Given: the first promotional video of the OVA

Given: the first promotional video of the OVA


The official YouTube channel of the anime label BL BLUE LYNX has finally unveiled the first promotional video of Given's OVA, an adaptation of the manga of the same name written and drawn by Natsuki Kizu. published in Italy by Flashbook Edizioni.

Given: what we know about the OVA

Given's OVA is titled Given: Uragawa no Sonzai (Given: The One on the Flip-Side ) and will be made available in Japan in a DVD attached to the seventh volume of the manga on December 1, 2021.

Given: Uragawa no Sonzai focuses on the events concerning Mafuyu Satou and Ritsuka Uenoyama occurred in mid-winter and early summer that they were not represented in Given the Movie, a sequel to the anime series of the same name and available with subtitles on Crunchyroll.

This is the promotional video:

Given: manga, anime and live-action

Given is a shōnen'ai manga written and illustrated by Natsuki Kizu. The work was initially serialized in the bimonthly manga magazine Cheri + starting from 2013 and was subsequently enclosed in several separate volumes.

In Italy, Given is published by Flashbook starting from 2017.

Uenoyama finds both basketball and music boring, while previously he loved them both. One day at school he runs into Mafuyu, dozing on a ladder hugging a broken stringed guitar. Uenoyama helps him to tune it and, from the moment he gets his hands on that guitar, a spark goes off in Mafuyu, he is completely struck by it, so much so that he asks him to help him learn to play that instrument. What will Uenoyama's response be?

The manga was adapted into an audio drama starting in 2016 and later into an 11-episode anime television series that aired on Crunchyroll in the summer of 2019.

Given is considered by many fans and critics to be one of the best anime series released in 2019, largely thanks to its honesty and emotional complexity, excellent visuals and audio, and well-developed characters that are openly gay couples.

The series was followed by a film, Given The Movie, on February 3, 2021, also distributed by Crunchyroll.

Great music fans, Akihiko Kaji and Ugetsu Murata continue to live together despite having decided to end their love affair. One day, however, the former prefers to go elsewhere. After leaving the house of his former lover, Akihiko is hosted by the bassist of the group in which he plays the drums, Haruki Nakayama, with whom he discovers he has fallen in love.

As for the live-action adaptation, it consists of 6 episodes and is currently broadcast on Fuji TV's FOD streaming service. The live-action features musical artist Sanari as Mafuyu Sato, Jin Suzuki as Ritsuka Ueonyama while Kai Inowaki as Akihiko Kaji and Shuntaro Yanagi as Haruki Nakayama.

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Ever Given, the ship that blocked Suez Canal in March, crosses the canal again

a close up of a boat next to a body of water: Ever Given sails through Suez Canal in Ismailia © Reuters/SUEZ CANAL AUTHORITY Ever Given sails through Suez Canal in Ismailia

ISMAILIA (Egypt) (Reuters) - The giant container ship Ever Given, which blocked the Suez canal for six days in March, crossed the waterway on Friday for the first time since it left Egypt after the incident.

The ship, en route from the United Kingdom to China, crossed the canal among a convoy of 26 vessels sailing from the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea, the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said in a statement. Another 36 ships crossed the waterway from the south.

A group of SCA senior pilots and two tugboats escorted the Ever Given throughout its journey through the canal, the authority said in a statement.

The vessel, one of the world's largest container ships, became jammed across the canal in high winds on March 23, halting traffic in both directions and disrupting global trade.

Video: Ever Given, the ship that blocked the Suez Canal, arrives in Rotterdam (Reuters)

Ever Given, the ship that blocked the Suez Canal, arrives in Rotterdam






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Once it was dislodged, the 400-metre (1,312-foot) vessel left Egypt on July 7, 106 days after becoming wedged across a southern section of the waterway.

Egypt released the Ever Given‮ ‬after protracted negotiations and an undisclosed settlement reached between the SCA and the ship's owners and insurers. It arrived in the Dutch port of Rotterdam on July 29 before heading to Felixstowe, England. [L8N2P454R]

Roughly 15% of world shipping traffic transits the Suez Canal, the shortest shipping route between Europe and Asia.

Friday's voyage through the canal was the Ever Given's 22nd in the waterway.

Shipping trafficking websites and showed the ship in the Red Sea after crossing the canal‮.‬

(Reporting by Yousry Mohamed; writing by Mahmoud Mourad; Editing by Dan Grebler)

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