Given: Uragawa no Sonzai

given - on the other hand

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Synonyms: Given OVA, Given OAD
Japanese: ギヴン うらがわの存在
English: given - on the other hand
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 1, 2021
Producers: Blue Lynx
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Lerche
Source: Manga
Genres: Boys LoveBoys Love, DramaDrama
Themes: MusicMusic, SchoolSchool
Duration: 22 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.141 (scored by 3782637,826 users)
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Ranked: #4512
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Popularity: #2268
Members: 88,901
Favorites: 750

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Since the night of "given's" first live performance, the relationship between Mafuyu Satou and Ritsuka Uenoyama has been smooth sailing. Their shared love of music reinforces their bond, and every moment spent together makes them more inseparable. Nevertheless, there will come times when they will suffer setbacks, with both of them consumed by their inner turmoil.

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Given: Uragawa no Sonzai is bundled with the special edition of the seventh volume of the manga. It includes scenes that were not shown in Given Movie.

Characters & Voice Actors


Higa, Yuuji
Oohashi, Akiyo
Ayana, Yuniko
Kizu, Natsuki
Original Creator


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Episode Videos


Dec 5, 2021
When the Given Movie was released, I lamented that the producers made to decision to cut quite a bit from the manga to fit the movie into an hour. In doing so they made the decision to concentrate on the secondary couple which left manga protagonists Mafuyu and especially Ritsuka with very little to do. Ritsuka in particular was hardly more than a cameo. The OVA redresses that completely, concentrating on the manga chapters missing from the movie and turning them into a dense mini movie that comes in at just over 20 minutes. It’s an absolute must for Given fans. Once again, superb ...
Dec 11, 2021
I was afraid that they were not going to animate Uenoyama being jealous after the movie was released but this was more perfect than I could imagine. Doing the movie seperate showed us a clear image of the story between Akihiko-Haruki-Ugetsu and this OVA made sure we also felt how the song made UeMa feel.

I love how Mafuyu wrote it after being inspired by Ugetsu and also his OWN loss. It was just...PERFECTION.


fave cute scenes:
- mafuyu kisses uenoyama first
- mafuyu in yukata

Dec 12, 2021
Mixed Feelings
First off, let me start by saying that I enjoy Given. I like it enough to read the manga every time there's a new release. I liked the first season and the movie, but this OVA, I felt was lacking in a lot of aspects.

I knew what to expect of the story from the OVA and it is indeed a faithful adaptation of the manga.
My criticisms are mostly technical. Some scenes felt very awkward. They could've been executed better with background music where and when required. I wish they'd use proper angled shots when the characters are conversing. Even a trivial scene can ...

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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Given: Uragawa no Sonzai Episode 1 Discussion
hanakocheeks - Dec 6, 2021
33 repliesby Lionalanda »»
Feb 20, 2023 9:21 AM
Where does this fit in relation to the movie?
ElioB12 - Dec 11, 2021
3 repliesby byu2 »»
Feb 27, 2022 8:56 AM
HYPE! ( 1 2 )
samashi20 - May 26, 2021
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Dec 22, 2021 5:55 AM
Where is manga in mal
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Oct 11, 2021 9:44 PM
New PV for the OVA
Avenjar - Aug 20, 2021
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Aug 22, 2021 10:30 AM