Ranked #479

Kokoro Connect

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2012 to Sep 30, 2012
Premiered: Summer 2012
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Silver Link
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.041 (scored by 118,996 users)
Ranked: #4792
Popularity: #116
Members: 214,645
Favorites: 3,337
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Synopsis

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

Staff

Yamanaka, Takahiro
Yamanaka, Takahiro
Producer
Oonuma, Shin
Oonuma, Shin
Director
Kawatsura, Shinya
Kawatsura, Shinya
Director
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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Trollbrotherno1
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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SeitenSoushi
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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Yume_to_Tsubasa
Jul 30, 2012
Yet ANOTHER update on this review. This is one tricky anime to write a review on- Here goes.

In a school where extracurricular activities are mandatory, there exist five "outlaws".

Yaegashi Taichi, the pro-wrestling maniac
Nagase Iori, your typical spunky, bubbly, lovely character type
Inaba Himeko, the intelligent, cool computer expert... who is maybe just a tad bit too cool at times
Kiriyama Yui, lover of all things that are cute
Aoki Yoshifumi, frequently subject to rough treatment by the girls around him.

These five students form their own club, the "Bunkenbu" (Bunka Kenkyuu-bu)- and each day spent together is as ordinary as can be.

Until.

Kokoro Connect is best described as unique. read more
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JulianImp
Apr 19, 2015
Kokoro Connect is a series I decided to watch on a whim after spotting it in CrunchyRoll one day, and I'm certainly glad that I did.

I felt like the story was, by far, the stongest point of the series and what made it stand out from your average high school romance/drama anime. While the audience is never given a full and proper explanation of why the main cast suddenly find themselves swapping bodies with each other, reading the others' thoughts or acting on their supressed desires, among other things, all these events are handled really skillfully to flesh the series' themes out.

All the apparently bizarre read more
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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 
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