Bodies are exchanged, feelings are exchanged. The emotions that did not know that they were there reveal themselves, connecting their souls to find what they have wanted for a long time. Two romantic comedy works with their characters, which seek meaning in their lives. In a supernatural way they show the beauty of not keeping to themselves what they want and not forgetting the most essential, which gives meaning to everything.
Body swapping? Check. Romance? Check. Humor? Ya bet! While Kokoro Connect tends to be a little heavier on the drama side, both shows use body-swapping as a key plot device that is used in a light-hearted and humorous way. If you have spare time, be sure to check out both!
Both series have the same premise where main characters switch bodies among themselves. Your name's amazing soundtrack and beautiful art combined create a warm but sometimes even an emotional atmosphere whereas Kokoro Connect's characters' strong friendship makes you think that's what a group of friends you'd want to belong in.
Kokoro Connect and Kimi no Na Wa. both features body swapping. It's not just that. They're both really deep and touches your heart.
If you watch Kimi no Na Wa. after watching Kokoro Conenct, you will feel all the emotion and epicness. You'll feel the wideness and the beauty of the world as it is, and you will definitely be touched. If you watch it the otherway around, you'll realize Kokoro Connect handles all the emotion and problem inside one ground, which is school. Problems are dealt, mistakes are made, and you just have to sympathize for them.
Kokoro Connect and Kimi no Na Wa are both equally good to watch, but I recommend watching Kokoro Connect first, because while Kimi no Na Wa. handles things large far away, twisting and turning time, Kokoro Connect handles things simply in ordinary life.. read more
The characters in both animes swap bodies, causing roller coasters of unexpected emotions and experiences which help the characters bond and become closer than they already are. I really recommend watching Kokoro Connect because it is an outstanding creation, with the best character development I've ever seen.
Although one is a movie, and the other is a T.V. show, both of these are similar. Each anime has a little bit of something different, like the shooting star in Kimi no Na wa and the body switching in Kokoro Connect. They are both very enjoyable, and each has some romance.
I reckon 'Your Name' had a good strong premise with the body-swapping scenario to critically evaluate what it means to 'walk in another's footsteps'. Unfortunately the film quickly diverts from that to focus on a time-travelling scenario, which isn't where its strength is in my opinion. A show that better deals with deconstructing the perspectives of others is Kokoro Connect, using not just body swapping but other methods that betray an individual's projected persona.
-Both the movie and the series revolve around the body-switching of the main cast of characters, resulting in both problems and humour.
-Both the movie and the series are mainly driven by romance, whilst also showing some love for comedy and slice of life.
Both shows involve romance and body swapping dealing with the supernatural. Kokoro Connect imo goes more into character development vs Kimi no Na wa, but Kimi no Na wa artwork and overall beauty is way better than Kokoro Connect. Both shows are worth a watch.
Both series plot includes a group of individuals that have their conciousness/body swaped. Kokoro Connect Is a rather more dramatic series that revolves around relationships and the "Painful scars hidden within their hearts." Both contain comedy but Kokoro connect is more dramatic based. If you enjoyed Kokoro You will enjoy Yamada. If you've Just finished Yamada and want something in similar taste and plot Kokoro Is you go to anime.
- Both shows include as the main plot (Only on the first episodes) a Switching body phenomenon.
- In both shows the main characters are in the same school club.
- Similar Supernatural genre
- Kokoro Connect: Drama / Yamada-kun: Comedy
Okay so these shows are only really similar in the body switching aspect.
Kokoro Connect is more dramatic and focuses on the personal relationships between a group of friends. It's a drama with comedy on the side. Yamada-kun is more of just a comedy show with plot on the side. Also it's worth mentioning that they both are based heavily on the supernatural and phenomenons that occur.
I really enjoyed both series but Kokoro Connect for the plot, Yamada-kun for the comedy.
