Shuuichi Tsukamoto (塚本 秀一 Tsukamoto Shūichi) is a first-year student at Kitauji High School in the main series. He plays the trombone for Kitauji's Concert Band and is Kumiko's childhood friend.

Appearance Edit

Shuuichi is a very tall and slim young man who has short, light brown greenish hair and lime-green eyes. He is usually seen with a standard Kitauji High School uniform for boys.

Personality Edit

Shuuichi is a friendly young man who is quite polite. He is usually calm and often takes everything easy. He also tries his best in everything, and will help anyone in need. He is prone to picking up gossip from around the band, but does not spread them, only occasionally sharing them with Kumiko. He is presumed to have a crush on Kumiko and seems to be quite shy when talking about the topic of love.

Background Edit

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Shuuichi and Kumiko are childhood friends, and the two went to the same junior high school. He and Kumiko are not classmates in high school however, consequently of their different choices in study courses. The pair had a falling out, due to Shuuichi having made a snide remark about Kumiko when they were in their third year of junior high school. He was originally a horn player, but he gets to play the trombone after winning a game of rock-paper-scissors.

He notices minor internal conflicts within the concert band and notifies Kumiko, informing her a second-year student had conflicts with a third-year who hadn't practiced nor was adept at playing, the events of which that caused the number of second years to drop drastically.

Chronology Edit

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In the park near her home, Shuuichi meets Kumiko, his childhood friend. After an awkward conversation between the two, Kumiko leaves, telling Shuuichi that she has decided to not join the school band.

Trivia Edit

  • According to the official Sound! Euphonium novel website,
    • His favorite colors are blue and green.
    • His hobbies are reading manga and buying jazz CDs.
    • His special skill is playing games.
  • Although he dislikes tomatoes, he is fine with ketchup.
  • In terms of appearance, Shuuichi is very similar to Akihito Kanbara and Makoto Tachibana from the Kyoukai no Kanata and Free! series respectively, which are also created by Kyoto Animation.
  • Shuuichi initially played the horn during middle school but decided to take up the trombone when he started high school, saying that he always liked the jazz trombone.

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