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Kono Oto Tomare!  
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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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v.17 c.67 by /a/nonymous 21 days ago
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18 Volumes (Ongoing)

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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (190 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.46 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 11th 2018, 12:38pm PST



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Weekly Pos #301 increased(+120)
Monthly Pos #484 decreased(-46)
3 Month Pos #290 increased(+85)
6 Month Pos #356 increased(+8)
Year Pos #379 increased(+116)

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Good manga   
Rating: N/A
by XileDragon
April 9th, 2017, 4:05am
A very well written and touching manga. I am only giving it a 9 because there are certain moments and progression that feel slightly unrealistic, rushed or artificial (mostly in the beginning). But this is a very small portion of the overall story and does not detract from its overall strength. The artwork is beautiful, the characters are relatively unique and yet strong in each of their own ways, and the author is able to convey the emotion in the key moments of the story. Highly recommended.
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Awesome art, protagonist & plot!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by LoveKa
September 25th, 2016, 7:40am
This manga is absolutely a MUST READ!! It gives so much feels I can't describe & count how many times I cry!! Not because it's sad but because it touches you the right way!! One of my best read!!!
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by 7godeohs
March 1st, 2016, 9:20am
This is a manga that, regardless of your interest in music, you'll find exceptional in any genre. The story is not unique - a ragtag bunch with dissimilar backgrounds and different motivations come together to overcome obstacles. But the presentation and plot development is phenomenal IMO. It doesn't hurt that the art is terrific.

The character development is fantastic among the main characters and even the side characters, who initially literally serve as just warm bodies, are eventually developed so you have some investment in them as well.

There is romance, but it is a slow burn which means it's earned and not just pushed at the reader like so many 'single instant-blush = love' moments in other manga.

Well worth your time.

... Last updated on August 5th, 2017, 10:33pm
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by imuni
February 11th, 2015, 3:17am
Back when I was a high school student. I was a member of a music club. And how we the teacher treated us bad made us to be strong. Very nostalgic feeling. I really moved with every scene. And saw myself in them.
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wow really.   
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by dhyneee
April 13th, 2014, 9:07am
well, actually music manga isn't my cup of a tea but this manga is different, everything in this manga, all of the element I really looove it. the development between the member of the club captured really well IMO and it moved me, and makes me curious about koto instrumental.
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Really Good!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Opec
September 8th, 2013, 2:56am
So far so good, this manga has 3 main protagonist with each unique and interesting personality.

Usually mangas about Music is better off in the anime format but not in this case, the mangaka has captured the blissful essence in a very effective manner that makes you care for what they do...they share a great chemistry between them and i also see a sweet budding romance between the 2 main characters in the future (Plz make it happne ^_^ )

only 4 chapters in and it's already become one of the must read mangas IMO


... Last updated on September 8th, 2013, 2:59am
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