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Kokoro Connect

Alternative Titles

English: Kokoro Connect
Synonyms: Kokoroco
Japanese: ココロコネクト


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2012 to Sep 30, 2012
Premiered: Summer 2012
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.051 (scored by 111,885 users)
Ranked: #4602
Popularity: #115
Members: 200,869
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The five members of the Cultural Research Club—Taichi Yaegashi, Iori Nagase, Himeko Inaba, Yui Kiriyama, and Yoshifumi Aoki—encounter a bizarre phenomenon one day when Aoki and Yui switch bodies without warning. The same begins to happen to the other club members, throwing their daily lives into disarray.

At first the five students find some amusement amidst the confusion, but this unwarranted connection also exposes the painful scars hidden within their hearts. As their calm lives are shattered, the relationships between the five students also begin to change...

(Source: Crunchyroll, edited)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Inaba, Himeko
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Sawashiro, Miyuki
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Nagase, Iori
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Toyosaki, Aki
Toyosaki, Aki
Yaegashi, Taichi
Yaegashi, Taichi
Mizushima, Takahiro
Mizushima, Takahiro
Kiriyama, Yui
Kiriyama, Yui
Kanemoto, Hisako
Kanemoto, Hisako


Yamanaka, Takahiro
Yamanaka, Takahiro
Oonuma, Shin
Oonuma, Shin
Kawatsura, Shinya
Kawatsura, Shinya
Kameyama, Toshiki
Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director

More episodes Episodes(13/13)

Episode Title Aired
1 A Story That Had Already Begun Before Anyone Realized It
Kizuita Toki ni wa Hajimatteita to Iu Hanashi (気づいた時には始まっていたという話)
Jul 8, 2012
2 Some Fascinating Humans
Nakanaka Omoshiroi Ningen-tachi (なかなか面白い人間達)
Jul 15, 2012
3 Jobber and Low Blow
Jobber to Low Blow (ジョバーとローブロー)
Jul 22, 2012
4 Twin Feelings
Futatsu no Omoi (二つの想い)
Jul 27, 2012
5 A Confession and Death......
Aru Kokuhaku, Soshite Shi wa...... (ある告白, そして死は......)
Aug 5, 2012

Opening Theme

#1: "Paradigm (パラダイム)" by eufonius (eps 1-10)
#2: "Kimi Rhythm (キミリズム)" by Masaki Imai (eps 12-13)
#BD: "Kimochi Signal (キモチシグナル)" by Sayuri Horishita (eps 1-10)

Ending Theme

#1: "Kokoro no Kara (ココロノカラ)" by Team.Nekokan [Neko] featuring. Junca Amaoto (eps 1-5)
#2: "Cry out" by Team.Nekokan [Neko] featuring. atsuko (eps 6-10)
#3: "Salvage" by Team.Nekokan [Neko] featuring. Rekka Katakiri (eps 11-13)

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Nov 28, 2015
Unlike everybody who has ever watched this, I did not like this anime. I seem to have a thing for those. Here's why :

Story : 6/10

The story is surprisingly original, but hey, 2012 had a thing for original stories. For a 13-17 (however you view it) anime the story is way to rushed. The first arc, which is supposed to be the main thrill of the anime (the body switching) only lasted for 5-6 episodes. The relation ships developed too fast. Basically this anime should have been at least 20 episodes.

Art : 7/10

For a 2012 anime, it is not good looking. Character designs are read more
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Nov 8, 2015
We all want to be nice to others, be friends with others, and continue being friends with our close buddies, sometimes even at the expense of being untruthful. As humans, we have all probably hidden some parts of ourselves or put on a facade in front of others so as to maintain an even keel, because when it comes to maintaining friendship, voicing out everything in our minds may not be diplomatic at all. Kokoro Connect would probably speak to the hearts of many as it explores the psychological effects of facing the dark truths of the human heart...supernaturally, that is.

[Story: 6/10]
Kokoro Connect is mostly read more
I found this review Helpful
May 26, 2013
Disclaimer- this review takes into account the 4 episode "sequel" to the show

With the massive rise in access to entertainment and media/pop culture, we have gotten to the point where our options on what to watch are so stratified that we have the privilege of not liking something because its not our particular taste. In the world of anime and manga this leads many to disregard shows that simply don't fit the criteria of what we find entertaining. However, this does not mean that certain shows are objectively good or bad, it sometimes means that a show is an excellent version of whatever read more
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Jun 17, 2013
Is it just me, or do I only review shows beginning with the letter K?
Anyway, just so you know, I'm also including the Michi Random specials in this review.

Story: 10
What would you do if you and your friends started randomly switching between each other's bodies? Or if your deepest darkest desires were suddenly brought to the surface, out of your control?
Here we have a series that takes a supernatural storyline, adds some well-written high-school romance and plenty of compelling drama, and pulls it all together into one amazing package. Although some of the ideas may have been done many times before, Kokoro Connect read more
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First of all, both anime have these following themes in common: comedy, slice-of-life, supernatural, and school. The settings are the same; they are both a school and the characters are part of a club that only consist of five members: two boys and three girls. I also feel that the characters have similar personalities with some slightly differences. 
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When looking at the artwork for Kokoro Connect and Hyouka, the artwork looks strikingly similar to each other, despite being animated by differing studios. Hyouka's artwork is a marvel to look at since it was animated by KyoAni, but Kokoro Connect's artwork is also very good.

Kokoro Connect, synthesizes comedy and drama in a very appealing way. It does not rely on straight gags, and it doesn't try too hard for laughs. This is a positive, because it doesn't seem forced like in other anime. The drama is not over the top and does not seem forced at all. There are also slice of  read more 
reportRecommended by Ejc
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Both involve the whole switching body theme
Kokoro Connect being more dramatic and Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo being more comedic  
reportRecommended by AlanaSenpai
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- Both have a supernatural event occurring in a school setting.
- Both deal with a club/group of friends daily lives and problems they face.
- Main guy is very altruistic and is in a love triangle.
- Both are very unusual comedies that carry a lot of dramatic moments bringing out your emotions in every episode.  
reportRecommended by Akarioru
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-Supernatural things and unexpected events happens in their summer
-School life/slice of life anime 
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