Fall 2016 anime Sound! Euphonium 2 (Hibike! Euphonium 2) held a special event on Sunday 12 March 2017 at Miel Parque Hall. The anime announced the production of a recap movie that will look back on the events of the second season.
The 10 guests who attended the event were:
Tomoyo Kurosawa who plays Kumiko Oumae
Ayaka Asai who plays Hazuki Katou
Moe Toyota who plays Sapphire Kawashima
Chika Anzai who plays Rena Kousaka
Minako Kotobuki who plays Asuka Tanaka
Saori Hayami who plays Haruka Ogasawara
Minori Chihara who plays Kaori Nakaseko
Yuuichi Nakamura who plays Masahiro Hashimoto
Takahiro Sakurai who plays Noboru Taki
and TRUE, the singer of the opening song.
The event began with the opening song, Soundscape, sung by TRUE. After that, the cast took to the stage for the opening talk.
The first corner was called ‘Who at Kitauji High School Knows The Most About Others!? Bond Testing Championship!!’ Questions about specific cast members were thrown out and the other cast members would try to guess the answer. Among surprising answers and unexpected bull’s-eyes, we were able to catch a glimpse of the cast’s teamwork.
After that corner ended, an anecdote written specifically for this event was read aloud. While Senzoku Gakuen’s College of Music Freshman Wind Ensemble 2016 performed Treasure Island and Gakuen Tengoku, we were able to think back on the anime. The unity of the cast as they interacted with each other was palpable and the performance of Mikazuki no Mai (Dance of the Crescent Moon) after the reading was met with great applause from the audience
After the reading finished, the live concert began. TRUE performed her songs Dream Solister and Soundscape accompanied by the Freshman Wind Ensemble 2016. The audience got very excited at the performance which was just like the ones from the anime.
Furthermore, the four members of the Kitauji Quartet (Tomoyo Kurosawa, Ayaka Asai, Moe Toyota, and Chika Anzai) sang the ending theme songs. They sang the ending song from season two, Vivace!, and the ending song from season one, Tutti!, while dressed in beautifully decorated versions of the school uniform that appears in the anime.
In the afternoon performance it was announced that an event will be held at Uji City Cultural Center in Kyoto Prefecture on Sunday 4 June 2017. In the evening performance came the video announcement of the compilation movie that will look back on the events of the second season.
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