Anime Review: Hibike! Euphonium 2

General Information:

Type: TV
Genres: Music, Drama, School
Episodes: 13
Aired: Oct 6, 2016 to Dec 29, 2016
Premiered: Fall 2016
Producers: Lantis, Pony Canyon, Rakuonsha
Licensors: Ponycan USA
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Novel
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

Summary:

Following their success in the qualifying round for the Kansai regional competition, the members of the Kitauji High School concert band set their sights on the next upcoming performance. Utilizing their summer break to the utmost, the band participates in a camp where they are instructed by their band advisor Noboru Taki and his friends who make their living as professional musicians.

Kumiko Oumae and her friends remain determined to attain gold at the Kansai competition, but trouble arises when a student who once quit the band shows interest in rejoining and sparks unpleasant memories for the second-year members. Kumiko also learns about her teacher’s surprising past and the motivation behind his desire to lead the band to victory. Reaching nationals will require hard work, and the adamant conviction in each student’s commitment to the band will be put to the test. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Review:

I’m a huge fan of Hibike! Euphonium. I was so happy when season 2 was annouced I couldn’t wait to watch it! Of course I’ve watched The special and OVA that were released before this season. I started watching season 2 as soon as it aired and was watching on a weekly basis.

The season started off where the last one left off. It was more drama focused than music focus which isn’t good when you’re watching for the music. The season mainly focused on Asuka’s story, her effect on her fellow mates and a new character’s back story (technically not a new character but the character didn’t get enough screen time last season to be noticeable).  The overall story felt like a tribute if that makes sense.

I want to talk about the characters and the ships but part of me does not want to get into that because Kyoto animation played us good with this series.

Last but not least the music. It was still there since it’s a music anime however the main focus was the composers. If you watched the first season make sure you check this one out don’t get your hopes up unless you’re aiming for more drama which you will surely get.

The anime is very good I just liked the first season better. I can’t wait to see the upcoming movie. Asuka is my favorite character and you’ll get to know her better in this season.

Overall Rate: 7/10


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