. Tohma visits Shuichi to show him a Bad Luck concert tape and finds that the vocalist has sworn off clothing.

A few of my favorite lines:

1) "Push it, Tohma, push it hard. Just don't break it into shards."

2) Shuichi's eyes filled full of tears, Tohma suspected he'd had some beers. Shuichi was acting rather queer. (And I note here: We mean quite "strange". Gaydar always puts him way off range.)

Pianissimo Butterfly by Angrybee starstar

Rating: M

Genre(s): Angst, Drama

Main Pairing(s): Shuichi/Eiri

Warning(s): Major Character Death

Length: 11 chapters, 84,551 words

Summary: Eiri breaks up with Shuichi for good and Ryuichi and Kumagoro try to save him from becoming jaded.

Status: complete

Added: July 22, 2006

Link(s): Gurabiteshiyon.net, Fanfiction.net, Internet Archive Wayback Machine

The ABC Arc by Aja starstar

Rating: AO

Genre(s): Drama, Humor, Romance

Main Pairing(s): Shuichi/Eiri, Hiro/Ayaka, Hiro/K, Hiro/OMC, Touma/Sakano, Ryuichi/Tatsuha

Warning(s): Drugs, Graphic Language, Lemon

Length: 9 stories + short stories, 500,000+ words

Summary: Shuichi and Yuki enter into a committed relationship.

Status: complete

Added: July 22, 2006

Link(s): Author's Site, Gurabiteshiyon.net, Internet Archive Wayback Machine

Comments: This is the longest Gravitation series I've ever read. The ABC Arc has over 250 chapters total, but most of them are relatively short. Aja's characterizations and her attention to detail are amazing. She'll also educate you about contemporary Japanese culture while you read.

The Best Laid Plans by Dextrousleftie starstar

Rating: AO

Genre(s): Humor, Romance

Main Pairing(s): Tatsuha/Ryuichi

Warning(s): Graphic Language, Lemon

Length: 7 chapters, 20,000+ words

Summary: Tatsuha will do anything to win Ryuichi.

Status: complete

Added: May 29, 2013

Link(s): Author's Site

Comments: This story is part of a long series that features a variety of pairings (including Shuichi/Eiri), but it's mostly about Sakano and K. To be honest, The Best Laid Plans is my favorite.

(1) Relax!, (2) Moving In, (3) Surprise!, (4) Gay Pride, (5) A Day in the Life, (6) The Best Laid Plans, (7) A Wild Proposal, (8) Play It Cool, (9) Just Lose It, (10) Wedding Bell Blues, (11) Remember Me, plus a side-story drabble series called Baby's On Fire

The Bet by Asrella starstar

Rating: AO

Genre(s): Humor

Main Pairing(s): Shuichi/Eiri, Ryuichi/Tatsuha

Warning(s): Graphic Language, Lemon

Length: 5 chapters, 20,000+ words

Summary: (from AFF) After an argument, Yuki and Tatsuha make a bet that each can abstain from having sex with their lover longer than the other, but when Shuichi and Ryuichi get in on the act, it becomes a race to the finish line.

Status: complete

Added: May 29, 2013

Link(s): AdultFanfiction.net

Comments: This story is very, very funny, especially the Super Soaker scene in the NG lobby. Set in the same universe as Hiro Breaks It Down! There's also a very funny (but incomplete) sequel called Naked Friend Friday. I don't think this author wrote "The Gospel According to Big Daddy" or "Big Daddy Monk's Late Nite Bishounen Love Hotline".

The Gospel According to Big Daddy by Asrella starstar

Rating: M

Genre(s): Drama, Humor

Main Pairing(s): Ryuichi/Tatsuha

Warning(s): n/a

Length: 2 parts, 15,840 words

Summary: (from gurabiteshiyon.net) Tatsuha takes the gospel of man love to a whole new level when he comes out of the closet in front of his father and a whole auditorium of shocked worshippers at a Buddha School sermon recital.

Status: complete

Added: July 22, 2006

Link(s): Gurabiteshiyon.net

Comments: While this fanfic is mostly drama, it's also pretty funny in places. Tatsuha's sermon is lengthy, and it makes you think you're at a rock concert at times, but it's truthful and it's good.

The Key to My Heart by JadeHeart starstar

Rating: M

Genre(s): Angst, Drama

Main Pairing(s): Shuichi/Eiri, Shuichi/OC

Warning(s): Graphic Language

Length: 41 chapters, 100,000+ words

Summary: (from AFF) Just how far would Yuki go in search of Shuichi?

Status: complete

Added: May 29, 2013

Link(s): AdultFanfiction.net, Gurabiteshiyon.net

Comments: This is also a side-story called Unchained Memories and an incomplete sequel called Unlocking My Love.

This I Promise You by Chocho star

Rating: AO

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Drama

Main Pairing(s): Shuichi/Eiri

Warning(s): Graphic Violence, Mpreg

Length: 27 chapters, 50,000+ words

Summary: (from gurabiteshiyon.net) Everybody assured him Rinjin Yasashii was just another obsessed fan with a crush and that there was nothing to worry about. Little did they know how wrong they all were.

Status: complete

Added: February 03, 2007

Link(s): Gurabiteshiyon.net, AdultFanfiction.net

Comments: This story is part of a series. I recommend the sequel "Because of You" as well.

(1) Parental Revenge, (2) Give In to Me, (3) My Heart Beats Like a Drum, (4) This I Promise You, (5) Because of You

You have to visit both Gurabiteshiyon.net and Adultfanfiction.net to read all of the stories in their most recent forms.