The spring 2019 anime series Kono Oto Tomare! saw a home video release last month in North America from Funimation under the name Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life. Now, Madman Entertainment has revealed their pickup of the home video distribution of it for Australian fans and they’ve set a September 2nd, 2020 debut for it. Priced at $64.95, it’ll be the thirteen episodes in bilingual form and will have a pack-in extra of four art cards.
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.