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.

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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
Youtube Music
"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
(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 ...
Dec 26, 2015
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 ...
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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