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Japanese: ギヴン
English: Given
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 9
Chapters: 58
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 30, 2013 to Mar 30, 2023
Genres: Boys Love Boys Love, Drama Drama
Themes: Music Music, School School
Serialization: Cheri+
Authors: Kizu, Natsuki (Story & Art)


Score: 8.531 (scored by 2248622,486 users)
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Ranked: #1222
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Popularity: #260
Members: 59,215
Favorites: 4,307


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Volumes: /9
Chapters: /58


There is a tune stuck in Mafuyu Satou's head. As he clutches the guitar in his hands, this melody swirls around and around, screaming words of regret, longing, and loss. But with his careless expression that always seems to be up in the clouds, no one knows his true feelings. However, a chance encounter with classmate Ritsuka Uenoyama may finally give Mafuyu the push to let his voice be heard.

Uenoyama is the guitarist of a band, whose fellow members include the kindhearted bassist Haruki Nakayama and rough-looking drummer Akihiko Kaji. Even without a vocalist, their ragtag group has done well as an instrumental-only band. However, their chance to reach even greater heights may have arrived when Uenoyama hears Mafuyu's voice—Uenoyama is enchanted, inviting the reluctant Mafuyu to join.

Working in a band is a difficult task; often, emotions threaten to break it apart, but they can also bring its members closer together. With Uenoyama's help, Mafuyu may finally be able to express the feelings that fight to break free from within his heart.

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Given has been published in English by SuBLime since February 11, 2020. And in Spanish by Milky Way Ediciones since June 19, 2019.

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Jan 12, 2023
Preliminary (30/58 eps)
Given is a drama story about a boy-band, their relationship with each other and all the problems that they go through.

My first experience with Given was watching the anime, I quickly became a fan of the characters and the story, so I decided to buy some volumes of the manga because i was pretty much interested. And God what knows how it was a good choice. Given offers such a good representation of mourning, the confusion about your own feelings, the issues within a toxic relationship, the feeling that you're not enough, the feeling of loneliness. All of this and more are gathered into this ...
Oct 5, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (41/58 eps)
This review contains a spoiler but it's also a trigger warning.

The first arc was cute with realistic elements. Haruki, Ugetsu and Akihiko's arc showcases sexual assault which is forgiven instantly without the other party apologizing nearly enough but also gives us the best character so far, Ugetsu. Hiiragi and Shizumi's arc so far is enjoyable.
All characters are easy to differenciate because they are all very different in regards of personality, desire and relationship with music. The art is good enough. The narrative is at times poetic which makes it nostalgic but also has funny moments. The story is driven by feelings rather than plot.
Not ...
Aug 19, 2023
Many works seem to believe that just mentioning suicide automatically makes the script better. It does not. Especially when it’s not really elaborated upon, just thrown in the mix for some free drama. Unfortunately, some readers will fall for this bait, and proclaim the story deep and dramatic and whatever.

So, what is Given actually about? The thing is, I struggle to summarize it. Not because it’s complex, but because what I consider its biggest flaw – it doesn’t have a point. With most of fiction, you can usually grasp what the author is going for. Sometimes it’s to explore deeps though. Sometimes the main point ...

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