Both deal with teenagers in a club in high school that deal with supernatural abilities. In Yamada's case, the high school club is centres around finding people with supernatural abilies, with some of the members having supernatural abilities. However, in Kokoro Connect the characters don't do anything in their stupid damn club (sure, the club in Yamada-kun was also pointless with the characters mucking around but at least that club had an objective!) until some supernatural stuff suddenly punches them in their stupid faces. Both of these anime flip flop through many different supernatural abilities but with body swapping being the first supernatural ability the characters encounter and the main attraction. Both anime also have romance as one of the main elements. In Kokoro Connect the anime takes a lot more of a dramatic route (MELODRAMIC -_-), while in Yamada-kun it takes more of a comedic route. Sure, there is drama in Yamada but there's still a lot of comedic moments. And you won't see as much melodrama in there as Kokoro Connect! That's for sure. Yamada-kun and Kokoro Connect do have lots in common and when watching Yamada-kun I couldn't help but get traumatising flashbacks to the time I had to suffer through Kokoro Connect.  read more
These animes are similar in the romance department and both focus on a certain club in which supernatural things happen. Both include the shift of one person into another person's body, and vice versa, as well as many other abnormal transactions that occur throughout the animes. While Yamada-kun is more light-hearted and comical, Kokoro Connect can be more dramatic and serious at times. Nevertheless I highly recommend either one of these great animes!
Even though the story of animes are very different from each other while watching Yamada and seven witches I remembered Kokoro connect
- both animes are about couple of friends (which are in school clubs)
- both anime have body swapping,telekinesis and other magic stuff (in Yamada and seven witches there are witches while in Kokoro connect there is different situation)
- both anime have some little dirty moments
- both anime have comedy/romance moments (more romance in Yamada)
I always think of this anime as the serious version of Yamada-kun and the seven witches, probably because the first phenomenon was body-switching.
This anime shares similar characteristics with Yamada-kun and the seven witches, but the character relationships and the plot are more complicated, dark and sinister. I think this is like the better version of the playful latter.
Kokoro Connect and Yamada-kun share a lot of similarities. Both use a high school club setting as the premise of the story. They also share a lot of the same themes, such as body-switching, etc. The only major difference is that the characters in Kokoro Connect undergo much more substantial development than Yamada-kun.
Both shows involve members of a high school club involved in some supernatural phenomenon, plus there is romance in both of them. The characters are around the same age, only kokoro connect is more dramatic than Yamada and Yamada is more comedy-focused. The length is also similar.
Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo and Kokoro Connect is pretty similar during their first arc. Both dealing with body switching phenomena. After that, they kind of branch out to deal with respective problems. There's also these relationship between group of friends that are explored to some extent in Yamada-kun and to a deep extent in Kokoro Connect. If you're looking for conclusive ship, both series got them so, that's a plus
With body-swapping abilities, a school club and romance, both shows are similar in terms of the setting. Kokoro Connect has a heavier drama feel to it while Yamada-kun is more comedic and funny. Both shows have a supernatural element behind the switching of the bodies.
All of the characters of both series are brought together through events none had asked for. They are tasked with understanding each others pains both emotionally and physically. A seemingly usual day like none other will soon spiral into a chaotic array of self discovery, growth of interpersonal relationships, and unwanted thoughts are brought to the surface. Unconscious decisions are suddenly questioned and naïve ones could prove fatal.
Both connect a bunch of young kids. with kiznaiver it is through pain and in Kokoro connect it is through a number of different things as they are inflicted with a number of things through their connection.
Kiznaiver lacks the emotion of Kokoro connect
Both anime focus on a group of teenagers who are connected by a supernatural element that forces them into a strange bond. Although it might seem tedious, pointless, and destructive on the surface, it eventually helps them bond over these new experiences by forcing situations only solvable by exiting their comfort zone and confronting the truth. They both also have elements of comedy, romance, and an interesting cast.
Both series are about a group of teenagers who are forcefully linked with eachother, psychically and mentally.
Kiznaiver is a little more sifi esque while Kokoro Connect is more down to earth with supernatural elements.
While I have to admit that Kokoro connect is the better written of the two-both are good and if you like one you'll love the other!
Both series are telling about how a group of characters trying to understand about each other feelings via a somewhat forced way involving both physical and psychological pain.
Kokoro Connect has more drama genre approach and Kiznaiver has more action comedy genre approach.
