The official Twitter for the Given anime has released a trailer for the series’ upcoming original video animation (OVA). You can view the full post with the Given OVA trailer below:
With the release of this trailer, it’s evident that fans of the manga will indeed get to see some of the scenes that weren’t adapted in the recent Given movie. In the Given OVA trailer, we get to see snippets of Ritsuka and Mafuyu’s classroom talk and sleepover. The scene between Mafuyu and Hiiragi at the summer festival will also be adapted.
Haruki and Akihiko will also make an appearance in the OVA, but it seems like Mafuyu and Ritsuka’s relationship will take center stage in this new animation. Moreover, based on a few grey-toned shots in the Given OVA trailer, we’ll get to see some flashbacks of Mafuyu’s relationship with Yuki.
The OVA takes place during the events of the Given film. It is titled Given: Urugawa no Sonzai (Given: The One on the Flip-Side). The DVD featuring the OVA will ship with a special edition of the manga’s seventh volume on December 1, 2021. Pre-orders are available until August 29, 2021.
Furthermore, the OVA will feature a new song performed by the series’ band, as reported by Comic Natalie on July 30. The song shares the same name as the OVA itself.
Given‘s anime adaptation premiered in 2019, on Fuji TV’s Noitamina programming block. The music/boys love series is based on Natsuki Kizu’s manga of the same name, serialized in Shinshokan’s Sheri Plus since 2013. The series is available for streaming on Crunchyroll.
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 Ueonyama 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 begins to change. (Via Crunchyroll website)
The latest addition to the Given franchise is a live-action adaptation of the series, which is currently airing on Crunchyroll.
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Source: Given anime official Twitter