Kono Oto Tomare or Sounds Of Life! or in English “Sounds Of Life!” is one of those anime where you either love it or hate it. The story is very straightforward and easy to follow and it has a simple problem-solution-type story. Personally, I loved both seasons and I really had a great time watching them. It would be great if there was a Sounds Of Life Season 3. It has a lot of different sub-stories and other winding narratives that are included in the story. But what makes Kono Oto Tomare so good? And is a Kono Oto Tomare Season 3 even possible? Keep reading this blog to find out about Kono Oto Tomare Sounds Of Life Season 3.
The arcs are great and we see a lot of tension, both sexual and agitated, between different characters and it really sets the stakes high from the beginning. We see an epic story from all the character’s points of view and it’s honestly one of my favourite series I’ve watched so far.
It was also incredibly memorable and I’ve watched both seasons twice! Before we talk about Kono Oto Tomare Sounds Of Life Season 3, let’s discuss the general narrative of Anime.
Pangkalahatang salaysay ng Kono Oto Tomare!
The main narrative of Kono Oto Tomare is pretty simple and it revolves around a group of Students and the Koto club they all join in the earlier episodes, run by Takezo Kurata.
Initially, Takezo is the only member of the Koto club for his school, as the other members, according to what we are shown, all graduate when they go on to pursue other educational opportunities.
Ang club ay malapit nang isara, nang labis na ikinagulat ni Kurata, isang bagong miyembro ang sumali, Chika Kudo. Kudo is seen by most of his classmates as “delinquent”, a term that seems to come up a lot in Japanese TV shows and anime. Maybe it’s because I’m from a more western background, but that phrase is one I hardly ever hear, but maybe that’s just me.
Pa rin, Kudo and Takezo realise that if they don’t get more members, the club will be shut down by default. So, they try and get new people to join. One day they enter the practice room and a girl is sitting there.
Her name is Satowa Hozuki and it turns out that she is a very famous Koto player, she’s also the same age as Kudo at Kurata. Kinumbinsi niya ang mga ito na dadalhin niya sila sa mga nationals gamit ang kanyang kakayahan lamang.
A remark gets her fierce criticism from Kudo, dahil hindi niya naiintindihan kung paano magiging posible para sa kanila na makamit ito nang walang iba pang mga karagdagang miyembro sa kanilang club. Sa una o ikalawang episode, makakatagpo sila ng 3 pang character, sina Saneyasu Adachi, Kota Mizuhara at Michitaka Sakai.
At first, they are reluctant to join the club but Hozuki uses her looks and charm to get them to join, staring directly at them and calling them handsome.
This prompts the 3 others to join the club and from this point on these are our new Koto club members. We focus mainly on Hozuki, Kurata and Kudo during the whole series of Sounds Of Life but the other characters I have just mentioned also get some screen time.
The group then proceed to try out for “nationals” and doesn’t succeed in their first attempt despite their best efforts. The story is really engaging in this type of way and it really did put depth into the characters.
That’s why I think the narrative is great and it really sets the stakes high for the ending of the first season. Hopefully, this will be the same in Sounds Of Life Season 3, we will have to just wait and see, or not.
The Koto Clubs’ intentions
The group keeps trying very hard to achieve qualifying for nationals and they carry on going throughout the series. Hozuki used to be close with her mother until a performance in which she played a different song from the one she was supposed to.
This performance that she gives is called “Tenkyu", at sa tingin ko ang English translation ay "Heavens Cry". Ang kahalagahan ng pagganap na ibinibigay niya ay isang paraan ito ng pagpapahayag ng galit at sakit na dinaranas niya noong panahong iyon.
Hozuki describes it as “throwing a tantrum”. Unfortunately, her mother doesn’t see it that way and this gets her disqualified from the competition and excommunicated from the Koto school she attended at the time.
It’s revealed that this is the reason that she decides to join Kurata’s club, as she can take the club to nationals and win. She sees it as an opportunistic career move, one that will get her back in good standing with her mother and one that will restore her reputation.
These were Hozuki’s original intentions, but later on, in the first series, we see that she really likes playing the Koto with other people, and she makes friends with all of the other members of the club.
Her faith in the Koto and its abilities is restored and this is how the story progresses. They have another performance at the school they go to later in the second season, and this really gives them the motivation they need to qualify for nationals and try to win first place.
