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Second-year student Takezo Kurata is the last remaining member of the koto club at Tokise High School following the graduation of the rest of the students. Trying his best to save the club by recruiting more members, Kurata is dismayed to receive an application from well-known delinquent Chika Kudo who once burned down his grandfather’s koto shop. Meanwhile, he also manages to recruit koto prodigy Satowa Hozuki whose expertise proves valuable to the club as they train for the Nationals, but she is also dealing with her own troubles.


Kono Oto Tomare! is adapted from the manga by Amyu which began running in Jump Square in August 2012. The anime adaptation was announced in July 2018 and will be a two cour series with the first half airing from April 2019 and the second from October 2019.

Shouta Aoi will sing the series’ opening theme, “Tone,” while ending theme “Speechless" will be performed by Yuma Uchida.


Chika Kudo (Voiced by: Yuuma Uchida)

A well-known delinquent, Chika Kudo has difficulty connecting with other people and expressing his emotions in a healthy manner. Her attitude has shifted since bonding with her grandfather who is a koto craftsmen which has also led Chika to develop an interest in the instrument.

Takezo Kurata (Voiced by: Junya Enoki)

Second-year student Takezo Kurata became the president of the koto club by default after all the other members graduated. A relative newcomer to the koto, he is insecure in his position but begins to become more confident thanks to the support of his fellow koto club members.

Satowa Hozuki (Voiced by: Atsumi Tanezaki)

A talented koto player, Satowa Hozuki becomes a kind of teacher to the others but admits that she struggles with communication seeing as hers is a natural rather than learned ability. She is also dealing with some difficult family issues.

Tetsuki Takaoka (Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya)

Tetsuki Takaoka is an old friend of Chika’s and the one who understands him best.

Mio Kanzaki (Voiced by: Shouta Aoi)

Mio Kanzaki is the head of the koto club at Hakuto High School.

Saneyasu Adachi (Voiced by: Haruki Ishiya)

Affectionately known as Sane, Saneyasu Adachi is a middle school friend of Chika’s. He is also a talented guitarist with a good sense of rhythm.

Michitaka Sakai (Voiced by: Makoto Furukawa)

Michitaka Sakai is a middle school friend of Chika’s. He is also good friends with Kouta and Saneyasu.

Kouta Mizuhara (Voiced by: Yuichi Iguchi)

Good friends with Michitaka and Saneyasu, Kouta Mizuhara is a middle school friend of Chika’s and a cheerful, positive kind of guy.

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  • Original Creator: Amyu
  • Director: Ryoma Mizuno
  • Series Composition: Ayumu Hisao
  • Character Designer: Junko Yamanaka
  • Sub-character Designer: Toshimitsu Kobayashi
  • Chief Animation Directors: Junko Yamanaka, Toshimitsu Kobayashi
  • Supervision: Hideaki Oba
  • Animation Production: Platinum Vision