With music, romance, and drama, Given is the perfect animated series to relax on a lazy weekend. It aired in July 2019 and had viewers hooked from the start. However, the series was short-lived and ended quickly with only 11 episodes. Fans obviously want more and are curious to know if they will get a season 2 or not. Will season 2 of Given be released this year? Or has the series been cancelled for good? Keep reading to find out the latest information about Given season 2.
Given Season 1: Recap
Based on a romance novel, Given is a romantic TV series that deals with complicated relationships, toxic exes and the gift of friendship. There are four main characters: Ritsuka Uenoyama, Mafuyu Sato, Haruki Nakayama and Akihiko Kaji. The series begins with Ritsuka fixing Mafuyu's broken guitar and realizing that he may be one of the most talented people he has ever met. So he offers Mafuyu a place in his band. This four-piece rock band has many ups and downs: Mafuyu's inability to write songs, Akihiko's feelings for his ex-girlfriend, failures on stage, and more. The story is made more exciting by the two romantic relationships that develop during the series; one between Akihiko and Haruki and the other between Ritsuka and Mafuyu.
Will there be a Given Season 2?
The series has received immense popularity and therefore, a season 2 is almost mandatory. Unfortunately, the producers have not revealed any news about the second season of the series, which makes it almost impossible to say for sure. However, it's only been a year and a half since season 1 ended, and animated series usually take longer than that to be renewed for a second season. Therefore, Given Season 2 still has a good chance of being produced and aired.
Why hasn't there been any information about the second season until now?
Given was being recreated as a movie and you can't release a series and a movie at the same time, so no work has been done on the production of Season 2. This, combined with the pandemic and its blockages, has delayed season 2 of Given.
Is there enough Source Material to Produce Season 2 of Given?
One of the most important elements in determining whether a series will be renewed for a second season is the source material. Since the series is based on a manga, we have to see if there is enough information to produce a brand new sequel. Unfortunately, in the case of Given, the producers are currently running out of source material. In fact, there are two completed arcs in the manga and both have been covered! The first part of the arc was covered in season 1 and the second in the movie. However, don't lose hope for now because the manga is still ongoing and we might have a second season if it manages to provide enough information.
Given Season 2 Release Date: When?
As there is no official announcement about season 2 from the studio Lerche or the producers, we can't say anything for sure. Everything really depends on the release date of the manga extensions! So, if there will be a season 2, it will not be released before 2022! At the earliest, we can expect a second season between late 2022 and early 2023.
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Given Characters and Cast
|Mafuyu Satou||Shougo Yano|
|Ritsuka Uenoyama||Yuuma Uchida|
|Haruki Nakayama||Masatomo Nakazawa|
|Akihiko Kaji||Takuya Eguchi|
The main characters of the series are:
Ritsuka Uenoyama: Ritsuka is the lead guitarist of the band and is only 16 years old.
Mafuyu Sato: He is Ritsuka's classmate and the lead singer of the band.
Haruki Nakayama: He is the leader of the band as well as its bass player.
Akihiko Kaji: In addition to being the drummer of the band, he is also a talented violinist.
Other important characters are Yuki Yoshida, Mafuyu's ex who committed suicide, and Ugetsu Murata, Akihiko's toxic ex.
Where To Watch Given
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Tightly clutching his Gibson guitar, Mafuyu Satou steps out of his dark apartment to begin another day of his high school life. While taking a nap in a quiet spot on the gymnasium staircase, he has a chance encounter with fellow student Ritsuka Uenoyama, who berates him for letting his guitar's strings rust and break. Noticing Uenoyama's knowledge of the instrument, Satou pleads for him to fix it and to teach him how to play. Uenoyama eventually agrees and invites him to sit in on a jam session with his two band mates: bassist Haruki Nakayama and drummer Akihiko Kaji.
Satou's voice is strikingly beautiful, filling Uenoyama with the determination to make Satou the lead singer of the band. Though reticent at first, Satou takes the offer after an emotional meeting with an old friend. With the support of his new friends, Satou must not only learn how to play guitar, but also come to terms with the mysterious circumstances that led him to be its owner.
Given Season 2 is one of the most anticipated seasons of all time and we hope that the producers will not disappoint us! For now, there is no official update on this, but we believe that the season will debut in a year and a half or two.