The spring 2019 anime series Kono Oto Tomare! moved recently had Funimation schedule its cour for home video release. That was done as a regular edition that was planned for an April 7th, 2020 debut priced at $64.98 but was bumped back to a May 5th, 2020 release priced the same. While it’s been about a month since it came out, Funimation now has a new teaser spot out highlighting its release under its more formal name of Kono Oto Tomar!: Sounds of Life with this new 30-second spot.
Extras remained the same as well with a commentary track for the seventh episode and the clean opening and closing sequences.
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.
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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: Down to its last member, the koto club will accept anyone who is interested in the traditional Japanese instrument. But when a delinquent and a prodigy player sign up, finding harmony isn’t going to be easy—especially not with ensemble competitions looming around the corner. With enough time and some incredible skill at the strings, perhaps this motley crew can strike a chord with the judges.