Sounds of Life

Sounds of Life

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Gen Kudou, a koto maker, believes that his delinquent grandson Chika would never understand the profoundness of the traditional musical instrument. In an attempt to make up for his naivety and understand the words of his late grandfather, Chika tries to join the Tokise High School Koto Club. Even though the club is in dire need of members, new club president Takezou Kurata is unwilling to easily accept Chika's application due to his bad reputation. Nonetheless, after seeing Chika's seriousness and enthusiasm, Takezou allows the problem child to join, along with koto prodigy Satowa Houzuki and three of Chika's energetic friends. Kono Oto Tomare! follows the merry band of musicians as they aspire to play at the national competition.

User Rating: 4.65 ( 2 votes)


English: Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life
Japanese: この音とまれ!
Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2019 to Jun 30, 2019
Premiered: Spring 2019
Broadcast: Sundays at 01:00 (JST)
Producers: WOWOW, Movic, KlockWorx, Memory-Tech, King Records, Shueisha, Pony Canyon Enterprise
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Platinum Vision
Source: Manga
Genres: Drama, Music, Romance, School, Shounen
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older


Mizuno Ryouma – Director
Hajime Takakuwa – Sound Director
Shouta Aoi – Theme Song Performance
Yuuma Uchida – Theme Song Performance
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Tone” by Shouta Aoi
ED1: “Speechless” by Yuuma Uchida


After imagining the music for 5 years, we finally get to hear it


It’s not bad, but this follows the genre beats so precisely that it just feels like any other generic school club drama series.


It was good. The music is nice, the characters are fun. It’s nothing super special, but it does what it wants to well.


Good music anime with a loveable cast


Calling it now: Kudo is Best Boy 2019!


Really? That was the end? I hope there’s an OVA to finish this up because that was disappointing. But the music was beautiful.


You can hear the music, even in the manga, and now you get to HEAR THE MUSIC. Highly underrated I cannot recommend this enough


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