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Kono Oto Tomare Anime Reveals 1st Promo Video, Opening Theme Song Artist

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Series to air 1st half in April, 2nd half in October

A livestream presentation at the Jump Festa '19 event on Sunday revealed the first promotional video for the television anime of Amyū's Kono Oto Tomare! (Stop This Sound!) manga. The video reveals and previews the opening theme song "Tone" by Shōta Aoi.

The presentation also revealed that the anime will air for two cours or two quarters of a year. The series will air the first half in April, and the second half will premiere in October.

The anime stars:

Yūma Uchida as Chika Kudō

Junya Enoki as Takezō Kurata

Atsumi Tanezaki as Satowa Hōzuki

Additionally, Yoshimasa Hosoya will play Tetsuki Takaoka, Chika's childhood friend and a student at Tokise High School. Shōta Aoi will play Mio Kanzaki, a member of Hakuto High School's koto club.

Ryōma Mizuno is serving as the series director at Platinum Vision (Saiyuki Reload Blast, Servamp, Devils' Line). Ayumu Hisao (Devils' Line, Sword Oratoria: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side) is both writing and overseeing the scripts, Junko Yamanaka (ReLIFE, Servamp) is the character designer, and Toshimitsu Kobayashi (Spice and Wolf II, Aoharu x Machinegun) is the sub-character designer. Yamanaka and Kobayashi are also both serving as chief animation directors, and Hideaki Oba is the adviser.

In the story, Takezō is the last remaining member of the koto club, a club dedicated to the traditional Japanese string instrument. If he doesn't find new members, the koto club will be terminated. One day, Takezō is alone in the club room when a student barges in and demands to join. The student is delinquent Chika Kudō, a boy who even scares delinquent upperclassmen at other schools.

Amyū launched the manga in Jump SQ. in August 2012, the 19th volume shipped on December 4. The manga has more than 2.5 million copes in print.

Sources: Jump Festa '19 livestream, King Amusement Creative's YouTube channel

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