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Japanese: ギヴン


Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jul 12, 2019 to Sep 20, 2019
Premiered: Summer 2019
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:55 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Lerche
Source: Manga
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.061 (scored by 9,733 users)
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Ranked: #4912
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Popularity: #1786
Members: 51,956
Favorites: 840
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"It's stuck deep inside me and I can't get it out of my head. Mafuyu's voice is an insane and dangerous weapon."

That day, Ritsuka Uenoyama started to feel that playing the guitar and playing basketball, both of which he liked very much, were becoming boring. He then encounters Mafuyu Sato, who's holding onto a broken guitar, and decides to fix it. The moment Uenoyama finishes fixing the guitar, Mafuyu becomes completely attached to him. However, after hearing Mafuyu sing it leaves a deep impression on him.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Yamaguchi, Hikaru
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Kizu, Natsuki
Original Creator
Ayana, Yuniko
Series Composition

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"Kizuato (キヅアト)" by Centimilimental (センチミリメンタル)

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#1: "Marutsuke - Piano ver. (まるつけ -Piano ver.-)" by Centimillimental (ep 1)
#2: "Marutsuke (まるつけ)" by Given [Mafuyu Satou (Shougo Yano) (eps 2-)

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Aug 1, 2019
lostnspace (All reviews)
I am so happy that with Given we are finally getting a story that does not fall into the demons and fantasy trope (I mean I like those too haha). What's even better is we are getting to see a not so cheesy representation of queer love in anime. There is nothing groundbreaking per se with the story in Given. It has been done before, but often - the writers do not truly understand how to portray same-sex love on the screen (looking at you Super Lovers). The premises of Given reminds me of Doukyuusei as it revolves around high school, music, and two young read more
Aug 2, 2019
belle_desu (All reviews)
Given is probably one of the best adaptations of a Boys Love manga out there. I can say this with confidence despite the fact that I have only seen the first 4 episodes. (WARNING: may contain spoilers). Also, this is a review from the perspective of a huge Given manga fan.

Story -
It's mostly about love, loss and then slowly learning to move on and let go. I have to say, it's one of the most engaging, realistic and emotionally resonant young love stories I've come across so far. Not much has happened in the anime yet - but I think it was done with purpose. read more
Aug 8, 2019
sammyk124 (All reviews)
Bear in mind I've actually never watched a Boy's Love anime in my life, but there was something about Given that immediately struck me. The fact that I never watch this genre yet felt compelled to watch this show says something, and I'm telling you to watch it too.

Now this is my first time watching BL, though I am familiar with the common issues that come with BL. Sometimes the romance isn't portrayed right or is way too forced, not allowing the romantic aspect nor the representation of BL to come through as well. However, Given does this in a subtle, yet intriguing way read more
Aug 10, 2019
PyroSpaceCat (All reviews)
Given is a story about two young musicians, one just starting his real journey into music, and the other trying to rekindle the passion he lost through the disillusionment the teenage years can bring. Ueenoyama, Has lost his passion for music and finds it rekindled by Sato's genuine Naive desire to learn to play the guitar and become a musician.

The Animation is colourful and although it can be clunky at times, at other times, they can achieve some interesting and engaging shots, from often unused angles, you can notice this particularly in the first episode.

The sound is good, and engaging enough, it's not revolutionary, read more


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