The Fuji TV presentation of upcoming projects has revealed that the manga series Given is set to make the leap to anime. The boys-love project is the first one for the Noitamina block with it planned for a July 2019 debut and the second of the character narrated promotional videos have arrived. It’s brief but it shows off a bit of the style and atmosphere of the show. The show has Hikaru Yamaguchi directing based on the scripts overseen by Yuniko Ayana. Studio Lerche is handling the animation production for it. Check out the launch video below as well as an illustration by the original creator celebrating the announcement.
The Japanese cast includes:
- Shougo 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)
The series is based on the manga by Natsuki Kizu which is serialized in Cheri+ magazine. It began in December 2017 and has five volumes out as of April 2019.
Plot Concept: The story involves Ritsuka, a young man 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.