May contain Spoilers We were first introduced with the opening and the logo of the announced Given manga and anime. But, their seems to be a little message that is left beside the logo. What does it mean you may be asking? When I saw this little message at first glance, I initially thought of a country album made by Blake Shelton titled "Bringing Back the Sunshine." I personally think that the small little message has a more deeper meaning that will play a big part later on in the story.

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For instance, in the intro of the Given anime, we are shown and introduced to the main and supporting characters of the series. But, one thing stuck out the most during the intro, Mafuyu Sato. Mafuyu is shown being surrounded by darkness, as he is left standing alone while the other characters suddenly disappear. Then, we are shown a few seconds of Mafuyu holding a guitar with a presence of someone, that someone being Yuki Yoshida. Also, we see Mafuyu staring and looking at someplace while the snow is beginning to fall. That place may potentially be the beach because Yuki seemed to really enjoy that place a lot.

Their is a flash back to the story linked down below if you want to check it out.


Mafuyu is also shown to be singing his heart out to a very special and important song during a live performance. Finally, Episode 3 gives some good examples for the upcoming growth and relationships between characters, such as Mafuyu remembering a former student that was previously in the same band as him and Ritsuka trying to reach out and communicate to Mafuyu, as both a friend and potential lover.

I personally think that the message means that Mafuyu has been suffering with dread and guilt in the past, but want's to be able to move on and forget about what has happened to Yuki. By doing that, he meets new friends such as Ritsuka, Akihiko, and Haruki. Mafuyu has become extremely attached to Ritsuka and is able to express himself and socialize with him and others as an individual.

Those are my thoughts, what are your guy's thoughts? Be sure to leave them down below because I would love to hear them!

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