The BEST Episodes of Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 11, 2021

Network: Tokyo MX

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 into the club, or the club will become 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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#1 - "Tenkyu"

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Dec 22, 2019

"Don't forget why you want to go to nationals"... With those words by Takinami in their hearts, each member of Tokise High School koto club takes the stage.

star 8.92
26 votes
Starting Line

#2 - Starting Line

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Dec 29, 2019

Satowa confronts her mother and everyone waits for the results of the competition.

star 8.46
26 votes
Let Our Sound Resound and Reach Them

#3 - Let Our Sound Resound and Reach Them

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 5, 2019

It's almost time for the clubs big performance. They need to satisfy the whole school or the club will be disbanded! They're all nervous and the crowd seems displeased from the get-go. Can they do it?

star 8.36
28 votes

#4 - Rivals

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 23, 2019

Meiryo's brilliant performance has rattled some of the koto club members from Tokise. More schools perform but none seem to compare. Takezo's Aunt Isaki, however, doesn't seem so impressed by everyone's performances.

star 8.00
21 votes
Meaning and Role

#5 - Meaning and Role

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Nov 24, 2019

The members of the koto club have started thinking about what Takinami said: the meaning and role of their sound. In the meantime, Dojima arranges a meeting with the senior members of the Hozuki School.

star 8.00
18 votes

#6 - Reunion

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Oct 27, 2019

The piece for the qualifier has been decided. It's the piece that Satowa played at the National Koto Competition. Since Takinami's arrangement requires two 17-strings, Satowa goes to see her mother to borrow one.

star 7.95
21 votes
Unknown Sounds

#7 - Unknown Sounds

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 19, 2019

Both Chika and Hiro now know Satowa's secret. Now, Hiro plans to stir more trouble within the club with this new information. How will Hiro's meddling affect the club? Will their bonds prevail?

star 7.84
25 votes

#8 - Kuon

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 30, 2019

It’s nearing Takezo’s and the other’s time to perform but Chika’s hand injury is starting to really swell up. He’s determined to still perform with the others but is that a decision they will regret?

star 7.82
22 votes
A Step Forward

#9 - A Step Forward

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Oct 6, 2019

Tokise High School's koto club finished their performance. Despite the mistakes in the first half, they made a remarkable comeback in the second half. Now, they nervously await the results of the competition.

star 7.81
21 votes
Their Determination

#10 - Their Determination

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Nov 3, 2019

Takinami decides to have Akira Dojima be the koto instructor for the club. Since she's from the Hozuki School, the club members have some reservations about her becoming their koto teacher at first.

star 7.81
21 votes
Another Chance

#11 - Another Chance

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Nov 17, 2019

After telling Takinami that she'd quit as a koto teacher, Akira goes to the club room to find that something is different with the koto club members' sound. During the practice, Takinami stops by and asks Akira and Satowa to play together.

star 7.68
22 votes
A Piercing Sound

#12 - A Piercing Sound

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 2, 2019

The koto club gets to hear Kanagawa's number 1, Himesaka, perform at Meiryo high school. Overwhelmed by the performance, Takezo seems shaken and it seems to have an effect on the whole group.

star 7.60
20 votes
Their Time

#13 - Their Time

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Oct 20, 2019

On Tokise's school festival day, Takezo gets a surprise visit from the previous koto club president. He tells her that there are now seven members in the club and suggests that she come listen to their performance at the gym.

star 7.59
22 votes
Champions' Resolve

#14 - Champions' Resolve

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Dec 8, 2019

star 7.57
21 votes

#15 - Confrontation

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Nov 10, 2019

Previously, Akira told Satowa that there was no need for Satowa to receive any lessons from her. Her attitude shows that she has resentment towards Satowa. What is it that she is carrying deep in her heart?

star 7.57
23 votes
New Club Members

#16 - New Club Members

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 7, 2019

It's Takezo Kurata's 3rd year at Tokise High and he's now the sole member of the Koto Club after his upperclassmen graduated. If no new students join, the club will be disbanded. He's in for a shock, however, when Chika Kudo, a delinquent, joins the club.

star 7.50
28 votes
The Koto Club Reborn

#17 - The Koto Club Reborn

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 21, 2019

Even though the instruments will soon be repaired, the club is still in need of more members or it'll be disbanded. Fortunately, Chika's old friends Saneyasu Adachi, Michitaka Sakai and Kota Mizuhara seem to be interested in joining.

star 7.50
24 votes
Morning of the Showdown

#18 - Morning of the Showdown

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Dec 1, 2019

The day of the qualifier for nationals has finally come. Seeing other students upon their arrival at the venue, the Tokise koto club members realize that they're all there seriously aiming to go to nationals.

star 7.48
21 votes
The First Resounding Note

#19 - The First Resounding Note

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 28, 2019

The club members are having trouble learning the piece for their upcoming performance and being so naturally talented is making it hard for Satowa to know how to teach everyone. Will the club really be able to learn this piece in time?

star 7.46
24 votes
Becoming Aware

#20 - Becoming Aware

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Oct 13, 2019

After lunch, Satowa and her friends from her class start talking about boys. Since koto has been the center of her life, she cannot follow the conversation and later asks Hiro if she's weird compared to other girls.

star 7.45
22 votes
Beyond the Right Answer

#21 - Beyond the Right Answer

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Dec 15, 2019

Himesaka Girls' Academy gave a powerful performance. Now it's time for Hakuto High School to take the stage. Will they give a performance that's the "right answer"? Or will it be different this time?

star 7.43
23 votes
Having What It Takes

#22 - Having What It Takes

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 14, 2019

It's time to entice more first years into joining the koto club. Even though Takezo's solo performance doesn't seem to capture the crowd, the beautiful Satowa Hozuki suddenly shows up asking permission to join.

star 7.41
27 votes
An Invisible Boundary

#23 - An Invisible Boundary

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 12, 2019

A new member, Hiro Kurusu, has joined the koto club. She's a second year student from the same class as Takezo. He hasn't talked to her much but she seems nice. Will she get along with the members of the club?

star 7.38
26 votes
Near Yet Far

#24 - Near Yet Far

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 9, 2019

The club decide to do a training camp so they can really focus on practicing their next piece. However, while everyone else seems to be improving, Kota's still struggling and feels left behind.

star 7.38
21 votes
The Sound We Were Searching For

#25 - The Sound We Were Searching For

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 16, 2019

The training camp has come to an end and the High School Students' Kanto Region Traditional Japanese Music Festival is finally around the corner. To the gang's surprise, the koto clubs from Meiryo and Himesaka are participating in the festival too.

star 7.38
21 votes