Given 2021 Series Review: Bringing This Beautiful Story To Life

Given 2021 Series Review

The final notes have been played and Given 2021, the live action drama adaptation of this memorable boys love story has come to an end. So, is this six episode series worth watching? Be sure to read the full review.

Given Live-Action Episode 6 Impressions – The Sound Of Tears Yet To Be Shed

Given live-action episode 6

The final episode of the Given live-action drama and we finally see the band come together for one emotional and moving performance. Be sure to read the full review.

Given Live-Action Episode 5 Impressions – On The Eve of Disaster and The Broken String

Given live-action Episode 5

As the penultimate episode of the Given live-action drama plays out, the drama is really high. The concert is nigh, the lyrics still aren't ready, and all of these boys are in the midst of emotional crisis. Be sure to read the full review.

Given Live-Action Episode 4 Impressions – Losing The Way

Given Live Action Episode 4 Review

Episode 4 of the Given Live Action drama and everything is falling apart as Mafuyu struggles with lyrics and Uenoyama struggles with his own emotions. Be sure to read the full review.

Given Live-Action Episode 3 Impressions – Rising and Falling Emotions

Given Live Action Episode 3

In episode 3 of the Given Live Action adaptation all of the characters are experiencing some emotional turbulence. It's another solid offering from this most recent adaptation of this sweet boy's love story. Be sure to read the full review.

Given Live-Action Episode 2 Impressions – The Sound That Shook Him

Given Live Action Episode 2

The Given Live Action drama continues with episode 2 and Uenoyama hears Mafuyu sing. A solid follow up to the first episode. Be sure to read the full review.

Given Live-Action Episode 1 Impressions – The Sound and Sweetness

Given Episode 1

It's here! A Given live action adaptation and while it took awhile to get used to Uenoyama and Mafuyu as real actors and not in anime form, this first episode is pretty great. Apparently there will be six episodes in this adaptation so I'm not sure how far through the story we'll get.

Umibe no Étranger Movie Review – 59 Minutes of Pretty Visuals With An Okay Shounen Ai Story

Umibe no Étranger

Umibe no Étranger is a movie with too many titles. I found it on Funimation with the title The Stranger by the Shore but it took a fair amount of searching to find out the movie was Umibe no Étranger on MAL. Anyway, this 59 minute shounen ai movie is nice enough but be sure to read the full review.

Dakaichi Series Review

Dakaichi Episode 6 Junta and Takato

Dakaichi presents pretty much the story you would expect from reading the synopsis. If you get into the characters there's some touching moments and a bit of fun to be had, but this one is a very average anime when judged compared to standard romances. Still, not the worst anime you could watch and the characters are quite fun.

Friendly Talks with Arthifis – Final Thoughts on Dakaichi

Dakaichi Episode 10 Takato and Junta kiss

Join Arthifis and myself as we discuss the final episodes of Dakakichi. It has been an awesome collaboration this season and I'm really glad we did it but here is our final post from the Autumn anime season.