TV schedule and theme song performers revealed for ongoing adaptation of Amyu's high school koto club manga
Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life, an ongoing TV anime adaptation based on Amyu's manga about a struggling high school koto club, is returning to Japanese TV for a second cour in October of 2019, and now the TV schedule and the theme song performers have been revealed.
The new opening theme, entitled "Harmony", is performed by Shouta Aoi, who also plays the role of Mio Kanzaki in the show. The as-yet-untitled ending theme is performed by Yūma Uchida, who also plays the role of Chika Kudo.
The original Kono Oto Tomare! manga is serialized in Shueisha's Jump Square manga magazine. The Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life TV anime is currently available via streaming in the U.S. from Funimation, who describe the story of the series as follows:
Down to its last member, the koto club will accept anyone who is interested in the traditional Japanese instrument. But when a delinquent and a prodigy player sign up, finding harmony isn’t going to be easy—especially not with ensemble competitions looming around the corner. With enough time and some incredible skill at the strings, perhaps this motley crew can strike a chord with the judges.
The Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life TV anime is directed by Ryoma Mizuno and features animation production by Platinum Vision. The second cour of the series will broadcast according to the following TV schedule:
- Tokyo MX: every Saturday during the 25:00 time slot beginning on October 05, 2019.
- BS11: every Saturday during the 25:00 time slot beginning on October 05, 2019.
- AT-X: every Monday during the 22:00 time slot beginning on October 07, 2019.
- Tochigi TV: every Monday during the 23:00 time slot beginning on October 07, 2019.
- WOWOW: every Wednesday during the 24:00 time slot beginning on October 09, 2019.
- Hokkaido Television Broadcasting: every Monday during the 25:25 time slot beginning on October 14, 2019.
Please note that some Japanese TV schedules count early-morning programming as late-night programming of the previous day, so for example the 25:00 time slot on Saturday evening is actually on Sunday morning at 1:00 AM JST.
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