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Kono Oto Tomare! – 14

「一歩前へ」 (Ichi ho mae e)
“A Step Forward”

Kono Oto Tomare is definitely one of those series where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

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October 6, 2019 at 7:22 pm Comments (3)

Kono Oto Tomare! – 13 (END)

「久遠」 (Kuon/i>)
“Kuon”

Kono Oto Tomare is a sort of paean to anti-cynicism, a monument of emotional transparency in a medium where those things are increasingly out of fashion.

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June 30, 2019 at 11:26 pm Comments (12)

Kono Oto Tomare! – 12

「ライバル」 (Raibaru)
“Rivals”

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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June 23, 2019 at 11:14 pm Comments (3)

Kono Oto Tomare! – 11

「探してた音」 (Sagashi teta oto)
“The Sound I Was Searching For”

If you don’t like backstories, Kono Oto Tomare may not be your jam.

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June 16, 2019 at 11:51 pm Comment (1)

Kono Oto Tomare! – 10

「近くて遠い距離」 (Chikakute tooi kyori)
“Obcure Distances”

The virtues here are pretty simple – sincerity, authenticity, a sense of respect for every character in the cast as an individual.

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June 9, 2019 at 5:19 pm Comments (4)

Kono Oto Tomare! – 09

「突き刺さる言の音」 (Tsukisasaru gen no oto)
“A Piercing Sound”

I think in the real world there are more people like Takezou than there are like Chika.

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June 2, 2019 at 9:52 pm Comments (4)

Kono Oto Tomare! – 08

「みちしるべ」 (Michi shiru be)
“Guide for an Unknown Path ~Guidepost~”

This isn’t the sort of series that’s going to have a lot of breather episodes.

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May 26, 2019 at 8:38 pm Comments (3)

Kono Oto Tomare! – 07

「知られざる音の葉」 (Shira rezaru oto no ha)
“Unknown Sounds”

It’s pretty rare that you see an anime episode so neatly split down the middle.

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May 19, 2019 at 8:22 pm Comments (3)

Kono Oto Tomare! – 06

「見えない境界線」 (Mienai kyoukai-sen)
“An Invisible Boundary”

This being Kono Oto Tomare, the phrase “never a dull moment” is one that’s going to get a lot of use.

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May 12, 2019 at 4:44 pm Comment (1)

Kono Oto Tomare! – 05

「響き届け 僕らの音」 (Hibiki Todoke Bokurano-on)
“Let Our Sounds Echo”

In terms of comprehensively showing off why I at least love this series, this episode comes about as close as any episode could.

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May 5, 2019 at 6:37 am Comments (6)

Kono Oto Tomare – 04

「初めての響き」 (Hajimete no Hibiki)
“The First Sound”

This entire story is about connections, in some ways we’ve seen and in some ways we haven’t yet.

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April 28, 2019 at 9:52 pm Comments (2)

Kono Oto Tomare! – 03

「新生箏曲部始動」 (Shinsei soukyoku-bu shidou)
“The Koto Club Reborn”

Three episodes isn’t a long time to set the scene of a story.

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April 21, 2019 at 5:23 pm Comments (2)

Kono Oto Tomare! – 02

「資格の在処」 (Shikaku no arika)
“Where to Find Someone Qualified”

A dynamic is already emerging here.

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April 14, 2019 at 5:13 pm Comments (0)

Kono Oto Tomare! – 01

「新入部員」 (Shin’nyuu buin)
“Newcomer”

Some series we like more than our head tells us we objectively should, and some less – and for me, Tomare is definitely the former.

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April 8, 2019 at 1:43 am Comments (10)