Sound! Euphonium Anime Gets 2nd 'Flashback' Film This Fall
posted on by Egan Loo
The official website for Kyoto Animation's anime of Ayano Takeda's Hibike! Euphonium: Kitauji Kōkō Suisōgaku-Bu e Yōkoso novel announced on Sunday that production on a second Sound! Euphonium film has been green-lit for this fall. According to the accompanying special announcement video, the second film will flash back or "look back" at the second television series — just as the first film, Gekijō-ban Hibike! Euphonium: Kitauji Kōkō Suisōgaku-Bu e Yōkoso (Sound! Euphonium the Movie: Welcome to the Kitauji High School Concert Band), looked back at the first television series.
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. Takeda released the Rikka Kōkō Marching Band e Yōkoso! (Welcome to the Rikka High School Marching Band) spinoff novel in August, focusing on the character Azusa Sasaki and Rikka High School (based on the real-life nationally renowned Tachibana High School Marching Band).
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