Given Boys-Love Anime's Promo Video Previews Ritsuka
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for the anime adaptation of Natsuki Kizu's Given manga began streaming a new promotional video on Thursday. The video previews the character Ritsuka Uenoyama (voiced by Yūma Uchida).
The series will premiere on Fuji TV's Noitamina programming block in July. 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 fifth compiled volume on April 1.
Sources: Given anime's website, Comic Natalie