Ito ay talagang isang mahusay na kuwento sa aking opinyon at ito ang dahilan kung bakit maraming tao ang umaasa para sa pangalawang season, sa kabila ng pagtatapos ng huling season. Lalabas sila sa Kono Oto Tomare Sounds Of Life Season 3. Tatalakayin natin iyan mamaya, ngunit una, pumunta tayo sa mga karakter.
He loves playing the Koto and doesn’t seem to have any other hobbies, not that it’s a bad thing. He has quite an admirable character and there’s not really anything bad I can say about him.
Si Takezo ay medyo emosyonal din at nakikita natin ito sa kanyang pakikipag-ugnayan Kudo at Hozuki, parehong nagpapaiyak sa kanya sa tuwa sa isang punto.
Sa kabuuan, siya ay isang mahusay na unang karakter upang makiramay at mamuhunan, katulad nina Kudo at Hozuki, ang tatlong ito at ang pinaka-pinag-ugatan namin. Kung may Kono Oto Tomare Sounds Of Life Season 3 noon Takezo lalabas para sigurado.
Susunod, mayroon tayo Chika Kudo, who is seen as a troublemaker and a bad influence by lots of people at the high school he attends.
His grandfather was a professional Koto maker and he was the one who motivated (after his death) Kudo to start playing the instrument properly.
Kudo nahihirapang harapin ang pagkamatay ng kanyang lolo at pagkatapos niyang mamatay ay gumawa siya ng personal na pangako sa kanyang sarili na ituloy ang inaasam-asam na iminungkahi sa kanya ng Hozuki at Takezo ng pagpunta sa nationals.
Siya ay isang masipag tulad ng Kurata at hinahangaan niya ang paglalaro at husay din ni Hozuki. Maaaring mayroon siyang romantikong damdamin Hozuki pero never talagang pinalawak sa anime, hindi kami sure sa manga. Kung may Kono Oto Tomare Sounds Of Life Season 3, lalabas siya.
Much like her fellow Koto club mga miyembrong namuhunan siya sa pag-abot sa mga Koto national at gusto niyang gawin ito para makasama niyang muli ang kanyang ina at maibalik ang kanyang reputasyon bilang propesyonal na manlalaro ng Koto.
Siya ay karaniwang kaakit-akit at nagtataglay ng mga kasanayan na nagpapamukha sa kanya na kaakit-akit at masarap kasama. Ipinakita ito sa serye ng anime kung saan maaaring may mga romantikong interes siya Kudo. Iba ang kinikilos niya sa paligid niya at karaniwang nakikipag-away sa kanya, na tinutukso siya nang regular.
Sometimes when the two are alone or with the other club members she normally acts shy and stumbles with her words, getting visibly nervous around him.
It’s obvious she has feelings for him and Kudo at ang relasyon ni Hozuki ay lumalaki habang umuusad ang serye. Tiyak na mapapabilang siya sa isang potensyal na Kono Oto Tomare Sounds Of Life Season 3.
Mga sub character
Ang mga sub-character sa Sounds Of Life ay hindi talaga sub-character sa aking opinyon. Ang bawat magkakaibang karakter ay nag-aalok ng kanilang sariling mga kasanayan at gamit sa club at sa bawat isa. Ginagawa nitong mahalaga ang bawat karakter at nangangahulugan ito na maaari tayong mamuhunan sa bawat isa. Halimbawa, sa mga naunang yugto ng ikalawang season, sinimulan ni Adachi na isipin na hindi kailangan ang kanyang mga kasanayan sa club, habang patuloy siyang nanggugulo sa pagsasanay.
Gayunpaman, Mr Takinami Sinabi ni Adachi na napakahalaga niya sa club at sa iba pang miyembro. Takinami reveals the reason for this is that his sound harmonises with all the other sounds, so he can link them all together when they play in unison. If Kono Oto Tomare Season 3 becomes a reality, then we can be sure to see these characters again.
Hindi ako kailanman nagkaroon ng labis na interes sa mga instrumento lalo na sa mga tradisyonal na instrumentong Hapones tulad ng Koto. Gayunpaman, ang Sounds Of Life ay talagang naging interesado sa akin sa ganitong uri ng bagay. Hinding-hindi ako magkakaroon ng lakas ng loob na tumugtog ng instrumento sa harap ng daan-daang tao na kasabay ng ibang tao.
