Season 3 of Sound Euphonium is set to premiere on April 7,. The highly anticipated sequel is listed with 13 episodes. Kyoto Animation is animating the newest installment of the franchise.
The anime is based on the light novel series by Ayano Takeda. The manga adaptation was serialized on the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Web magazine. The TV anime series has two seasons, both of which were also animated by Kyoto Animation. They aired from April to July 2015 and October to December 2016 respectively.
The franchise also has three animated films – the Liz and the Blue Bird side story and Sound! Euphonium: The Movie – Our Promise: A Brand New Day, released in 2018 and 2019 respectively. Both were animated by Kyoto Animation. Liz and the Blue Bird serves as a spin-off to the second season of the TV anime. The third one is Sound Euphonium: Ensemble Contest, which was released in August 2023.
Yen Press licensed the 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 Website
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