Natsuki Kizu's Boys Love Manga given Gets Live-action Web Drama & New Anime Episode

The 11-episode TV anime and the movie are available on Crunchyroll



Fuji TV announced today that a live-action drama based on Natsuki Kizu's boys love manga given will be streamed for six episodes on its FOD (Fuji TV on Demand) streaming service from July 17, 2021.


given is a poplar BL manga series that delicately depicts the love and growth of the four rock band members, and has been serialized in Shinshokan's Sheri Plus since its spring issue of 2013. Following a drama CD in 2016, its 11-episode TV anime adaptation was aired on Fuji TV's Noitamina programming block as its first anime adaptation of a BL manga from July to September 2019, then an anime feature film GIVEN The Movie was released in August 2020.


The live-action drama features Jin Suzuki (21) as Ritsuka Uenoyama, Sanari (18) as Mafuyu Sato, Kai Inowaki (25) as Akihiko Kaji, and Shuntaro Yanagi (30) as Haruki Nakayama. Koichiro Miki, known for his directorial work for the live-action film adaptation of Wataru Watanabe's cycling-themed sports manga Yowamushi Pedal in 2020, will write and direct.












In addition, a new anime episode given: Uragawa no Sonzai (The Existence of The Back Side) is now in the works. It tells a "back side" story between Mafuyu and Ritsuka, which was not depicted in GIVEN The Movie. The special episode will be included in the bonus DVD of the limited edition of the manga's next seventh volume to be released in Japan on December 1, 2021. Pre-orders will be accepted until August 29. 






Source: Fuji TV press release


©︎Natsuki Kizu, Shinshokan/Fuji TV

©Natsuki KIZU, SHINSHOKAN/given committee


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