If you are a fan of romantic and musical films or anime, then “Given” can satisfy you in many ways.
Given is a romance and drama manga series that originated in Japan and was also converted into an anime TV series.
Natsuki Kizu is the writer and illustrator of the manga that was published in Dear+ Comics by Shinshokan.
The manga was published in 6 volumes from 30th April 2013 till the present.
Hikaru Yamaguchi is the director and Yuniko Ayana is the writer of the anime “Given”.
The anime was telecasted on Fuji TV on 11th July 2019 and came to an end on 19th September 2019 with 11 episodes of Given Season 1.
The Plot of The Anime “Given season 2”:
A group of 4 students forms an amateur rock band and the story keeps on revolving around all of them. A dual romantic relationship develops between the guitarist Ritsuka and Vocalist Mafuyu and between bassist Haruki and drummer Akihiko.
Ritsuka is a high school student of 16 years and also the lead guitarist of the band. He is playing the guitar since his childhood and has a good command of the instrument. He is kind and has zero experience with love and romance. As the story progresses, he starts losing his interest in guitar but soon is attracted towards his passion after getting close to Mafuyu.
Mafuyu is also a high school student of 16 years and is the main vocalist and guitarist of the band. He has not taken any professional training related to his passion but is a god-gifted musician and singer. He soon gets skilled in singing, playing the guitar, and songwriting after gaining experience. He hides his emotions and is not very expressive due to the death of his boyfriend, but whenever he performs on stage, he expresses himself very well.
Haruki is the leader of the band and a bassist as well. He is a 22-year-old graduate student and the oldest member of the band. He has a crush on Akihiko and starts dating him as the story progresses. He has a very joyous nature.
Akihiko is a college music student of 20 years and also the drummer of the band. He is skilled in multiple instruments and also knows to play the violin. He is experienced in love and romance and also loves to advise others in this matter. He used to live with his ex-boyfriend Ugetsu and always have an on-and-off relationship with him. He soon realizes that he has feelings for Haruki, so he quits over the relationship with Ugetsu and vows to become a better man for Haruki.
The story of the anime is divided into two major arcs, first arc deals with the relationship of Ritsuka and Mafuyu and their first live performance after the formation of the band; the second arc deals with the relationship of Akihiro and Haruki and the preparation for the first music festival by the band.
Ritsuka becomes the guitar teacher of Mafuyu who was his shy classmate after repairing his Gibson ES-330 guitar. He soon discovers that Mafuyu has a great talent for singing but doesn’t have experience, so he invites him to join the band and thus allows him to polish his skills. Ritsuka later learns that the guitar of Mafuyu originally belonged to Yuki Yoshida who was a childhood friend and boyfriend of Mafuyu, who died from suicide. The band soon starts to compose the music for their first live performance but Mafuyu was unable to write the lyrics of the song at that time. However, on the day of the performance, he writes a beautiful song that clearly showed the love of Mafuyu towards Yuki. After such a beautiful song, Mafuyu and Ritsuka realize the feelings they had for each other and began dating.
The group becomes famous after their live performance and decides to enter into a music festival. Ugetsu soon kicks Akihiko out of his apartment and due to lack of a living place, Akihiko then shifts with Haruki. Akihiko tells Haruki that he is aware of his feelings for him and an awkward silence takes place between them. On the day of the qualifying concert, Akihiko ends his relationship with Ugetsu and initiates a new story with Haruki.
Release Date of The Anime “Given Season 2”:
Given anime as well as Manga are doing very well and gaining fans day by day. The producers agreed to produce more such content if the manga will keep doing well in the future. If the writer will be able to produce more and more volumes then we will soon receive another season of the show. In 2020 a film was released related to the sequel of the anime. The announcements were most probably to be made after the release of the film, so it’s possible that Given Season 2 will be here anytime.
The Cast of The Famous Anime “Given season 2”:
- Ritsuka Uenoyama’s voice is given by Yuma Uchida
- Mafuyu Sato’s voice is given by Shogo Yano
- Haruki Nakayama’s voice is given by Masatomo Nakazawa
- Akihiko Kaji’s voice is given by Takuya Eguchi
- Yuki Yoshida’s voice is given by Yuuki Shin
- Ugetsu Murata’s voice is given by Shintaro Asanuma
- Yayoi Uenoyama’s voice is given by Yu Shimamura
- Shogo Itaya’s voice is given by Kengo Takanashi
- Ryu Ueki’s voice is given by Hiroto Amano
- Hiiragi Kashima’s voice is given by Fumiyo Imai
- Yagi Shizusumi’s voice is given by Taito Ban
- Koji Yatake’s voice is given by Ryota Takeuchi
IMDb Rating of The Anime “Given season 2”:
8.4 out of 10 is the IMDb rating of the anime Given.
Where Can We Watch The Anime “Given season 2”?
- You can watch it on gogoanime.
- You can watch it on anime fix.
- You can watch it on Crunchyroll.
- You can watch it on 9anime.
- You can watch it through Just Watch.
- You can watch it on Yaoi Manga Online.
You can stream it online from the above-mentioned links or can download it from various platforms to watch it offline.
Given got its name from the story itself. Yuki’s mother gives his guitar to Mafuyu after the death of Yuki. Thus the anime was entitled “Given”. The story thus won the hearts of many and became famous.
Season 1 is already telecasted and Season 2 is on its way.
Until then keep watching Given!
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