given

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4.9
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  • 2 out of 7 people found this review helpful:
    great start to the anime
    "It's stuck deep inside me and I can't get it out of my head. Mafuyu's voice is an insane and dangerous weapon."

    That day, Ritsuka Uenoyama started to feel that playing the guitar and playing basketball, both of which he liked very much, were becoming boring. He then encounters Mafuyu Sato, who's holding onto a broken guitar, and decides to fix it. The moment Uenoyama finishes fixing the ...
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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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  • 2 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    Amazing like just amazing
    Honestly, I just love this, it just has everything that I love about music and the feeling of playing music that you love rolled into something else that I love, anime. Plus the names of each episode are really good songs.
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  • 9 out of 9 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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  • 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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  • My new favorite series
    Just by the description of this series I already had a pretty good idea that I was going to enjoy it, but I didn't think I was going to enjoy it this much. Having now watched the entire series, I can say that this has been extremely refreshing. The characters are relatable, the animation is great, the music fits so well, and the writing is exceptional. I am so excited for the movie that is coming ...
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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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  • sweet, moving, and intense
    given is one of the few anime that is not only extremely loyal to the source material but actually improves upon it. the consistent music direction is incredible and makes the emotional impacts even more intense. centimillimental + shougo yano created absolutely stunning original songs for the anime and the composer michiru knocked the score out of the park. I absolutely recommend this anime if ...
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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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  • How have I not watched this sooner?!
    This is an absolute gem of an anime, I really really loved it.

    The animation style is lovely and crisp, the storyline is fantastic and the characters are all brilliant.

    Gotta take my hat off to the VA for Akihiko and Satou, Akihiko's voice actor just sounds like your typical college student, he is sarcastic (which I don't think I've ever actually heard in an anime before?) and drawls and i ...
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