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Sound! Euphonium 2 Anime Reveals 2nd Promo, More of Cast, 1-Hour Debut Special

posted on by Egan Loo
Yūichi Nakamura, Houko Kuwashima join anime premiering October 5

The official website for Hibike! Euphonium 2 (Sound! Euphonium 2), Kyoto Animation's second television anime season based on Ayano Takeda's Hibike! Euphonium: Kitauji Kōkō Suisōgaku-Bu e Yōkoso novel, posted the anime's second promotional video, additional cast members, and details on the one-hour special in the anime's first week on Saturday. Along with reaffirming the students' aim to make it to the nationals, the video introduces one of the new instructors and features TRUE's opening theme song "Soundscape."

The new cast members are:

Yūichi Nakamura as Masahiro Hashimoto (percussion), who has been friends with Taki since college and who always wears gaudy shirts

Houko Kuwashima as Satomi Niiyama (flute) who was college friends with Taki and Hashimoto

The new season will premiere at 24:00 on October 5 (effectively, midnight on October 6) with a one-hour special on the Tokyo MX1 station, followed by the TVK, TV Aichi, ABC Asahi Broadcasting, KBS Kyoto, BS11, and AT-X channels.

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

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.

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.

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