Hibike! Euphonium: Kakedasu Monaka

Sound! Euphonium Episode 14 – Ready, Set, Monaka

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Alternative Titles

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, SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #17122
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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
Apr 4, 2021
Denby (All reviews)
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 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