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Kokoro Connect

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
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.081 (scored by 71263 users)
Ranked: #4092
Popularity: #126
Members: 125,967
Favorites: 1,961
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2 based on the top anime page.

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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)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Kokoro Connect
Sequel: Kokoro Connect: Michi Random

Characters & Voice Actors

Aoki, Yoshifumi
Aoki, Yoshifumi
Main
Terashima, Takuma
Japanese
Terashima, Takuma
Bickham, Clint
English
Bickham, Clint
Inaba, Himeko
Inaba, Himeko
Main
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Christian, Luci
English
Christian, Luci
Kiriyama, Yui
Kiriyama, Yui
Main
Kanemoto, Hisako
Japanese
Kanemoto, Hisako
Neves, Emily
English
Neves, Emily
Nagase, Iori
Nagase, Iori
Main
Rial, Monica
English
Rial, Monica
Toyosaki, Aki
Japanese
Toyosaki, Aki

Staff

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



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May 26, 2013
Trollbrotherno1
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
SeitenSoushi
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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Recommendations

Two shows with a focus on drama and the personal relationships between a group of friends.
reportRecommended by Jax - Add to favorites
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 life elements in Kokoro Connect, but is not the central focus for this anime.

Hyouka is marketed as a Mystery anime, but it does have some supernatural, comedic and dramatic components as well. The mysteries that are solved in most of the episodes may be trivial, but the process isn't boring at all. The mystery solving process is done through continued interactions between the characters.

If the mysteries were solved straight away... then what would be the point of having entire episodes? Just to force laughs out of the person watching, like some other anime do? Hyouka paces the mystery solving very well, and also contains slice of life and some romance to mix things up.

If you liked Hyouka and also a great mix of comedy, drama, with some romance and supernatural... without seemingly forced... then give Kokoro Connect a try!
reportRecommended by Ejc - Add to favorites

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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