Confused about Given? Find out more with the Three Episode Impression!

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Given

Genre:
Music, BL, Romance


Airing Date:
July 12 2019


Studios:
Lerche

Honey’s Highlights

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Music and gorgeous boys? Sign me in!
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You enjoyed Sakamichi no Apollon and Kono Oto Tomare! a lot, so you'll be definitely enjoying Given too!
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If you excuse me, ladies, I think I'm gonna pass. I'll be soo busy watching some other music anime... with less bishounen and more cute girls.
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I'm already shipping these two! Ritsuka and Mafuyu, please give us our healthy dose of boys love!!

Promotional Videos / PV

Official Images / Key Visuals

Synopsis

One day, Ritsuka Uenoyama meets Mafuyu Satou as Mafuyu’s walking with a broken guitar. He’s just had it fixed, but it’s already broken again. After fixing it, Mafuyu takes to Ritsuka. He has Mafuyu teach him how to play the guitar, but it happens to be the song that Mafuyu plays that pierces Ritsuka’s heart. Ritsuka invites Mafuyu to be a part of his band and the distance between the two begins to close.

Three Episode Impression

Compared to lets say Carole & Tuesday, which balances the story and the songs, Given emphasizes more on the relationship between Mafuyu and Uenoyama, as opposed to the music, which feels very secondary. While it’s marketed as a BL series, the story does a great job of making the individual personalities and the relationship of the two leads very relatable and doesn’t “force” the romance for the sake of fan service. By episode 3, we start to learn a little more about Mafuyu and why he’s so introverted. Though the episode shows something happened has happened, it has yet to really tell. However, we still see that Mafuyu is still unique as an individual despite how aloof he comes across and you see how Uenoyama sees the potential inside of him. Within three episodes, it doesn’t really give much, but it does capture your curiosity to see what can happen next as you start to see Mafuyu come out of his shell a bit more, and the hidden potential he has inside of him.

Characters & Voice Actors List

Ritsuka Uenoyama

Voice Actor: Shougo Yano


Ritsuka is a high school dropout who has an innate talent for the guitar. Just when he’s forgotten the passion he had when he first started playing guitar, he meets Mafuyu. He happens to hear Mafuyu sing and is immediately taken with him. He starts to harbor special feelings for Mafuyu.

Mafuyu Satou

Voice Actor: Yuuma Uchida


Mafuyu is a singer with an impressionable voice. After he has Ritsuka fix his guitar, he starts to be taken with him. Something in his past is inhibiting his ability to express himself properly...

Akihiko Kaji

Voice Actor: Takuya Eguchi


Akihiko is a college student. He can play the drums, the violin, the guitar, and the base. He’s got a strong exterior, but he’s actually quite popular.

Haruki Nakayama

Voice Actor: Masatomo Nakazawa


Haruki is a post-graduate student. He’s the oldest of the band members. He’s great at looking after everyone and is like an older brother to the other members. Haruki is an extremely good-natured person.


Theme Songs
  • Opening Song: Kizuato by Sentimental
  • Ending Song: Marutsuke by Given
Adaptation
Manga

Main Staff
  • Original Creator: Natsuki Kiji
  • Director: Hikaru Yamaguchi
  • Series Composition: Yuniko Ayana
  • Character Design: Mina Oosawa
  • Animation Director: Mina Oosawa
  • Sound Director: Hiromi Kikuta
  • Music: Michiru

For more information: Official Website

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