The film will be produced under Fuji TV's Blue Lynx label, which focuses on the boys' love genre and primarily works on theatrical animation. This will be the label's second project, with Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai: The Clouds Gather being the first.
Kizu has serialized Given in Shinshokan's Cheri+ since April 2013. Shinshokan published the fifth compiled volume on April 1.
The TV anime, Hikaru Yamaguchi (Escha Chron), began airing on July 12 with a duration of 22 minutes per episode on Fuji TV's noitaminA programming block. It was the first boys' love anime to ever air during the program. Crunchyroll streamed the series on its platform while it was airing. Background
News of its release was first announced on September 19, 2019, upon the release of Episode 11, the final episode of the Given anime. The movie was then postponed and was later set to release August 22, 2020 in Japan.
The official Twitter account announced the feature film adaption will be picking up where the anime left off.
- Original: “Givun” Kina Natsuki (Shinshokan “Sherriplus” serialization)
- Director: Hikaru Yamaguchi
- Screenplay: Yuniko Ayana
- Character Design: Mina Osawa
- Sound Director: Hiroshi Kikuta
- Music: Unknown ア ニ メ ー シ ョ ン
- Animation Production: Lerche
- Mafuyu Sato: Shogo Yano Tatsunori
- Ritsuka Uenoyama: Yuma Uchida
- Haruki Nakayama: Masatoshi Nakazawa
- Akihiko Kaji: Takuya Eguchi
- Ugetsu Murata: Shintaro Asanuma