Kono Oto Tomare (Stop This Sound!) is among the most popular and amazing musical anime of all time and with the 2nd season ending in 2019, many fans have been waiting patiently for a sequel including myself and you if you are reading this.
So, let’s dive in and see what’s been happening in the world regarding Kono Oto Tomare and is there any possibility of Season 3.
What Happened So Far In Kono Oto Tomare?
Kono Oto Tomare follows the story of a delinquent who is the grandson of a famous Koto maker, Chika was neglected by his father and sent to live with his grandfather. Chika would often get into fights and became known as a delinquent in the neighborhood, always been looked down on by everyone.
Despite all this, Chika had a close friend named Takaoka who went to the same high school as him, and would often drop by his house to check on him. After Chika’s grandpa passed away, he decided to join the Koto club to honor his grandfather’s wish for him to understand the profoundness and beauty of traditional musical instruments.
Although the club president Takezou Kurata refused to accept them into the Koto club because of his bad reputation, after seeing his enthusiasm and willingness to learn the Koto, Takezou finally allows him to join the club along with his three energetic friends and the prodigy Satowa Houzuki.
They participated in various music festivals and competitions and managed to pass through the Kanto region qualifier with their unsynchronized performance. The club members were shocked to learn about the negative results on their performance and now with their more than willing advisor Takinami Suzuka, who’s helped them develop perfectly unique music. The club members train every day to improve their skills to perform better at the upcoming national qualifiers.
On their journey to the nationals, the koto club members face many great powerhouse schools with incredibly skilled musicians who were known for their amazing and talented koto players, they will have to further hone their skills in order to win against them.
What Is Going On With Platinum Vision?
Kono Oto Tomare aired in 2019 from April 7 to June 30, and Season 2 aired in 2019 from October 6 to December 29. I remember watching the show and how emotional it made me; I almost cried, and New Year’s Eve was around the corner.
The show is produced by Studio Platinum Vision, directed by Mizuno Ryouma as his first anime which is quite impressive for how amazing the show is, written and illustrated by Amyū Sakura who has published other mangas as well. Takakuwa Hajime is the sound director for the show who is known for excellent work in many astonishing animes.
Studio Platinum Vision is known for creating some of the best vampire animes of all time such as Servamp and Devils Line, both of these shows are rated highly on MyAnimeList and blew up on social media. Studio Platinum Vision’s most recent anime project, Dr. Ramune: Mysterious Disease Specialist is a comedic supernatural anime concerning a strange doctor who roams free, curing an unknown “mystery disease” equivalent to depression.
Their latest upcoming project, Love of Kill, is said to be released in 2022, a top-rated action romance manga including cold-blooded killers, assassins, and bounty hunters.
What Do We Know About Kono Oto Tomare Season 3 So Far?
As of right now, there hasn’t been any news if there will be Season 3 of the show.
The probability that a show will receive a sequel depends on its popularity and how much net profit it made; even though the show was a complete and total hit, it didn’t stand out much as other popular shows.
What Are Fans Saying About Kono Oto Tomare Season 3?
There is only praise for this amazing series, wherever you go and read the comments or reviews, you will only see people writing good things about this it. Similarly, years after the show ended on social media, you can read recent tweets concerning the show daily.
Of course, the fans are waiting for a sequel because of how amazing it really was, I’ve seen people talking about manga updates (ongoing by the way). Many people have switched to reading the manga and given up hope for a sequel, but there can obviously be a third; we have to wait and see where there are two seasons.
Will There Be Kono Oto Tomare Season 3?
Let’s talk about manga, the anime covered half of the manga, so there is still a considerable amount of material remaining to create at least two more seasons. The best we can hope for is that we’ll get to see a movie to raise the budget for the show, otherwise we might never get a sequel.
As expected from the fandom of Kono Oto Tomare, it is very much involved in the series. Look at these Google Trend Statistics and see how many people regularly search for information regarding the third season, with the Philippines and Malaysia being the most invested.
Since the manga first became published in August 2012, and has been assembled into twenty-five volumes on October 4, 2021. According to their wiki homepage, the manga has sold over 5.5 million copies. That number of copies includes physical and digital copies. Did you know that the anime only covered half the manga up until volume fourteen?
Unfortunately, the discs didn’t sell very well. Less than 1000 copies were sold, which can only lead to believe that the show wasn’t profitable. Presumably, if the physical copies weren’t sold, it doesn’t mean that the show wasn’t promising, and as we can’t estimate the data on online views, it’s difficult to determine if the show did well or not.
When Will Kono Oto Tomare Season 3 Be Released?
The show did make its way to Netflix and it is still available to watch. We are aware that Netflix only takes an interest in series that has some potential. In the interim, all we can do is patiently wait until 2022, when Studio Platinum Vision will release their upcoming anime titled Love of Kill.
Perhaps we may still obtain some news or announcements concerning Season 3.
What Can We Expect in Season 3 Of Kono Oto Tomare?
Season 2 concluded on a cliffhanger and a tear-jerker. After their performance, Houzuki runs off to find her mother, and them having this genuine moment was too much for us fans to handle. It was done beautifully. It was something she longed for all this time; her mother finally apologized to her and accepted her back into the family.
What’s next for them is to work even harder and improve their koto skills if they want to compete for nationals, after the credit rolls in we see how the whole club is complaining to Houzuki about the new piece being super difficult to practice but they can do it if they push harder.
In Season 3 of Kono Oto Tomare, to practice against even stronger opponents until they reach nationals and a little romantic progress between Chika and Houzuki.