Kono Oto Tomare or Sounds Of Life is a Japanese manga series written and also illustrated by Amyu. This weekly Manga series used to get published every week on a very popular Japanese shonen magazine Jump Square. The manga series is categorized as shonen, which means that it is created especially to target the young audience and high schoolers. The manga is published by the very known Shueisha Publishers. The first chapter of the manga was aired in August 2012 in the magazine. The manga was a super hit, as it was successful in catching the attention of young readers. They often felt related to the manga storyline. It is also reported that over 5.5 million copies were sold of the manga series. On October 4 all the 120+ chapters were collected and converted into 25 individual Tankobons.
In normal the manga has a total of 20 volumes each consisting of an average of 5 or 6 chapters. The manga is still going on to date and it is said that it’s in the ending part of the story. Later marking its popularity the manga was selected for an anime adaptation by Platinum Vision. The anime version was directed by none other than Ryoma Mizuna. The anime was produced by Ikumi Koga, and Kisara Takahashi. The storyline and the scripts for the anime adaptation were written by Aymuo Hisao herself. The animation work took place in Platinum Vision Studios and was very well done. The nine officially aired on Japanese television channels like Tokyo MX, Wowow, HTB, and BS11.
For online release, the anime was licensed by Funimation’s and Crunchyroll’s. The very first episode aired on April 6. 2019 on television and the last episode was released on December 29, 2019. There was a total of 20 episodes each of almost half an hour. There is a total of 2 seasons, the second season was released in October 2019 and it included 1 episode of an hour. The show has a total rating of 7.5, which is quite good. Kono Oto Tomare is a very beautiful anime especially for music lovers and it is a must-try.
Kono Oto Tomare Season 3 Plot
The story mainly focuses on the Koto Club of a popular high school Toksie situated on Kanagawa, The anime shows the Koto club which has become empty, as everyone in the club either left or graduated being the seniors. Not the only person left behind in the club is Takezo, a young-minded boy with a keen interest I’m music. He tries to find new members for the club and prints posters related to it. It’s been a while and no one came yet, Just when Chika Kudo filled the form for the Kodo club, Chika was a very rude boy he was the one who never followed any rules and always broke the rules. He is also known for burning down his own Grandfathers Koto instrument shop.
No one know the reason why he did so, but everyone believed it was him. Knowing that Chika has filled the application Takezo gets very scared, but later on, after Chika’s joining they both became quite good friends and began telling each other how they feel. Soon Takezo came to know about the truth behind Chika’s rumor of burning down the shop, and he gets shocked. Takezo finally knows Chika’s real personality and his love for Koto. Gradually time passes by and more and more people began joining the Koto Club. Everyone had their own reason for joining the club. Some had sort of memories attached to it, some wanted to learn something new, and some very keen music lovers. But ultimately toward the end, they all had the same goal. They all wanted to perform in National Koto Competition that is held every year
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Kono Oto Tomare Season 3 Release Date
Till now there is no official news about season 3 of Kono Ono Tomare. Although there are very high chances for season 3 as the manga on which the anime is based is not yet finished, which means the story has not ended yet, giving us hope for more episodes. Also clearly the story is also not ended yet, the ending of season 2 was not sufficient or valid t end the season, it still has many open hooks and has many unanswered questions left. If we talk about the fan demand it is also quite constant, which will surely possess the show makers to come back for renewal also it has been lost 4 years since the last since therefore, the publishers and writers have gotten enough time to write and think new for contents. If there will be any news related to the release we will surely update you with it.
Kono Oto Tomare Season 3 Trailer
As written above we are not sure about season 3 of Kono Oto Tomare 3 therefore it is quite difficult to say anything about the trailer. The trailer for the anime can only be expected after the renewal is confirmed, therefore we have no other choice than to wait patiently for any news. It has been rumored online that season 3 will be releasing somewhere in July 2022. If this is true then the trailer will be coming shortly in April or May. Because usually the trailer is released one or two months before the original release. Till then you can also watch the trailer for Kono Oto Tomare season1 and 2 on Youtube. You can stream the complete anime on Crunchyroll or Funimation. If you are interested in the reading manga then it can be read from any online manga website easily.