given

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4.9
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  • 8 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    Completely changed my outlook on the genre
    The show has completely derailed what i view as my personal "taste" in anime. If it is not your type of genre I urge you to give it a try, as it will soon have you hooked. Every aspect of the show; from foreshadowing to character design is flawless and leaves me wanting more after every episode. I Highly recommend as of all the shows I've watched it's one of the few I have enjoyed enough to leave ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    I love given so much
    I love it so, so much! I watched it last year because my friend told me it was about "gay guys in a band" so of course, I had to. There's a LOT more to it though.
    I read the manga recently too, and I love the whole series even more! It's romantic with drama and obviously, has music-related themes, and everything about it is amazing. Even if you're not into the BL genre, I highly recommend it.
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    so heart warming and a good anime to cry to :')
    i thought that wouldnt have very good music because its a yaoi and i thought its more centered around romance rather than the actual music. But no, they went ahead and wrote amazing songs for this anime too. Also damn, the feels i had watching this :') I would definitely reccommend this to any yaoi fans and binge watchers wanting a good cry. i just want to say though, if you're looking for just ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Beautiful and Emotional
    Everything was so cute!! There was drama and real emotion, and I loved Mafuyu's song <3 I need a second season, or to watch the movie, because I need to see Haruki's love requited or at least for him to find happiness. That's how emotionally invested I've become in more than just the main couple. I'm in love. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Given is a breath of fresh and realistic air!
    Given strikes the rare balance of being openly gay. 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. This is a realistic, down to earth romance story that can be watched by anyone open minded to love that exceeds conventional desire. I can understand that "shounen-ai" ...
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  • 4 out of 7 people found this review helpful:
    Quickly becoming a favourite!
    It’s only just started but I’m hooked having watched the first episode several times in anticipation for what’s to come - it shows the potential this series has. The art style along with the amazing detail in the sounds used feels great on full brightness and volume. Very much looking forward to the storyline as well with the budding friendship and seemingly tragic backstory Mafuyu carries both on ...
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  • BL is actually good?
    I thought BL/yaoi was a weird genre since it was, you know, gay but I thought I'd try it after watching one of the CR given clips lol. So then I started watching it again the day after and after that, I finished the whole series and skipped my school homework in one day (I finished the homework in the evening). Haha. That's how good this anime is and it was my first BL anime which actually made me ...
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  • One of the best animes I've watched in a while
    This anime is so easy to fall in love with. I finished it all in one night because I was hooked from the very start. This anime is nothing short of heart-wrenching, wholesome and beautiful. I cant wait for the movie and for more seasons of this and I would 100% recommend it!!
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  • Absolutely beautiful
    At first I didn't think that I would enjoy this genre of anime but god could I be more wrong!
    This anime has a special place in my heart, I fell in love with given, I got so hooked so quickly, the design is beautiful and the characters got me so emotional hooked. I can not wait to see more!!
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  • THIS WAS FREAKING AWESOME!
    FREAKING AWESOME! We need more episodes, please don't end it here T T
    It isn't your typical romance, there's just so much more to it. It'd captivating in so many ways. I loved their friendships and learning more about what makes a band unite and prosper.
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