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BL Manga 'Given' Gets Movie Adaptation with 2020 Premiere

by Sakana-san
Sep 19, 10:33 AM | 32 Comments

Following the broadcast of the 11th and final episode of Lerche's Given television anime on Thursday, a theatrical adaptation of Natsuki Kizu's BL manga was announced. The film will premiere in 2020.

The film will be produced under Fuji TV's Blue Lynx label, which focuses on the boys' love genre and primarily works on theatrical animation. This will be the label's second project, with Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai: The Clouds Gather being the first.

Kizu has serialized Given in Shinshokan's Cheri+ magazine since April 2013. Shinshokan published the fifth compiled volume on April 1. VIZ Media licensed the manga under its SuBLime imprint this August and will publish the first volume in February 2020.

The TV anime, directed by Hikaru Yamaguchi (Escha Chron), began airing on July 12 on noitaminA, becoming the first boys' love anime to ever air during the programming block. Crunchyroll streamed the series while it aired in Japan.

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Source: Blue Lynx on Twitter

Given Movie on MAL

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That makes sense. There's no enough material for a second season. Well, go Haruki!! I can't wait for what they are going to adapt since I'm 100% sure it's Haruki's love problems. I also hope because it's a movie, it won't be censored like it would be had this been a TV series adaptation. There is one scene that will be very difficult to watch because of it's extremely mature themes and another which is straight up steamy (those 2 roommates). Anyone that read the manga knows what I'm talking about but I feel a movie would allow for those 2 scenes to be depicted with justice.

Am disappointed about Viz Media/Sublime picking up the manga. Their translations are horrible and childish when it comes to BL. I so prefer the accurate, ADEQUATE hard work of fan scanlaters than the schlock Sublime gives us.

Sep 24, 2:45 PM by MetaKite

This show deserves way more attention than it got. Hopefully the leap in ratings post-airing will get more people interesting in this great show. Hyped for the film.

Sep 24, 8:29 AM by RebelPanda

EratiK said:
NG_Chloe said:
that doesn't make any sense, you're saying that because there's a movie, there can't be a season 2. I'm pretty sure they can set a season 2 after a movie, so I don't see the problem here
The problem is two-fold actually: first, a movie is relatively more expensive than a series, owners usually pay for either one, not both, at least not immediately. And second, there's the problem of the content, manga had barely content for a season two, and a movie is like 4.5 eps=9 chapters, so the remaining content is too few to get another season. Maybe another movie in a few years if lucky.


I see, that makes a lot of sense. They probably didn't think it would be popular enough to wait for enough content for another season, so they decided to plan for a movie to capitalize on the audience

Sep 23, 10:28 PM by NG_Chloe

I’ll take whatever I can get!! Excited about this news.

Sep 22, 2:16 PM by lostnspace

Life might be hard, but I want to savour every moment so I'm always hoping that time would go slower but this made me wish for 2019 to be over in an instant.

I just can't wait to watch it and fall in love with Given all over again! ❤

Also, I would really have this to have a second season or SEASONS. After all, they were 「the Seasons」, right? RIGHT? Okay, I'll let myself out qwq

Sep 20, 1:45 PM by Hinonyan-kun

Considering we're safe for next year (movieee hell yeah) I do hope they make a 2nd season. It's not unheard of BL anime getting sequels,even 3rd seasons (Super lovers, Junjou Romantica to name a few). It's popular enough and there is enough manga material so I think it's very much possible,not exactly like Kimetsu no yaiba but still fairly popular. They said the movie will cover from where we left off and put focus on Kaji and Haruki's mess of a relationship so we'd definitely get more explanations and plot progressions if anything else.

For those saying the movie will be rushed,Doukyuusei got a movie and I think it was a nice well-rounded piece that made perfect sense in comparison to the manga. And movies are more expensive to make so why even bother if they can do a season 2?

Sep 20, 11:01 AM by Nutella71

Germqueen said:
Ahhh if I'm gonna be honest I am kind of sad its going to be a movie and not another season. I had a feeling from the ending there were too many loose strings so I'm not surprised about a sequel (grateful really) but I suppose the manga may not be in far enough? Not sure since I only recently realized the manga is ongoing

Kind of a shame, but at least the manga is there still.
I'm just so attached to the characters already and wanna see moreee


There is more than enough material for another 12 episodes and the end of the 5th volume would have been an okay ending because I doubt that we would have gotten even a third season. A movie will probably rush and drop a lot.

Sep 20, 1:00 AM by huntress1013

I should cheer but I would have liked a second season more, to be honest. Oh well.

Sep 20, 12:56 AM by huntress1013

omgggg yeeeessss

Sep 20, 12:49 AM by dea-alhena

Can't wait to see Akihiko, Haruki and Ugetsu's story to be animated!!

Sep 19, 11:22 PM by Rickydory123

looking forward to watching this movie❤️❤️❤️

Sep 19, 9:55 PM by Fundashi666

Ahhh if I'm gonna be honest I am kind of sad its going to be a movie and not another season. I had a feeling from the ending there were too many loose strings so I'm not surprised about a sequel (grateful really) but I suppose the manga may not be in far enough? Not sure since I only recently realized the manga is ongoing

Kind of a shame, but at least the manga is there still.
I'm just so attached to the characters already and wanna see moreee

Sep 19, 9:39 PM by Germqueen

HAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH CAN'T WAIT TO SEE EVERYTHING ANIMATEDDDDDDD

Sep 19, 6:42 PM by MaahHeim

My impatience will make me read the manga anyways, but I'm glad that we're getting more animated content.

Sep 19, 6:00 PM by GoldenDevilGamer

Great, more adult drama to indulge in movie format. Blue Lynx is really in charge of all the BL movies? God bless. Waiting for Saezuru updates and hopefully a Dakaretai sequel one day.

Sep 19, 5:50 PM by Shadow-Chan

I'm hyped for this! <3

Sep 19, 5:28 PM by Arashisenpaii

That's great. Hopefully the movie will come out in the west.

Sep 19, 4:32 PM by AddaeAkono

NG_Chloe said:
that doesn't make any sense, you're saying that because there's a movie, there can't be a season 2. I'm pretty sure they can set a season 2 after a movie, so I don't see the problem here
The problem is two-fold actually: first, a movie is relatively more expensive than a series, owners usually pay for either one, not both, at least not immediately. And second, there's the problem of the content, manga had barely content for a season two, and a movie is like 4.5 eps=9 chapters, so the remaining content is too few to get another season. Maybe another movie in a few years if lucky.

Sep 19, 3:21 PM by EratiK

Super excited about this. Given has been one hell of a ride for me, a movie sounds great. Although I would like a second season too.

Sep 19, 3:16 PM by mirana

EratiK said:
On one hand I'm hyped, but on the other hand a movie means no season two, so...


that doesn't make any sense, you're saying that because there's a movie, there can't be a season 2. I'm pretty sure they can set a season 2 after a movie, so I don't see the problem here

Sep 19, 3:09 PM by NG_Chloe

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