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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)

Statistics

Score: 8.511 (scored by 2428824,288 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1422
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #259
Members: 62,868
Favorites: 4,424

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Volumes: /9
Chapters: /58

Synopsis

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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Given has been published in English by Viz Media under its SuBLime imprint since February 11, 2020. It has also been released in Polish by Kotori since April 20, 2018; in Spanish by Milky Way Ediciones since June 19, 2019; and in Brazilian Portuguese by NewPOP Editora since May 29, 2020.

The series was adapted into a Japanese live-action drama that was released on the streaming platform FOD from July 17, 2021, to August 21, 2021.

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Reviews

Aug 16, 2019
Preliminary (27/58 eps)
Given is a truly amazing story that features great art, a compelling plot, and plenty of emotional moments. All of the protagonists have an amazing amount of depth and complexity that complements the mature themes present in the plot, drawing the reader in and presenting a narrative that feels real and heartfelt. This manga will play your heartstrings like a fiddle (Or perhaps a Gibson hollow body) and take you on an emotional rollercoaster as you follow the ever-shifting feelings of love, pain, desperation, and soul-searching that plague the cast. As a sub-theme to the plot of personal connection and growth, the power of music ...
Apr 22, 2024
Mixed Feelings
I remember reading a lot of yaoi when I was younger and discovering my sexuality. I read a lot of trash, like terrible trash, and was very confused as how these authors thought gay people worked. As a bi man who has dated a man before, I fell like I can see past the allure of "oh my goodness, this boy is kissing another boy!1!11!" that most BL relies on.

Foremost, I think I should give my opinion on the manga. It is very very okay! Its not bad, but I also don't think that because it doesn't really do much wrong makes it good. it ...
Jan 26, 2024
Well-writtenWell-written
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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