The spring 2019 anime series Kono Oto Tomare!, which is set for a two-cour show done in a split form with the first cour showing up in April 2019 and the second in October 2019, has its home video release being handled by King Records. With the first cour wrapped up and a few months to go until we return to the property, King Records has a new extended clip/promo piece for the first home video release that works well to highlight what the fans enjoyed from it and hoping to get them to buy into owning it.
They’ve set the release schedule for the first cour with it set to begin on June 26th, 2019 as a four-volume release and ahead of that debut, they’ve now brought out a look at the packaging design for the first volume that will define the run. They’re Blu-ray-only releases with the first three priced at 7,800 yen each while the fourth is at 8,800 yen as it includes a soundtrack. Check the schedule and details below.
The anime adaptation has Ryoma Mizuno directing it with Ayumi Hisao handling the scripts. Junko Yamanaka is on board as the character designer with Platinum Vision handling the animation production.
The previously announced cast includes Yūma Uchida as Chika Kudō, Junya Enoki as Takezō Kurata, Atsumi Tanezaki as Satowa Hōzuki, Yoshimasa Hosoya as Tetsuki Takaoka, Shouta Aoi as Mio Kanzaki, Haruki Ishiya as Saneyasu Adachi, Makoto Furukawa as Michitaka Sakai, Yūichi Iguchi as Kōta Mizuhara, Sara Matsumoto as Hiro Kurusu, and Daisuke Namikawa as Suzuka Takinami.
The manga comes from creator Amyu that began in 2012 and has eighteen volumes out as this summer as serialized in the Jump SQ magazine.
Plot Concept: 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 girl who even scares delinquent upperclassmen at other schools!
|1||06/26/19||Booklet, Audio Commentary, Clean Opening, Clean Closing|
|2||07/24/19||Booklet, Audio Commentary|
|3||08/21/19||Booklet, Audio Commentary|
|4||09/25/19||Booklet, Audio Commentary, Original Soundtrack CD|
[Source: Kono Oto Tomare]