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    Friday April 30, 2021
  • Sound! Euphonium Partners With Yamaha to Support Increasing School Band Membership

    All participating schools will get a Eupho poster along with Yamaha's support

    Yamaha has launched an initiative to help junior high and high schools in Japan recruit new members into bands. One of the methods to give schools posters of pop-culture brass bands in Japan, including Kyoto Animation's popular anime franchise Sound! Euphonium. Hear the sounds after the jump!

  • Monday February 22, 2021
  • Tour the Real Life School From Sound! Euphonium in Online Sound! Festa Video

    Also, listen to real Kyoto school bands belt out tunes from the series

    After plans for a Sound! Festa was upended due to the coronavirus, Uji City has finally uploaded the two previously promised videos that were made in place of the event–one video featuring six schools from Kyoto performing music from Sound! Euphonium and another video of a tour of Kita Uji High School. Watch them both after the jump!

  • Friday January 15, 2021
  • Sound! Euphonium Celebrations at Uji Winter Festa Canceled; Filmed Events to be Posted Online

    New State of Emergency declaration for Kyoto hindered plans

    This weekend was supposed to be Uji Winter Festa, and inside was a special Sound! Festa, celebrating the Kyoto Animation anime series with performances from local schools and a talk with Sound! Euphonium novel author Ayano Takeda. But the newest State of Emergency declaration has halted those plans, moving them online. Read more after the jump.

  • Monday August 31, 2020
  • Kyoto Animation's Sound! Euphonium Is the Face for the Japan 2020 Census in Kyoto

    K-ON! and Inari Kon Kon helped drive awareness in previous years

    Every 5 years, Japan holds a national census, giving every household in the country the chance to get their voice heard and make the country a better place to live. This year, to drive awareness for the program, Kyoto Animation's Sound! Euphonium will be advertising the census in Kyoto prefecture. Check out the poster after the jump!

  • Saturday August 8, 2020
  • Be Blown Away by Senzoku Gakuen School's Remote Rendition of Sound! Euphonium's 1st OP

    The Senzoku Gakuen School of Music Freshman Wind Orchestra 2016 band once again plays music from the hit Kyoto Animation series

    Previously, the 5th-anniversary celebrations for the Sound! Euphonium anime saw a streamed festival in June but not wanting to be left out, the Senzoku Gakuen School of Music Freshman Wind Orchestra 2016 put on their own performance of the first TV anime opening theme 'DREAM SOLISTER' ... remotely! Be blown away after the jump!

  • Friday July 31, 2020
  • ESSAY: How A Silent Voice Built a World of Kindness

    Explore the craftsmanship that went into one of the most masterful anime films of the past decade

    A Silent Voice is a triumph of filmmaking. Shoya and Shoko's story affected me so deeply when I first watched it, I made a video essay on my personal YouTube channel talking about it! I recently re-watched the movie, and I wanted to explore some of the incredibly thoughtful work that went into crafting this amazing film.

  • Monday July 20, 2020
  • Meeting The Next Generation of Great Anime Directors

    Today let's highlight some of the top directors making anime film waves today!

    Nick Creamer takes a look at the next generation of anime film directors, including Masaaki Yuasa, Naoko Yamada, and Makoto Shinkai!

  • Friday July 3, 2020
  • INTERVIEW: How the Composer of Liz and the Blue Bird Used Math Equations to Write a Soundtrack

    Kensuke Ushio, the composer for Liz and the Blue Bird, shares his creative process.

    The composer for A Silent Voice and now Liz and the Blue Bird, Kensuke Ushio, sat down with us to talk about coprime numbers, working with Naoko Yamada again, and the creative process that went into the creation of Liz and the Blue Bird.

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