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Kono Oto Tomare! Ep. 2: Painfully generic

Like most people, I know almost nothing about the koto, zheng, gayageum, đàn tranh or whatever you wanna call it other than that it is a string instrument that you don’t see too much of these days. So my approach to this anime is pretty simple: how will the show make the koto seem appealing to the layman? Well, I gotta say that it ain’t doing so hot. Continue reading

Kono Oto Tomare! Ep. 1: Dialed up to eleven

Takezo is now the sole member of his school’s koto club after his upperclassmen all graduated. It’s up to him to keep it alive by recruiting bright-eyed first years. Unfortunately, he’s not remotely likable, and that’s because everything in this show is dialed up to eleven. Continue reading