The koto club is now in session.

Earlier today, an official website and Twitter account opened their doors to announce that Amyū’s Kono Oto Tomare! (Stop This Sound!) manga will receive an anime TV series. The first staffers were revealed for the project, as well as a teaser visual.

We break the details down below.

Teaser Visual

The visual features a rough sketch version of lead character Takezou against a blue background. The main staff list rests at the left side of the picture.

 Kono Oto Tomare Teaser Visual


Kono Oto Tomare! will be directed by Ryōma Mizuno at Platinum Vision, with Junko Yamanaka (Kamisama Kiss, ReLIFE) providing character designs. Ayumu Hisao (Devils’ Line) is in charge of series composition.

Other confirmed crew members include:

  • Original Work: Amyū (Shueisha Jump SQ series)
  • Screenplay: Ayumu Hisao
  • Sub-Character Design: Toshimitsu Kobayashi
  • Animation Director: Toshimitsu Kobayashi
  • Animation Director: Junko Yamanaka
  • Advisor: Hideaki Oba
  • Animation Production: Platinum Vision

Kono Oto Tomare Manga Volume Cover 001Amyū’s Kono Oto Tomare! manga launched in the pages of Shueisha’s Jump SQ magazine in 2012. The ongoing series currently spans seventeen volumes, with Volume 18 shipping to stores on August 3.

Manga resource Baka-Updates describes the title as:

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?

Source: Ota-suke