Hibike Euphonium S2 Review — A-

A band plays in a competition.

If anything, this was even better than the first season. See what I said about that. It’s perfect at reviving my nostalgia for back when I played trombone in the band.

All the characters are well-developed, with plenty of drama to keep things interesting but never overdone. An excellent portrayal of the politics in a small closeknit group like the band. Plus a great romance between the two main girls. It has this meticulous attention to detail that holds everything together. The facial expressions, the warm-up exercises they play during the eyecatches, even the way they hold the trombones— great care is put into every aspect of the show.

This season did a great job at revolving most of the loose plot threads (although Reina still hasn’t realized that she’s a lesbian). I especially like the story line with the oboe player and the girl who wanted to rejoin the band— superbly done.

Gah I am just so happy this exists.

  • Storytelling – A – Perfect.
  • Voice – A – Love the portrayal of a band.
  • Characters – A – Won’t forget any of them for a while.
  • Attention Grab – A – Always eager for the next episode.
  • Production – A – Looks fabulous.
  • Overall – A-

Recommendations – Hyouka

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