Crunchyroll to Stream Sound! Euphonium 2 Anime
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it will stream Sound! Euphonium 2, Kyoto Animation's second television anime season based on Ayano Takeda's Hibike! Euphonium: Kitauji Kōkō Suisōgaku-Bu e Yōkoso novel. The stream will begin on Wednesday, October 5 at 1:00 p.m. EDT and will be available for users worldwide excluding Asia.
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.
Houko Kuwashima as Satomi Niiyama (flute) who was college friends with Taki and Hashimoto
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. Takeda released the Rikka Kōkō Marching Band e Yōkoso! (Welcome to the Rikka High School Marching Band) spinoff novel on August 4, focusing on the character Azusa Sasaki and Rikka High School (based on the real-life nationally renowned Tachibana High School Marching Band).
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. The first season premiered in April 2015, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan.