Occasionally it's refreshing to watch an anime without mecha, aliens, supernatural powers, samurai or tentacles. Gravitation is the story of the incredibly genki Shuichi Shindo, a young musician determined to succeed in the music industry. The plot follows the trials of his career as well as Shuichi's romance with the distant, mysterious Yuki Eiri, a famous novelist.
This series is packed with fantastic characters, hilarious plot twists, angst, and many helpings of shamelessly sweet romantic moments as Shu slowly but steadily melts Yuki's cold heart. The animation in Gravitation is good, and the music is very, very catchy. Additionally, the DVDs are gorgeously formatted and have some great extras.
(My only slight grouse with the series? The audience is denied any scenes of physical affection between the romantic leads, outside of a few kisses and pounces. Ah, well, for all that and more you can always track down the original brilliant manga by Maki Murakami.)
You may go into this series a bitter cynic, but like Yuki you'll find Shuichi has just walked right into your heart and made himself at home using nothing more than innocence, honesty, and hopeless romanticism.
All in all, a fantastic (and addictive) series, from beginning to end!