What if you were in love with your best friend?
That’s what this new anime, based on a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Natsuki Kizu follows. In the show we follow four bandmates: Ritsuya Uenoyama (the electric guitarist), Mafuyu Satō(vocalist) Haruki Nakayana (bassist)and Akihiko Kaiji who are all friends since childhood but have varying relationships with each other as they grow up.
Season 1 aired from 12 July 2019 to 20 September 2019, and a movie was released in August 2020. The anime received multiple adaptations on different platforms with an audio drama in 2016, anime series in 2019 and a live action television drama in 2021.
What happened so far in Given Season 2
In Season 1 of this anime, we learn about two main characters: Ritsuka Uenoyama and Mafuyu Satō. They both had big dreams as musicians in their respective bands but never expected to meet each other!
When they met through at a live performance by chance, it just felt like fate was telling them “You’ve found your voice now.” When given an opportunity from the vocalist’s best friend who also happens him be guitarist for another band (In Order), he takes advantage because while there is always someone out here waiting on hold… you don’t know what may happen next, especially if that person can sing too?
Their collaboration turned into something much greater than either could have imagined; not only did it pave the way for a music career for them both and their friends, but it fueled a much greater fire, and that fire was love. Mafuyu learned to play the guitar, but he gradually learns its origin, which leads him to the mysterious circumstances to be its sole owner.
What is going on with Studio Lerche?
Studio Lerche has had multiple animes in their bag with some very eyebrow-raising genres, which is not fully supported in Japan and their customs. Their anime, Given, which concerned matters of same-sex relations, received a plethora of love from worldwide viewers and fans.
Since then, they have worked on many other projects such as Astro Lost in space, Toilet bound Hanako Kun, Idoly Pride, and on their most recent project, Rumble Garanndoll is set for a release date is in progress.
What do we know about Given Season 2 so far?
After the release of its movie in 2020, there have been no official announcements from the producers over Season 2.
The producers wrapped up Season 1 completely and only had a movie to continue the story shortly in 2020 but as of now there have been no official announcement from the team of a possible Season 2. The upcoming installment of this popular series will likely continue to explore the spicy romantic relationships between bandmates.
The latest story arc has been authentic and deeply moving, so I’m excited for what comes next!
What are fans saying about Season 2?
The anime series has a lot of strong characterization, and those who watched it were fans. They loved how the show builds each character up with their personal goals in mind- from what they want on an individual level to why these people act as they do when faced with challenges throughout life (motivation).
Moreover, one thing that turned many viewers into true devotees was its focus on the romance between two men instead of eroticism; this left room only for pure unadulterated gay love, which most people can relate to! Fans all over the world are waiting anxiously for the producers to start production on season 2 and who can blame them, the wonderful, dynamic art style, the captivating plot, the bromance/romance between the boys has everyone going head over heels. Fans discuss online on reddit and different fan bases the boy’s personalities and their behaviors towards one another, some finding Ugetsu getting treated bad and being in a toxic relationship which later had an adverse effect on his mental health, otherwise free, and then there are some who don’t know the difference between the series and the movie…
At the end of the day, the fans only want one thing: a Season 2 of Given!
Will there be Given Season 2?
The manga for the anime has over 6 completed volumes, thus there is enough material for a Season 2!
The producers had also worked on the anime series in 2019 which was a huge hit, they made its movie in the subsequent year 2020 and later a live-action television drama in 2021, and after all of this we still want more. We can’t get enough of the romance and suspense, given the movie earned over $9,955,989 in the worldwide box office in 2020, which is astounding when seeing the numbers. Google Trends have shown a strong rise in the searches world-wide for the manga especially after the release of its movie in 2020.
After all of these facts and figures, we can now say that we deserve a Season 2 for the anime, which has not disappointed in terms of sales, love and fans.
When will Given Season 2 be released?
The show’s hiatus is over and we are still waiting impatiently for Season 2, which has been hushed up by the producers who don’t seem interested in making a Season 2 for it. It seems like forever since our last episode.
But now you know the news, Season 2 will most likely be under production somewhere around 2022-2023. If enough petitions are signed and the producers forced from the fans constant nagging, maybe we might be lucky enough to get what we want!
Until then, stay tuned for the latest news from our website.
What Can We Expect From Season 2?
Well, apart from a whole new step into the sizzling relationship between the boys band, we expect to see some more of the storyline from the manga to be integrated into the anime series.
New adventures, heartbreaks, romance and loads of fun and suspense to be included in Season 2. We really can’t wait for the new season and it is getting intolerable to have to wait this long! Season 2 will be taking the whole anime to the next level!