After years of waiting, Crunchyroll has finally answered the silent prayer of fans and released a dub for Given.
The series, which first premiered in July of 2019, is based on the manga of the same name by Natsuki Kizu.
The series did well, premiering to good reviews. It even spawned a movie in the Summer of 2020 that fans of the series can stream now on Crunchyroll.
The turnaround for the dub was rather quick, as the announcement and cast were first revealed on Friday, July 29th, 2022. The actual dub went live the following Monday on August 1st, at 2:30 pm PST. And yes, all episodes are dubbed and available to watch.
Who stars in the Given dub?
If you’re considering checking out the Given dub, you may be curious to find out who’s in it. When it comes to the main cast, there are actually quite a few familiar dub actors lending their voices to these characters.
To start, Brandon McInnis will be playing Mafuyu Satou. Fans may recognize him as Sir Nighteye from My Hero Academia.
Josh Grelle will voice Ritsuka Uenoyama. He’s well known for playing Armin Arlert in Attack on Titan.
Playing Haruki Nakayama will be Y. Chang. He recently voiced Gonzaburo in Sasaki and Miyano.
Rounding out the main cast is Jonah Scott as Akihiko Kaji. Fans should recognize him as the voice of Joe from Sk8 the infinity.
With a cast this talented, the dub is sure to be worth checking out!
Will the Given movie be dubbed too?
If you’re a fan of Given and a fan of the new dub, you may be wondering if there are plans to dub the Given movie as well.
Unfortunately, as of the timing of this article, there seem to be no announcements about if and when Crunchyroll plans to dub the movie as well. For now, it is still only available with English subtitles.
However, it is still worth a watch if you have yet to see it!
What is Given about?
For some fans, this may be the first time you’ve heard of the Given anime, and you may be wondering what the series is about.
Given is a coming-of-age, boy’s love drama series centered around a local rock band. It follows Ritsuka Uenoyama, the band’s guitarist, who reluctantly finds himself giving guitar lessons to Mafuyu Satou when they need a singer before an upcoming performance.
Although relatively new, Mafuyu is talented, if not a little mysterious and hurting as well. It only draws Ritsuka closer as he learns more about Mafuyu and the demons of the singer’s past. By the night of the performance, tensions are high—but while Mafuyu is focused on successfully performing his new song, Ritsuka struggles with the idea of taking their relationship to a new level.