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Given (ギヴン, givun?) is a manga series written and illustrated by Natsuki Kizu that began serialization in the magazine Cheri+ in 2013 and has been collected in tankōbon format by Shinshokan since 2014. It currently has 6 volumes.

The manga is licensed and published in North America by SuBLime[1] (a Viz Media-Animate joint publishing initiative), while the anime and movie are streamed outside of Japan by Crunchyroll[2].

The series was adapted into an Audio Drama in 2016, an 11 episodes Anime in 2019 by Lerche[3] and a movie in 2020 produced by Blue Lynx[4].

Plot

Sometimes a song can save your life.

Love of music unites the four members of the band Given: hotheaded guitarist Uenoyama, playboy drummer Akihiko, gentle bassist Haruki, and Mafuyu, a singer gifted with great talent and burdened by past tragedy. Their struggles and conflicts may drive them apart, but their bond to the music-and to each other-always brings them back together again.

Ritsuka Uenoyama is bored with it all-with school, with his basketball club, and even with his one true passion: playing guitar. Until the day he finds his favorite hidden napping spot occupied by a strange boy cradling a broken-stringed guitar. At first, Uenoyama is nonplussed by Mafuyu Sato and his slightly odd behavior, but when, on a whim, he asks the other boy to sing, the power of Mafuyu's voice pierces him to the core.

List of Volumes and Chapters

Given Volumes & Chapters
Volume One
Released: November 29, 2014 (Japanese) February 11, 2020 (English)
ISBN 978-4403664496 (Japanese) ISBN 978-1974711826 (English)
Given 1 Cover: Ritsuka Uenoyama, Mafuyu Sato, Akihiko Kaji, Haruki Nakayama
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Mafuyu is in Ritsuka's resting spot at school and he asks him to fix his guitar. Wanting Ritsuka to teach him how to play he then joins his band with Kaji and Haruki after Mafuyu demonstrates his singing.
Volume Two
Release date: May 12, 2020 (Japanese) January 30, 2016 (English)
ISBN 978-4403665035 (Japanese) ISBN 978-1974711833 (English)
Given 2 Cover: Ritsuka Uenoyama, Mafuyu Sato, Akihiko Kaji, Haruki Nakayama Chapters:
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11.5 code 11.5

Volume Three
Release date: March 1, 2017 (Japanese) August 11, 2020 (English)
ISBN 978-4403665615 (Japanese) ISBN 978-1974711840 (English)
Given 3 Cover: Ritsuka Uenoyama, Mafuyu Sato, Akihiko Kaji, Haruki Nakayama Chapters:
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16.5 code. 16.5

Volume Four
Release date: December 29, 2017 (Japanese) November 10, 2020 (English)
ISBN 978-4403666148 (Japanese) ISBN 978-1974711857 (English)
Given 4 Cover: Ritsuka Uenoyama, Mafuyu Sato, Akihiko Kaji, Haruki Nakayama Chapters:
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18. code. 18

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20. code. 20

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21.5. code 21.5

Volume Five
Release date: April 1, 2019 (Japanese) February 9, 2021 (English)
ISBN 978-4403666742 (Japanese) ISBN 978-1974711864 (English)
Given 5 Cover: Mafuyu Sato Chapters:
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22. code. 22

23. code. 23

24. code. 24

25. code. 25

26. code. 26

27. code. 27

28. code. 28

Volume Six
Release date: April 1, 2019 (Japanese) June 8, 2021 (English)
ISBN 978-4403667367 (Japanese) ISBN 978-1974723676 (English)
Given 6 Cover: Ritsuka Uenoyama, Hiiragi Kashima Chapters:
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29. Hiiragi mix 1

30. Hiiragi mix 2

31. Hiiragi mix 3

32. Hiiragi mix 4

33. Hiiragi mix 5

34. Hiiragi mix 6

Chapters not yet in Tankōbon Format

Specials

The following chapters are exclusive content sold as part of the DVD/Blu-ray for the first season and thus are not included in the manga:

  • Strawberry Swing 1 & 2
  • Strawberry Swing 3 & 4

Manga Visuals

Trivia

  • Chapters are referred to by 'code. x' for instance Chapter 1 is called Code. 1 in keeping with what the manga calls them.
  • The band names itself – "Given", in tribute to the guitar given to Mafuyu by Yuki.

References

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