Earlier today, an official website and Twitter account opened their doors to announce that Natsuki Kizu’s Given will get an anime TV series. The first cast and crew members were revealed, along with a key visual and a trailer. We break the details down below.
The 40-second promo is styled like a concert video, as The Seasons play the opening riffs to a song – the trailer cuts out just before Mafuyu begins to sing.
The image features Mafuyu standing on stage with, with his guitar. The scene is bathed in a diffuse light.
Hikaru Yamaguchi (Escha Chron) will direct the project at Lerche, with Yuniko Ayana (The Idolm@ster SideM, BanG Dream!) taking charge of series composition.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Mafuyu Sato: Shougo Yano
- Ritsuka Uenoyama: Yuma Uchida
- Haruki Nakayama: Masatomo Nakazawa
- Akihiko Kaji: Takuya Eguchi
Visuals for the characters were also revealed, which you can check out below.
Natsuki Kizu’s Given manga launched in Shinshokan’s Cheri+ magazine in April 2013. The series currently spans four compiled volumes, with the fifth slated to hit stores on April 1.
Manga resource Baka-Updates describes the title as:
It’s stuck deep inside me and I can’t get it out of my head. Mafuyu’s voice is an insane and dangerous weapon.
That day, I started to feel that playing the guitar and playing basketball, both of which I liked very much previously, was becoming boring.
Uenoyama meets Mafuyu who’s holding onto a broken guitar. The moment Uenoyama finishes fixing the guitar, Mafuyu becomes completely attached to him. However, hearing Mafuyu’s song by chance leaves a deep impression on Uenoyama. An alternative love drawn by Kizu Natsuki!
Source: Comic Natalie