Crybaby Saxophone (なきむしサクソフォン Nakimushi Sakusofon?) is the seventh episode of the Hibike! Euphonium anime series. It was broadcasted on May 19, 2015. The episode revolves around Aoi and Haruka, as they try to cope with their struggles.


The band is hard at work preparing for their rapidly approaching auditions and competition. During daily practice, tenor saxophone player, Aoi Saitou has trouble with her part, to which Taki-sensei asks when she will be able to play it properly. Knowing that she is currently struggling with balancing academics and participation in the concert band, she presently announces that she will be quitting, in order to focus her attention on academics.



In order of appearance:


Major Events

  • Aoi Saitou quits the concert band

Featured Music

The practice included parts of Kitauji's selected pieces:



Episodes of "Hibike! Euphonium" Anime Series
S1 Welcome, High SchoolNice to Meet You, EuphoniumFirst EnsembleSinging SolfègeFestival TimeTwinkle, Twinkle, Little TubaCrybaby SaxophoneFestival TrianglePlease, AuditionStraight TrumpetWelcome Back, AuditionMy EuphoniumGoodbye CompetitionDash, Monaka (OVA)
S2 Mid-summer FanfareHesitation FluteTroubled NocturnesAwakening OboeMiraculous HarmonyRainy ConductorStation ConcertRhapsody in FluSound! EuphoniumAfter-school ObbligatoFirst Love TrumpetThe Last Competition