I realize this has been around for a while, but, having been catching up on everyone, I want to reaffirm not only how great Sound! Euphonium is, but also how realism can transform good stories into fantastic ones. Excellent analysis and fun top-5 post from one of the community’s best essayists and analytical bloggers. I posted my own thoughts in the comments, so if you’re interested, do give this a read.
As always, read some of it, all of it, none of it — Whatever you please.