© Ayano Takeda, TAKARAJIMASHA / Hibike Partners

20th Animation Division Jury Selections

Sound! Euphonium: The Movie – Welcome to the Kitauji High School Concert Band

Animated feature film

ISHIHARA Tatsuya [Japan]


The theatrical version of the TV animation series Sound! Euphonium, which was broadcast from April 2015. The film describes how the girls in the Kitauji High School Concert Band overcome numerous challenges to participate in the Kyoto Prefectural Wind Ensemble Competition. What does “commitment” truly mean? This is a tale of young women in a brass band giving their all to reach a national competition.