Given (2021) – Dramacool

Tightly clutching his Gibson guitar, Mafuyu Satou steps out of his dark apartment to begin another day of his high school life. While taking a nap in a quiet spot on the gymnasium staircase, he has a chance encounter with fellow student Ritsuka Uenoyama, who berates him for letting his guitar’s strings rust and break. Noticing Uenoyama’s knowledge of the instrument, Satou pleads for him to fix it and to teach him how to play. Uenoyama eventually agrees and invites him to sit in on a jam session with his two bandmates: bassist Haruki Nakayama and drummer Akihiko Kaji.

Satou’s voice is strikingly beautiful, filling Uenoyama with the determination to make Satou the lead singer of the band. Though reticent at first, Satou takes the offer after an emotional meeting with an old friend. With the support of his new friends, Satou must not only learn how to play guitar but also come to terms with the mysterious circumstances that led him to be its owner.

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~~ Adapted from the manga series “Given” (ギヴン) by Kizu Natsuki (キヅナツキ).

  • Native Title: ギヴン
  • Also Known As: Givun
  • Screenwriter & Director: Miki Koichiro
  • Genres: Music, Romance, Youth, Drama
  • Tags: Band, LGBTQ+, Adapted From A Manga, Gay Character, Gay Romance, Inner Monologue, School, Gay Male Lead, Guitarist, Introverted Male Lead (Vote or add tags)
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    • Score: 7.8 (scored by 3,694 users)
    • Ranked: #2042
    • Popularity: #1105
    • Watchers: 8,400


    • Drama: Given
    • Country: Japan
    • Episodes: 6
    • Aired: Jul 17, 2021 – Aug 21, 2021
    • Aired On: Saturday
    • Original Network: Fuji TV
    • Duration: 24 min.
    • Content Rating: 15+ – Teens 15 or older

    • Suzuki Jin in Given Japanese Drama (2021)
      Suzuki Jin

      Uenoyama Ritsuka

      Main Role

    • Sanari in Given Japanese Drama (2021)

      Sato Mafuyu

      Main Role

    • Inowaki Kai in Given Japanese Drama (2021)
      Inowaki Kai

      Kaji Akihiko

      Main Role

    • Yanagi Shuntaro in Given Japanese Drama (2021)
      Yanagi Shuntaro

      Nakayama Haruki

      Main Role

    • Yagi Arisa in Given Japanese Drama (2021)
      Yagi Arisa

      Uenoyama Yayoi [Ritsuka’s sister]

      Support Role

    • Okuno So in Given Japanese Drama (2021)
      Okuno So

      Kashima Hiiragi [Mafuyu’s friend]

      Support Role

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