TIME of the SEASON Summer 2019 Edition: given

Welp, since I didn’t do it last season, it is time for the noitanimA anime of the season and hey, this one is about music.

Well, music and it’s a BL anime I’m covering.

This is given.

Director: Hikaru Yamaguchi

Series Composition: Yuniko Ayana


Original creator: Natsuki Kizu

Character Design: Mina Ōsawa

Art Director: Kohei Honda

Animation Director:

Hina Nagata (assistant)

Mina Ōsawa

Sound Director: Hiromi Kikuta

Cgi Director: Tomoya Mizuno

Director of Photography:

Naoki Seizawa

Sena Nakagawa (assistant)


Animation Production: Lerche


Internet Streaming: Crunchyroll


Plot Summary: Ritsuka played guitar but has lost interest in the instrument. One day, he meets Mafuyu, who is holding a broken guitar. Ritsuka unwillingly starts teaching Mafuyu the guitar, but when he hears Mafuyu’s voice, things suddenly begin to change for Ritsuka.

First Thoughts: For the first taste of what’s to come, this is pretty decent. For some reason when I saw Mafuyu with his broken guitar, looking like a lost puppy that doesn’t know its way home and Ritsuka is like, “Oh, dammit, come here and I’ll fix your shit!” Then we got a bit of him being interested in his band and learning to learn how to play guitar although Ritsuka doesn’t even look sure of himself. It’s quite a fascinating show to look into, especially since it’s on a genre that I’m very unfamiliar with (the BL genre, not music) but I’m willing to give this a shot.




I’m MAK2.0 aka The Blue Hybrid and ….. you know, has someone ever thought of an anime about podcasting? It can happen.

One thought on “TIME of the SEASON Summer 2019 Edition: given

  1. I enjoyed this first episode and I’m interested to see where it goes. I liked the way they used sound this first episode and the two characters are so far interesting enough.

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