Kono Oto Tomare! 2nd Season


Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life Season 2

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Alternative Titles

English: Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life Season 2
Synonyms: Stop This Sound! 2nd Season
Japanese: この音とまれ!

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 8.441 (scored by 3349733,497 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1262
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1765
Members: 66,719
Favorites: 756
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Synopsis

The Tokise High School Koto Club has courageously pushed through their fractured and unsynchronized performance at the Kanto Region Traditional Japanese Music Festival. Clubmembers 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


Staff

Ryouma, Mizuno
Director
Takakuwa, Hajime
Sound Director
Hisao, Ayumu
Script
Uchida, Yuuma
Theme Song Performance


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Opening Theme

"Harmony" by Shouta Aoi
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Ending Theme

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



Dec 28, 2019
Shingster (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 28, 2019
KANLen09 (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 28, 2019
Ethan_07 (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 29, 2019
JiangHaoyi1979 (All reviews)
As this anime that has given us a breath of fresh air for this last season of 2019, I just can't help but be amaze that something like this was aired, so kudos for Platinum Vision and Original Creator, Amyuu Sakura for coming up with something like this, so here are my ratings for this "Very Good" anime:

Story- Very Good 8: Unlike animes with a slice of life genre this basically takes the cake , though this is a continuation from the 1st season, it still hasn't lost it's touch as the member of the Tokise High School koto club aims for the nationals and read more

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