The overture’s playing, and the players are ready to go. Welcome to the world of Kitauji High School’s concert band.

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Earlier today, the official Sound! Euphonium (Hibike! Euphonium) anime website updated with a new promotional video for upcoming film Sound! Euphonium the Movie: Welcome to the Kitauji High School Concert Band (Gekijo-ban Hibike! Euphonium ~ Kitauji Koko Suisoraku-Bu e Yokoso~). The 90-second teaser showcases several key scenes from the title, while confirming an April 23 première.

Sound Euphonium Movie Visual 001 - 20151202Sound! Euphonium the Movie: Welcome to the Kitauji High School Concert Band will cover the events of the original anime series, retelling the events that led Kitauji High’s concert band to the prefectural band competition. A sequel is also in production, which will take place after the first season’s finale.

Sound! Euphonium aired during the spring 2015 broadcast season. The 13-episode series was helmed by Tatsuya Ishihara (Clannad After Story, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions) at Kyoto Animation. Shoko Ikeda (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) provided character designs, while Jukki Hanada (Nichijou – My Ordinary Life, Love Live! School Idol Project) took charge of series composition.

PonyCan USA currently holds the rights to the series in North America. The company is planning a Blu-Ray release, though specific release dates, formats, or pricing are still unknown. In addition to the physical release, Crunchyroll is streaming the series in its entirety on their digital platform.

Kyoto Animation released a 30-second trailer for the film in December, which you can check out below:

Source: Twitter (anime_eupho)