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Hibike! Euphonium (響け! ユーフォニアム Hibike! Yūfoniamu, lit, Sound! Euphonium) s a Japanese novel by Ayano Takeda, published on December 5, 2013 by Takarajimasha. The story takes place in Uji, Kyoto, and focuses on the Kitauji High School Music Club, which is steadily improving thanks to the newly appointed adviser's strict instruction. A manga adaptation illustrated by Hami began serialization on the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Web website on November 28, 2014. An anime adaptation, produced by Kyoto Animation and directed byTatsuya Ishihara, began airing in Japan in April 2015.
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.