Hibike! Euphonium: Kakedasu Monaka

Sound! Euphonium Episode 14 – Ready, Set, Monaka

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English: Sound! Euphonium Episode 14 – Ready, Set, Monaka
Japanese: 響け!ユーフォニアム 番外編 かけだすモナカ


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 16, 2015
Licensors: Ponycan USA
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Novel
Genres: DramaDrama, MusicMusic, SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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The 10 members of the concert band club who failed Taki's audition form "Team Monaka" to support the club members participating in the Kyoto Concert Band competition. Even as they support the performers, they continue to hone their playing, and make monaka-shaped good-luck charms to hand out to their club mates before the competition. Although they didn't play in the competition, they still had things they had to do. But on the day of the competition, the members on their way to the concert hall receive a shocking message! This is Team Monaka's hot summer story.

(Source: ANN)


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


Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Ogawa, Taichi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Matsuda, Akito
Takeda, Ayano
Original Creator


Opening Theme

"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)]

Dec 24, 2015
NaChiKyoTsuki97 (All reviews)
(MINOR SPOILERS OF TV SERIES AND OVA) Perhaps the best way to describe Hibike! Euphonium is by literally contradicting myself: it is a work of complex simplicity. The emotional dissonance that exists, when a large group of individuals come together is typical of the atmosphere that you may find in a musical ensemble. Long story short, this OVA works as an alternate perspective provider on the emotional climax towards the latter end of the series, and it does it superbly.

When you strip down a piece of music, meant to be performed by an orchestra, concert band or choir...you find multiple sections of notes, melodies and read more
Dec 26, 2015
Blumenkranzzz (All reviews)
Kyoto Animation has done it again, even if this is just a special. The care and attention for detail is as present as ever. It's just a special, mind you, but the art is still absolutely gorgeous! Animation is fluid and clean to watch. This made me want to rewatch Hibike! Euphonium all over again and it reminded me of why Hibike! Euphonium is my favorite series of all time.

I'm still so amazed by the degree of how I still care for the characters. The feelings hit deep and really, you just have to do everything as best as you can. Loved it! Hazuki, I read more
Mar 31, 2020
SCLFI (All reviews)
We all have our hour upon the stage, or our 25 minutes to be exact, and that's more or less what Kakedasu Monaka is, an episode through the eyes of 'Team Monaka', the people (mostly just Katou) who failed to qualify in the Wind Ensemble, and the depiction of their role within the competition, a bit unfortunate for them that even when they're technically the main characters, they still have a supportive role, but no matter, it's an episode about Katou, and her accomplices in Team Monaka, and how the big day unfolded, from their perspective.
When all's said and done, this is basically a regular read more

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