Sound! Euphonium (響け! ユーフォニアム, Resonate! Euphonium: Welcome to Kitauji High School’s Wind Ensemble Club) is a Japanese novel by Ayano Takeda, published on December 5, 2013 by Takarajimasha. The story takes place in Uji, Kyoto, and focuses on the Kitauji High School Music Club, which is steadily improving thanks to the newly appointed adviser’s strict instruction. A manga adaptation illustrated by Hami began serialization on the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Web website on November 28, 2014. A 13-episode anime adaptation, produced by Kyoto Animation and directed by Tatsuya Ishihara, aired in Japan between April and June 2015.
Sound! Euphonium follows the Kitauji High School Concert Band, a group that sounds fairly mediocre, and follows their journey as they grow both as musicians and as people in their efforts to truly accomplish what they before just claimed as a pipe dream: make the nationals of the Kansai Band Competition. The story itself is fairly simplistic, but the real meat of it is focusing in on the journey that is walked to achieve their goals. The band must constantly overcome the internal conflicts that it faces as a result of being a collection of individuals, but watching them overcome these conflicts and grow as individuals as well as a group is what I believe to be a rewarding experience.
[Apr 22, 2015] OP: TRUE – DREAM SOLISTER
[May 13, 2015] ED: Kitauji Quartet – Tutti!
[Jul 01, 2015] Character Song 1 – Kumiko
[Jul 08, 2015] Hibike! Euphonium Original Soundtrack
[Jul 08, 2015] Character Song 2 – Hazuki
[Jul 15, 2015] Character Song 3 – Sapphire
[Jul 22, 2015] Character Song 4 – Reina
[Aug 19, 2015] Hibike! Euphonium Drama CD
[Apr 27, 2016] Gekijouban Hibike! Euphonium ~Kitauji Koukou Suisougakubu e Youkoso~ Original Soundtrack “Reflection of youthful music”
[Oct 12, 2016] TRUE – Soundscape
[Nov 02, 2016] Vivace! / Kitauji Quartet
[Jan 11, 2017] Sound! Euphonium 2 Original Soundtrack: Ongaku Endless
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