In both shows, there's a group of students who suddenly are coerced to take part in some bizarre experiment, in which they're all somehow connected - in Kiznaiver, they share their pain; in Kokoro Connect, they experience strange phenomena between themselves, like switching bodies.
(I Chose to do this recommendation before i even saw how many other people decided to do so)
Both stories follow a group (of teens) and puts them into a supernatural situation by an outside force in order to get them to bond with another.
kizanaiver puts a group of strangers together and makes them share physical pain in order to achieve them to eventualy emotional bond them to get them to understand each other's problems
Kokoro connect puts a group of friends together who are in a pretty much useless club, and puts them through a series of supernatural events to get them to bond with each other (for the amusement of another)
Both are great in their own way, and i like how the whole show in both really just revolves around these 5-7ish people and really only them. You get to learn about each character a bit more in detail than you would most anime.  read more
In both shows, a group of main characters involuntarily participate in a social experiment affecting each members' day to day lives. Kokoro deals with body swapping and Kiznaiver deals with pain sharing.
they both focus around their characters, the characters are put through tests that will somehow make them grow little by little, these test uses some sort of supernatural element, by the end of the series the characters has changed drastically from when the series started.
AnoHana has more in common with the heavier aspects of Kokoro Connect, primarily personal issues and how these strain friendships. While Kokoro Connect might be how a group of friends can fall apart, AnoHana starts with estranged friends after the damage is already done. A visitor tries to change that, though reconciliation can be a difficult journey.
There's a very similar atmosphere in both series. Each of the characters are extensively explored and gain a better understanding of each other through very unnatural experiences.
The premise of the series may be different, but excluding that, if you like the character development in either of the series, you'll sure to like the other show.
They both focus on à group of friends and due to some supernatural events their feelings and relation are put on the edge. Both anime have the same warm feelin. There's comedy but Both series also touches some heavy subjects, wich makes them both great.
Ano Hana and Kokoro Connect are similar because they both involves friendship and romance. Problems come up between the friends but they eventually solve it and have a better understanding of each other.
Both are drama anime that deal with character relationships and life problems. AnoHana is almost always serious with a melancholic tone, whereas Kokoro Connect tends to be lighter with more comedy. I encourage any drama fans to check these out.
Both are great anime dramas
Kokoro's group of friends face issues that may tear them apart, and Ano's group faces issues which also cause life-changing effects
Both animes have a bit of supernatural aspect to them
They both are very well crafted stories that delve into the human condition and the relationships between the characters through a supernatural event. Both stress the importance of friendship and the supernatural catalyst causes them to come together (In Anohana this is more evident and Kokoro Connect delves far deeper into what strains can develop between friends).
Both have a group of friends that more or less deal with the supernatural. Controversy spreads through both series, but the group eventually works together. The pace of both series flow very well and will surely touch your heart. Oh, and they both have love polygons.
Both are based on a group of friends that go through various conflicts due to supernatural causes
Both plots arise and fall because of the strong emotions that run through the groups
Both have love/hate relaitionships within the group
First of all Kokoro Connect probably won't make you break down AS hard as Anohana. Besides that all the character relationships are there among these friends. So sally forth on another emotional rollercoaster!
Both stories center around childhood friends who went through a series of trials and struggles together upon encountering a supernatural phenomenon. The theme for both series revolves around the importance of friendship and accountability. They were also able present impeccable artistry (especially the musical scores) and spiritual value.
Both anime are capable in mixing the viewers' emotion as they offer emotional conflicts. They also provides the viewers with a lesson about life, as the conflicts that appear in the anime are somewhat similar to our daily life and may happen in regular occurance
Both of these animes focuses on the bonds between the group of characters that you'll probably love, and both are about a sudden "surprise" in their lives, although Kokoro Connect was cut into many different arcs. They have just too many similarities, such as the animation. Not to mention that they both deal with the "supernatural," although again, Kokoro Connect gives much more of that feeling than Ano Hana
If you liked either Kokoro Connect or Ano Hana, give the other one a try, you won't regret it! :)
Factual similarities: Both are high school anime with romance and supernatural elements. The supernatural elements in both are used to create drama.
