Kyoto Animation Unveils Sound! Euphonium's Additional Cast, Songs
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website of the Sound! Euphonium television anime unveiled the second round of cast announcements, as well as details on the series' opening and ending themes and a new visual on Friday.
The additional cast includes:
Minako Kotobuki as Asuka Tanaka
Saori Hayami as Haruka Ogasawara
Minori Chihara as Kaori Nakaseko
Haruki Ishiya as Shūichi Takamoto
Takahiro Sakurai as Noboru Taki
The website also unveiled a new visual.
TRUE will provide the opening theme song, titled "DREAM SOLISTER," while Tomoyo Kurosawa, Ayaka Asai, Moe Toyota, Chika Anzai (as their characters) will sing the ending theme song, titled "Tutti." "DREAM SOLISTER" and "Tutti" will go on sale on April 22 and May 13, respectively.
There will be a kickoff event for the anime which will be held in AnimeJapan 2015 on March 21, and the four main cast members (Tomoyo Kurosawa, Ayaka Asai, Moe Toyota, Chika Anzai), Saori Hayami, Minori Chihara, and Takahiro Sakurai will make an appearance.
The cast includes:
Tomoyo Kurosawa as Kumiko Ōmae
Ayaka Asai as Hazuki Katō
Moe Toyota Sapphire Kawashima
Chika Anzai as Reina Kōsaka
The anime adapts Ayano Takeda's Hibike! Euphonium Kitauji Kōkō Suisōgaku-bu e Yōkoso (Sound! Euphonium Welcome to Kitauji High School's Musical Instrument Club) novel. The original novel's story follows the Kitauji Music club, which used to always advance to national competitions. Ever since the adviser changed, though, it has not advanced past the Kansai tournament. However, thanks to the newly appointed adviser's strict instruction, the students are steadily improving. The club members' daily lives are full of ups and downs including fights over solos and the decision to resign club activities to focus on studies.
The anime begins when Kumiko Ōmae, a girl who was in the brass band club in junior high school, visits her high school's brass band club as a first year. Kumiko's classmates Hazuki and Sapphire decide to join the club, but Kumiko sees her old classmate Reina there and hesitates. She remembers an incident she had with Reina at a brass band club contest in junior high school...
Tatsuya Ishihara is directing the anime, and Jukki Hanada is in charge of the series scripts. Shoko Ikeda is designing the characters, and Naoko Yamada is the series technical director. Mutsuo Shinohara is the art director, and Akiyo Takeda is color key artist. Hiroyuki Takahashi is in charge of the musical instrument designs, and Kazuya Takao is the director of photography. Yota Tsuruoka is directing the sound, and Akito Matsuda is composing the music. Kyoto Animation, Pony Canyon, Lantis, and Rakuonsya make up the Hibike! Production Committee.
The anime will premiere this April.