Given Anime Film's May 16 Release Postponed Due to Coronavirus
The TV anime streamed on Crunchyroll as it aired in Japan
The May 16 release date for the given anime film has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak in Japan, it was announced on April 13 on the official website of the anime series.
新型コロナウイルス感染拡大に伴う政府や各行政機関の発表を鑑み、『映画 ギヴン』の公開を延期致します。— 『映画 ギヴン』公式｜近日公開 (@given_anime) April 13, 2020
The given anime film was announced at the end of the TV anime broadcast of the adaptation of Natsuki Kizu’s manga series. The official website noted that advanced tickets for the film will still be valid for whenever the anime film is released, with the date being announced at a later date.
A visual was released alongside the May 16 release day on Valentine's Day in February. The visual can be seen below.
Previously released trailer:
映画映像初解禁！— 『映画 ギヴン』公式｜5月16日公開 (@given_anime) February 27, 2020
特報 URL： https://t.co/vVOyPvLeDr
▼前売券情報は #ギヴン 公式HPへhttps://t.co/7Va7qgQa88 pic.twitter.com/n9MCwU2Hf8
The cast and staff from the TV anime at Lerche return for the film. Crunchyroll simulcasted the given TV anime as it aired from July 11, 2019, to September 19, 2019, and describes it as:
Somehow, the guitar that he used to love to play and the basketball games that he found so fun just lost their appeal... That was until Ritsuka Uenoyama randomly met Mafuyu Sato. Ritsuka had started losing his passion for music in his everyday life, but then he hears Mafuyu sing for the first time. The song resonates with his heart and the distance between them starts to change.
Source: Given on Twitter
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.