On July 17, the official website for the anime film adaptation of Kizu Natsuki‘s “Given” manga revealed a trailer and theme song for the anime. Solo rock project centimillimental is returning to perform the theme song “Bokura dake no Shudaika” (Only Our Theme Song).
The film will open on August 22 after a delay. The film was previously scheduled to open in Japan on May 16, but was delayed due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19 in Japan.
Fuji TV’s new Blue Lynx boys-love anime label is producing the film. The television anime focuses on high school students Ritsuka and Mafuyu, but the film focuses on the adult band members Haruki, Akihiko, and Ugetsu.
- Original: “Given” by
Kizu Natsuki (serialized in Shinshokan ” Sheriplus “)
- Director: Yamaguchi Hikaru (director for Escha Chron, episode director for Mr. Osomatsu, Battle Spirits Double Drive)
- Screenplay: Ayana Yuniko (BanG Dream! both seasons, Girls Beyond the Wasteland)
- Character design: Ōsawa Mina
- Acoustic director: Kikuta Hiromi
- Music Composition: Michiru
- Animation production: Lerche
The artist centimillimental is returning to perform the film’s theme song.
- Satō Mafuyu: Yano Shōgo
- Uenoyama Rikka: Uchida Osuuma
- Nakayama Haruki: Nakazawa Masatomo
- Kaji Akihiko: Eguchi Takuya
- Murata Udzuki: Asanuma Shintarō
The television anime premiered on Fuji TV’s Noitamina programming block in July 2019 becoming the “first anime based on a boys-love manga” to air on Noitamina.
Centimillimental performed the opening theme song “Kizuato” for the television anime. The in-anime group “Given” performed the ending theme song “Marutsuke,” with centimillimental producing.
The manga runs in Shinshokan’s Cheri+ magazine. Viz Media’s SuBLime imprint for boys-love manga is releasing the series.