Anime & Manga News

'Given' TV Anime Reveals Two Cast Members, Theme Song Performers

by Sakana-san
Jun 13, 1:53 PM | 40 Comments

The official website for Lerche's TV anime adaptation of Natsuki Kizu's BL manga Given has revealed a new key visual (pictured), a promotional video, and two new characters and their designs on Thursday. The anime will premiere on Fuji TV's Noitamina programming block on July 12 at 12:55 a.m.

Ugetsu Murata: Shintaro Asanuma (Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?)


Hiiragi Kashima: Fumiya Imai (Diamond no Ace: Act II)



The opening song "Kizuato" will be performed by centimillimental, which is featured in the promotional video. The ending song "Mirutsuke" will be composed by centimillimental and performed by Shougo Yano (CV: Mafuyu Satou).



Hikaru Yamaguchi (Escha Chron) will helm the anime and Yuniko Ayana (The iDOLM@STER SideM) is in charge of the series composition.

Source: Comic Natalie

20 of 40 Comments Recent Comments

11 Eps. (4 Vol.) Total
http://given-anime.com/bddvd/

Jul 18, 9:44 AM by tsubasalover

@RobertBobert
Yes, there's some kind of drama. I won't spoil, but some of the characters are dealing with personal issues

Jun 26, 11:38 AM by Claptrap

Claptrap said:
RobertBobert said:
Who read the original manga? Is it a good musical story or just an experiment with BL in a musical setting?


Complicated to describe... It's more a story about how people connect through music and music is used as a dramatic point versus band contests, etc, but that's because it's more of a 'slice of life drama series about the members'. I'd say it's a pretty good story, I was actually surprised it was getting an adaptation because it's a story I'm happy to see adapted/a few friends of mine who didn't read a lot of manga had actually read.

It's definitely a story about a band, and about grief, and about music, and about a sweet gay romance.


So, in this anime there will be some kind of drama, and not just music + gay?

Jun 26, 4:12 AM by RobertBobert

RobertBobert said:
Who read the original manga? Is it a good musical story or just an experiment with BL in a musical setting?


Complicated to describe... It's more a story about how people connect through music and music is used as a dramatic point versus band contests, etc, but that's because it's more of a 'slice of life drama series about the members'. I'd say it's a pretty good story, I was actually surprised it was getting an adaptation because it's a story I'm happy to see adapted/a few friends of mine who didn't read a lot of manga had actually read.

It's definitely a story about a band, and about grief, and about music, and about a sweet gay romance.

Jun 25, 2:08 PM by Claptrap

Luisito14 said:
dany_elle1908 said:
Gee why ppl you debate others taste choices? and try to force yours into theirs.
Others like GL others BL, is like any other genre o.o
I do not force people watching BL, cus is like GL only that are men ...and viceversa.

Is what i understood through all this talk here


It´s because I'm a gay boy. And when you are part of a minority, you see the inequality. And how much representativity is important. When you see in a video media, finally a story representing you, what is rare, and peopple starting to boycott, just because of theme, it hurts. And hurts even more, when you see which in other side (GL), people don t see this problem. To me, sounds hypocrity, and makes me sad. Besides, we can hava amazing stories, anyway.


i have many friends gay and even girls, they know my taste in reading/watching ..is not like i apply this in reallife tooo.0 [here spraking mostly of me]
my best friend is a slave submissive in BDSM and guess what he runs from girls like are hot oil

to me straight, gay ...i do not like female characters in a fictional word...
don't mistunderstood... i have no issue with GL, for me i see same like BL, which is something beautiful, but as a fictional story... is different. Damn those Mary Sue characters that killed my love for females. Although some real straight female friends i had did that too o.o


Jun 15, 9:29 PM by dany_elle1908

dany_elle1908 said:
Gee why ppl you debate others taste choices? and try to force yours into theirs.
Others like GL others BL, is like any other genre o.o
I do not force people watching BL, cus is like GL only that are men ...and viceversa.

