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Natsuki Kizu's Given Boys-Love Manga Gets TV Anime in July on Noitamina

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Shōgo Yano, Yūma Uchida star in series at studio Lerche

The "Fuji TV Anime Lineup Press Conference 2019" event on Thursday announced that Natsuki Kizu's Given manga is inspiring a television anime adaptation that will premiere on Fuji TV's Noitamina programming block in July. The event stated that the anime will be the "first anime based on a boys-love manga" to air on Noitamina.

The anime stars:

Shōgo Yano as Mafuyu Sato (guitarist and vocalist)

Yūma Uchida as Ritsuka Uenoyama (guitarist)

Masatomo Nakazawa as Haruki Nakayama (bassist)

Takuya Eguchi as Akihiko Kaji (drummer)

Hikaru Yamaguchi (director for Escha Chron, episode director for Mr. Osomatsu, Battle Spirits Double Drive) is directing the anime at studio Lerche. Yuniko Ayana (BanG Dream! both seasons, Girls Beyond the Wasteland) is overseeing the series scripts.

The "youth band story" centers on Ritsuka, who plays 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.

The manga runs in Shinshokan's Cheri+ magazine, and Shinshokan published the manga's fourth compiled volume in December 2017. The manga's fifth volume will ship on April 1.

Sources: "Fuji TV Anime Lineup Press Conference 2019" event livestream, Given anime's website

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