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.
After riding on depression for a long time, 3-gatsu no Lion finally gives Rei some happiness and much anticipated progress.
3-gatsu no Lion returns with a superb uninterrupted twenty-four minutes of… Rei talking.
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.
With the introductions having been taken care of, episode six leans a bit towards the lighthearted side but it isn’t as boring as it could have turned out to be.
3-gatsu no Lion comes out of its lull to give us perhaps its best episode yet, as it confronts Rei’s painful past in the form of flashbacks.
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.
Like an athlete tired after a marathon, 3-gatsu no Lion goes for its calmest episode yet right after its first shogi match. While preceding entries each advanced the story in their own way, this one is built on subtle hints alone, making it somewhat unsatisfying.