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Given Boys-Love Anime Gets Film in 2020

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Staff, cast return from TV anime

The official website for the anime adaptation of Natsuki Kizu's Given manga revealed on Thursday that a new anime film will open in 2020. The website revealed a teaser video and visual for the film.

Fuji TV's new Blue Lynx boys-love anime label is producing the film. The television anime focuses on high school students Ritsuka and Mafuyu, but the film will focus on the adult band members Haruki, Akihiko, and Ugetsu.

The television anime's cast members are reprising their roles for the film. Hikaru Yamaguchi (director for Escha Chron, episode director for Mr. Osomatsu, Battle Spirits Double Drive) is returning to direct the film at Lerche. Yuniko Ayana (BanG Dream! both seasons, Girls Beyond the Wasteland) is again writing the scripts, and Mina Ōsawa is returning to design the characters. Hiromi Kikuta and MICHIRU are again handling sound direction and music composition, respectively.

The television anime premiered on Fuji TV's Noitamina programming block on July 11. The anime is the "first anime based on a boys-love manga" to air on Noitamina. Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs, and it describes the story:

Somehow, the guitar that he used to love to play and the basketball games that he found so fun just lost their appeal...

That was until Ritsuka Uenoyama randomly met Mafuyu Sato. Ritsuka had started losing his passion for music in his everyday life, but then he hears Mafuyu sing for the first time. The song resonates with his heart and the distance between them starts to change.

Solo rock project centimillimental is performing the opening theme song "Kizuato." The in-anime group "Given" is performing the ending theme song "Marutsuke." centimillimental is producing the ending theme song.

The manga runs in Shinshokan's Cheri+ magazine, and Shinshokan published the manga's fifth compiled volume on April 1. Viz Media's SuBLime imprint for boys-love manga has licensed the series, and the first volume will ship in English in February 2020.

Source: Given anime's website

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