Kono Oto Tomare Season 2 was a musical blast. The first Season of Kono Oto Tomare was a great introductory experience into the musical world of koto and holds a special place in my heart.
From the first time hearing koto music to absolutely loving it, this series made me love all the aspects of the music, drama and romance.
The first season of the series followed Chika Kudo and his friends in Tokise High who join the koto club and try to uplift the name of the club. All the characters face different struggles and help each other get through them.
It also shows the budding relationship between all the koto club members. This season reveals more of the monsters in the closet of the characters and how they deal with them. The first season was very interesting because of its unique but simple plot.
Not only is it a musical genre, but it also focuses on drama and romance. On that note, there is an element of the slice of life genre that brings out the emotions of the characters.
Kono Oto Tomare Season 2
Season 2 had a more serious tone, especially since the koto club members were determined to showcase their talents to the world.
Chika Kudo, Satowa Hozuki, and their friends worked hard to perfect the koto to their level best. The best part about season 2 was that it did not seem out of context at any point and was not boring at all.
The koto members, especially Chika, the delinquent, and the koto prodigy wanted to make something of the koto club. It became important to all of them, including the other delinquents and Hiro Kurusu.
The conflict between them was solved and so in Kono Oto Tomare Season 2, they really preserved and performed to qualify for the nationals.
Furthermore, a big part of the plot’s uniqueness involved the teamwork of all the characters who have very different personalities. The characters are all relatable, with Chika being isolated in school to lashing out and turning into a violent person to ultimately become a calmer version of himself because of the koto.
The koto is a wonderful instrument and was beautifully depicted in the series. An unexpected part of the series was the musical brilliance, apart from the amazing visuals. A lot of work was put into the anime, especially with the koto performances.
It certainly motivated the lot of us who became fans.
On that note, the main theme was brought out in a captivating manner, never allowing the shift of gaze and focus.
The story in season 2 also depicted the growing relationship between Chika and Satowa Hozuki, who are the main characters. Although there was not much of an active depiction of a romance between them, there were subtle moments that melted my heart.
At the end of the series, where the scene of a good ending and a start of a new beginning might be a reason to start Season 3.
The show has great potential and definitely needs a season 3 for the story to complete.
Finally, the conclusion is that the series was overall good, with a plot that can interest you enough to keep you going and the magical music that can touch our hearts.
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