Kyoto Animation's Sound! Euphonium Gets Film & TV Series Sequel
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Kyoto Animation announced a film, Gekijō-ban Hibike! Euphonium ~ Kitauji Kōkō Suisōraku-Bu e Yōkoso~ (Sound! Euphonium the Movie: Welcome to the Kitauji High School Concert Band), at the KyoAni & Do Fan Days 2015 event on Saturday. The anime studio also announced that production on a sequel to the Sound! Euphonium television series has been green-lit.
The film will look back at the Spring 2015 television series, which depicted a high school concert band's journey to the prefectural band competition. The sequel will depict what happens afterwards.
The Spring 2015 television anime adapted Ayano Takeda's 2013 novel, which is also titled Hibike! Euphonium Kitauji Kōkō Suisōraku-Bu e Yōkoso. The story follows the Kitauji High School Concert Band, 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 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.
The television anime premiered in April, and Pony Canyon USA streamed the anime on Crunchyroll as the anime aired in Japan. Pony Canyon USA will also release the anime in North America.
Nikki Asada, the illustrator of the original novel, celebrated the news:
「響け!ユーフォニアム」アニメ続編&劇場版製作決定おめでとうございます!!!! pic.twitter.com/BopJJWVNMl— アサダニッキ (@asadako) October 31, 2015
Update: While Kyoto Animation's original announcement did not specify the format of the sequel, MoCa describes the sequel as a television series.
Source: MoCa via Banira-san, Hachima Kikō