Overview | Character Profile – Takezo Kurata
Kurata is one of the 3 main characters in Kono Oto Tomare! and also plays the Koto with Hozuki and Kudo. He meets these two at the start and they become friends. It’s these 3 who start the first Koto club and we then see the other character join as a result. Kurata is the one who helps Kudo and allows him to join the club in the first episode, so he is a very important character in the anime. In the anime series Kurata is a very likable and admirable character, only wanting whats best for the other members of the Koto club and to become better at playing the Koto. Kurata helps Kudo out and lets him join the club with himself and Hozuki.
Appearance and Aura | Character Profile – Takezo Kurata
Kurata has a very normal and ordinary appearance in the anime and this stays the same through to the end of the second series. He does not really wear anything other than his normal school uniform in the series. He has brown hair which is short and kept in a neat hair cut. He also always wears a pair of reading glasses. He has brown eyes as well and these go with his overall appearance.
His appearance inst any thing to dull but nothing to special either. His appearance just like with some character we have mentioned before is relatable above all. This is great because it gives us a first character to sympathize with and his appearance and aura make that very easy.
Personality | Character Profile – Takezo Kurata
Takezo’s personality is quite likable in the anime introducing himself to both Hozuki and Kudo in the beginning episodes. He is kind attentive and wants what is best for his fellow character and the Koto club. He has a good nature and this is noticed by Hozuki, not so much Hozuki. In the anime he portrays himself as a likable young man who wants whats best for everyone, above all he is passionate, especially about the Koto, just like Hozuki and Chika. Takezo’s passion is what drives him and this is also what starts to drive the other characters as the series progresses.
History | Character Profile – Takezo Kurata
There isn’t much to speak about in terms of history just like the other character in the anime series. Kurata takes up the role of starting the Koto club as he realizes he is very passionate about the traditional Japanese instrument and wants his classmates to share his interest. Soon after he does this, Kudo also joins the club and begins to get other members to join. Soon after that they are joined by Hozuki, who makes efforts to get other members to join which she does so with ease.
After this the Koto club is formed and it is all thanks to Kurata. Kurata stays with club until their second performance at nationals. Kurata is very passionate about all of this and he makes some speeches regarding this later on. He also cries at some of the performances and with the other characters.
Character Arc | Character Profile – Takezo Kurata
There isn’t much of a character arc regarding Takezo’s character as he mostly stays the same through the anime. With Hozuki its the Tsundere arc and with Kudo its the anger and warm up arc, with Kurata it is slightly different. Kurata starts of as a nervous wreck, who cant even perform in front of the school audience without becoming very scared and fearful. Obviously this is a huge problem at the start of the anime series however this changes later on.
Later on the series he composes himself for when the Koto club start to perform in front of other larger audiences and he really tackles his nervous moments. This was mainly down to Hozuki and Kudo assisting him.
Character Significance In Kono Oto Tomare! | Character Profile – Kono Oto Tomare!
Kurata plays (just like Hozuki and Kudo) a huge part in the anime because he is the one who starts the Koto club, making him the only reason the club actually exists. Without Kurata the story wouldn’t stand on two feet so he is a very important character in the anime. Kurata both starts the Koto club and lets Kudo and Hozuki join as well as enrolling them for nationals. It’s Kurata’s passion which peaks the interest of Hozuki and it’s Kurata’s determination which drives and persuades Kudo to reluctantly join the club. You can read our season 3 of Kono Oto Tomare! below:
Kurata also gives some speeches which boost the morale of everyone in the club and he’s very good at doing this and he does this all the way up until the end episodes of season 2. Hopefully we will get to see more of this if there is a season 2. For now though that’s all we can say.