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Given Boys-Love Anime Reveals Promo Video, More Cast, Theme Song Artists, Visual, July 11 Premiere

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Solo rock project centimillimental performs opening theme, produces ending theme

The official website for the anime adaptation of Natsuki Kizu's Given manga began streaming the show's promotional video on Thursday.

The site also revealed a new visual, and announced that the solo rock project centimillimental will perform the opening theme song "Kizuato," previewed in the above video. The in-anime group "Given" will perform the ending theme song "Mirutsuke." centimillimental is producing the ending theme song.

In addition, the site revealed two more cast members:

Shintarō Asanuma as Ugetsu Murata

Fumiya Imai as Hiiragi Kashima

The series will premiere on Fuji TV's Noitamina programming block on July 11, and will air on Thursdays at 24:55 (Fridays at 12:55 a.m). 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.

Source: Press release, Given anime's website

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