A special pre-release screening event for Sound! Euphonium 2 (the anime airs in October) was held in Marunouchi Piccadilly on September 10. Four voice cast members have showed up at the venue: Tomoyo Kurosawa as Kumiko Oumae, Ayaka Asai as Hazuki Kato, Moe Totota as Safaia Kawashima, Chika Anzai as Reina Kosaka.
The second PV that was played before the special screening of the main episode announced that the first episode will be an one-hour-run special broadcast. Following this super exciting screening, the four voice actresses welcomed the director Tatsuya Ishihara on the stage and they started talking about the anime.
They talked about the personalities of the new faces: the second graders, Mizore Yoroizuka (CV:Atsumi Tanezaki) and Nozomi Kasaki (CV: Nao Toyama) and what sort of influence they will have on the existing brass band club.
Then, the conversation moved on to the new illustration as well as the new cast members (Yuichi Nakamura as Masahiro Hashimoto, Houko Kuwashima as Satomi Niiyama). They were quite curious about how these new characters will interact with the rest of the cast.
After a few comments on the existing characters’ relationships and future activities, they referred to a few behind-the-scenes voice-acting incidents as well as to the anime theme songs. It was evident from their positive stage energy that the cast was very enthusiastic about the project.
The first season of Sound! Euphonium was broadcast from April to July 2015 and was later adapted into a movie in April 2016. It’s a dramatic story that depicts high-school girls devoting all of their efforts to their brass band club.
■■Sound! Euphonium 2 Story■■
Kitauji high school brass band club has won the golden award in the Kyoto brass band competition and they are already getting prepared for the Kansai competition. This next stage of their story will have more formidable competitors awaiting for them.
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