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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: 8.011 (scored by 153,352 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #5192
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Popularity: #118
Members: 282,613
Favorites: 4,268
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Episodes: /13

Synopsis

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]

Background

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.

Episode Videos


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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


Edit 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)

Edit 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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