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Kono Oto Tomare!

Kono Oto Tomare!

Synopsis: General Kudou, a Koto manufacturer, believes that his grandson delinquent Chika would never understand the depth of the traditional musical instrument. In an attempt to compensate for his naivete and understand the words of his late grandfather, Chika tries to join the Tokise High School Koto Club.

Although the club needs members, the president of the new club, taking Kurata, is not willing to easily accept the application of Chika because of his bad reputation. However, after seeing Chika's seriousness and enthusiasm, Takezou allows the troubled child to join, along with Koto Satowa Houzuki's prodigy and three of Chika's energetic friends. Kono Oto Tomare! Follows the cheerful band of musicians as they aspire to play in the national competition.

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- Information
- Trailer/OP
- Curiosities
- Manga and Products
- Characters
- Summary
- Games, OVAs, Movies
- Meaning
- Related


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Anime Names

  • Anime Name: Kono Oto Tomare!
  • Anime Name in Japanese: この音とまれ!
  • Anime Name in English: Kono Oto Tomare! Sounds of Life
  • Other names: Stop This Sound!

Production information

  • Producers: WOWOW, Movic, KlockWorx, Memory-Tech, King Records, Shueisha, Pony Canyon Enterprise
  • Licensors: Funimation
  • Studios: Platinum Vision

Anime Information

  • Type: TV
  • Episodes: 13
  • Date: April 7, 2019 - June. 30, 2019 - Domingos at 0100 (JST)
  • Genres: Drama romance
  • Subjects: Music, performing arts, school
  • Target: Shounen

Anime Reviews

  • note: 7.911
  • Popularity: 101045

Video Trailer/Opening

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  • Data: 2023-06-29T07:23:40-03:00


Below is the main curiosities of the anime "Kono Oto Tomare!": 

  • Kono Oto Tomare's manga! won the best Shounen award on the 43rd Kodansha Manga Awards in
  • The anime is known for presenting traditional Japanese songs such as Koto and Shamisen on their soundtracks.
  • The name of the main character, Chika Kudo, is a reference to the famous Japanese musician Chikuzan Takahashi, who is known for playing Shamisen.
  • The anime is set in Kyoto, a city famous for its rich cultural history and musical traditions.
  • The series also addresses important topics such as bullying, friendship and overcoming, as well as showing the importance of music in people's lives.
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Main Characters

Below is the main characters of: "Kono Oto Tomare!"With your voice actors and a brief description of the character: 

  • Chika Kudo (Yuma Uchida) - A high school student who joins the Koto Club to find a place where she belongs.
  • SATWA HOZUKI (ATSUMI TANEZAKI) - A transferred student who is a prodigy in Koto but has difficulty communicating with others.
  • Takezo Kurata (Yoshimasa Hosoya) - The President of the Koto Club who is in love with the instrument and is determined to take him to the top.
  • Hiro Kurusu (Yuichi Iguchi) - A high school student who is Chika's childhood friend and joins the Koto club to help him.
  • Michitaka Sakai (Junya Enoki) - A high school student who is a member of the Koto Club and is known for her quiet and kind personality.
  • Saneyasu Adachi (Makoto Furukawa) - A high school student who is a Koto club member and is known for his outgoing and energetic personality.
  • MIO KANZAKI (Sumire MoroHoshi) - A high school student who is a prodigy in Koto and is the rival of Satowa.

Summary and events

  1. Kurata Takezo is the only member of the Tokise School Koto Club.
  2. Chika Kudo, a delinquent, enters the club of Koto and is rejected by Kurata.
  3. Satowa Hozuki, a transferred student, enters the club of Koto and is accepted by Kurata.
  4. The Koto club is threatened with being closed by the school.
  5. Kurata, Kudo and Hozuki work together to save the Koto club.
  6. The Koto club participates in a competition and qualifies for the next phase.
  7. Kurata faces her past and surpasses her trauma.
  8. The Koto club prepares for the next competition and faces challenges.
  9. The Koto Club participates in the competition final and is successful.
  10. Kurata and Hozuki become close friends and the Koto club is saved from the threat of closing.

What happens in the end?

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In the manga of Kono Oto Tomare!, The story continues after the end of the anime. The Tokise club's Koto team prepares for the Koto National Contest, while facing personal challenges and internal conflicts. In the end, they can perform in the contest and achieve a great success, showing the power of music to unite people. In addition, there is an epilogue that shows what happens to the characters after the contest, including the graduation of some club members and the continuation of their musical journeys.

Games, Movies, OVAs and Specials

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  • Kono Oto Tomare! Sounds of Life (Nintendo Switch)
  • Kono Oto Tomare! Sounds of Life 2 (Nintendo Switch)
  • Kono Oto Tomare! Sounds of Life 3 (Nintendo Switch)

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Meaning of Kono Oto Tomare!

Let's look at the translation of each word and explanation of the anime's name: 

  • この (kono) - this, this
  • 音 (oto) - som
  • とまれ (tomare) - stop, stop moving
The name of the anime "Kono Oto Tomare!" It can be translated as "Stop this sound!". The story revolves around a Koto club (a Japanese string musical instrument) in a high school, where a group of students try to overcome their personal differences and work together to become better musicians. The anime's name can be interpreted as a metaphor for the idea that sometimes it is necessary to stop and hear the sound around us to find harmony and balance in our lives.

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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Kono Oto Tomare! has a total of 13 episodes. This number may not represent all seasons.
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