[Manga] Given 4 (ギヴン 4)

ギヴン(4) | Given (4)

Mangaka: Kizu Natsuki (キヅナツキ)

Status: Ongoing

Volumes: 5 (Current)

Summary:

Hearts are breaking especially Haruki’s.

Also, 4 is a bad number.


May contain spoilers so proceed with caution!


[Manga] Given 3 (ギヴン 3)

ギヴン(3) | Given (3)

Mangaka: Kizu Natsuki (キヅナツキ)

Status: Ongoing

Volumes: 5 (Current) [v1, v2]

Summary:

The guys have been busy. Uenoyama deals with the aftermath of that kiss. Mafuyu steps forward in his music and relationships. The band continues their activities.

And a new tale of love and heartbreak is about to begin.


May contain spoilers so proceed with caution!


[Manga] Given 2 (ギヴン 2)

ギヴン(2) | Given (2)

Mangaka: Kizu Natsuki (キヅナツキ)

Status: Ongoing

Volumes: 5 (Current) [volume 1 here]

Summary:

With the upcoming live performance, the guys scrambled to practice. Yet Mafuyu still could not pin down the right words for the song he was supposed to write.

Uenoyama was no better. After knowing Mafuyu’s past and facing his own feelings, his music was in shambles.

Will they be able to perform or end up destroying their budding band?


May contain spoilers so proceed with caution!


[Manga] Given 1 (ギヴン 1)

ギヴン(1) | Given (1)

Mangaka: Kizu Natsuki (キヅナツキ)

Status: Ongoing

Volumes: 5 (Current)

Summary:

That day, during lunch, on that abandoned staircase, their lives changed.

Uenoyama fixes Mafuyu’s guitar on a whim. A whim that results in a series of events that introduces the latter to his world.

In turn, Uenoyama discovers Mafuyu’s past, pulling him towards a different kind of music buried deep within his classmate.


The anime adaptation of Given will be released next month so I’ve decided I might as well read all the volumes available and write my thoughts about them! I am so glad that this will have an anime release and I’m hoping that more people will watch it because this is such a heartrending story. Besides, I so want to hear Mafuyu sing!

Ehem. I’m getting ahead of myself.

For this post, I’ll be talking about the first volume. I’ve read this when it first came out. (Then I stopped reading tankoubons and just relied on spoilers haha.)


May contain spoilers so proceed with caution!