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‘Given’ Anime Film delayed to August 22 due to COVID-19

On Friday, the official website for Natsuki Kizu’s Given anime film released a trailer and theme song for the film. Centimillimental solo rock group is back to perform the song “Bokura dake no Shudaika” (Only Our Theme Song). The film had previously been scheduled to release in Japan on May 16 but was postponed due to concerns about COVID-19 spreading in Japan.

The film is being produced by Fuji TV ‘s new boys-love anime label Blue Lynx. The television anime focuses on Ritsuka and Mafuyu high school students while the film focuses on Haruki, Akihiko, and Ugetsu adult band members.

The television anime’s cast members are reprising their roles for the film. Hikaru Yamaguchi (director for Escha Chron, episode director for Mr. Osomatsu, Battle Spirits Double Drive) is returning to direct the film at Lerche. Yuniko Ayana (BanG Dream! both seasons, Girls Beyond the Wasteland) is again writing the script, and Mina Ōsawa is returning to design the characters. Hiromi Kikuta and Michiru are again handling sound direction and music composition, respectively. The artist centimillimental is returning to perform the film’s theme song.

Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired, and it describes the story:

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.

Sources:  websiteComic Natalie

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