BL MANGA ‘ GIVEN ‘ Getting Anime Adaptation, The Most Important Elements

BL GIVEN Anime Adaptation Geek Impulse
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BL GIVEN Anime Adaptation Geek Impulse

Manga adaptation kicks off in July


Manga Plot Summary:

Ritsuka played guitar but has lost interest in the instrument. One day, he meets Mafuyu, who is holding a broken guitar. Ritsuka unwillingly starts teaching Mafuyu the guitar, but when he hears Mafuyu’s voice, things suddenly begin to change for Ritsuka.


The anime will be based on the manga of the same name by Natsuki Kizu. Here is who will be playing each character:

  • Shougo Yano (Nano Kisaragi, Tsurune) as Mafuyu Satou
  • Yuuma Uchida (Ash Lynx, Banana Fish) as Ritsuka Uenoyama
  • Masatomo Yakazawa (Marco, FLCL Progressive) as Haruki Nakayama
  • Takuya Eguchi (Kyoya Mitsurugi, KONOSUBA) as Akihiko Kaji

Hikaru Yamaguchi (Escha Chron) will direct the GIVEN Anime Adaptation, with Yuniko Ayana (BanG Dream!) in charge of series composition and animation produced by Lerche (Radiant)



This was all announced at the “Fuji TV Anime Lineup Press Conference 2019” event announced on March 14th. The event stated that the anime will be the “first anime based on a boys-love manga” to air on Noitamina.


When I was told I would be directing the series, I was reading several pages of the manga and wondering to myself how best to lay out each scene. I was surprised because before I even took it up my brain was already intent on bringing it to life on the screen. I got to work, and for the first time ever, my body said ‘I want to do this.’ Music, friends, companionship, the person you like, joy, sadness, impatience, jealousy. These are the things I want to convey―the intertwined emotions of youth. We live in a diverse society.  I wish for lots of people to watch it, even if on their own.

Series director Hikaru Yamaguchi

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