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