Kono Oto Tomare! Part 2

Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life Season 2

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Synonyms: Kono Oto Tomare! 2nd Season, Stop This Sound! 2nd Season
Japanese: この音とまれ!
English: Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life Season 2
German: Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life Staffel 2
Spanish: Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life Temporada 2
French: Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life Saison 2
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2019 to Dec 29, 2019
Premiered: Fall 2019
Broadcast: Sundays at 01:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Platinum Vision
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Themes: MusicMusic, Performing ArtsPerforming Arts, SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.431 (scored by 8067880,678 users)
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Ranked: #1582
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Popularity: #1348
Members: 150,150
Favorites: 1,575

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The Tokise High School Koto Club has courageously pushed through their fractured and unsynchronized performance at the Kanto Region Traditional Japanese Music Festival. Club members Chika Kudou, Satowa Houzuki, Takezou Kurata, Hiro Kurusu, Kouta Mizuhara, Saneyasu Adachi, and Michitaka Sakai are devastated to learn the negative results of their performance, leaving them crushed. Nonetheless, the group recognizes their potential and enthusiastically agree to collectively sharpen their skills, improve their flaws, and develop higher caliber playing to succeed in the upcoming national qualifiers in winter.

With the help of their now willing club advisor Suzuka Takinami, the group's goal gradually becomes achievable as they begin to grasp the foundations of good music and refine their koto-playing abilities, with the suggestion of performing more often to gain what they lack most—experience.

However, as their journey to nationals is underway, the koto club members face challenges that obstruct their focus and progress. Not only does the threat of other powerhouse schools and musicians remain, but the high school issues of budding romance and soon-to-be-graduating seniors also begin to push the limits of the determined group of teenagers and the future of the koto club.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Mizuno, Ryouma
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Takakuwa, Hajime
Sound Director
Hisao, Ayumu
Script, Series Composition
Uchida, Yuuma
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
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"Harmony" by Shouta Aoi

Ending Theme

1: "Rainbow" by Yuuma Uchida (eps 1-12)
2: "Tone" by Shouta Aoi (eps 13)

Dec 28, 2019
Please note this review is intended to be read by those that have finished watching Kono Oto Tomare and while care has been taken to minimise story related spoilers there may still be spoilers within character analysis. You have been warned.

Intro and premise

Based off a popular manga of the same name Kono Oto Tomare is a music, drama and school-based anime that gives us the unique opportunity to see the kinds of challenges that Tokise high schools Koto club faces in an era where ancient instruments like the koto are increasingly being forgotten by their fellow students and worst its players being seen ...
Dec 28, 2019
2019 has been a blessing for musical anime, not so much on the Idol side of things, but purely on the sensational rides of emotional feels. With the introduction of Kono Oto Tomare's 1st cour in Spring to set up for the lesser of things, then in Summer, Given's Shoujo-ai outclassed adaptation of a masterpiece, and then back towards this series' 2nd cour to finish up the race that has been built up from the 1st half. And I'd have to say that the experience is totally worth it from start to finish, I can still readily and heartily give this a 10/10 just like ...
Dec 28, 2019
Music is a strange thing. Sometimes, its melody carries a bit of fun and sweetness, making everyone listening immerse in the happiness. Sometimes, it is tinged with a bit of sadness, a pain and hidden feelings bursting out to be heard. But as the melodies intertwine, they bring forth a mixed feeling. As if, the sky is crying.

And this is the embodiment of Kono Oto Tomare.

It's a story composed of romance, drama, slice of life and music without the sadness in that April. A story where romance doesn't dominate and comedy doesn't take away the serious tone it is set for. It's balanced, it's refreshing ...

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