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Synonyms: On-Gaku: Our Sound
Japanese: 音楽


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2020
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: GKIDS
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Source: Manga
Genres: MusicMusic, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Duration: 1 hr. 11 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.371 (scored by 713713 users)
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Ranked: #20062
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Popularity: #7708
Members: 3,201
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The story revolves around a rock band formed by a trio of punks, none of whom had prior experience with musical instruments.

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Maeno, Tomoya




Takenaka, Naoto


Oohashi, Hiroyuki
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Oct 12, 2020
haydenluvsanime (All reviews)
Ongaku is a passion project created almost single-handedly by Kenji Iwaisawa over the course of 7 years and is my pick for anime of the year.

"Beauty in simplicity" best describes the ethos of Ongaku. Every aspect from the minimalistic character designs to the blunt and incredibly straight forward script compliment each other and culminate to this strong sense of confidence in the film. That confidence in turn creates this aura of inspiration and optimism. Goes to show that you don't need a huge all-star team or deep writing to create something special. Sometimes all you need is a strong vision and tenacity.

Creating anything as a read more
Oct 6, 2020
SinlessOddity (All reviews)
Ongaku is a pleasant surprise.
The story is very simplistic, a trio of dispassionate delinquents randomly form a band. They have no musical background and no ear for tone but they can bang away at their instruments in a, excuse the pun, one note tune. With this new found passion, the trio practice for their debut after entering into a local rock concert.

The film has a strong comedic sense, reminiscent of Wes Anderson flicks with its focus on deadpan characters and punctuations of silence that last a little too long for comfort. The characters aren’t deep but they don’t need to be in this less read more
Dec 29, 2020
MrWEEBX (All reviews)
ON-GAKU: * spoilers *

When you thought great songs, absolute stunning animation, well-written dialogues, subtle character development couldn't be compressed in a one-hour movie...this movie is here to prove you wrong.

Taking over 7 years to make and more than 40,000 hand-drawn frames, Kenji Iwaisawa brings to us an absolute joy of a movie.

We have 3 high school delinquents, Kenji, Ota and Asakura, living a carefree school life, playing games on a console, in their own hideout in school, picking up fights with people from other students, and having a single female friend who gave the trio the title of “three musketeers”, they just do whatever read more

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