Hibike! Euphonium

Sound! Euphonium

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 響け!ユーフォニアム
English: Sound! Euphonium
German: Sound! Euphonium
Spanish: Sound! Euphonium
French: Sound! Euphonium
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2015 to Jul 1, 2015
Premiered: Spring 2015
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 00:30 (JST)
Licensors: Ponycan USA
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Novel
Genre: DramaDrama
Themes: MusicMusic, Performing ArtsPerforming Arts, SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.011 (scored by 192079192,079 users)
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Ranked: #6172
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Popularity: #491
Members: 459,672
Favorites: 7,212

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Now that Kumiko Oumae has enrolled in Kitauji High School, she hopes to forget about her past. Despite her desire for a fresh start, she gets dragged into the school's band club by her new friends—Sapphire Kawashima and Hazuki Katou—and is once again stuck playing the euphonium.

As the band currently stands, they won't be able to participate in the local festival, Sunfest, let alone compete at a national level. The band's new advisor, Noboru Taki, gives them a choice: they can relax and have fun, or practice hard and attempt to get into nationals. Not wanting to repeat her mistakes from middle school, Kumiko is doubtful as to whether they should try for nationals. Amidst the chaos, she learns that her old bandmate, Reina Kousaka (who she had a bitter relationship with) has joined Kitauji's band club. Under the pressure of Noboru's strict training, Kumiko and her bandmates must learn to overcome their struggles and find success together.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Senami, Riri
Assistant Producer, Publicity
Yarimizu, Yoshifumi
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Opening Theme

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"DREAM SOLISTER" by TRUE (eps 1-12)

Ending Theme

1: "Tutti! (トゥッティ!)" by Kitauji Quartet (北宇治カルテット) [Kumiko Oumae (Tomoyo Kurosawa), Hazuki Katou (Ayaka Asai), Sapphire Kawashima (Moe Toyota), Reina Kousaka (Chika Anzai)] (eps 1-7, 9-12)
2: "DREAM SOLISTER (Wind Orchestra Ver.)" by TRUE (eps 13)


Nov 16, 2023
This quite frankly could've been Kyoto Animation's greatest work had it "stood out" a little more. What I mean is, their other titles like Violet Evergarden, Clannad and K-On had elements to them that made them unique and instant fan favorites. Hibike! Euphonium can easily be described as another CGDCT high school club anime, and because of this I am not surprised that it never became as popular as those other titles.

Despite this, Hibike! is probably the most consistent and well-put-together storyboard/production that Kyoto has produced. The goal of the characters is simply to win gold in their concert preliminary. Such a basic premise might ...
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Mixed Feelings
It's made by kyo-ani, so obviously the animation quality is some of the best I've ever seen in a tv-format anime. The show is mostly well done story-wise, but it some parts left a bad taste in my mouth. Also, the yuri-bait sucks, I think every one watching the show wanted you know who and also you know who to get together, and there was too much focus on the teacher and his relationships. The show dragged on at times, this was the first show I ever had to complete in chunks, watching different animes before I competed the next few episodes because of how ...
Jan 23, 2021
In my short life watching animated series, if there's something I learned through the years is that the best pieces of animation are those ones which can balance remarkable and original art, animation with a fascinating or at least compelling story with well written and rounded characters, and last but not least, making a good use of music to make the experience more delightful, memorable and even complement the atmosphere and characterization, especially if music is the central theme of the aforementioned series.

In this case I am reviewing one which art is kind of remarkable, with decent musical compositions, but appalling melodrama and cardboard characters: ...

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