As someone who isn’t a huge fan of school based anime and even less a fan of school based anime that focuses on the over-used plot line of the danger of a club being shut down, oh the horror, it seems weird that I got into Kono Oto Tomare. However, from episode one there was something about Chika Kudo as a character that made me want to give this one some more time.
The Anime Training Camp Edition Kono Oto Tomare Episode 10 And off we go to a training camp in this episode of Kono Oto Tomare. Still reeling from hearing a school koto club that is aiming for the nationals the characters determine they need to practice more and so decide a training camp is the … Continue reading Kono Oto Tomare Review Episode 10
Odd Choices All Round Kono Oto Tomare Episode 8 So Chika wasn’t going to play his grandfather’s koto for reasons, Takezou apparently is going to have to face his dark and scary past, and Hozuki is still the target of weirdos who for whatever reason feel that insulting the club she’s with is a good … Continue reading Kono Oto Tomare Review Episode 8
The Failed Attempt At Tension Episode 6 Kono Oto Tomare has a problem. It isn’t that school club anime are a dime a dozen or that we’ve heard very little music considering it is a music based club. I mean, both of those things could be a problem for some viewers but they are mostly … Continue reading Kono Oto Tomare! Review Episode 6
A Triumphant Performance Episode 5 Time for the performance episode. While the Vice Principal’s challenge continues to sit as the explanation for the extra tension on this first performance, other than two minor scenes where he is on screen, the episode prefers to frame the emotional growth of the group and particularly focuses on Kudo. … Continue reading Kono Oto Tomare Review Episode 5
A pathetic villainous character but fantastic focus on club interactions. Not the pathetic villainous character, but a great image nonetheless. Episode 3 The delinquent and the Princess face off multiple times in this third episode, though he’s not actually as much of a delinquent as people think and she’s no princess. However, despite enjoying the … Continue reading Kono Oto Tomare Review Episodes 3 + 4
From little things, big things grow, maybe. Episode 1 Here we are with the standard club anime where all the previous members graduated but one and now we’re recruiting new members. We’re just combining this with the standard delinquent/misunderstood trope character who needs to find some way to absolve his guilt after his actions led … Continue reading Kono Oto Tomare! Review Episodes 1 + 2