With the new spring 2015 anime series Sound! Euphonium underway, Pony Canyon has set the Japanese release plans for the property. The thirteen episode series is getting a seven volume DVD and Blu-ray release that begins on June 17th, 2015. The Blu-ray releases are priced at 6,500 yen each while the DVD releases are priced at 5,700 yen each. Each release has some solid extras to it that include new shorts, a booklet, illustration card, eye-catch postcards as well as two commentary tracks per disc. With each disc listed as containing two episodes, it’ll be interesting to see what’s finalized for the last volume as the potential for a full bonus episode is certainly there.
The show is based on the novel by Ayana Takeda. After originally being talked about back on October 2014, it was formalized that Tatsuya Ishihara is directing the series based on scripts by Hukki Hanada while Shoko Ikeda is handling the character designs for it.
The series stars Tomoyo Kurosawa as Kumiko Omae, Ayaka Asai as Hazuki Kato, Moe Toyota Sapphire Kawashima, Chika Anzai as Reina Kosaka, Minako Kotobuki as Asuka Tanaka, Saori Hayami as Haruka Ogasawara, Minori Chihara as Kaori Nakaseko, Haruki Ishiya as Shūichi Takamoto, Takahiro Sakurai as Noboru Taki, Kenjiro Tsuda as Takuya Goto, Miyuki Kobori as Nashiko Nagase, Konomi Fujimura as Natsuki Nakagawa, Yuri Yamaoka as Yuko Yoshikawa, Yoko Hikasa as Aoi Saito, Manami Numakura as Mamiko Oumae and Aya Hisakawa as Michie Matsumoto.
Plot concept: Sound! Euphonium tells the story of Kitauji’s High School’s music club, a top level club that had fallen from the ranks after their adviser changed. However, a new advisor has come to whip the musicians back up to shape. In their first year of high school, Kumiko Oumae, and her classmates Hazuki and Sapphire go to see the brass band club. Kumiko decides to join the club and continue playing the euphonium until she sees her middle school classmate Reina. After remembering an incident that happened during a middle school brass band competition with Reina, she hesitates.
[Source: Sound! Euphonium ]