My opinion: I didn't like either of these, however, of the two, I think Anohana might be the less worse one. The drama in Anohana was somewhat justifiable, not so in KokoroC. KokoroC dramatizes something almost everyone goes through, without making such a fuss about it. In Anohana, a lot of the characters sometime start crying and start shouting out their feelings instead of the reader letting them figure them out. That was just bad writing. KokorC has an issue with inconsistent characters. Anohana's focal character was plain annoying, and could do something which would have fixed many issues if done from episode 1.  read more
- Both anime deal with the theme of friendship during adolescence and have characters that are realistic and relatable.
- Both anime have great art style.
- Both anime also share supernatural elements which catalyse emotions in both groups of friends.
- Both anime are emotional.
Interference by something that cannot be explained. Love triangles, awkward & funny situations, friendships (re)born, cute (female) characters and of course mature jokes ... what more can a teenager ask for!
Same development and eventual romance between a group of friends. A tinge of supernatural always keeps the series interesting, with the supernatural novelty eventually taking backseat to the deep character relationships in Kokoro.
Anohana and Kokoro both share the story of a group of five friends dealing with supernatural events and their own feelings for each other.
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.
Two boys and three girls who dedicate much time for their little school club. They are involved into the supernatural and must keep it secret. Many conversations take place inside the club's room in many episodes, and some events and moods are similar.
-after school club whose sole purpose is friend-making
-groups of friends hanging out, 3 girls: 2 guy ratio (my gosh they're like guppies)
-romance in the friend group
-"weirdness club": (one is about the consequences arising from random body switching,
one is centered around an omnipotent alien.)
When I watch Kokoro Connect, I keep think how similar it is to Suzumiya Haruhi. Both story focuses on a club full of teenagers, both consisting of 2 boys and 3 girls. Both clubs end up doing weird/random things that start affecting their daily lives. Both of them are light novel adaptions. Iori and Haruhi are both cheerful club presidents.
Wacky stuff happening to high school kids. Both shows have the same vibe. Kokoro Connect is much more heartwarming and less about the paranormal and more about the relationships between the characters.
How can Kokoro Connect not be the most recommended next to Haruhi Suzumiya no Yuuutsu? Five main characters that all participate in a club, two males and three females. During their time spent at school, a series of supernatural events set off around them being caused by one person.
Both have a group of five friends, 2 boys and 3 girls, who have to deal with various supernatural events that affect their lives. Both have comedy but are also serious at parts, they also have a great cast of characters. If you like Haruhi and her SOS Brigade going through supernatural occurrences while trying to solve them, watch Kokoro Connect! If you haven't seen any of these anime, watch them now!
Both series revolve around five students, two boys and three girls, that are all in a club together that deal with paranormal activities.
Both have a mix of comedy, drama and (as mentioned) paranormal activities to varying degrees.
Kokoro focuses more on romance between characters and character development
Kokoro is much less episodic than Haruhi, i.e. they will have to deal with a specific situation over a series of episodes not just one
Haruhi is much more episodic, i.e. each episode usually has its own separate focus
The character tropes are similar but Haruhi takes them to more of an extreme
In my opinion are both well worth watching if you haven't already. read more
Clubs, School,Comedy ,And Epic drama scenes!
-Both of them start with a sense of humor, after that they start getting in to somthing darker.
-Both of the supernatural events happens in school (club)
-The number of the club members the same
-Same genres School/Slice of life/Comedy
- Both anime feature a range of characters that have more depths and layers than what one might see at first glance.
- Both shows take place at the high school setting
- Both cover genres such as slice of life, drama, and even comedy.
- Both anime have mysterious, supernatural elements behind the scenes.
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! read more
Daily life anime (actually an acceptable name of a genre in Japan, being called nichijou which literally mean daily life,) but with a teaspoon of supernatural touch.
Kokoro Connect actually have somethings extraterrestrial taking place (body switching) but refuses to treat itself as a supernatural anime. Instead it always goes on like it is no big deal.The mood and tone of the show resembles other daily-life anime where sci-fi or supernatural elements cannot be found.
