Kono Oto Tomare!
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Kono Oto Tomare!

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Stop This Sound!
Japanese: この音とまれ!


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Aug 4, 2012 to ?
Genre: Drama Drama
Themes: Music Music, School School
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Jump SQ.
Authors: Sakura, Amyuu (Story & Art)


Score: 8.681 (scored by 1257612,576 users)
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Ranked: #612
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Popularity: #391
Members: 43,706
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Following the graduation of every other member of the Koto Music Club, Takezou Kurata is left alone as the new club president. Now burdened with the arduous task of rebuilding membership, he struggles to recruit anyone due to a lack of interest. Just as Kurata has lost nearly all hope in keeping the club alive, the feared delinquent Chika Kudou appears, claiming he will join and become the club president himself.

At first, Kurata refuses to admit such a troublesome person, aware of the dark rumors that have been circulating about Kudou. However, after discovering a more vulnerable side to Kudou and his mysterious connection to the club, Kurata rethinks his decision. The soon-to-be defunct club is saved with the help of koto prodigy Satowa Houzuki, who uses her charms to recruit Kudou's lively friends Saneyasu Adachi, Michitaka Sakai, and Kouta Mizuhara.

With sufficient numbers to retain the club's status, Houzuki declares that they will aim to become the best koto players in the nation, much to Kurata's dismay. This ragtag bunch of young musicians have a road filled with challenges and adversities ahead of them, and by overcoming their fears and differences, their aspirations may very well come true.

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May 19, 2023
Preliminary (117/? eps)
I started reading Kono oto Tomare! about 4 years ago and it was easily one of the best decisions I have made in my life.

At first glance, one would easily pass this over as "dull" or "predictable". However, that is not the case. Along with its amazing characterization, the plot is engaging, patient, and bountiful. Within the story, you will find many literary devices. Motifs, symbols, imagery, etc... are neatly placed to create a well-paced story that is meaningful. This can only be done if the mangaka treats their characters and story with great care and patience.

The story starts off very ...
Feb 17, 2023
Preliminary (118/? eps)
Kono Oto Tomare is one of the most enjoyable manga's I have ever read. A combination of characters, art and storytelling has created a series that drew mean into the world of traditional Japanese music and made me feel connected to fictional characters.

The main highlight of this series is the character interactions, from the enemies to lovers of Kudo and Hozuki, to the endearing relationship of Kurata and Kurusu and finally the friendships of the koto club as a whole. Each relationship have multiple instances where development occurs and feel realistic.

The only weakness is that certain parts are a bit cliche, like the basis ...
Jan 23, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (17/? eps)
I was looking for a good looking highschool shounen romance. When I found Kono Oto Tomare and saw the rating I though it would be worth reading.

Well... For me that not was the case. I've read up to chapter 17-18 and I don't enjoy the manga. Main reason is that I don't sympathize with the MC (Chika Kudou), I dislike him more than I like him. A secondary reason may be that it doesn't feel like a shounen, it feels like a shoujo with "doki doki" moments. I particularly don't enjoy shoujo, and I've seen reviews of people who liked Chihayafuru (shoujo) and loved this ...

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