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Hibike! Euphonium – 12

「わたしのユーフォニアム」 (Watashi no Yuufoniamu)
“My Euphonium”

It’s episodes like this that make me a happy anime fan.

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June 23, 2015 at 6:18 pm Comments (71)

Hibike! Euphonium – 11

「おかえりオーディション」 (Okaeri Oudishon)
“Welcome Back, Audition”

And like clockwork, Kyoto Animation delivers another fantastically tense, emotional, and rewarding episode of Hibike! Euphonium. It’s scary how easy they make this look.

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June 16, 2015 at 6:48 pm Comments (122)

Hibike! Euphonium – 10

「まっすぐトランペット」 (Massugu Toranpetto)
“Straight Trumpet”

I have a feeling that most people will be talking about one particular scene, when there’s so many more important, character-defining moments that deserve equal attention.

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June 10, 2015 at 10:08 am Comments (144)

Hibike! Euphonium – 09

「おねがいオーディション」 (Onegai Odishon)
“Please, Audition”

The auditions are here, and the tension was palpable in this one.

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June 2, 2015 at 2:46 pm Comments (97)

Hibike! Euphonium – 08

「おまつりトライアングル」 (Omatsuri Toraianguru)
“Festival Triangle”

Perfect.

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May 26, 2015 at 2:52 pm Comments (116)

Hibike! Euphonium – 07

「なきむしサクソフォン」 (Naki Mushi Sakusofon)
“Crybaby Saxophone”

It should not come as a surprise to learn that this gloomy, dramatic episode was produced by the staff of Hyouka.

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May 19, 2015 at 1:03 pm Comments (54)

Hibike! Euphonium – 06

「きらきらチューバ」 (Kirakira Chuuba)
“Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Tuba”

Let the culling (auditions) begin!

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May 12, 2015 at 1:56 pm Comments (55)

Hibike! Euphonium – 05

「ただいまフェスティバル」 (Tadaima Fesutibaru)
“Festival Time”

We certainly shifted gears in this one, storming straight into the Sun Festival with no time to waste.

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May 5, 2015 at 1:28 pm Comments (68)

Hibike! Euphonium – 04

「うたうよソルフェージュ」 (Utau yo Sorufeju )
“Singing Solfège”

You could say this was the slowest episode so far, and I wouldn’t disagree. But it was also the best episode so far.

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April 28, 2015 at 6:25 pm Comments (63)

Hibike! Euphonium – 03

「はじめてアンサンブル」 (Hajimete Ansanburu)
“First Ensemble”

I bet all the people who dismissed this as K-On! 2.0 are feeling silly right now.

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April 22, 2015 at 4:56 am Comments (92)

Hibike! Euphonium – 02

「よろしくユーフォニアム」 (Yoroshiku Yuufoniamu)
“Hi, Euphonium”

There’s always high expectations for production values when it comes to KyoAni, so it isn’t a surprise that Hibike! Euphonium looks this good. But even with those expectations, there were moments in this episode that were truly gorgeous.

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April 14, 2015 at 5:13 pm Comments (42)

Hibike! Euphonium – 01

「ようこそハイスクール」 (Youkoso Hai Sukuuru)
“Welcome, High School”

Before you say it, no, Hibike! Euphonium is not the second coming of K-On! This is a novel adaptation filled with music, drama, and a dash of slice-of-life, seen through the eyes of a main character that feels very real. If anything, this first episode was more like Hyouka than anything else KyoAni has produced.

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April 7, 2015 at 6:41 pm Comments (93)

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