Given Boys-Love Anime Film's Teaser Video Streamed
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The film will open in Japan on May 16.
Fuji TV's new Blue Lynx boys-love anime label is producing the Given film. The television anime focuses on high school students Ritsuka and Mafuyu, but the film focuses 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 script, and Mina Ōsawa is returning to design the characters. Hiromi Kikuta and MICHIRU are again handling sound direction and music composition, respectively. The artist centimillimental is returning to perform the film's theme song.
The television anime premiered on Fuji TV's Noitamina programming block last July. The anime is the "first anime based on a boys-love manga" to air on Noitamina. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired, 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 performed the opening theme song "Kizuato." The in-anime group "Given" performed the ending theme song "Marutsuke," with centimillimental producing.
The manga runs in Shinshokan's Cheri+ magazine, and Shinshokan published the manga's fifth compiled volume last April. Viz Media's SuBLime imprint for boys-love manga has licensed the series, and the first volume shipped in English on February 11.