Sound! Euphonium 2 Anime Premieres October 5
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for Hibike! Euphonium 2 (Sound! Euphonium 2), the second season of Kyoto Animation's television anime adaptation of Ayano Takeda's Hibike! Euphonium: Kitauji Kōkō Suisōgaku-Bu e Yōkoso novel, confirmed the anime's October 5 premiere on Tokyo MX 1, ABC Asahi Broadcasting, TV Aichi, and tvk. Tokyo MX 1 will air the series at 24:00, or effectively midnight on Thursday, October 6. The anime will also run on the KBS Kyoto and BS11 channels on October 6.
The site also revealed that the show's main cast members, including Tomoyo Kurosawa, Ayaka Asai, Moe Toyota, and Chika Anzai will perform the ending theme song "Vivace!" under the name Kitauji Quartet. The same cast members also performed the first season's ending theme song.
The site previously streamed a promotional video for the anime last month featuring English narration.
Takeda's original 2013 novel and the first Sound! Euphonium television anime's story follows the Kitauji High School Concert Band, which used to always advance to national competitions. Ever since the adviser changed, it has not advanced past the Kansai tournament. However, thanks to the newly appointed adviser's strict instruction, the students are steadily improving. The band members' daily lives are full of ups and downs including fights over solos and the decision to resign extracurricular activities to focus on studies.
Takeda followed up the original novel with the Hibike! Euphonium 2 Kitauji Kōkō Suisōgaku-Bu no Ichiban Nagai Natsu (The Kitauji High School Concert Band's Longest Summer) novel in March 2015, then the Hibike! Euphonium 2 Kitauji Kōkō Suisōgaku-Bu, Saidai no Kiki (The Kitauji High School Concert Band's Worst Disaster) novel in April 2015, and then the Hibike! Euphonium 2 Kitauji Kōkō Suisōgaku-Bu no Himitsu no Hanashi (The Kitauji High School Concert Band's Secret Story) novel in June 2015.
The Gekijō-ban Hibike! Euphonium: Kitauji Kōkō Suisōgaku-Bu e Yōkoso (Sound! Euphonium the Movie: Welcome to the Kitauji High School Concert Band) film opened in Japan on April 23. The film looks back at the spring 2015 television series, and the second season will depict what happens afterward. Ponycan USA released the first anime season in the U.S. on Blu-ray Disc and DVD.
Update: Added ending theme song singers.
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