Hibike! Euphonium: Kakedasu Monaka

Sound! Euphonium Episode 14 – Ready, Set, Monaka

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Japanese: 響け!ユーフォニアム 番外編 かけだすモナカ
English: Sound! Euphonium Episode 14 – Ready, Set, Monaka
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Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 16, 2015
Licensors: Ponycan USA
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Novel
Genre: DramaDrama
Themes: MusicMusic, Performing ArtsPerforming Arts, SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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After the Kitauji High School concert band's auditions for club member participation in the Kyoto Prefectural Concert Band competition, 10 members fail to pass the strict evaluation. Despite being unable to play with the rest of the wind ensemble, the group—who decide to name themselves Team Monaka—is determined to support their peers in any way possible until the day of the competition.

From carrying supplies to creating monaka-shaped good-luck charms, Team Monaka's efforts prove to be pivotal for the unforgettable, bittersweet summer in the concert band's journey toward nationals.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Kakedasu Monaka is an unaired episode bundled with the seventh Blu-ray and DVD volume of Hibike! Euphonium.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ishihara, Tatsuya
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Ogawa, Taichi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Hanada, Jukki


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
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"Dream Solister" by TRUE

Ending Theme

"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)]


Aug 1, 2022
It's as good as any episode in the first season. This OVA focuses on the students who didn't pass the auditions, especially Hazuki, the main character here. We see what they were up to while the main band practiced, things like choosing their group's name and making the presents they gave to the band in the last episode. At first, I thought it would just be a light episode with some cute interactions, which would already be pretty satisfying for me. But there were many touching scenes with Hazuki, Shuichi and Natsuki that were great combined with the beautiful visuals. It also shows Taki-sensei supporting ...
Sep 3, 2022
Somehow, I completely skipped over this episode when I watched the entire Sound! Euphonium series. So we technically watched this out of order. Sound! Euphonium - Ready, Set, Monaka basically occurs in parallel with episode thirteen of the first Sound! Euphonium season, and I'll assume you've watched it for the purposes of this review.

Story & Characters: Sound! Euphonium - Ready, Set, Monaka gives us some neat little story snippets that wasn't included in the thirteenth episode of the Sound! Euphonium season. The ten girls who did not make the cut for the Kitauiji Concert Band form a new team. First, we ...
Apr 4, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Hibike! Euphonium: Kakedasu Monaka is a prequel episode taking place between the auditions and final performance of Hibike! Euphonium. This episode features great music but the animation and art style seems to be lacking making this episode a combination of many things making it mediocre at best.
As previously stated, this episode takes place in between the auditions and the final performance: following the rejects from the auditions who decide to go by the name Monaka to represent their group. The episode makes a lot of references to the show such as making the good luck charms or collecting the mallets from the band room for ...

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