Sound! Euphonium Blu-ray/DVD volume 5 and Official Fanbook news!
The official website for Sound! Euphonium updated today with news regarding the 5th Blu-ray and DVD volume as well as the official fanbook. I’ll translate the news!
First, here is the cover art for the fifth BD/DVD volume, published by Kyoto Animation and the Hibike Partners and releasing on October 21:
This volume comes with the cover art drawn above by anime character designer Shoko Ikeda. Ikeda also drew the digipak that goes inside this 3-sided case. Inside the digipak are the two eyecatches from episodes 9/10 on postcards, a newly drawn card of Sapphire Kawashima (also by Ikeda), and a 16 pg booklet containing character information for Natsuki Nakagawa and Yuko Yoshikawa, an introduction to the trombone and horn sections, details on episodes 9/10, initial character drafts from Ikeda, setting materials, and a dictionary of musical terms.
Included on the disc is the 5 untelevised short, the second Kyoto Advance Screening event footage, and the second Uji Festival event footage alongside the web episode previews. Commentaries by staff and cast are included. For the cast, we have Tomoyo Kurosawa (Kumiko), Minako Kotobuki (Asuka), and Konomi Fujimura (Natsuki) on episode 9 and Chika Anzai (Reina), Saori Hayami (Haruka), and Yuri Yamaoka (Yuko) on episode 10. For the staff, we have Director Tatsuya Ishihara on both episodes with Hirouki Takahashi (Instrument Animation Director) on episode 9 and Rina Miura (effects) on episode 10. Japanese subtitles are included.
Shoko Ikeda also drew the cover art for the official fanbook, releasing on September 23 from Takarajimasha (publishers of the novels/manga).
The fanbook includes details on all 13 episodes along with staff comments, character summaries from main to minor characters, a feature reminiscing on the notable scenes in each episode, a main cast roundtable and gravure gallery, a roundtable featuring Director Tatsuya Ishihara, Series Director Naoko Yamada, and Original Author Ayano Takeda, and additional staff interviews detailing behind-the-scenes stories.