Japan Media Arts Festival  

Animation Division

Jury Selections

Sound! Euphonium The Movie -May the melody reach you!-

Animated feature film

OGAWA Taichi [Japan]

© Ayano Takeda,TAKARAJIMASHA / Hibike Partners

This movie is the theatrical version of the TV animation series Sound! Euphonium 2, which was broadcast in 2016. Kumiko finds out that Asuka, her senior in their band, has decided to quit just before they compete in a national competition. The film focuses on the relationship between these two, with an overarching theme of the wavering between the adult and child within us. The film was produced by Kyoto Animation. 

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