On-Gaku: Our Sound

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Japanese: 音楽
English: On-Gaku: Our Sound
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2020
Licensors: GKIDS
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: MusicMusic
Duration: 1 hr. 11 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.591 (scored by 43554,355 users)
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Ranked: #14582
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Popularity: #5783
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Kenji, Asakura, and Oota are an apathetic trio of school friends, notorious for often beating up fellow delinquents without reason. Tired of the mundane fights that once provided the group with temporary adrenaline, Kenji looks for an alternative source by starting a band on a whim. Enlisting the rest of his gang, he picks up the bass, with Oota on the guitar and Asakura on the drums. Despite having no prior experience playing musical instruments, their first session far exceeds their expectations.

Ongaku is the raw depiction of three teenage boys from the moment they discover the beauty of making music to their first live performance that turns a simple cure for boredom into a fiery expression of passion.

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Ongaku was produced over a period of seven years. The film won the Nelvana Grand Prize at the 2019 Ottawa International Animation Festival. It also received the Noburou Oofuji Award at the 75th Mainichi Film Awards in 2021. In the same year, the film won the Entertainment Division's grand prize at the 24th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards.

The film was released in a Blu-ray and DVD bundle on March 9, 2021 by Shout! Factory.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Komai, Ren


Hiraiwa, Kami


Takenaka, Naoto


Iwaisawa, Kenji
Director, Sound Director, Script, Storyboard, Editing, Art Director, Animation Director, Character Design
the dresscodes
Theme Song Performance
Oohashi, Hiroyuki
Screenplay, Original Creator
Urahata, Masaru
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Oct 12, 2020
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 ...
Dec 29, 2020
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 ...
Jun 20, 2023
Dissonant Notes: A Lackluster Melody - A 2/10 Review of "Ongaku: Our Sound

"Ongaku: Our Sound" aims to explore the world of music through the eyes of a high school band, but unfortunately, it falls far short of hitting the right notes. From its unengaging characters to its disjointed storytelling and troubling handling of sensitive subjects, the film fails to capture the essence and power of its subject matter. Furthermore, its problematic depiction of sexual harassment, where the harasser is rewarded instead of being appropriately held accountable, further undermines the film's integrity.

One of the most significant flaws in "Ongaku: Our Sound" lies in its unengaging characters. ...

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