Is what i understood through all this talk here


It´s because I'm a gay boy. And when you are part of a minority, you see the inequality. And how much representativity is important. When you see in a video media, finally a story representing you, what is rare, and peopple starting to boycott, just because of theme, it hurts. And hurts even more, when you see which in other side (GL), people don t see this problem. To me, sounds hypocrity, and makes me sad. Besides, we can hava amazing stories, anyway.

Jun 15, 4:07 PM by Luisito14

Luisito14 said:
RobertBobert said:


I have no problems with homosexual characters, if their sexuality is portrayed openly, and not used as ambiguous teasing for fans of gay and lesbian as a "fetish". The only exception may be a show like YuruYuri, where moe-yuri is used to parody the cliché of the genre.


Yes, me too. I saied that because I thought you maybe were one of this persons with lesbian fetish. Sounds like I was wrong. Sorry and hugs.


No problem, I am not accusing you of anything. Simply, I myself often like to criticize people who claim to be LGBT-friendly, but in fact just love gay content with the opposite sex.

Jun 15, 4:01 PM by RobertBobert

Savasvania said:
Sounds good to me. They keep teasing the bit where you will first hear Mafuyu sing and it is killing me. The panels for that scene in the manga are beautiful.


Same!! I cannot find anything on his VA aside from a very heavily autotuned song from a previous idol anime, not that that's really credible here. Just from the manga, i imagined Mafuyu to have a very emotional voice like TK from Ling Tosite Sigure, i doubt it'll be like that, but I hope he's good^

Jun 15, 3:58 PM by Emsuny

RobertBobert said:
Luisito14 said:


Just for clarify the question. Sorry, anyway.


I have no problems with homosexual characters, if their sexuality is portrayed openly, and not used as ambiguous teasing for fans of gay and lesbian as a "fetish". The only exception may be a show like YuruYuri, where moe-yuri is used to parody the cliché of the genre.


Yes, me too. I saied that because I thought you maybe were one of this persons with lesbian fetish. Sounds like I was wrong. Sorry and hugs.

Jun 15, 3:54 PM by Luisito14

Anhesenaton said:
Luisito14 said:


I m not going to talk about the grades, because there´s no necessity. Next point, there´s a lot of stories about BL which are not stereotypical, and are awesome. Second, many GL shows is just fanservice for men (for not use another word), and have terrible stories, if would have, so this is a problem about both, just not for BL. And least, you really would give more chance for other side, not just for GL. Appreciate your own gender. Hugs.


Yes, there are some horribly low quality GL anime (Citrus, Sakura Trick etc.) and I have seen more average, and subpar shoujou ai and yuri shows than good ones. We don't have a disagreement about this. And, as you may have noticed, I am giving a chance to the other side, that is why I am asking about this show. ;) Hugs.


Rsrsrs okay then. I understood. Hugs and be fine.

Jun 15, 3:48 PM by Luisito14

At least it is not a toxic BL like the rest

Jun 15, 2:08 PM by pantriste

Sounds good to me. They keep teasing the bit where you will first hear Mafuyu sing and it is killing me. The panels for that scene in the manga are beautiful.

Jun 15, 7:20 AM by Nonsense_Effigy

Gee why ppl you debate others taste choices? and try to force yours into theirs.
Others like GL others BL, is like any other genre o.o
I do not force people watching BL, cus is like GL only that are men ...and viceversa.

