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Sōichiro Hoshi, Yoshitaka Yamaya Join Cast of Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life Anime

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Both cast play members of rival koto club

The official website for the television anime of Amyū's Kono Oto Tomare! (Stop This Sound!) manga announced two more cast members for the series on Friday. Both cast members will play members of a rival koto club at the traditional Japanese music festival.

Sōichiro Hoshi as Sentarō Miya

Yoshitaka Yamaya as Kiyoshi Kasugai (name spelling not confirmed)

The anime will air for two cours or two quarters of a year; the series began airing the first half in April, and then the second half will premiere in October. Funimation is streaming the series as it airs under the title Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life, and it premiered an English dub on April 27.

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.

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.

The manga is also inspiring a stage play in August and September.

Sources: Kono Oto Tomare! anime's website, Comic Natalie

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