The March issue of Shueisha's Jump SQ. magazine revealed additional cast members for the television anime of Amyū's Kono Oto Tomare! (Stop This Sound!) manga on Monday. The new cast members include:
Haruki Ishiya as Saneyasu Adachi, a freshman member of the Tokise High School Koto Music Club
Makoto Furukawa as Michitaka Sakai, a freshman member of the Tokise High School Koto Music Club
Yūichi Iguchi as Kōta Mizuhara, a freshman member of the Tokise High School Koto Music Club
Sara Matsumoto as Hiro Kurusu, a sophomore member of the Tokise High School Koto Music Club Daisuke Namikawa as Suzuka Takinami, the the Tokise High School Koto Music Club adviser
Previously announced cast members include:
Yūma Uchida as Chika Kudō
Junya Enoki as Takezō Kurata
Atsumi Tanezaki as Satowa Hōzuki
Yoshimasa Hosoya as Tetsuki Takaoka, Chika's childhood friend and a student at Tokise High School
Additionally, Shouta Aoi will play Mio Kanzaki, a member of Hakuto High School's koto club.
The anime will air for two cours or two quarters of a year. The series will air the first half in April, and the second half will premiere in October.
Ryōma Mizuno is serving as the series director at Platinum Vision (Saiyuki Reload Blast, Servamp, Devils' Line). Ayumu Hisao (Devils' Line, Sword Oratoria: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side) is both writing and overseeing the scripts, Junko Yamanaka (ReLIFE, Servamp) is the character designer, and Toshimitsu Kobayashi (Spice and Wolf II, Aoharu x Machinegun) is the sub-character designer. Yamanaka and Kobayashi are also both serving as chief animation directors, and Hideaki Oba is the adviser.
Aoi will also perform the anime's opening theme song "Tone."
In the story, Takezō is the last remaining member of the koto club, a club dedicated to the traditional Japanese string instrument. If he doesn't find new members, the koto club will be terminated. One day, Takezō is alone in the club room when a student barges in and demands to join. The student is delinquent Chika Kudō, a boy who even scares delinquent upperclassmen at other schools.
Amyū launched the manga in Jump SQ. in August 2012. Shueisha shipped the manga's 19th volume last December. The manga has more than 2.5 million copes in print.
Update: Added character visuals.
Source: Jump SQ. March issue