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Kono Oto Tomare!


Alt Names: alt Arrête toi au son !alt この音とまれ!alt 一弦定音!alt Bu Ses Durdursun!alt Stop by This Sound!alt Задержите этот звук!
Author: Amyuu
Artist: Amyuu
Genres: Comedy ComedyDrama DramaMusic MusicRomance RomanceSchool Life School LifeShounen ShounenSlice of Life Slice of Life
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: Since the graduation of the senior members of the club, Takezou ends up being the sole member of the "Koto" (traditional Japanese string instrument) club. Now that the new school year has begun, Takezou will have to seek out new members for the club, or the club will be terminated. Out of nowhere, a new member barges into the near-abandoned club room, demanding to join the club. How will Takezou be able to keep his club alive and deal with this rascal of a new member?
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Vol.15 Ch.56: Blue String
/a/nonymous Danceguy 2 days ago
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It would be nice. But also very tricky. When you write a story about non-existing dragons or unicorns, you an at least animate them and people will see them on the screen. But when you write in your story that koto music is awesome, you cannot later fake it in the anime. People will look at animations of all the musicians being awesome, but at the same time, hear the actual plain and boring koto music. It wouldn't go well.

 

good point. Koto music is kinda plain, but for god sake let me see Houtsuki animated. 

TOKISE YOU BETTER WIN THE WHOLE DEAL!

 

Classic sports manga move but it's always refreshingly earnest =)

 

Tokise seems set up to best Meiryou at the next Nationals, but I'm not sure if Amyuu is gonna have them take down this God of Koto high school that's won for the past several years.

TOKISE YOU BETTER WIN THE WHOLE DEAL!

 

Classic sports manga move but it's always refreshingly earnest =)

Damn, that's a loss-flag if I ever saw one...

TOKISE YOU BETTER WIN THE WHOLE DEAL!

 

Classic sports manga move but it's always refreshingly earnest =)

Well they always win until the semi after that it's 50-50 chance of win and lose in the finals.

This manga deserves an anime. Instead of the usual half-assed adaptations of generic/cliche Light Novels we get every season, this would surely make a great anime.

It would be nice. But also very tricky. When you write a story about non-existing dragons or unicorns, you an at least animate them and people will see them on the screen. But when you write in your story that koto music is awesome, you cannot later fake it in the anime. People will look at animations of all the musicians being awesome, but at the same time, hear the actual plain and boring koto music. It wouldn't go well.

TOKISE YOU BETTER WIN THE WHOLE DEAL!

 

Classic sports manga move but it's always refreshingly earnest =)

So. Satisfying. 

As someone who has participated in orchestral competitions in the past, we never had life affirming speeches after coming up short. In manga competitions, everyone does their best, and loses to other teams that are also doing their best.

 

The reality of competitions is that you rarely ever do your best, and that's what sucks about losing. People make mistakes, and sometimes you underperform. That happens to everyone, but no one seems to acknowledge that fact in manga.

 

Everyone in the group knows the mistakes that were made, and nobody wants to comment on them until some time has passed. More often than not after losing a competition, we'd basically leave in silence - everyone already well aware of their shortcomings.

I may have said this countless time, but how tf is this awesome stuff only got 4k+ subscribers ?? Does koto manga sound so boring readers don't even bother to try some chapters first? I'm seriously crying here! (especially after reading latest RAW)

Well, I have (being a sixty year old guy) a hard time finding sympathy for someone who disowns and kicks out his middle-school aged son.  I dislike being around children who are totally disrespectful of adults, but have rarely found children like that who have come from a remotely normal household.  Chika (self chosen name, rather than birth name), was apparently kicked out of his father's house when he was around fourteen years of age.  I wasn't a wuss at that age, but my father could have bounced me off the walls if he wanted to.  As I adored my father ,who spent every available moment with me and my sister, the worst thing I could imagine was not being trusted by him.   I kind of get the impression that Chika's so-called father was a self-important douchebag who, while paying no attention to his child, wanted merely to divorce himself from any trouble his son might embroil him in.  In other words, a self serving scumbag.  I sort of understand why some readers would wish a reconciliation, but much of the real world scenario would involve said son being involved in drug abuse, homelessness, and suicide.  Shit for brains dad left it to his father and his sister.  Wow, what a father!  My sympathy for said father is in the dictionary:  somewhere between shit and syphillis.


I feel sorry for the school that went last.

 

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This manga deserves an anime. Instead of the usual half-assed adaptations of generic/cliche Light Novels we get every season, this would surely make a great anime.

Ahhhh...such a satisfying chapter!  Kouta is so adorable, and Chika is quite the (little) lady killer :P  

Any ideas what the chapter title '1/14' means? The outcome was pretty predictable but still executed well. Think my favourite bit was the Chika-Kazusa-Nene interaction :)

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The chapter is called 1/14 in reference to what is discussed in this page: only one school out of the 14 can go to the nationals.

Damn youuuu for making me cry first thing in the morning T_T

Any ideas what the chapter title '1/14' means? The outcome was pretty predictable but still executed well. Think my favourite bit was the Chika-Kazusa-Nene interaction :)

Any time Chika is overcome by emotion just destroys me.  Every.  Single.  Time.

those tear faces are really effective, but Chika show us pure an adultered emotion

it's always this thing with him 

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I soo want to find the music from this manga <3

What a wonderful chapter, I'm with you Kudou the feels this chapter were overwhelming.

I was so, so scared that they were going to end the chapter right before the announcement. A cliffhanger like that would have destroyed me.

 

Also, while I love this whole cast Chika is slowly becoming one of my favorite characters in manga in general. He's a legitimately good human being but he's far from the bland "nice MC" trope: he kept a huge part of that abrasive, slightly cocky attitude that you'd usually assign to delinquents and as a result he's a blast to watch. Brutal honesty, a total lack of tact, but also genuine desire and determination to connect with others and with music. It's a great mix for a character.

 

Then again, any one of the main four(Chika, Hotsuki, Takezou, Hiro) are well written enough that they could carry a manga into the "readable" category on their own. The fact that their interactions with one another feel real most of the time is what pushes this into the higher tiers of music/sports manga imo.

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Any time Chika is overcome by emotion just destroys me.  Every.  Single.  Time.

oh my god, i'm so emotional....

 

the plot development is so obvious!!! why does this manga make me cry every time???

This release was an unexpected and beautiful surprise!! Thank you so much!

This gem really deserves a well-made anime adapation. And movies. PLEASE MAKE IT HAPPEN RIGHT NOW FOR GOD'S SAKE.

I second and third that

The closer I get to the last of the translated chapters, the more I put off reading this manga. Let this moment last forever... yeah, I get it. I get it.

I was so worried for a second there, because of the kimono lady...


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