Anime is a Japanese version of an animation or motion animation or rather the word anime means any kind of animation in the Japanese language. Anime has come forth gloriously and is getting more and more recognition along with other TV shows and movies. Anime tv-series and films and also studio ghibli movies are being brought into the spotlight and are loved and adored by many Japanese or even fans of other cultures. Given is one such show which is an anime tv show that is based on a fantasy novel.
Comics as we know are called manga series for the Japanese speaking people and is a form of an indirect way of showing skill in story writing and also in the skill of drawing and bringing many characters to life as though they were real.
More about the Tv series – Given
Given, or as said in Japanese Givun, is a Japanese romance anime series that has music involved or you can call It a sort of a musical. It follows the story from the romance comic series of the name of Givun by Natsuki Kizu. Studio Lerche adapted it into an anime that made its debut on July 12, 2019. The show released only eleven episodes for the season and then completely disappeared off the screens of many anime lovers. This left the fans of the show worried and impatiently waiting for the next season to unfold itself. The life and loves of the rock band Given, and the romantic relationships that develop between its members.
Tightly holding his guitar, Mafuyu Satou gets out of his dark apartment to begin another regular day of his miserable high school life. Whilst taking a short and sweet nap on the spot on the gymnasium staircase, he has a chance to meet with fellow companion Ritsuka Uenoyama, who argues with him for letting his guitar’s strings spoil and break. Suddenly becoming aware of Uenoyama’s expertise in the instrument, Satou urges him to fix it and to teach him how to play. Uenoyama at the end of it all agrees and arranges for him to sit in on a jam session with his two band classmates: the bass guitarist Haruki Nakayama and drummer Akihiko Kaji.
Satou’s voice is amazingly beautiful, pouring in Uenoyama with the determination to make Satou the lead singer of the band. Though resenting at the beginning, Satou accepts the offer after an emotional meeting with a long lost friend. With the help of his new friends, Satou has to learn to play his newfound instrument that is the guitar and find the reasons as to which fate brought this guitar into his hands.
Regarding Season 2 of the Anime series Given
The first season that premiered in July 2019 was a complete and utter hit amongst the youngsters. With only eleven episodes in the audience had gotten so hooked onto the show that the anime fans were hungry for more. Ever since the release of the first season the producers and anime artists have kept their mouths shut regarding the release of this anime series. It being only two years since the release of the hit anime series given, it is not an uncommon hiatus for the makers of anime. Since these shows are completely based on the animation and the skills of the editors involved, anime takes more than a year to create even with the most skilful artists in the working. As for the show Given, there hasn’t been any news regarding the release of another season or even an original film based on this for that matter. This leads us to assume whether the show is cancelled or just on a very long break.
Is there more in store for the anime series Given (Givun)?
The debut instalment of the anime met with a positive critical response. The critics described some of its episodes as one of the most resonant emotional offerings. It also has a great score of 8.33 on MyAnimeList. Along with its ratings, its viewership was also good. Plus, the makers have enough source material, and the demand for a sequel is constantly increasing. Therefore it is very likely that sooner or later, fans will get to watch Given Season 2. They can expect Lerche Studio or its makers to officially announce the anime’s sequel very soon. The green flag might arrive by the end of this year.
The romance that is mentioned in the series, however, refers to a certain romance that takes place between two souls or rather two male characters in the show. However, not uncommonly heard of homosexual relationships though not portrayed in a physical manner is depicted in such a way that the viewer themselves would like the couple to turn out to be homosexual. There is no harm in talking about this subject in anime and neither do we live under a rock. Many Chinese and Japanese Anime tv-series and movies, even studio ghibli movies for that matter have begun making people aware of how prevailing homosexuality is and how it is completely dependent on love and not the outward appearance of the two souls in love.
Among all of the other details, we do have information regarding most of the characters and the voice behind each and every one of them. And we are certain these characters will be fixed for the resurfacing of the second season. The following is the list of characters and whom they are played by:
- Yuuma Uchida playing the role of Ritsuka Uenoyama
- Shougo Yano playing the role of Mafuyu Sato
- Masatomo Nakazawa playing the role of Haruki Nakayama
- Takuya Eguchi playing the role of Akihiko Kaji
- Yuuki Shin playing the role of Yuki Yoshida
- Yuu Shimamura playing the role of Yayoi Uenoyama
- Shintaro Asanuma playing the role of Ugestu Murata
- Fumiya Imai playing the role of Hiiragi Kashima
- Taito Ban playing the role of Shizusumi Yagi
- Ayaka Asai playing the role of Kasai
- Ryouta Takeuchi playing the role of Yatake Koji
This show has got all the praise and love from fans that it deserves and will still be known for being a masterpiece when it comes to combining music romance and a feel-good vibe. This show is definitely a must-watch.