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Sound! Euphonium Film's Teaser, Opening Date, New Visual Unveiled

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
April 23 opening for anime film looking back on spring 2015 TV anime

The official website of the Sound! Euphonium (Hibike! Euphonium) anime project began streaming a teaser for the upcoming Gekijō-ban Hibike! Euphonium ~ Kitauji Kōkō Suisōraku-Bu e Yōkoso~ (Sound! Euphonium the Movie: Welcome to the Kitauji High School Concert Band) anime film on Wednesday. The teaser reveals the film's April 23 opening date.

Kumiko: I want to get better! I want to get better! I want to get better!
Text: She started with light feelings.
Reina: I don't want to become the same as other people. I want to be special.
Text: She started seriously.
Text: Aim for the Nationals!
Haruka: Go, Kitauji!
Everyone: Yeah!
Logo: Gekijō-ban Hibike! Euphonium ~ Kitauji Kōkō Suisōraku-Bu e Yōkoso~

The website also unveiled a new visual for the film.

Beginning on December 19, the 39 participating theaters will begin selling advance tickets. Those who purchase the tickets will also get one of four randomly distributed clear file folders containing art depicting the film's characters (shown below).

The Gekijō-ban Hibike! Euphonium ~ Kitauji Kōkō Suisōraku-Bu e Yōkoso~ 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 separate sequel project will depict what happens afterward.

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.

Source: Oricon Style

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