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Shougo Yano Stars In First “Given” Anime Character Trailer


Earlier today, the official Given anime website updated with a new teaser trailer. The 15-second promo introduces Mafuyu Sato, and features narration by his actor, Shougo Yano.

Hikaru Yamaguchi (Escha Chron) will direct the project at Lerche, with Yuniko Ayana (The Idolm@ster SideM, BanG Dream!) taking charge of series composition.
The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Mafuyu Sato: Shougo Yano
  • Ritsuka Uenoyama: Yuma Uchida
  • Haruki Nakayama: Masatomo Nakazawa
  • Akihiko Kaji: Takuya Eguchi

Given Anime VisualGiven hits Japanese TV in July.

Natsuki Kizu’s Given manga launched in Shinshokan’s Cheri+ magazine in April 2013. The series currently spans four compiled volumes, with the fifth slated to hit stores on April 1.

Manga resource Baka-Updates describes the title as:

It’s stuck deep inside me and I can’t get it out of my head. Mafuyu’s voice is an insane and dangerous weapon.

That day, I started to feel that playing the guitar and playing basketball, both of which I liked very much previously, was becoming boring.

Uenoyama meets Mafuyu who’s holding onto a broken guitar. The moment Uenoyama finishes fixing the guitar, Mafuyu becomes completely attached to him. However, hearing Mafuyu’s song by chance leaves a deep impression on Uenoyama. An alternative love drawn by Kizu Natsuki!

Source: Animate Times

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