Giving fans a music anime with a cute and cuddly story, K-On became a cult hit for KyoAni studio. Much like “K-On,” Hibike! Euphonium is yet another music anime from KyoAni with a cute girl doing cute things as its theme that tries to do something that its predecessor has already done better. The anime follows the same formula and delivers a high level of enjoyment. However, the typical KyoAni slice-of-life plot keeps it from being anything more than a fun ride.
Hibike! Euphonium has the perfect blend of drama, comedy, school life, and friendship. But has a plot that doesn’t go anywhere specific but rather keeps to a more self-contained nature. Hibike! Euphonium has a synopsis that makes you go, “This seems bland. I can’t believe there’s a whole series about this.” But as expected of KyoAni, the stimulating and vibrant animation and the great and catchy soundtrack help bring the whole anime to life. If you are looking for a good music anime, Hibike! Euphonium (Sound! Euphonium) is an excellent choice.
If you are thinking of giving Hibike! Euphonium (Sound! Euphonium) anime series a try, here’s a guide to help you watch it in the correct order.
Hibike! Euphonium (Sound! Euphonium) Watch Order:
1. Hibike! Euphonium
Alternate Title: Sound! Euphonium
2. Hibike! Euphonium: Kakedasu Monaka
Alternate Title: Sound! Euphonium Episode 14 – Ready, Set, Monaka
Episodes: 1 (Special)
3. Hibike! Euphonium 2
Alternate Title: Sound! Euphonium 2
4. Liz to Aoi Tori
Alternate Title: Liz and the Blue Bird
Episodes: 1 (Movie)
5. Hibike! Euphonium Movie 3: Chikai no Finale
Alternate Title: Sound! Euphonium: Our Promise: A Brand New Day
Episodes: 1 (Movie)
Hibike! Euphonium (Sound! Euphonium) is a slice-of-life music anime series adapted from the novel series of the same name written by Ayano Takeda.
Synopsis: Kumiko Oumae was a euphonist in middle school; however, due to an incident at a regional concert band competition, she swore off music and attended high school in the hope of starting anew. But, on her first day, she ran into her middle school friend and bandmate she shared a defeat with.
With this encounter, she finds the motivation she needs to make music once more. This time she has the help of new bandmates: tubist Hazuki Katou and veteran contrabassist Sapphire Kawashima. Thus began the struggle of Kumiko and her band trying to get into the National Tournament.