Given season 1 is premiered worldwide and got so much love from everyone and the most enthusiastic people watch this more than two times that’s why Anime lovers are eagerly waiting for Given season 2. Given season 1 is enormously fantastic and this cartoon series has super animation ability. The good news is our best-treasured boy band is back with an amazing recital of feelings.
Given is a famous Japanese manga series which is illustrated and written by Natsuki Kizu and directed by Hikaru Yamaguchi and serialized in manga magazine Cheri from 2013 and collected six tankobon volumes from Shinshokan. This series was modified in 2016 into an audio drama and in 2019 anime television series premiered with 11 episodes by Lerche.
The movie was first announced on 19th September 2019 and after postponed the final episode Japan released it on 22nd August 2020. The series released on Blu-ray and DVD on 3rd February, 20121, and Crunchyroll announced this movie will be bearing the service on February 2021.
In the manga stage, there are already 2 seasons of movies that have happened, that’s why they are thinking about the second season of the series. Fans are too curious about the story and want to get all information regarding the Given season 2.
# Given season 2 premiere time:
The first season of “Given” premiered on 12th July 2019 with 12 episodes and ended on 20th September 2019. This anime has a set of 5 volumes to date so far; those volumes had a very intermittent release schedule. Most of the people assume that manga is far away from over and the author is a little bit incoherent with publishing.
There is no official announcement of the Given season 2 release date but the fans should not anticipate that the anime will come back at least the mid-2022. Unfortunately, currently, it is not clear whatever the series will return with another season. Actually, the problem is the anime has covered overall all available content from the manga.
Considering the ratings, the production team tries to cover all the contents and seems to release season 2 with such interest. Following the release time of the anime, Given season 2 might release in 2022, potentially 2023, actually it depends on the rate which is written by the new author.
# Cast & characters:
The main characters of this series are:
Ritsuka Uenoyama, a 16 years old high school boy and the lead guitarist of the band. He is very talented and has practiced with the instruments since he played guitar from childhood. In this series, he lost his passion for guitar as he got closer to Mafuyu. Makoto Furukawa’s voice in audio drama and Yuma Uchida’s voice in anime.
Mafuyu Sato, a 16 years old high school boy and the lead vocalist and guitarist of the band. Mafuyu is a gifted singer and musician and rapidly becomes a skilled guitarist, songwriter, and singer. He owns a Pomeranian named Kedama. In audio drama Soma Saito gives voice and in anime Shogo Yano gives voice.
Haruki Nakayama, a 22 years old graduate student, the oldest member of the band as well as band leader and band’s bassist. He has a crush on Akihito and wants to date him. In audio drama Yasuaki Takumi gives voice and in anime Masatomo Nakazawa gives voice.
Akihiko Kaji, a 20 years old college student and drummer of the band. He is experienced in violin as well as other instruments. He had relationships with men as well as women and skilled the matters of romance and love. Satoshi Hino voices in audio drama and Takuyu Eguchi voices in anime.
The supporting characters of this series are:
Yuki Yoshida is Mafuyu’s childhood friend and also his boyfriend who attempted suicide.
Ugetsu Murata, a world well-known violinist, and Akihiko’s ex-boyfriend and roommate.
And the other supporting characters are Yayoi Uenoyama, Shogo Italya, Rye Ueki, Hiiragi Kashima, Tsubaki, and Koji Yatake.
“Given” is mainly divided into two important story arcs. The first one primarily focuses on the relationship between Mafuyu and Ritsuka and the second one primarily focuses on the relationship between Haruki and Akihiko. Both are busy preparing for their first and very important music festival.
In the beginning, Ritsuka was a little bit confused about Mafuyu’s talent but then he realized that he is a great singer and approached him to join the band. After the suicide attempt of Mafuyu’s boyfriend, he becomes lonely and fails to complete the lyrics of his song. On the day of the show, he sings songs that define the feelings for his boyfriend. And that’s how the romance between them starts and they end up this by kissing backstage after the show.
“Given” is the band name which is an honor to Yuki who gave his guitar to Mafuyu. After the breakthrough concert, the band continuously participates in major music programs. But their relationship is in danger when Akihiko starts dating his so-called ex-boyfriend.
# English dub:
The English translation of the manga is licensed by Viz Media Animate in North America while the film and the anime are syndicated Japan’s outside streamed by Crunchyroll. The first episode was released in November 2014 in Japan but it was released with an English dub in February 2020. The six volumes were released on 3rd August 2020 in Japan and it is assumed that it will premiere with an English dub on June 8, 2021.
On the facade, it’s a music anime, so obviously, music is top-notch and the series theme song “our own theme song” is very famous. Even the style of the animation perfectly fits with its theme and it becomes thrilling if it is continuing this way. It is that anime which demands you to invest your time in it.
Director: Hikaru Yamagachi
Character design: Mina Osawa
Script: Yuniko Ayana
Art director: Ayano Okamato
Photography director: Naoki Serizawa
Color design: Hiroaki Kaguhi
Editing: Rie Itou
Sound director: Hiromi Kituda
Original creator: Natsuki Kizu
Theme song: Centimilimental
# Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. What is the premier channel given?
Ans: It premiered on Fuji TV.
Q. How many episodes will it contain?
Ans: The first season had 11 episodes. And it seems that season 2 also has 10-12 episodes.
Q. What is the rating of season 1?
Ans: Present ratings of season 1 are 4.9 out of 5 in Crunchyroll, 8.31 out of 10 in my anime list, and 8.3 from 10 in IMDB.
Q. When given season 2 trailer release?
Ans: Well there is no update about the season 2 trailer so if there is any news we are sure to inform you.
Q. Where can I watch “Given”?
Ans: You can watch it on YouTube, and its premier channel.
Though season 1 of given is loved by everyone so the producers and channel think about the Given season 2. But there is no latest update about it if there is any you will get from this site.