The summer 2019 anime series Given was a part of the Noitamina block on Fuji TV and we learned not long after that a feature film was coming. With a May 16th, 2020 debut set previously, the film was removed from the schedule with no new date set for it due to the emergency declarations set regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. With things on the upward trend there in the right way, it’s now been rescheduled for an August 22nd, 2020 debut and they’ve released an updated version of the key visual to include the new date with it..
The TV series had Hikaru Yamaguchi directing based on the scripts overseen by Yuniko Ayana. Studio Lerche is handling the animation production for it.
The Japanese cast includes Shougo Yano as Mafuyu Sato (guitarist and vocalist), Yūma Uchida as Ritsuka Uenoyama (guitarist), Masatomo Nakazawa as Haruki Nakayama (bassist), and 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.
centimillimental will be performing the theme song for it.
— 『映画 ギヴン』公式｜８月２２日（土）公開 (@given_anime) July 3, 2020
Plot Concept: 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.