Sound! Euphonium anime green-lit
Japanese publisher Takarajimasha opened an official website on Saturday announcing the anime adaptation of Ayano Takeda’s Hibiku! Euphonium Kitauji Kōkō Suisōgaku-bu he Yōkoso (Sound! Euphonium Welcome to Kitauji High School’s Musical Instrument Club) novel. More information will be available on December 28.
The website will also publish a new short story every other week about the daily lives of the characters from the first novel and the upcoming anime. The first chapter is currently available on the website and the second chapter will be available on November 1.
The original novel’s story follows of the Kitauji Music club, which used to always advance to national competitions. Ever since the adviser changed, though, it hasn’t advanced past the Kansai tournament. However, thanks to the newly appointed adviser’s strict instruction, the students are steadily improving. The club members’ daily lives are full of ups and downs including fights over solos and the decision resign club activities to focus on studies.
Takeda debuted her first novel, Kyou, Kimi to Iki o Suru, last May after being nominated for Takarajimasha’s Japan Love Story Prize, which aims to uncover new genre writing talent. Takarajimasha published Hibiku! Euphonium Kitauji Kōkō Suisōgaku-bu he Yōkoso last December as part of its Japan Love Story Prize series.