More than the music itself, the performers’ feelings in their great performances shine in Hibike! Euphonium’s penultimate episode, making it one of simple beauty.
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Hibike! Euphonium’s latest episode is surely its weakest yet. Although Reina’s fans will be glad to see her under the spotlight, the twenty-four minutes teach us all too little.
Hibike! Euphonium’s tenth episode is a thoroughly impressive run through two parallel stories: the first being Mamiko’s, and the second Asuka’s.
Hibike! Euphonium now centers on Asuka in an entry which establishes many things, though questions about the drama’s future developments may be asked.
After all the dramatic intensity, Hibike introduces its latest arc in a rather smooth manner – we get the lighthearted culture festival before Mamiko and Taki-sensei’s issues are introduced.
After the brilliant conclusion to Mizore and Nozomi’s arc, it was difficult to imagine Hibike! Euphonium maintaining this level… and yet it did, by using its other weapon of choice: music.
Hibike! Euphonium 2’s fourth episode is its best yet as it brings a close to the issue around Nozomi; we all discover Yoroizuka’s true feelings in an intense, beautifully directed episode.
Hibike continues from the preceding episode, focusing largely on the same subjects: namely the conflict around Nozomi and Reina’s emotions.
Hibike’s second episode is one of transition. The band’s off time and following training camp allows focus on the characters’ inner worries, from the smallest to the biggest.
Hibike! Euphonium returns as if it had never left. We may see new characters, but it’s still the same Hibike of old, with its many strengths and few flaws.