Kono Oto Tomare Sounds Of Life season 3
Kono Oto Tomare really emphasises this and it shows what Japanese students like the members of the Koto club go through. All the characters in Kono Oto Tomare were memorable, and they all had different skills to offer. Here are some of the ones I liked the most, ranked from the top (most favourite) to bottom (least favourite).
Pag-unawa sa huling plot
Understanding the end plot is always important when deciding whether or not a new season for a particular anime series is necessary or possible. This applies to most anime, including Kono Oto Tomare.
The end plot of Kono Oto Tomare is quite amazing in my opinion. It also solved a lot of problems that had arisen during the first season. Almost all of these problems and arcs were solved/ended.
We see Hozuki reunited with her mother after they had fallen out, Kudo at Kurata and the rest of the Koto club achieve their goal of going to nationals. During episodes 11 and 12 we get to see the performances of the other schools that we had seen in the first season. We got to see how the other schools had improved and grown from their individual experiences as opposed to seeing Tokise’s students’ reactions and improvement.
Lalim ng karakter
Some may argue that this is a cheap way of enforcing character depth as they kind of do it at the last minute, while not showing it during the time that these events were actually occurring. Nevertheless, these little scenes did do a very good job of making you sympathise with the other characters in the other school, as now you could feel for them in this kind of way.
I don’t really agree with how they did it, but it did make each performance that the different schools did a lot more interesting and engaging. This is because I knew what was on the line for each school and particularly what they had gone through prior.
Nagkita muli si Hozuki + Nakipag-usap si Kudo sa ina ni Hozuki
Nakita namin Hozuki reunited with her mother. The two made up and were finally in each-others arms, despite Hozuki’s mother’s general dislike when she disowned her daughter. The two are reunited in Episode 13 and it’s quite an emotional scene to watch with the two cryings openly in front of everyone.
It’s what we’ve been waiting for, and it solves the first main problem. Kudo meets Hozuki’s mother and the two exchange some compliments on each other. This is something I was not expecting and I didn’t remember it the first time I watched Kono Oto Tomare.
Dōjima & Takinami
Nakikita namin Miss Dojima at Mr Takinami satisfied with the performance that Tokise gives. These two have kind of been the main driving force behind the club’s success, offering their assistance and guidance to all the club members in their time of need. It was nice to see those two satisfied with Tokise’s performance. Hopefully, if there is a Sounds Of Life Season 3 we will see them again.
The main problem that’s solved is the question of whether or not Tokise will go to nationals, and we all know they do. The scene when they announce who is in the first place is also very moving, as it’s what we’ve been wanting for the whole series.
It’s much deserved and it really does make you feel good. It’s a great way end to an epic story. Kudo and basically all the other club members start crying with joy when they realise they’ve won.
Ang dating kaibigan ni Kurata
Nakita namin ang isa sa mga dating kaibigan ng Koto club ni Kurata Mashiro return and watch their entire performance. She thanks Kurata and says how great she thought his performance was. It’s another problem that is solved and we get to see the two exchanging compliments.
Kaugnay na nilalaman:
Pagkilala kay Ms Dōjima
We also see all the Koto club members thank Miss Dojima for her assistance to them when she would help them practise. Miss Dojima is a pretty well-written character in my opinion and her arc was very well done. We see her brother return to see their performance.
The two are kind of reunited after they stop seeing each other, but I’m not really sure what their relationship is. Since her brother stops playing the Koto and she very much disagrees with this. But it’s nice to see them together again. It is likely that this character will reappear in Sounds Of Life Season 3.
Mga hindi pinalawak na relasyon
There was a lot of sexual tension between the two, but unfortunately we never really got to see what happened between the two. Maybe this was expanded upon in the manga, however, I didn’t read it so I don’t know.
Tokise Koto Club
Sa wakas, nakita namin ang Koto club na pumunta sa nationals, binabati ng iba pang mga paaralan na kakalaro lang nila. Nakukuha din namin ang ganitong uri ng kakaibang eksena sa pagtatapos ng Kudo, na hindi ko talaga maisip. Kung may nakakaalam kung ano ang pinag-uusapan ko, o kung ano talaga ang dapat na sinisimbolo nito, mangyaring magkomento sa ibaba.
Makakakuha din kami ng isang huling eksena pagkatapos ng mga kredito ng Koto club na nagsisimula sa pagsasanay para sa kanilang bagong piraso. Ito ay isang mahusay na pagtatapos at ito ay nagpapakita ng pakikiramay ng bawat mag-aaral sa isa't isa. Sa totoo lang, ito ay isang mahusay at medyo conclusive na pagtatapos sa isang mahusay na kuwento sa aking opinyon at ito ay talagang isa sa aking pinakapaboritong anime.
