The Sound We Are Searching For
- Episodes : 13
- Genre : Music, Drama, School, Shounen
- Airing Date : April 2019 - June 2019
- Producers : Platinum Vision
Kono Oto Tomare! First Cours Introduction and Story
With the start of a new school year, Takezou Kurata finds himself as the only member of the Koto Club. With the club room having been taken over by a bunch of delinquents, Takezou is unable to bring in any new members. That is until a first-year named Chika Kudou steps in and stops the delinquents and asks to join the club. Although he saved the club, Kudou's rough personality leaves a bad impression on Takezou and the two get off to a rough start as fellow club members. The two eventually work out their differences and along with the new club members that join them, they set their sights on getting to nationals.
1. The Characters
The characters in Kono Oto Tomare! are all great. It is fun to watch as all of the characters grow over the course of the anime as they overcome the various obstacles that stand in their way. Each of the characters deals with their own set of issues and it ultimately drives them to dedicate themselves to their friends and the Koto Club.
2. The Story
One the most unexpected and interesting parts of Kono Oto Tomare! is the story. The story is a lot deeper than just a bunch of kids hanging out sharing their love for the koto. The story throws in a lot of great moments including comedy and a tiny bit of romance, but the most interesting parts of the story are the serious moments. These drama-filled moments add so much to all of the characters and make them and the story so much more enjoyable. Although the number of inconveniences the Koto Club faces can make the whole feel a bit overwhelming and silly, it is absolutely one of the best parts of the anime.
3. The Music
There isn't a ton of musical performances in Kono Oto Tomare!, but when there is one, you're in for a treat. The series combines its drama-filled story with the musical performances giving you scenes that are incredibly impactful. These music scenes are some of the best moments in the series and they more their quality more than makes up for the lack of music throughout the series.
1. Too Much Drama
Kono Oto Tomare starts with the first episode being filled to the brim with a hidrama and then keeps it like that all the way to the end. The anime just throws one thing after another at you from a sad dead grandpa backstory to an antagonistic vice-principal who wants to shut down the koto club for no apparent reason. While the drama makes the story and characters more interesting, the amount of it reaches absurd levels that make you not care about anything that is going on.
2. The Ending
One of the worst parts of Kono Oto Tomare! is the way that it wraps up. The latter half of the series builds up to the Koto Club's competition and it ends before we get any closure on it. With a second season in the works, this won't be an issue in the long run, but it still leaves you feeling unsatisfied after watching through the series.
Kono Oto Tomare! is a great anime with some fun characters and an enjoyable story. Although the story may get a little rough at times, there is still plenty of things to enjoy about the series if you are looking for a serious anime to watch. What do you think of Kono Oto Tomare!? Do you think it is worth watching? Let us know by leaving a comment below.