Kono Oto Tomare! Wikia

This is a list of episodes of the Kono Oto Tomare! anime series.

Cour 1

No. Title card Title Air date
1 Episode 1.png New Club Members (新入部員, Shin'nyū Buin) April 7, 2019 (JP)
April 27, 2019 (US)
It's a new semester. Takezo Kurata of Tokise High School has worked hard protecting the Koto Club his seniors have entrusted to him. However, the club room has been ruined by bullies and recruitment of new members seems impossible. Chika Kudo, a student rumored to have a record with the police force, barges into the club room and declares he wants to join the club.
2 Episode 2.png Having What It Takes (資格の在処, Shikaku no Arika) April 14, 2019 (JP)
April 27, 2019 (US)
Cleared of accusations, Chika Kudo has officially joined the koto club. In hopes of recruiting more students, Takezo Kurata participates in the club presentations in the morning assembly but was unable to give a good performance. Despite that, Satowa Hozuki expresses her intent to join the club and introduces herself as the daughter of the grandmaster of the renowned Hozuki School.
3 Episode 3.png The Koto Club Reborn (新生箏曲部始動, Shinsei Sōkyoku-bu Shidō) April 21, 2019 (JP)
May 4, 2019 (US)
Despite gaining one more member, the koto club still faces disbandment if they do not reach at least 5 members. Satowa Hozuki encounters Chika Kudo, and his friends, Saneyasu Adachi, Kota Mizuhara, and Michitaka Sakai. Satowa invites Chika's three friends to join the koto club and the three agree. Repulsed at the thought of delinquents in a club, the Vice Principal challenges the club to give a satisfying performance in front of the whole school.
4 Episode 4.png The First Resounding Note (初めての響き, Hajimete no Hibiki) April 28, 2019 (JP)
May 12, 2019 (US)
Facing an imminent disbandment in a month if they fail to give a good performance, the koto club begins training. As the experienced one, teaching the club members falls on Satowa Hozuki's hands. But the members are unable to follow, them being complete beginners coupled with Satowa's unrefined teaching method.
5 Episode 5.png Let Our Sound Resound and Reach Them (響き届け 僕らの音, Hibiki, Todoke, Bokura no Oto) May 5, 2019 (JP)
May 18, 2019 (US)
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?
6 Episode 6.png An Invisible Boundary (見えない境界線, Mienai Kyōkaisen) May 12, 2019 (JP)
May 25, 2019 (US)
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?
7 Episode 7.png Unknown Sounds (知られざる音の葉, Shirarezaru Oto no Ha) May 19, 2019 (JP)
June 1, 2019 (US)
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?
8 Episode 8.png A Sign (みちしるべ, Michishirube) May 26, 2019 (JP)
June 8, 2019 (US)
Chika and the other club members are having trouble understanding Satowa's instruction. Later, 2 girls from the elite Himesaka Girls Academy randomly show up at the clubroom that seem to know Satowa.
9 Episode 9.png A Piercing Sound (突き刺さる言の音, Tsukisasaru Koto no Ne) June 2, 2019 (JP)
June 15, 2019 (US)
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.
10 Episode 10.png Near Yet Far (近くて遠い距離, Chikakute Tōi Kyori) June 9, 2019 (JP)
June 22, 2019 (US)
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.
11 Episode 11.png The Sound We Were Searching For (探してた音, Sagashiteta Oto) June 16, 2019 (JP)
June 29, 2019 (US)
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.
12 Episode 12.png Rivals (ライバル, Raibaru) June 23, 2019 (JP)
July 11, 2019 (US)
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.
13 Episode 13.png Kuon (久遠, Kuon) June 30, 2019 (JP)
July 17, 2019 (US)
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?

Cour 2

No. Title card Title Air date
14 Episode 14.png A Step Forward (一歩前へ, Ippomae e) October 6, 2019 (JP)
October 19, 2019 (US)
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.
15 Episode 15.png Becoming Aware (きづき, Kidzuki) October 13, 2019 (JP)
October 26, 2019 (US)
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.
16 Episode 16.png Their Time (二人の時間, Futari no Jikan) October 20, 2019 (JP)
November 2, 2019 (US)
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.
17 Episode 17.png Reunion (再会, Saikai) October 27, 2019 (JP)
November 9, 2019 (US)
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.
18 Episode 18.png Their Determination (それぞれの決意, Sorezore no Ketsui) November 3, 2019 (JP)
November 16, 2019 (US)
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.
19 Episode 19.png Confrontation (対峙, Taiji) November 10, 2019 (JP)
November 23, 2019 (US)
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?
20 Episode 20.png Another Chance (もう一度, Mōichido) November 17, 2019 (JP)
December 7, 2019 (US)
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.
21 Episode 21.png Meaning and Role (意味と役割, Imi to Yakuwari) November 24, 2019 (JP)
December 14, 2019 (US)
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.
22 Episode 22.png Morning of the Showdown (決戦の朝, Kessen no Asa) December 1, 2019 (JP)
December 21, 2019 (US)
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 seriously aiming to go to nationals.
23 Episode 23.png Champions' Resolve (王者の覚悟, Ōja no Kakugo) December 8, 2019 (JP)
December 28, 2019 (US)
The Qualifier for Nationals has officially begun. Up first are the reigning champions: the Himesaka Girls Academy Koto Club. They’ve been a staple at the Nationals for years, but their loss to Hakuto High School in the Kanagawa Prefectural shook them up. As they prepare to take the stage, we’re treated to a flashback of events that transpired between the two competitions.
24 Episode 24.png Beyond the Right Answer (正解のその先, Seikai no Sonosaki) December 15, 2019 (JP)
January 11, 2020 (US)
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?
25 Episode 25.png Tenkyu (天泣, Tenkyu) December 22, 2019 (JP)
January 18, 2020 (US)
"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.
26 Episode 26.png Starting Line (スタートライン, Sutāto Rain) December 29, 2019 (JP)
January 25, 2020 (US)
Satowa finally confronts her mother and everyone waits for the results of the competition.