Film opened in Japan on April 19 at #5
Hong Kong film distributor Neofilms announced on Tuesday that it will open Tatsuya Ishihara and Kyoto Animation‘s Sound! Euphonium The Movie – Our Promise: A Brand New Day (Hibike! Euphonium: Chikai no Finale) anime film in theaters in Hong Kong on September 19.
In the original novel’s story, Kumiko is now a second year and one of the senior players of the euphonium section. With new underclassmen joining the concert band, Kumiko has to learn new things in order to deal with awkward and difficult underclassmen. She and third-year trumpeter Tomoe Kabe are chosen to lead the new underclassmen members. Between the Sunrise Festival, chair placement auditions, and the competition, a number of problems quickly begin to arise.
The movie opened in Japan on April 19, and it earned 93,022,800 yen (about US$831,500) from Friday to Sunday to rank at #5 in its opening weekend. Starting on August 23, the film received more screenings in Tokyo.
The film features a returning cast and staff. Tatsuya Ishihara returned from the series to direct the film, and main writer Jukki Hanada also returned to pen the script. Shoko Ikeda returned from the series as character designer, and Akito Matsuda returned as composer. Lantis is credited for music production, and Shochiku is distributing the film in Japan. The Senzoku Gakuen College of Music‘s Freshman Wind Ensemble also returned for music production cooperation and musical performance.