Given Vol. 2 by Natsuki Kizu

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(1 customer review)

As the band races toward their first live concert, Mafuyu struggles to write lyrics for their new song but can’t find the words to express the emotions burning within him. Meanwhile, Uenoyama hears rumors about Mafuyu’s past and is bewildered by his own feelings. The tension builds until the night of the show, when the band explodes into a raging, life-changing performance.

CreatorNatsuki Kizu
Japanese Titleギヴン
Japanese Title (Romaji)
Given
Japanese PublisherShinshokan
English PublisherSuBLime

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1 review for Given Vol. 2 by Natsuki Kizu

  1. Phya

    All the feelings of love absent from the first volume ride in like a truck in this one. Life after lost love is a key point for this volume. If you just grew apart or if taken away by force *all the suicide trigger warnings*, it handles just how strong an emotion love is and how it can consume you.
    People may prefer the anime for this volume because you can hear the music. Its competing with a song that can still make me well up with emotion in the first riff so I wouldn’t blame people. As in the first volume though, actions speak louder than words. Overlaying narrative is present for the multiple scenes of Mafuyu’s past, but its where it is absent that it emphasizes all the past joy and happiness. It’s different from its adaptation, but hits all the same chords.
    As in Midgeyu’s review of volume 1, this is also the volume were we see the rare sight of someone discovering thier sexuality and being able to console with someone experienced who is also gay/bi. We see the trope so much but it’s normally ‘go see the campy guy for love advice’ and is normally a character shoehorned in for that purpose too. It’s a very real moment which doesn’t change perceptions of either character involved. Thier sexuality doesn’t change who they are as people in anyway and its kind of weird/sad that this is such a huge moment when it should be the norm.

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