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.

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 Series Review (anime)

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. Be sure to read the full Given series review.

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.