Posible ba ang Kono Oto Tomare Season 3?
Well, if you want to know if Sounds Of Life Season 3 is going to happen, or is just another Anime pipe dream, then take a look below at some of the points we’ve listed to give you an idea of whether this Anime will return for a 3rd season.
End credits scene
First, we have to realise the ending of season 2, which was pretty conclusive in my opinion. If you watched the scene after the credits though you will know that this scene did lead something on. They were making mistakes and expressing their overall feelings about the new piece they had been given.
This is a nostalgia (if you will) play on the earlier episodes from Season 1 when the club members would frequently mess up. Although during that time there was a lot more on the line since they had to do a lot of practice in a short amount of time.
Mayroon bang puwang para sa pagpapalawak?
Most people would say that’s probably where the story comes to an end, but does it have to? Think about it, the ending scene right at the end of Episode 13 was pretty self-explanatory, the Koto club are now going to begin their journey to nationals.
So surely the story can still be expanded upon. As we understand it, the original writer of the manga, si Amyu, has written more chapters of Kono Oto Tomare. So there is still an expansion of the story as we understand it and you can read about it dito.
Ang nilalaman ay naroon
Ang bagong nilalaman ng manga para sa Kono Oto Tomare has been written and we would expect it to be expanded upon in future episodes. We would also like to stress that the time that the two seasons were released was extremely short (less than a year). That’s very short for a new season and it testifies to the status of Kono Oto Tomare.
The success of both seasons
The 2 seasons of the anime of Kono Oto Tomare were very successful and it sold extremely well, it was licensed to Funimation and they quickly produced a dubbed season, and later a dubbed season 2.
This shows that both seasons and Kono Oto Tomare as a whole are very worthwhile in terms of production. We would expect that a new season would be very worthwhile for the production company in charge of Kono Oto Tomare.
Ang pagtatapos ng Kono Oto Tomare!
As far as seeing if the ending of Kono Oto Tomare was conclusive or not, we can not say for certain. On one hand, we saw most of the problems that arose from Season 1 solved and we also saw that the arcs that had mostly started in Season 1 had ended by the end of Season 2. On the other hand, we saw in the end scene after the credits that the whole Koto club were beginning their practice for nationals.
This was pretty leading, and we could say for sure that the ending of Kono Oto Tomare (the anime ending) wasn’t very conclusive. So, could this lead the way for a Kono Oto Tomare Sounds Of Life Season 3?
Since there has been more manga content written then there is always a way that the story can continue and show the Tokise Highschool Koto Clubs’ journey to nationals.
I really think that the story will be expanded upon even more and this will hopefully be done through the third anime adaption which will be Season 3. In my opinion, a Kono Oto Tomare Sounds Of Life Season 3 is entirely possible and very likely given the success of the first and second seasons.
Kailan Ipapalabas ang Kono Oto Tomare Season 3?
Maintindihan Kono Oto Tomare Sounds Of Life Season 3, we need to estimate when would Kono Oto Tomare Sounds Of Life Season 3 would air. Below, I have gone over a number of different factors that have led me (and hopefully you) to a conclusion about when will Kono Oto Tomare Sounds Of Life Season 3 released. So please, check them out below.
The time it took for a second season
Given the time it took for season 2 of Kono Oto Tomare to be produced, we would say that season 3 is not far away at all if it is being produced. We would say that there’s a season 3 being produced right now.
Season 2 of Kono Oto Tomare was aired in the same year (2019) as the first season. This was probably because the production company started production of the second season while the first season was still being made.
Ang aming haka-haka
It’s only been a year since we last saw the second anime adaptation, so we wouldn’t say that a third season would be coming around anytime soon (this year). We would like to speculate that a season Kono Oto Tomare Sounds Of Life Season 3 would air around 2024.
We would like to say at the beginning, but during the spring or even summer of 2024 is more likely. If a second season doesn’t come around then we would have to say 2024, but this is pretty unlikely.
Hopefully, we will see Kono Oto Tomare Sounds Of Life Season 3 very soon but we don’t want to get everyone’s hopes up so soon. We do not want any of our readers to rely solely on our information. You should look up other sources and then make a calculated guess on this subject.
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