The spring 2019 anime series Kono Oto Tomare! wrapped up its spring cour and is gearing up for the back half in the fall. With it set for an October 5th, 2019 debut and Funimation confirming that they would be back with it for the simulcast and simuldub, the Japanese site has dropped an extended two-minute promotional video that highlights the theme songs as well.
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 Japanese 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!