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.

Given Anime Series Review

Given Series Review

I had the joy of reviewing this one each week with Irina and I know that it was a definite highlight of the Summer anime season. Given is a low key boys love anime with two adorable dorks at its centre.

Given Movie Review

Given Movie Review

If you've followed my blog long you'll know I absolutely adored the 2019 series of Given and asked for more. Well, they've delivered a 59 minute movie follow up. While not quite a second season, this is one follow up I didn't intend to miss.

Top 5 Boys Love Anime I Enjoyed

Top 5 Boys Love

After finally getting to my review of Given I started wondering why I hadn't done a list like this before. It occurred to me that the majority of Boys Love stories I've enjoyed have only come out in the last couple of years and so I probably wouldn't have been able to put this list together previously. Anyway, here are my top 5 boys love anime that I enjoyed.

Given Episode 11 – Outro


It's the final episode and I know both Irina and I are sad to see Given come to an end. That said, we're back with this final review as we see where the band ends up at how things play out for Mafuyu and Uenoyama.

Given Episode 10 – A Lighter Note

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Right, so Irina is reviewing Given this week with some minor supporting comments from me as I'm still trying to get over this stupid fever that has had me feeling just awful for the week. That said, Given was worth getting out of bed to watch and write about so that's something.

Given Episode 9 – Resolution


Given was amazing this week. An absolute emotional roller coaster. Come and see what Irina and I have to say as we work our way through the events of this episode.

Given Episode 8 – Chorus


It is drama, drama, drama this week in the best possible way. We learn about Yuki and see the band gearing up for the show but things are definitely not going well with Mafuyu either still having no lyrics or not able to sing them at the rehearsal. It was a great episode and Irina and I are ready to gush.

Given Episode 7 – Diminuendo


Both Irina and I continue to find reasons to be thrilled that we are watching Given this season. Not that it is hard to find reasons when you've got great writing and great characterisation.

Given Episode 6 – Tritone

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Given has made Irina gush praise for it this week, and I'm not all that far behind. A very solid episode dealing with some emotional beats for the two main characters. Definitely worth watching and Irina is sure to let you know why.