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 193949193,949 users)
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Ranked: #6222
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Popularity: #489
Members: 463,439
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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
Assistant Producer


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)

Episode Videos


Jun 30, 2015
This is it, their grand return. While the past number of shows they’ve animated may not have quite hit the mark in terms of greatness, KyoAni has captured the magic of what made me fall in love with the studio in the first place with their newest work, Sound! Euphonium. What many brushed off as just a K-On! 2.0, Sound! Euphonium is one of the best anime that I have seen in a long time.

Sound! Euphonium follows the Kitauji High School Concert Band, a group that sounds fairly mediocre, and follows their journey as they grow both as musicians and as people in their ...
Jul 15, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Hibike! Euphonium is a curios production that in narrative, visuals and music has moments where it truly shines, but sadly they are diluted by mediocre plot points, unnecessary characters and unusual story structure, taking what could have been a strong and emotionally resonant series down to a pleasant, but ultimately scarcely memorable watch.

The story, centered around Kumiko Oumae and her music class companions as they try to get to the nationals, is very inconsistent in terms of emotional intensity, pacing and enjoyment. Throughout the early episodes, the story is focussed on introducing Kumiko and her friends, Midori and Hazuki, to the audience, however this is ...
Jun 30, 2015
Kyoto Animation's success with K-On gave a new face to the genre of music anime—a face that focused on the activities of cute girls in a group, and to a lesser extent, their relationships. Hibike Euphonium is more or less the same formula, but on a much larger scale; a school band of boys and girls alike. Said school band is aiming for a mere shot at the nationals with the help of an instructor much stricter than they'd prefer. It's by no means an original concept, but it would be acceptable if it showcased the trials a band faces in an admirable fashion; instead, ...

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