Hibike! Euphonium 2 Episode 13 Discussion
Jun 18, 2017 12:46 PM
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Joined: Aug 2014
finished with this season. pretty satisfying imo
early on i thought some of the drama was kinda irrelevant but later on it didn't bother me as much.
the later arcs (like reina's, asuka's) i liked much more though
tfw last episode has more playing than nationals.
well I guess it makes sense since they missed their goal at nationals by a decent bit, and the graduation is pretty important
also i know kumiko is supposed to get with shuuichi but wow this anime doesn't highlight it at all. what's his selling point?
even though it's just kyoani yuribait reina would go with kumiko so much better lmao
last episode was p. sad, with everyone leaving and all.
i would probably be interested in another season if there was one. though idk how much more source material there even is ._.
There's no selling point because his character was demoted from being a major character in the novels. In the anime he feels like an extra unlike the novels.
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I am going to miss this series so so much.
Yuuko is the new president? I didn't expect that (expected Natsuki), but I have no complaints. She really showed her determination to her friends and in extension the club over the past year. Her energetic spirit and dedication will be good for the club. Lol at having Natsuki as the vice president though. Despite their banter, I think they really are good friends and will be an excellent president-vice president pair. With Natsuki being the more level-headed one but Yuuko bringing the spirit. And their unique close relationship will always liven things up and keep the wind ensemble moving forward. They have my full support!
Nice move, Midori and Hazuki, encouraging Kumiko to go after Shuuichi. Though it was short, I liked seeing them together. Aoi it seems had seen Shuuichi's crush on Kumiko for a long time, but Kumiko still doesn't admit it. Really wanted to see those two get together, but oh well. I heard there are ships that make it in the novel, but I wonder if it'll be in the movie which I'll watch later. If not, guess I'll have to read the novel someday, hopefully in Japanese by then.
And then the farewell party. I really loved that one. It seems so fun and ridiculous. Loved seeing Asuka-senpai doing magic lol.
I really loved the third-years' performance. That lively, energetic jazz melody. I'm definitely gonna be hearing that one again. They really gave it their all. I wonder when they had time to practice for that.
Yuuko stuttering on the last part of her speech though lol. Wow, Nozomi was conducting? I guess she'll be playing a much bigger role in the wind ensemble in the coming year.
That performance of "Crescent Moon Dance" was beautiful. I loved all the scenes with Kaori during Reina's solo. We saw the flashbacks of what happened back in season 1 with Kaori and Reina in that contest for the solo. It felt bittersweet to me. Even though Reina is the better one without a doubt, I still feel kind of sad for Kaori-senpai and all she had to go through. She was so dedicated and in the end, she couldn't do the solo. But her smile showed that she held no anger or regret over what happened. It seems it's a memory that'll live on forever within her, to the end of her life. And we got the flashbacks of Sunfes too. Even though it partly feels like a recap, I have no complaints whatsoever as it was masterfully and beautifully executed. We saw again how they began their journey, their first performance at Sunfes after Taki-sensei came on board. It was really where they started.
And then graduation really came. A lot of people cried and kouhais and senpais got together for their goodbyes. I really loved seeing Kaori and Yuuko.
"You're the president, aren't you? Hang in there."
She was hugging Kaori so tightly and crying into her chest. Yuuko is probably the character that my feelings changed towards the most this season. Used to see her as annoying, but now I really love her. And she really does admire and care deeply for Kaori. Yuuko has a lot of love in her, for Kaori, for Mizore.
And then Kumiko found Asuka. I honestly did not know that Kumiko disliked and even hated Asuka at first. But it all changed, slowly and gradually, until now Kumiko can't bear to say goodbye to Asuka. The senpai who inspired her. Their meeting and friendship really changed Kumiko's life. And Asuka gave Kumiko something that was really dear to her: the notebook from her father. She passed it on to Kumiko. Although Kumiko still wants to hear Asuka play, her time's up. It's time for Kumiko to take the reins and in turn play and teach her kouhai. But still, Kumiko couldn't bear to say goodbye.
And so Asuka says just don't, if she doesn't want to. It's not truly the end for their friendship. They can still see each other outside of school, no doubt. And Asuka being Asuka, she will probably visit the wind ensemble as often as possible. So instead of saying goodbye, Asuka said "see you".
Amidst the falling snow, Kumiko opened the notebook and finally learnt the name of the piece Asuka played that day, on the field in the morning sunlight, the sad, gentle melody. And it was: 響け！ユーフォニアム.
I was pleasantly surprised. I wasn't expecting that. But it all fit so well and like Kumiko, somehow my heart was filled with warmth.
And that was the end of one of the best anime I have ever seen. I won't ever forget this, and one day I might even rewatch it.
I wanted to give this a 9 at first. Because it didn't feel like a "masterpiece", although I really was amazing. But somehow I don't feel right giving it a mere 9. I usually reserve 10 for true "masterpieces" or those that really change and affect my life. But this was so good that I can't give it anything less than 10. So here's to you, Hibike! Euphonium. 10/10
God bless Kyoto Animation. It still pains me to remember what happened. But truly, they have created works that touch our hearts and change our lives. And Hibike! Euphonium is not just not an exception, but it is a prime example.
And thus the final piece ends.
I feel so sad and empty that it's ended. I haven't felt this in a long time.
Thank you, Hibike! Euphonium! Thank you, Kyoto Animation! And thank you, Ayano Takeda!
Jul 20, 9:20 AM
Joined: Nov 2018
Really emotional season.
Well, managing to make me cry is already a huge achievement itself, but doing it several times...
It's good to watch anime like this after hard times to remove inner pain from your soul.
If you liked this anime,I recommend you to also watch Given and White Album 2.
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Aug 8, 2:14 PM
Joined: Apr 2019
how many love confession we had in one show ? where all of them are non canon and are just friendly banter ? haha ..
Kumiko is a bit unbearable to watch,but that's why I enjoyed and craved for her.
But I thinkl the plot went easy on her.She can't handle multiple problems at one time,so all of her problems came one after another .I think they needed to focus here,specially when Reina and Asuka's problem both were running at the same time.
This show has many high points and I enjoyed them very much ! However,it's not the same level as Haruhi,so a bit disappointed .8/10
Sep 7, 4:36 AM