Kyoto Animation’s high school concert band anime Sound! Euphonium has been running a joint campaign with the Red Cross Kyoto blood drive, and in the run-up to the compilation film‘s release on April 23rd, it seems news of the second season’s premiere slipped out a little earlier than planned. The Red Cross Kyoto Blood Centre’s website gave an announcement on Monday that “To coincide with the second season’s premiere, we will run a similar campaign this fall.” A few hours later, however, it was edited and now reads, “We plan to launch a similar campaign soon, so look forward to it!”
The Sound! Euphonium anime aired in the spring of 2015, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan. They describe its story adapting Ayano Takeda and Nikki Asada’s light novels:
Spring in the first year of high school. Kumiko, a member of the brass band in junior high school, visits the high school brass band club with classmates Hazuki and Sapphire. There, she comes across Reina, her former classmate from junior high. Hazuki and Sapphire decide to join the club, but Kumiko can’t make up her mind. She recollects her experience with Reina at a competition in junior high school.
While this little info leak suggests we’ll be rejoining the Kitauji High School Concert Band at back-to-school time, we can’t be sure until there’s an official announcement. But it certainly seems like we’ll be seeing them reclaim their old status at the nationals soon enough.