Kokoro Connect

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Synonyms: Kokoroco
Japanese: ココロコネクト
English: Kokoro Connect
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2012 to Sep 30, 2012
Premiered: Summer 2012
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:30 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Source: Light novel
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: Love PolygonLove Polygon, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.741 (scored by 413730413,730 users)
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Ranked: #10582
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Popularity: #211
Members: 816,982
Favorites: 7,829

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When five students at Yamaboshi Academy realize that there are no clubs where they fit in, they band together to form the Student Cultural Society, or "StuCS" for short. The club consists of: Taichi Yaegashi, a hardcore wrestling fan; Iori Nagase, an indecisive optimist; Himeko Inaba, a calm computer genius; Yui Kiriyama, a petite karate practitioner; and Yoshifumi Aoki, the class clown.

One day, Aoki and Yui experience a strange incident when, without warning, they switch bodies for a short period of time. As this supernatural phenomenon continues to occur randomly amongst the five friends, they begin to realize that it is not just fun and games. Now forced to become closer than ever, they soon discover each other's hidden secrets and emotional scars, which could end up tearing the StuCS and their friendship apart.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


The cast from the Kokoro Connect drama CD reprised their roles in the anime.

The anime uses locations in Yokohama as reference, with cooperation from the Yokohama Film Commission and the Yokohama Gakuen high school.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kaneko, Hayato
Producer, Planning
Masaki, Daisuke
Assistant Producer


Opening Theme

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"Kimochi Signal (キモチシグナル)" by Sayuri Horishita (eps 1-10)
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)

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)


Apr 30, 2023
This was a great watch. I haven't run into something this psychological before and it took a lot for me to take in and understand each individual episode. I did three at a time so I could process and figure out where things were going.

The situations that occurred in here were random but definitely obscure. Serious credit goes to the author. It showed to me that they are highly intelligent and psychologically sound and possibly proficient.

I was really happy with things and how they were going until about the end of episode 11 when I realized how much needed to be resolved and I had ...
Jul 1, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Kokoro Connect is an interesting case for me. The anime was a blast to watch through, having amazing build-ups and great character growth for almost all of the characters throughout... and then the ending came. Nothing at all was resolved in the ending of the main series, it was just an ending. It left me confused as the plot line seemed unfinished with many holes left in it... until I figured out that the proper ending is in the OVA Kokoro Connect: Michi Random. I don't understand why they couldn't just add 4 more episodes to the season and properly wrap up the anime, letting ...
Aug 8, 2023
I have genuinely impressed myself writing something so long for an anime like this, and resorting to so much profanity, but lo and behold: this is what Kokoro Connect does to a man. If you're in the mood for riding a shitstorm, get ready because this is gonna be a big one. Spoilers for the entire anime ahead, though trust me, you're better off this one. If you want a spoiler-less TLDR, read the last paragraph.

So, Kokoro Connect. Despite its efforts to bring out something convincing, like seemingly solid characters and a decent story setting, this anime unfortunately ends up in a fucking disaster, to ...

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