Kono Oto Tomare!


Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life

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Alternative Titles

English: Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life
Synonyms: Stop This Sound!
Japanese: この音とまれ!

Information

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
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Themes: MusicMusic, SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Ranked: #7182
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Popularity: #907
Members: 193,764
Favorites: 1,428

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There's something about the moods of these two shows that feels similar. They are both about a specific after school club, both of which are very japan-specific activities. One is about a group of musicians learning to play the koto, and one is about a team of karuta players. There are lots of similarities between some of the characters, and they both focus heavily on the skill required to partake in these activities. The scenes of them playing/performing also uses some similar directing styles, though they often feel more like mental battles in Chihayafuru. 
report Recommended by Xaeveax
- playing a traditional instrument - deeling with a "bad" past which lead them to kinda stop playing the instrument  
report Recommended by Alex-chii
Both try to bring meaning and heart to music. The two series mixes but humor and dark themes to bring forth something beautiful. In my opinion, Kono Oto Tomare! accomplishes this task a little better then Your Lie in April. However, I feel that both deserve a watch especially if you enjoy musical themed anime.  
report Recommended by animefreak1806
Both shows demonstrate how music clubs, especially ones that compete, can provide people with a sense of belonging, purpose, and passion. At the same time, they show the different ways people can respond to disappointment and failure, such as dejection or inspiration. Because both of these shows capture the experiences of being in a band, competing and performing, both of these shows can be relatable to anyone in school bands and nostalgic for former school band members. Also Satowa Houzuki reminds me of Reina Kousaka because of their initially cold yet capable demeanor, and Suzuka Takinami reminds me of Noboru Taki because of their initial  read more 
report Recommended by SAniyoukoso
Both of these shows feature after school clubs, one about archery (Kyuudo specifically) and one about playing the koto. They feel quite similar in mood and story themes. They are very enjoyable if you want to either learn more about the actual activities or if you just want to watch the drama involved.  
report Recommended by Xaeveax
Music and a Game are two diferent things, but they also are a hobbie where one must have an iniciation at one point in life. So you will see how much they resemble each other having people with diferent backgrouds learning. They share an unusual tradicional japanese art form for modern high schoolers to learn. Both show characters believable and relatable backstories drama through their interactions and learning experiences. The best resemblence is that both have a main character who in the past were excluded from interacting with people the same age group and while being a expert/much experienced in their art then others, is trying  read more 
report Recommended by Sten_PT
Both series have top-tier character drama, development, and uplifting elements of comedy and friendship.  
report Recommended by takashi_fujihiro
Both shows use music to express thoughts/feelings that couldn't be expressed through regular words. Both cases also have (some) characters who deal with tragic pasts, and how it affects their music 
report Recommended by Short_Circut
Both anime feature characters who are trying to prove themselves and overcome their trials and tribulations. While one is set in a futuristic sci-fi setting and the other is in a current day Japan school life, music is what really ties them together. You will watch full and soothing performances (plus some EDM inspired music in Carole & Tuesday) with acoustic instruments (koto and guitar/piano) in both anime which can also be incredibly inspiring. Overall, both shows are very wholesome.  
report Recommended by Deep
Music and coming of age centeric romance animes with lots of memorable characters , both of these anime are heavily underrated go and watch them you will not regret it . 
report Recommended by ZXEAN
They both revolve around teamwork and competitions where only one team can win, and make an effort to make the reader like the opponents creating a bit of a moral dilemma where you want both sides to win(Though Haikyuu does it better). 
report Recommended by ikefun
- Slice of life centering a group of friends without excessive drama - Warm interaction between characters that makes you want to join in - Comedy with change of art and spot-on dialogue - A heart-warming romance of two ships - Bittersweet scent. ( mostly sweet ) 
report Recommended by Ethan_07
Male and Female main characters, and 3 friends from Kono Oto Tomare are reminiscent of the ones from Kaichou wa Maid-sama. The overall mood and feel are also very similar, especially regarding comedy / romance. Watching Kono Oto Tomare feels like watching Kaichou wa Maid-sama all over again. (Of course, each anime has lots of great stuff aside from the comedy / romance!) 
report Recommended by __MakiseKurisu_