Is what i understood through all this talk here

Jun 15, 7:15 AM by dany_elle1908

Luisito14 said:
Anhesenaton said:


If you know that I appricate GL shows that means you have clicked on my profile and browsed through the scores I have given to the anime in my list. In that case you had to see that I gave 7/10 to Banana Fish, but that is not a low score in my case since I gave my absolute favourite GL anime Yagate kimi ni Naru an 8/10, and similarly I gave 8/10 to my favourite GL manga Girl Friends. Only one point difference and that one point doesn’t come from the fact that BF deals with boys love. I have given to bromance-like shows like Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinju 10/10 or Sakamichi no Apollon 9/10 so in my case its clearly not homophobia that makes me shun the avarage BL anime (I even reading a book now that features gay characters), but what makes me careful when it comes to watching a BL anime is rather that how those gay characters are depicted in an average show. The effeminate, mincing fujoshi fanservice stock-gay-characters are those that makes my hair stand on end because in reality most of the gays are not like those caricatures (I have to admit that I too am a bit stereotypical in this view because it comes from mostly watching trailers of those anime and reading comments and not directly from watching a lot of BL shows) I am not talking of BF now, in that case I have more problem with Ash super-hero blond prince-sama-like attributes and some other cliches, but that is an other story not something I want to discuss in this thread. So when I said I didn't want "a lot more BL theme in it" it was a bit misunderstandable because I kept my comment curt not having the patience to explain what kind of story I want to avoid. But anyway I don't want to hide the fact that I am more interested in GL than in BL and I am not keen on watching two boys kissing with each other without there being other things in the story that pique my interest (like Shinsekai yori did and I didn't have problem with the kissing scene in it), but why would be that a problem? It doesn't mean much more than that I am more interested in josei than shounen.


I m not going to talk about the grades, because there´s no necessity. Next point, there´s a lot of stories about BL which are not stereotypical, and are awesome. Second, many GL shows is just fanservice for men (for not use another word), and have terrible stories, if would have, so this is a problem about both, just not for BL. And least, you really would give more chance for other side, not just for GL. Appreciate your own gender. Hugs.


Yes, there are some horribly low quality GL anime (Citrus, Sakura Trick etc.) and I have seen more average, and subpar shoujou ai and yuri shows than good ones. We don't have a disagreement about this. And, as you may have noticed, I am giving a chance to the other side, that is why I am asking about this show. ;) Hugs.

Jun 15, 6:14 AM by Ishitateso

Luisito14 said:
RobertBobert said:
@Luisito14 Did I say somewhere that I have a prejudice about BL?


Just for clarify the question. Sorry, anyway.


I have no problems with homosexual characters, if their sexuality is portrayed openly, and not used as ambiguous teasing for fans of gay and lesbian as a "fetish". The only exception may be a show like YuruYuri, where moe-yuri is used to parody the cliché of the genre.

Jun 15, 5:55 AM by RobertBobert

Anhesenaton said:
Luisito14 said:


And what is the deal if will be BL theme on this? Banana Fish is awesome, and you look like aprecciate GL, so why not watch BL? Aff


If you know that I appricate GL shows that means you have clicked on my profile and browsed through the scores I have given to the anime in my list. In that case you had to see that I gave 7/10 to Banana Fish, but that is not a low score in my case since I gave my absolute favourite GL anime Yagate kimi ni Naru an 8/10, and similarly I gave 8/10 to my favourite GL manga Girl Friends. Only one point difference and that one point doesn’t come from the fact that BF deals with boys love. I have given to bromance-like shows like Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinju 10/10 or Sakamichi no Apollon 9/10 so in my case its clearly not homophobia that makes me shun the avarage BL anime (I even reading a book now that features gay characters), but what makes me careful when it comes to watching a BL anime is rather that how those gay characters are depicted in an average show. The effeminate, mincing fujoshi fanservice stock-gay-characters are those that makes my hair stand on end because in reality most of the gays are not like those caricatures (I have to admit that I too am a bit stereotypical in this view because it comes from mostly watching trailers of those anime and reading comments and not directly from watching a lot of BL shows) I am not talking of BF now, in that case I have more problem with Ash super-hero blond prince-sama-like attributes and some other cliches, but that is an other story not something I want to discuss in this thread. So when I said I didn't want "a lot more BL theme in it" it was a bit misunderstandable because I kept my comment curt not having the patience to explain what kind of story I want to avoid. But anyway I don't want to hide the fact that I am more interested in GL than in BL and I am not keen on watching two boys kissing with each other without there being other things in the story that pique my interest (like Shinsekai yori did and I didn't have problem with the kissing scene in it), but why would be that a problem? It doesn't mean much more than that I am more interested in josei than shounen.


