Given is a popular boys-love manga by Natsuki Kizu that is serialised in Shinshokan’s Cheri+ magazine. An anime adaptation is set to premiere on Fuji Television’s noitaminA programming block in July.
A new key visual was posted in the run up to the anime’s release and features the band members during band practice: Mafuyu, Ritsuka, Haruki and Akihiko.
A new promotional video was also released.
The new cast and characters are as follows.
Shintarō Asanuma as Ugetsu Murata
A university student and genius violinist who is active internationally. He has been classmates with Akihiko since their high school days.
Fumiya Imai as Hiiragi Kashima
A high school student who, along with Mafuyu, seems to knows something about Mafuyu’s guitar.
It has also been announced that the opening theme, which can be heard in the promo video is entitled Kizuato and is performed by centimillimental. The ending theme Marutsuke will be performed by the anime’s band Given.
Speaking about working on the opening theme, centimillimental comments: “When I stop and think about things, I have memories of people that are like scars, like something that would make one’s chest tighten. But when I look at those scars, I realise that I certainly did have days I spent with them that I treasure, and I repeat that to myself. I overcome those sad days by putting them into songs. Given overlaps greatly with what centimillimental is all about: the pain and conflict that arises with encounters and breakups. I feel that these encounters are predestined. I hope that the pain which Mafuyu feels is the same as everyone who comes in contact with this series.”
©︎Natsuki Kizu・Shinshokan / Given Production Committee