Both shows have a premise including music but is much deeper than that. They include characters with tragic backstories and the characterization is strong. Both are exciting tearjerkers.  
report Recommended by Raine98765
Both are about students in clubs competing in competitions. Both series explore each character's motivations for joining/staying in their clubs. Both are very wholesome and good for your heart. 
report Recommended by TheSpaceyman
Both are about high school students learning a musical instrument. Though both have very different styles of music, the character writing on both are strong and despite the somewhat bland animation, being able to hear them play really elevates the story so much! 
report Recommended by PearlescentGem
Both involve a struggling club that is on the brink of being disbanded. The clubs try their hardest to prove that they are serious and try to get better. 
report Recommended by Pawndur
both music clubs that get you emotionally invested without being too serious k on is more cutesy and relaxed whereas kono oto tomare is more grown up with romance and a need for every character to have a tragic backstory both have great sounds 
report Recommended by alex-l
Both anime have excellent writing, phenomenal character-drama, wholesome character interactions, great story & character depth and heartwarming music!  
report Recommended by takashi_fujihiro
Kono Oto Tomare has a good similarity to Fruits Basket being that one of the main characters, Kudou, is much like Kyou. They are both hotheads and have explosive feelings. They're so compassionate and would do anything for their friends. Also, they develop a close relationship with a girl counterpart. This may seem like a small similar detail to you but, since Kudou is the main character you'll see a lot of him which, keeps you in mind of Kyou. It's honestly kinda cool that 2 completely different animes could have such an rare similarity. For instance, Fruits basket consist of a group of friends  read more 
report Recommended by BoosterAcc
Both series contains similar elements and vibes of comedy and romance.  
report Recommended by takashi_fujihiro
this is an awesome anime, it's funny, cute, it has some sad moments and some happy ones. If you have not watched it already I recommend you to do so. Trust me you won't regret it. (*^▽^*)  
report Recommended by anngela
Kono Oto Tomare! is about a musician group strives to prove themselves to their school and perform in inter-high competitions. The main difference is that Haikyuu focuses on a volleyball team. Common themes of self-development, friendship, teamwork, continual practice, and relationships with tension. 
report Recommended by PastTheRailroad
- Both mcs are known as delinquents or known as delinquents. - Both animes is mainly character driven. 
report Recommended by caprisan
The way both series present their characters' emotional experiences is very similar to me. The second season of 3-gatsu no Lion especially reminds me of Kono Oto Tomare! because of the bullying arc. Both series portray people's needs to be accepted into a group, the pain they feel from rejection and alienation because of a talent they have (in the case of Rei Kiriyama and Satowa Houzuki) and the tendency of hurt people to hurt people (in the case of Megumi Takagi and Hiro Kurusu). Overall, the theme of people's need for connecting to one another is very prevalent in both shows. 
report Recommended by SAniyoukoso
School music clubs and character dynamics. Kono Oto Tomare! is a bit more serious, and focuses on the characters actually improving their craft, whereas K-On!! is more of a coming of age story that happens to have music as it's backdrop. But we do see performances in both, obviously in quite different genres but both enjoyable nonetheless.  
report Recommended by Xaeveax
The strong theme of passion are shared in these two shows. They both highlight the hardships that the main characters had to face in order for them to achieve their dream. Both shows also involve the world of art. One about fashion, and one about the traditional instrument, Koto. 
report Recommended by Shirayukin
A lot of ways are similar. -The feeling of the sound they make -Their reaction and reason to play makes it similar to each other -Both anime can turn the whole stadium into a different place just because of the sound -Feeling of unease, self-problem and the purpose of playing is the same 
report Recommended by MyAnimeian
A music anime with wonderful characters and great comedy to boot. However, Nodame Cantabile makes music more central to the story, and the characters are college-aged and, therefore, provide a nice change of pace from high school anime without going too drastic.  
report Recommended by Piano_Lady
Both have the same club that is into the tradition Japanese setting , where one was about the traditional music , while the other has more to do with traditional literature , also both have the same character whom were delinquents and were members of the said club.  
report Recommended by JiangHaoyi1979
Both have the same music and drama genre where the plot was about a club that was about to face closure when group of first years decide to give it a new lease in life.  
report Recommended by JiangHaoyi1979
The characters are charismatic and very human. Both works deal with friendship and love as the main theme. 
report Recommended by GuiSaika14
Both anime featuring traditional japanese school clubs and revolving around friendship and family issues. Kabuki-bu has more varied characterizations, but Kono Oto Tomare is more well-executed, in my opinion. 
report Recommended by Aidayo