Crunchyroll Streams Sound! Euphonium, Hello!! Kinmoza, Tesagure! 3
posted on by Egan Loo
Media service Crunchyroll announced at its Anime Boston panel on Saturday that it will stream the Sound! Euphonium, Hello!! KINMOZA (Hello!! Kin-iro Mosaic), and Tesagure! 3 (Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono: Spin-off Puru Purun Sharumu to Asobō) television anime as they air in Japan. Sound! Euphonium will begin streaming on Tuesday, April 7 at 1:00 p.m. EDT worldwide except in Asia. Hello!! KINMOZA will begin on Sunday, April 5 at 12:30 p.m. EDT in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. Tesagure! 3 already began streaming on Saturday, April 4 at 3:30 pm EDT in the United States (and its territories), Canada, Central and South America (including the Caribbean), Australia and New Zealand, South Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.
In Sound! Euphonium, Kyoto Animation 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 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. Pony Canyon USA announced on Friday that it will localize this anime, with plans to dub it in English.
Hello!! KINMOZA is the second anime season adapting Yui Hara's Kin-iro Mosaic manga. The manga begins with Shinobu, a 15-year-old, seemingly "pure Japanese" girl who did a homestay in Great Britain. Even after coming back to Japan, she still misses her time overseas. One day, an air mail letter arrives from Alice, the girl in Shinobu's host family in Great Britain. The letter reads, "Shinobu, I'm coming to Japan!" The "Japanese/British girls' light comedy" follows the lives of Shinobu, Alice, and other girls from both Japan and Great Britain.
Koharu is recruited into an unusual "groping" club only for the reason that she doesn't overlap with the other members' characters. Groping club is in fact an unofficial club with no real activity or purpose, prompting the girls to work on finding one. Strange daily life ensues, where club activities consist of first coming up with club stereotypes, then figuring out a new way to operate such a club.