Given is a popular boys-love manga by Natsuki Kizu that is serialised in Shinshokan’s Cheri+ magazine. It has been announced that the series is receiving an anime adaptation and will premiere on Fuji Television’s noitaminA programming block in July.
The announcement of the adaptation at the 2019 Fuji Television Anime Line-Up Conference on March 14 caused an uproar of excitement on Japanese social media. A new promotional video series entitled “talk to_PV” began being released on May 16 and will run every Thursday for four weeks showcasing different characters’ voices.
2nd Character Voice Promo Video: talk to_PV Ritsuka Ver.
For week two, we get to hear Ritsuka Uenoyama’s voice played by Yūma Uchida.
Speaking about the role, Uchida comments: “I’m Yūma Uchida, and I’ll be lending my voice to Ritsuka Uenoyama for the anime series Given. This series carefully displays the wavering hearts of two different people. I feel it explores the conflicts that make up their youth, such as not being true to oneself or finding the way for one’s passions. I want to exchange words with [the character] Mafuyu myself too!”
A 4-week campaign is also running in Japan via the series’ official Twitter account in Japan where you can receive a signed card by the cast. Details below.
Don’t miss Given airing this July.
©︎Natsuki Kizu・Shinshokan / Given Production Committee
How to Participate: Follow @given_anime and retweet their announcements.
Shougo Yano (as Mafuyu) – May 16, 2019 at 21:00 – May 29, 2019 at 23:59
Yūma Uchida (as Ritsuka) – May 23, 2019 at 21:00 – June 5, 2019 at 23:59
Masatomo Nakazawa (as Haruki) – May 30, 2019 at 21:00 – June 12, 2019 at 23:59
Takuya Eguchi (as Akihiko) – June 6, 2019 at 21:00 – June 19, 2019 at 23:59
Initial Broadcast: July 2019
Official Website: given-anime.com