I m not going to talk about the grades, because there´s no necessity. Next point, there´s a lot of stories about BL which are not stereotypical, and are awesome. Second, many GL shows is just fanservice for men (for not use another word), and have terrible stories, if would have, so this is a problem about both, just not for BL. And least, you really would give more chance for other side, not just for GL. Appreciate your own gender. Hugs.

Jun 15, 5:46 AM by Luisito14

dany_elle1908 said:
Luisito14 said:


Part of my last comment supposed to be for this kkkkkkkk Banana Fish part. Also, if you watch shoujo-ai themes, why don´t watch shounen-ai themes? I am not say explicity this is your case, but in general, this people who watch GL and have this prejudice with BL really pisses me off. Such a hypocrites.


cus not all like a subgenre if watch the other
i one i do not watch shoujo-ai ...but watch/read shounen-ai
i usually don't like the female characters
some books destroy mylove for the girls :):) in animes,mangas, movies :):) and books ;p
if are strong as lead i watch although


To me, is just parcel prejudice. In homosexual relantionships, you give a chance to one, but not to the other.

Jun 15, 5:25 AM by Luisito14

RobertBobert said:
@Luisito14 Did I say somewhere that I have a prejudice about BL?


Just for clarify the question. Sorry, anyway.

Jun 15, 5:22 AM by Luisito14

@Luisito14 Did I say somewhere that I have a prejudice about BL?

Jun 15, 2:10 AM by RobertBobert

Luisito14 said:
Anhesenaton said:


That is something I too would like to know. Judging by the trailer the story and their music will be to my liking, but I don't want to watch an anime with a lot more BL theme in it than there was for example in Banana Fish.


And what is the deal if will be BL theme on this? Banana Fish is awesome, and you look like aprecciate GL, so why not watch BL? Aff


If you know that I appricate GL shows that means you have clicked on my profile and browsed through the scores I have given to the anime in my list. In that case you had to see that I gave 7/10 to Banana Fish, but that is not a low score in my case since I gave my absolute favourite GL anime Yagate kimi ni Naru an 8/10, and similarly I gave 8/10 to my favourite GL manga Girl Friends. Only one point difference and that one point doesn’t come from the fact that BF deals with boys love. I have given to bromance-like shows like Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinju 10/10 or Sakamichi no Apollon 9/10 so in my case its clearly not homophobia that makes me shun the avarage BL anime (I even reading a book now that features gay characters), but what makes me careful when it comes to watching a BL anime is rather that how those gay characters are depicted in an average show. The effeminate, mincing fujoshi fanservice stock-gay-characters are those that makes my hair stand on end because in reality most of the gays are not like those caricatures (I have to admit that I too am a bit stereotypical in this view because it comes from mostly watching trailers of those anime and reading comments and not directly from watching a lot of BL shows) I am not talking of BF now, in that case I have more problem with Ash super-hero blond prince-sama-like attributes and some other cliches, but that is an other story not something I want to discuss in this thread. So when I said I didn't want "a lot more BL theme in it" it was a bit misunderstandable because I kept my comment curt not having the patience to explain what kind of story I want to avoid. But anyway I don't want to hide the fact that I am more interested in GL than in BL and I am not keen on watching two boys kissing with each other without there being other things in the story that pique my interest (like Shinsekai yori did and I didn't have problem with the kissing scene in it), but why would be that a problem? It doesn't mean much more than that I am more interested in josei than shounen.

Jun 14, 10:22 PM by Ishitateso

Related Database Entries