Sound! Euphonium 2 Anime's 1st Promo Video Teases Story in English
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, began streaming the anime's first promotional video on Friday. The video teases the anime's story and features English narration.
The website also notes that the Kitauji High School Concert Band's first regular concert recitals at Kyoto will feature Yuri Yamaoka as a talk show guest on October 1 and 2, while the Kanagawa performances will feature Minako Kotobuki as a talk show guest on November 20.
The new series will premiere in October on Tokyo MX, ABC Asahi Broadcasting, KBS Kyoto, TV Aichi, tvk, and BS11.
TRUE will perform the anime's opening theme song "Soundscape." TRUE also performed the first season's opening theme song. Kitauji Quartet will perform an as-yet untitled ending theme song.
The site previously revealed two new cast members for the anime:
Atsumi Tanezaki (The Perfect Insider's Moe Nishinosono, Monster Musume's Lilith) as Mizore Yoroizuka
Nao Tōyama (Nisekoi's Chitoge, Bakuon!!'s Rin Suzunoki) as Nozomi Kasaki
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.