Kono Oto Tomare!

Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life

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Synonyms: Stop This Sound!
Japanese: この音とまれ!
English: Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life
German: Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life
Spanish: Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life
French: Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2019 to Jun 30, 2019
Premiered: Spring 2019
Broadcast: Sundays at 01:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Platinum Vision
Source: Manga
Genre: DramaDrama
Themes: MusicMusic, SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.931 (scored by 122537122,537 users)
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Ranked: #7252
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Popularity: #782
Members: 309,459
Favorites: 2,440

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Gen Kudou, a koto maker, believes that his delinquent grandson Chika would never understand the profoundness of the traditional musical instrument. In an attempt to make up for his naivety and understand the words of his late grandfather, Chika tries to join the Tokise High School Koto Club.

Even though the club is in dire need of members, new club president Takezou Kurata is unwilling to easily accept Chika's application due to his bad reputation. Nonetheless, after seeing Chika's seriousness and enthusiasm, Takezou allows the problem child to join, along with koto prodigy Satowa Houzuki and three of Chika's energetic friends. Kono Oto Tomare! follows the merry band of musicians as they aspire to play at the national competition.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Cook, Justin
Herek, Samantha
Assistant Producer
Mizuno, Ryouma
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Takakuwa, Hajime
Sound Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Tone" by Shouta Aoi

Ending Theme

"Speechless" by Yuuma Uchida

Episode Videos


Jun 29, 2019
Quite literally the dark horse and the best hidden (diamond) gem of the Spring season that not a lot of people are giving it the recognition it severely deserves. In my view it's no AOTS nor a masterpiece, but it's a really satisfying watch. And this journey to stardom isn't quite over yet, as the 2nd cour airing in Fall 2019 will continue this journey of the Tokise High School Koto Club. And the TGI-Saturdays of highly-intensified music marathon is over for this period.

Like can you believe that the 2nd cour was planned right when the show just started it's pilot episodes? That's some fierce ...
Jun 30, 2019
Mixed Feelings
When you say about an music anime, exclusively about classical music, in your mind comes your lie in april or Hibike Euphonium.
But to compare that two animes with kono oto tomare is completely disgusting.
This is an example of anime who do a lot of things but does not did any correctly. We can't blame the studio but the production of the anime is horrible. Some decisions made the history boring, like the firsts episodes of the anime and some parts in the middle and in the end of the anime.
The studio did only 6 animes, then we can't expect see a good animation, and is ...
Jun 29, 2019
Glancing at the promotional poster for “Kono Oto Tomare!” had me confused, that’s because I thought the students were holding bazooka’s. Which could have made sense given the American name, “Stop the sound.” Despite my lack of knowledge of the koto, however, I soon realized that splattered body parts would be a rare occurrence. Quite a shame, I know.

Musical-centered anime follow a similar framework to sports anime. The participants usually start with mediocre talent and low expectations, but through the power of bullshit (i.e. friendship), they overcome all/most obstacles in pursuit of their goal. Like when the vice principal challenged ...

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