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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ギヴン

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished 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
Genres: DramaDrama, MusicMusic, RomanceRomance, Shounen AiShounen Ai, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.281 (scored by 8533185,331 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2262
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #763
Members: 173,820
Favorites: 5,744
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Synopsis

Tightly clutching his Gibson guitar, Mafuyu Satou steps out of his dark apartment to begin another day of his high school life. While taking a nap in a quiet spot on the gymnasium staircase, he has a chance encounter with fellow student Ritsuka Uenoyama, who berates him for letting his guitar's strings rust and break. Noticing Uenoyama's knowledge of the instrument, Satou pleads for him to fix it and to teach him how to play. Uenoyama eventually agrees and invites him to sit in on a jam session with his two band mates: bassist Haruki Nakayama and drummer Akihiko Kaji.

Satou's voice is strikingly beautiful, filling Uenoyama with the determination to make Satou the lead singer of the band. Though reticent at first, Satou takes the offer after an emotional meeting with an old friend. With the support of his new friends, Satou must not only learn how to play guitar, but also come to terms with the mysterious circumstances that led him to be its owner.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Yamaguchi, Hikaru
Director
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Centimillimental
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Arrangement
Kizu, Natsuki
Original Creator


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Opening Theme

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

#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 2-11)



Sep 19, 2019
TuyNOM (All reviews)
I think that many of you won't even try the first episode of this series because of its "shounen-ai" tag. A simple "no thank you" and you will return to your other occupations.

I can understand that "shounen-ai" (and by extension "yaoi") can't be a genre that fascinates you. The "yaoi" often represents the fantasies of fujoshi / fudanshi rather than reality. We can have the usual "uke" (the "passive") and "seme" ("active" character) relationships and it can relate harassing, non-consensual relationships and maybe beyond. But forget all your preconceptions because to be honest, Given is probably the most surprising series of its season.
If I tell read more
Sep 19, 2019
84DaysWithout (All reviews)
Given strikes the rare balance of being openly gay - none of that maybe he is, maybe he isn’t crap - while not indulging in over the top eroticism to pander to a niche viewership. This is a vanilla, realistic, down to earth romance that can be watched by anyone open minded to love that exceeds conventional desire.

It is fairly unconventional for a single cour romance to have convincing characterization...yet Given makes this a strong point. Each of the band mates are given practical goals, motivations and fleshed out backstories that are sprinkled into the narrative as the episodes progress rather than forcefully crammed read more
Sep 19, 2019
KANLen09 (All reviews)
As Crunchyroll states it: "Why You Should Rock Out With Given, The Best Summer Anime You're NOT Watching" AND YOU SHOULD WATCH IT, regardless if you're a fan of Shounen Ai (or as we otakus like to call it BL) or not. Heck, it's not even about if you're a straight male or female casually watching BL. It's just SIMPLY PHENOMENAL in every degree.

Many will tend to call out Shounen or Shoujo Ai (or as we know it, Lesbian and BL) as those kind of taboo subjects that are made even worse when described into a medium (e.g. anime), and more often than not, the read more
Sep 19, 2019
Xnovazero (All reviews)
"Whatever you left behind became my everything and life." - Unknown person

Given is revolution of BL genre. I still don't watch many the genre shows so far though, these were very nice. This show is no exception, too. Plot is so simple. Mafuyu Satou enters Rock band, and getting better and better in every way there. He must gain life experience while facing his past. Mafuyu's past is very dark. No One Knows. You can understand Mafuyu's feeling by watching this show. It's not just youth story. True core is bonds. Ritsuka Uenoyama is a symbol of that. However, He isn't person who is sympathetic read more

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