Sound Euphonium: Ensemble Contest unveiled a new trailer to celebrate and thank the viewers for making the film a big hit in Japan. The anime premiered on August 4 in Japanese theaters, with Kyoto Animation animating the movie.
The main cast reprised their roles in the movie: Chika Anzai as Reina Kosaka, Tomoyo Kurosawa as Kumiko Omae, Ayaka Asai as Hazuki Kato, and Moe Toyota as Sapphire Kawashima. Additionally, TRUE returned to the franchise by performing the theme song of the film titled “Ensemble.”
Sound! Euphonium is a light novel series written by Ayano Takeda and illustrated by Nikki Asada. Takarajimasha published the first volume of the novel in 2013. A manga adaptation with illustrations provided by Hami was launched in the following year. The light novel inspired a TV anime series that has two seasons, both of which were animated by Kyoto Animation. They aired from April to July 2015 and October to December 2016 respectively. A third season is currently in production and it revealed a visual featuring the main character Kumiko Omae.
Yen Press licensed Sound! Euphonium’s novels in English and describes it as follows:
Finding herself, one note at a time…After a terrible disappointment at the All-Kyoto Concert Band Competition, music has lost its spark for Kumiko. But her first year at Kitauji High School is a chance for a fresh start. So when it comes time to choose a club, she can’t resist joining the band again–even though they’re simply terrible. The strict new club director has promised to whip them into shape to reach Nationals, but the trouble runs deeper than just a lack of practice. Plus, the discord within the club tugs at Kumiko’s old insecurities. Will Kitauji High School find its rhythm before the competition? Will Kumiko?
Source: Official Twitter
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