On the official site for the animated adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Natsuki Kizu, Givenannounced the production of a new OVA, which will be included in the special edition of the seventh compilation volume of the manga, scheduled for December 1st in Japan.

This OVA is titled Given: Uragawa no Sonzai and it will tell a story from mid-winter to early summer that was not covered in the film adaptation of the franchise. On the other hand, Kizu started to publish the manga in the magazine Cheri Plus from the publisher Shinshokan The piece inspired an eleven-episode anime adaptation released in July 2019 and an animated film released in Japan on August 22, 2020.


  • Shougo Yano as Mafuyu Satou.
  • Yuuma uchida as Ritsuka Uenoyama.
  • Masatomo Nakazawa as Haruki Nakayama.
  • Takuya eguchi as Akihiko Kaji.

Production team

  • Akiyo oohashi ((Houseki no Kuni, Sakura Capusule, Umibe no Étranger) is responsible for project management in the studies lark.
  • Yuniko Ayana ((BanG Dream!, Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko, Hori-san to Miyamura-kun) was responsible for writing and monitoring the scripts.

Given summary

This chord made the dusty air vibrate and her eardrums vibrate. Here comes ... our music. Mafuyu's voice penetrates deeply to stay there. It's a dangerous weapon, it's crazy. Both the guitar, which he loved so much, and the basketball, which he enjoyed so much, have already lost their charm in Uenoyama's monotonous life. Until one day he meets Mafuyu. A shy boy with an old guitar in his arms. Uenoyama felt drowned out by the tireless Mafuyu who had loved him since tuning his guitar strings. But she heard him sing ... and his voice penetrated deep into her.

Fountain: Comic Natalie

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