The TV anime will focus on Kumiko in her third year
The music continues to ring out with two new Sound! Euphonium anime in the works to be released in 2023 and 2024. At an event for the Kyoto Animation-produced series tonight in Uji, the studio revealed that not only will the third TV anime series be coming in 2024, but ahead of then, a theatrical OVA will be released in 2023 based on the "Ensemble Contest Arc." A teaser video was released for the announcement.
The Sound! Euphonium theatrical OVA, which is set to be screened in limited theaters across Japan, will also be released around the same time on Blu-ray in Japan. The third season was previously confirmed to be set in Kumiko's third year of school, with our floofy protagonist as one of the senior students in the Kitauji High School Concert Band.
The original Sound! Euphonium novels are published in Japan by Takarajimasha under their Takarajimasha Bunko imprint, and an English language version is also available from Yen Press. The first two seasons of Sound! Euphonium is directed by Tatsuya Ishihara at Kyoto Animation with Naoko Yamada chief directing the series and directing the spin-off film Liz and the Blue Bird. Both the series' and films feature animation produced at Kyoto Animation.
Crunchyroll currently streams seasons 1 and 2 of Sound! Euphonium, describing the story as such:
Spring in the first year of high school. Kumiko, a member of the brass band in junior high school, visits the high school brass band club with classmates Hazuki and Sapphire. There, she comes across Reina, her former classmate from junior high. Hazuki and Sapphire decide to join the club, but Kumiko can’t make up her mind. She recollects her experience with Reina at a competition in junior high school.
Source: Sound! Euphonium on Twitter
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