Festival Time (ただいまフェスティバル Tadaima Fesutibaru) is the fifth episode of the Hibike! Euphonium anime series. It was first broadcasted on May 5, 2015.
The band prepares for its upcoming performance at SunFes as uniforms are handed out and the students are drilled on how to march in unison. Natsuki Nakagawa, a second-year in the bass section, reveals to Kumiko and Hazuki that Haruka is only president because Asuka, despite her more outgoing personality, had passed up on it. The band now has confidence in Mr. Taki, even agreeing to extra practice time after school. Aoi leaves early however, telling Kumiko that she has cram school. On the way home, Kumiko is surprised to run into Reina. While trying to make small talk, Kumiko unintentionally expresses her doubt at their chances of making nationals, quickly taking it back. Afraid of offending Reina again, she is surprised to see her smile in response. On the day of the festival, Kumiko runs into an old friend from junior high who reveals that Reina actually turned down an invitation from Rikka, a prestigious school, to go to Kitauji. Despite having to go after Rikka, the band's performance earns them notice from the crowd.
- In order of appearances:
- Rikka High School is based on the real-life Kyoto Tachibana High School (official website), which has a similar outfit during their band performances, except with a dominant orange color scheme instead of Rikka's light blue.
Featured Music Edit
- The Fairest of the Fair March (school before Rikka)
- Funiculì, Funiculà (Rikka's song on SunFes).
- Rydeen - By YMO (Kitauji's main theme song on SunFes).
|Sound! Euphonium by Kyoto Animation|