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Hibike! Euphonium


Alternative Titles

English: Sound! Euphonium
Synonyms: Hibike! Euphonium
Japanese: 響け!ユーフォニアム

Information

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
Genres: Music, Drama, School
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.031 (scored by 63,491 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #4932
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #396
Members: 133,866
Favorites: 2,052
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Ranked #493Popularity #396Members 133,866
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Episodes: /13

Synopsis

After swearing off music due to an incident at the middle school regional brass band competition, euphonist Kumiko Oumae enters high school hoping for a fresh start. As fate would have it, she ends up being surrounded by people with an interest in the high school brass band. Kumiko finds the motivation she needs to make music once more with the help of her bandmates, some of whom are new like novice tubist Hazuki Katou; veteran contrabassist Sapphire Kawashima; and band vice president and fellow euphonist Asuka Tanaka. Others are old friends, like Kumiko's childhood friend and hornist-turned-trombonist Shuuichi Tsukamoto, and trumpeter and bandmate from middle school, Reina Kousaka.

However, in the band itself, chaos reigns supreme. Despite their intention to qualify for the national band competition, as they currently are, just competing in the local festival will be a challenge—unless the new band advisor Noboru Taki does something about it.

From the studio that animated Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu, Kyoto Animation's Hibike! Euphonium is a fresh and musical take on the slice-of-life staple that is the high school student's struggle to deal with their past, find romance, and realize their dreams and aspirations.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Oumae, Kumiko
Oumae, Kumiko
Main
Kurosawa, Tomoyo
Japanese
Kurosawa, Tomoyo
Kousaka, Reina
Kousaka, Reina
Main
Anzai, Chika
Japanese
Anzai, Chika
Kawashima, Sapphire
Kawashima, Sapphire
Main
Toyota, Moe
Japanese
Toyota, Moe
Katou, Hazuki
Katou, Hazuki
Main
Asai, Ayaka
Japanese
Asai, Ayaka

Staff

Nakamura, Shinichi
Nakamura, Shinichi
Producer
Senami, Riri
Senami, Riri
Assistant Producer, Publicity
Ishihara, Tatsuya
Ishihara, Tatsuya
Director
Tsuruoka, Youta
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director


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"DREAM SOLISTER" by TRUE (eps 1-12)

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#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.) (ep 13)




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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.

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