Ao no Orchestra

Blue Orchestra

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Synonyms: The Blue Orchestra
Japanese: 青のオーケストラ
English: Blue Orchestra
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 2023 to Oct 8, 2023
Premiered: Spring 2023
Broadcast: Sundays at 17:00 (JST)
Producers: NHK, NHK Enterprises
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Nippon Animation
Source: Web manga
Genre: DramaDrama
Themes: MusicMusic, Performing ArtsPerforming Arts, SchoolSchool
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.151 (scored by 1504815,048 users)
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Ranked: #34982
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Popularity: #2929
Members: 56,919
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Once a prize-winning violin prodigy, Hajime gave up on music after his father, professional violinist Ryuuji Aono, was involved in a scandal that led the media to harass his family. Now living alone with his mother and entering his final year of middle school, Hajime struggles to find a new career path. However, the sound of his classmate Ritsuko Akine playing the violin inspires Hajime to dream of a musical career once more.

With the help of Ritsuko, Hajime prepares to take the entrance exam for the prestigious Umimaku High School. But if he wishes to join Umimaku's orchestra, Hajime must overcome his past trauma and open himself up to new musical horizons.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Uchida, Sayako
Nakajima, Yuuri
Assistant Producer


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Cantabile" by Novelbright

Ending Theme

"夕さりのカノン" by soshina (粗品) feat. Yuika


Oct 8, 2023
When was the very last time we actually got something close to something like a traditional orchestra portrayed in anime? If 2019's anime adaptation of Kono Oto Tomare! wasn't even enough evidence, then the closest semblance would have to be KyoAni's Hibike! Euphonium franchise series hemorraging since the 2010s, or even going back to Piano no Mori or Nodame Cantabile of the classic late 2000s.

Most certainly, no one would've expected mangaka Makoto Akui's musical coming-of-age melodrama work of Ao no Orchestra a.k.a Blue Orchestra to make a small note in modern anime, largely because this show was overlooked thanks to the fact that there's no ...
Jan 3, 2024
Mixed Feelings
This anime feels like a cross over of "Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso" and "Hibike! Euphonium" but isn't particularly good at anything. It lacks in the drama part compared to "Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso" and in the orchestra/music part compared to "Hibike! Euphonium". A lot of parts are filled with cliche and slow story development. The characters are mostly dull with the occasional event thrown in to make the story work. For the music part they could have added more pieces rather than repeat the same piece over and over. The animation is mixed with CGI which ruins the music performance since it can't ...
Dec 9, 2023
Preliminary (3/24 eps)
I expected this anime to be like Your Lie in April. Unfortunately, it is not. In fact, it's just another average rom-com anime but with music.

There are some interesting plot points. For one, the fact that the father is divorced instead of dead brings some uniqueness to it. Maybe in another episode he'll come back or something? And what about Haru who might have had a childhood crush on him? How did they know each other? And the other characters in the opening theme song? But I'll never know, because the rest of the story plot is so painfully average that decides to tell and ...

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Recent News

Second Season of 'Ao no Orchestra' Announced

Second Season of 'Ao no Orchestra' Announced

The 24th and final episode of the Ao no Orchestra (Blue Orchestra) television anime ended with announcement on Sunday that a second season is in production. The more

'Ao no Orchestra' Reveals Additional Cast

'Ao no Orchestra' Reveals Additional Cast

The official website of the television anime adapting Makoto Akui's Ao no Orchestra (Blue Orchestra) manga revealed additional cast members on Thursday. The more

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