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


Score: 8.421 (scored by 9294092,940 users)
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Ranked: #1652
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1338
Members: 174,815
Favorites: 1,725

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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


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


Opening Theme

Apple 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)


Nov 25, 2023
Kono Oto Tomare was a magical anime. There are only half a dozen music-focused animes that I can think of:

Bocchi the Rock
Your Lie in April
Hibike! Euphonium
Bang! Dream.

These are the ones I can think of. But Kono Oto Tomare is the ONLY anime that not only focused 100% of its energy on the actual music but also was very good at it. Bocchi the Rock was hilarious but not as music-focused. YLIA was depressing but again not as music-focused as Kono Oto. I know YLIA had some AMAZING Piano music selection, but not as focused on the music as Koto. K-On! was a cute Moe anime ...
Jun 16, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Issues from season 1 are pretty much the same. More pointless depth is given to side characters, but on the other hand main characters feel a little less superficial in their depth given we have actually been properly introduced to them now. The op and ed are slightly better than season 1. Otherwise in all other regards season 2 retains the same issues and promise as season 1. Season 2 holds up well to the expectations season 1 set, not that they were particularly high. The soundtrack is a big reason this anime is as enjoyabe as it is, but I don't really thing it's ...
May 13, 2020
Preliminary (4/13 eps)
first of all i want to say i hate the romance bullshit and i don't care about the whole romance relationships thing
most of the reviews did'nt really do the justice for me so i am writing this review to give you my honest opinion about this show

notice :- this review is wroten by a crying baby who is gonna write an review just to complain about anime for 4 hours


story ( 1/10 ) :-

how many flashbacks and bullshit drama do you want ?!

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