Kono Oto Tomare!
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Kono Oto Tomare!

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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: Performing Arts Performing Arts, School School
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Jump SQ.
Authors: Sakura, Amyuu (Story & Art)


Score: 8.681 (scored by 1131911,319 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #572
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #409
Members: 38,776
Favorites: 2,340

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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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Jul 3, 2014
Preliminary (21/? chp)
Firstly I want to thank user inzaratha for recommending "Kono Oto Tomare!" to those who are reading "Chihayafuru!". If not her, I might have missed this gem.

The story in this manga is great. Its premise is unoriginal, but the way it's being told and the pacing makes it highly enjoyable to read. It has some funny moments, some touching moments, and some sad and romantic moments. I've read 17 chapters at the moment and there wasn't a single one that didn't serve purpose or was boring in any way.
I give the story a 9.

One of the main strengths of "Kono Oto Tomare!" is the ...
Aug 16, 2018
Preliminary (101/? chp)
Kono Oto Tomare! The strawberry cheesecake for my soul, the pudding of dreams for my ears...this Sound That Makes You Stop is hands down one of my manga favorites of all time. It's relaxing, hopeful and encouraging - and a total feast to read.

*This is a spoiler free preview*

The synopsis of the story doesn't give away much and the reason I first got interested was the fact that the series seemed to revolve around koto playing. I'm a big fan of Wagakki Band and especially their koto player Kiyoshi so I was curious to see what kind of story could be made out of playing ...
May 25, 2014
Preliminary (15/? chp)
I'm surprised to see that there's not a single review for this manga, yet. Well, this will probably more of an opinion than a review, so I'm going to make it plain and simple.

The plot/story is very simple (8). A delinquent guy who actually has a soft heart especially for his friends and family, who joined a club in honour of the grandfather whom he adores so much.

This is more of a music genre. I was reluctant to read this at first because I don't exactly know what a Koto is, how it sounds like (it probably sound like a guitar or something), etc. But ...

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Manga 'Kono Oto Tomare!' Gets TV Anime Adaptation

Manga 'Kono Oto Tomare!' Gets TV Anime Adaptation

An official website launched for a TV anime adaptation of Amyuu Sakura's Kono Oto Tomare! (Stop This Sound!) manga on Thursday. Synopsis Since the graduation of...read more

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Poll: Kono Oto Tomare! Chapter 123 Discussion
Kuma - Apr 9
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Poll: Kono Oto Tomare! Chapter 121 Discussion
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Feb 26, 11:01 PM
Where can I buy this manga?
Luna_BadWolf03 - Feb 16
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Feb 21, 1:09 AM

It’s time to ditch the text file.
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