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Tomoe Kabe (加部 友恵 Kabe Tomoe) is a minor character in the Hibike! Euphonium series. She is a second-year student who plays the trumpet.


Tomoe has straight shoulder-length brown hair that is tied into two tiny ponytails by two yellow heart-shaped hairpins and cherry-red eyes.


Tomoe is a very helpful and hard-working girl as seen when she takes the leader role of Team Monaka.


Oath's Finale[]

Tomoe is tasked alongside Kumiko Oumae to instruct and manage the first-year members of the band. During the time leading up to auditions, Tomoe began to notice pain in her jaw when she played. Eventually, it started becoming difficult to play high notes, so she visited a doctor who diagnosed her with arthritis. She consulted Noboru Taki, who suggested she could play a different instrument, however, Tomoe decided it was too close to auditions to try learning a new instrument. She later announced to the band that she would be stepping down from participation in the auditions, and instead would support them as concert band manager.


Yuuko Yoshikawa[]

Tomoe is a friend of Yuuko where they sometimes hang out together when Yuuko is not with Kaori Nakaseko, Natsuki Nakagawa or Mizore Yoroizuka.


  • The name Tomoe means "friend" (友) (tomo) and "favor, benefit" (恵) (e).
  • Tomoe's surname Kabe means "wall" (加部).
    • It can also mean "add, increase" (加) (ka) and "department" (部) (be).
      • Kabe came from Kabedon, the action of slapping a wall fiercely, which produces the sound "don".


  • Tomoe didn't pass the audition and became a part of Team Monaka where the first syllable of her first name (romanized) is combined with the first syllables of the other two second-years' names (Natsuki Nakagawa and Shinobu Morita) that becomes the name "Monaka".
  • Tomoe is an anime original character that was introduced in the later novels.