Get ready, Given fans! The popular anime and manga franchise is set to receive another sequel film, following the success of its 2019 TV series and the 2020 anime movie. The new sequel will shine the spotlight on Kashima Hiiragi, the childhood friend of the main character, Mafuyu Satō. The teaser visual was beautifully crafted by the creator of the series, Natsuki Kizu.
For those unfamiliar with the Given franchise, it is a Japanese boys’ love (BL) or yaoi series created by Natsuki Kizu, which revolves around the lives of four high school students who form a rock band. The story primarily focuses on the relationships between the male characters, including Ritsuka Uenoyama, Mafuyu Satō, Haruki Nakayama, and Akihiko Kaji.
The manga began serialization in Cheri+ magazine in April 2013, and due to its popularity, it was later adapted into an 11-episode anime series that premiered in July 2019. The first feature-length movie, “Given Movie,” was released in August 2020, and served as a sequel to the anime series, delving deeper into the relationship between Haruki and Akihiko.
Returning to the upcoming sequel film, a teaser PV (promotional video) has also been released, giving fans a sneak peek into what’s in store for them. The PV features a new song produced by sentimental production, providing a taste of the captivating music that has been a hallmark of the franchise.
Given has garnered a dedicated fan base and received critics’ praise for its emotionally engaging storyline, relatable characters, and beautiful music. The announcement of this new sequel film will surely excite fans eagerly awaiting more content from the franchise. With the focus on Kashima Hiiragi and Mafuyu’s childhood friendship, audiences can expect an intriguing exploration of their past and a deeper understanding of their bond.
While the release date for the sequel film has not been announced yet, fans can keep an eye out for updates and further announcements in the coming months. As the Given franchise continues to expand and evolve, it remains a heartfelt and captivating story that resonates with audiences worldwide. The manga series is set to end on March 30th with an important announcement.
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