Get ready to tune in because the band is gearing up for another incredible season of Sound! Euphonium.
That’s right—late last year, we got the news that Season 3 is finally on its way, and today the production team has released a Kumiko Oumae character video.
Just to remind you about one of the reasons you like the hit anime so much.
Kumiko Oumae’s Comeback
Today, we’re getting a sneak peek of Kumiko’s return in a brand-new character trailer!
Or at least a reminder of why Kumiko is so loved — even though her habit of saying what’s on her mind can be a bit too blunt, and her awkwardness a bit cringe-worthy.
Plus, she’s so damned LOUD!
It’s only 30 seconds long, but I laughed the whole way through it as I remembered what a fruit cake Kumiko can sometimes be.
Mark Your Calendars: Release Date Announcement!
Drumroll, please! (Yeah, I went there!)
We now have an official release date for Sound! Euphonium Season 3, which is April 7th!
Not too long away, so get ready to immerse yourself in the captivating world of music once again.
New Sound! Euphonium character videos to debut every weekend!
But wait, there’s more!
Leading up to the season premiere, if you just enjoyed Kumiko Oumae’s character video, we will be treated to more character trailers just like it every weekend until the anime itself premieres.
It’s the perfect way to remind ourselves how quirky these girls are, and to get ready for their next appearance, isn’t it?
Sound! Euphonium staff for Season 3
Tatsuya Ishihara is back directing the anime, with Jukki Hanada also returning and in charge of script and series composition.
Kazumi Ikeda is in charge of character designs, as well as chief animation director.
Her younger sister, Shouko Ikeda, is also listed as a character designer although she is one of the 36 people who were tragically murdered when one of Kyoto Animation’s studios was the target of a 2019 arson attack.
As an anime takes a long time from beginning production to its airing, however, Shouko Ikeda’s work, and likely the work of others who also lost their lives that day, is included in it.
What is Sound! Euphonium about?
In case you are new to the world of Sound! Euphonium, let me fill you in!
Set in the spring of the first year of high school when the anime begins, the series follows Kumiko and her friends as they navigate the ups and downs of life in the brass band club.
It’s a story filled with friendship, music, and unforgettable moments that will tug at your heartstrings, as the girls do their utmost to play their best and to get their music heard.
Sound! Euphonium 3‘s synopsis looks like this (per MyAnimeList):
After the Kitauji High School Wind Ensemble pulls a stunning performance in Oumae Kumiko’s first year, their results in her second year feel underwhelming to the entire club.
They intended to achieve a gold medal at the national competition, but their participation ends with what is known as a “dud gold” at the Kansai competition: a gold medal that does not include being chosen to advance to the national competition.
With the end of the cycle, the ensemble’s seniors retire, and a new leadership takes charge; Kumiko, soon to be a senior herself, is appointed the new club president.
Now it is up to her to, under the guidance of their teacher Taki Noboru, shoulder Kitauji to the Nationals once again and help the band achieve the gold medal they have been aiming for.
Where to Watch Sound! Euphonium 3
The first two seasons of Sound! Euphonium are currently available to watch on Crunchyroll.
With Sound! Euphonium 3 arriving on April 7th, and the first two seasons having been released a long time ago, you may want to remind yourself why the music and friendship-themed is so wonderful by heading over there to re-watch them.
Sound! Euphonium 3, of course, is likely to arrive on the same platform.
You can also find out a lot more information about the anime series via its official website.
Meanwhile, enjoy this weekend’s Kumiko Oumae’s character video (I just watched it through 4 times), as she really is a weirdly wonderful delight.
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