The official website of the anime adaptation of Ayano Takeda’s Hibike! Euphonium (Sound! Euphonium) novel series has announced that the upcoming 7th volume of the Blu-ray release will contain an OVA, titled Kakedasu Monaka (Running Monaka). The preview video for the OVA was also released:

The 7th Blu-ray and DVD volume of the anime will release on December 16 with the bonus OVA. It will only contain the special OVA among other visual and audio goodies. The 6th volume will contain the final two episodes of the anime. The next volume is volume 5 and will release in Japan on October 21st, containing episodes 9 and 10.

Here is the cover for volume 5:

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And some of the bonuses bundled with the release:

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A new key visual for the anime has been featured as a poster in the August issue of the Japanese anime magazine NewType. This issue of NewType can be purchased here.

NewType August 2015 Hibikie! Euphonium poster visual

A new visual featuring Hazuki Katou, Sapphire Kawashima, Reina Kousaka, Natsuki Nakagawa, Haruka Ogasawara, Kumiko Oumae and Asuka Tanaka ready for some summertime fun at the beach was recently featured in the Animedia magazine which can be purchased here.

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The July issue of the Japanese anime magazine Animage also featured a double page spread of the series.

Jolly Hibike! Euphonium Visual Featured in Animage

Another new visual which shows the girls from the series enjoying the springtime was featured in NewType.

This Springtime Hibike! Euphonium Visual Is Rather Pleasant

Recently a new visual featuring Kumiko Oumae and Reina Kousaka sleeping while Asuka Tanaka watches over them was featured in the Animedia magazine.

New Hibike! Euphonium Visual Hints at Yuri

Another visual of a certain memorable scene from episode 8 where Kumiko Oumae and Reina Kousaka are together was revealed in the July issue of NyanType as a poster.

This New Hibike! Euphonium Visual Recaps Episode 8 Beautifully

Various visuals of the series have been featured in Megami, NyanType and Newtype:

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The cast members for the anime include:

  • Minako Kotobuki (Tsumugi Kotobuki in K-ON!) will voice Asuka Tanaka, who plays the Euphonium

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  • Saori Hayami (Yukino Yukinoshita from Oregairu) as Haruka Ogasawara, the Saxophone player

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  • Haruki Ishiya (Ayumu Kominato in Selector Infected WIXOSS) voices the role of Shuuichi Takamoto, the Trombone player

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  • Takahiro Sakurai (Shougo Makishima in Psycho-Pass) will voice Noboru Taki, the brass band club’s advisor

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  • Chika Anzai (Chaika Travant in Hitsugi no Chaika) is voicing Reina Kousaka, the Trumpet player

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  • Moe Toyota (Sakura Inami in Kyoukai no Kanata) who will voice Sapphire Kawashima, who plays the Contrabass

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The main production staff of the anime includes:

Sound! Euphonium Welcome to Kitauji High School’s Musical Instrument Club is a Japanese novel by Ayano Takeda, published on December 5, 2013 by Takarajimasha. The story focuses on the Kitauji High School Music Club, which is steadily improving thanks to the newly appointed adviser’s strict instruction. An anime adaptation has been announced.

Sound! Euphonium synopsis from Haruhichan:

Hibike! Euphonium begins when Kumiko Oumae, a girl who was in the brass band club in junior high school, visits her high school’s brass band club as a first year. Kumiko’s classmates Hazuki and Sapphire decide to join the club, but Kumiko sees her old classmate Reina there and hesitates. She remembers an incident she had with Reina at a brass band club contest in junior high school.

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You can visit the anime’s website here: http://anime-eupho.com/
And follow their Twitter: @anime_eupho

Source – Hibike! Euphonium Website

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