Given is an anime adaptation of the Japanese manga series written by Natsuki Kizu. The anime, licensed by Crunchyroll, was originally aired on Fuji TV. BL, drama, and romance genre anime aired weekly from July 11, 2019, to September 19, 2019. After the first season, prepared by the Lerche studio, fans are worried about the second season. Lerche has also produced successful anime such as Astra Lost in Space and Toilet-bound Hanako-kun. The second season of these animes series is eagerly awaited. So has Given been renewed for a second season?
What can we see in season 2?
The series made the season finale as soon as the characters were happy and left the fans curiously. We will see what Mafuyu and Uenoyama’s relationship will bring in the next season. We expect to see more of Aki and Haruki in season two as well. In the anime’s first season of 11 episodes, all episodes were full of excitement, and it looks like it will be in season two. We will see what will happen between Aki and Haruki in the second season, but we do not include it in our article to avoid spoilers.
Will there be a second season of Given?
It was announced that the anime series would have a sequel movie, and the anticipated movie was released on August 22, 2020. However, another issue that fans are curious about is the second season. Unfortunately, as of September 6, 2022, the anime has not yet been renewed for a second season. The Lerche animation studio team or the manga’s publisher, Shinshokan, remains silent on the matter. Since the movie that deals with the relationship between Haruki and Akihiko is a sequel and deals with the second arc of the manga, we may have to wait a little longer for an anime season that will be a sequel again. Many anime can get new season approval years later. So, is everything going well for Given, and can the series get approval for a new season? In fact, it is possible to predict this when we do not examine some of the main factors. Let’s start with the manga.
Manga status of the anime
As we mentioned before, Given anime is a manga adaptation. The manga, written and illustrated by Natsuki Kizu, began to be published on April 30, 2013. The manga series published in Cheri+ magazine is ongoing today. It is good for anime that manga continues today; because it provides the source materials for anime. Given’s manga consists of 7 volumes in total, and the latest volume was published on December 1, 2021.
It was adapted up to the 15th chapter of the manga in the first season of the anime. In the movie, it was adapted up to chapter 28. Chapter 28 coincides with the end of volume 5 of the manga series. There are 7 volumes in total published so far. Looking at the published volumes, it is not enough for a new season, and 1-2 more volumes should be published in order to create sufficient source material to create a new anime season. However, the manga series is still ongoing and more volumes will be published. At the moment, the manga’s lack of source material may cause us to wait longer for the new season, but it does not make it impossible as it is still ongoing.
The popularity of the series
In order to see a new season, the anime must make its producers happy financially. The anime’s disc sales were not good, but not bad either. It sold 3,082 units on the volume average in the 2019 Winter season. Considering the decline in disc sales in recent years, although it remains below the targets, it is not a desperate figure for the second season decision. While disc sales are average, more important is how much is watched on online platforms.
When we look at the Google searches to see the anime’s worldwide popularity, we see that it has been searched enough to deserve a new season. On Twitter, the anime has more than 200k followers, and 100k is usually considered the threshold. It is clear that the current popularity of the anime is enough for a new season. We see that animes with similar follower numbers to Given on Twitter are generally popular anime that is renewed for the new season. On the other hand, although it does not have a big distributor like Netflix yet, we think there will be no financial problems thanks to the additional income it generates from live-action, stage plays, and the movie.
The new season of the anime has not been confirmed yet, but a new season is quite possible in the future based on our speculation. However, the date of the possible new season may be a little late because the manga does not contain enough source material yet, and considering the renewal and production time, it is very difficult to see a new season in 2022-2023. The second season could come out in 2024-2025 at best.
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