Hyouka on the other hand actually have no sci-fi context or supernatural power whatsoever, but is being treated as having one. There are sequences that look otherworldly, but no, there are nothing outside Physics law.
It is also worth noting that while production quality is not as stellar, Kokoro Connect character design (not about they look or personalities, but how they are drawn by animator) closely resembles that off KyoAni's Hyouka. Which possibly be another reason you might like the show. There are plenty of people who prefer anime with certain styles of art regardless of genre, so if you like K-On, Hyouka or other KyoAni goodness, why not give this a try. read more
Both Anime aired around the same time, both have a school setting, both have a mystery element and they have similar styles. They also deal with clubs that are rather minor and simply print a particular publication which isn't typically a big deal for the rest of the school.
I just have this feeling they are similar to each other since strange things/phenomena happen with both clubs although Hyouka is more on solving mysteries. But still when I see Kokoro Connect, it reminds me of Hyouka.
Both series revolves around a group of friends at a school life setting with a mixture of comedy and drama.
In both series, there is a slice of life style theme as the students breeze through the typical days.
Both series also contain a mystery like theme with questions that needs answers.
Additionally, both series has great artwork and a fitting soundtrack to go along with the mix.
Both anime are similar in the sense that they don't force you to like them from the start. Rather they slowly pull you in and get you hooked before you even realise it. Both are quite simple but at the same time are very interesting.
They both start on a K-ON artwork + slice-of-life framework, but develop their premise in an inspired and convincing fashion on top of it. Both have elements of mystery and drama and are heavily character-driven. Hyouka is somewhat more episodic and self-contained with different cases to be solved in each episode/arc. Kokoro Connect has more of a single thread of plot, although it's still very slice-of-life in that, while each episode leads to the next in an interconnected fashion, there's not much going on externally. For both, much of what happens is internal - within and between the characters.
The style of drawing imo is very similar. Both anime's are mostly about a boy and his day-day relationships with other people (though in Kokoro Connect theres a weird twist). This is a very good pickup for anyone who likes how a main character comes to love somebody. However, almost no romantic scenes exist in this anime until the very end, so if you're super into romantic stuff, then turn away now. However, if you're interested into how a boy eventually comes to realize his feelings in the very last episode, watch it. ;)
These anime might not be the same but they are pretty similar, why do I think so?
-Both Hyouka and Kokoro connect follow a daily life of high school students that are a part of a club.
-The art style is pretty similar, it gives the same atmosphere.
-both have the same kind of romance in them. The "cute","regular" kind of romance.
-both have some mystery that need to be solved, in Hyouka it's bunch of life mysteries while in Kokoro connect it's one supernatural phenomenon mystery.
I highly recommend both if you are into slice of life series.
The story follows a group of friends who joined a club, but an incident occurs in the surrounding presents around them. As the incident occurs, they take a role of somewhat an amateur (somewhat professionals) detectives who find some specific task and completing them. Can you figure out the cases before the character do?
Hyouka, is much more of a mystery detective show where it uses mostly trivial questions and theories. Kokoro Connect, follows a supernatural detective show, with a mixture of comedy, drama and more romance.
Less drama, but still has the mystery component. You'll find yourself rooting for romance but both of them still heavily focus on plot instead of letting romance destroy it. They both have a mystery component which is really interesting but Hyouka's main mystery is in the first few episodes while Kokoro Connect extends and extends. The episodes after the main mystery in Hyouka are slice-of-life and school lifey mysteries.
-similar art style
-lovable, relatable characters with real issues
-high school club setting
Both anime take place at a high school club. Kokoro Connect, however, has mysterious abilities granted onto the students against their own will. This creates the mystery element. The art style is strikingly similar despite the different studios. The characters all go through some issues at one point or another, and are all lovable. Kokoro Connect is much more dramatic, though, while Hyouka is more chill and calming.
If you enjoyed the mystery, characters and art style of Hyouka, then Kokoro Connect is for you!
- In both anime the MC deals with the social and psychological problems of the characters.
- The execution of superb natural elements is almost the same but there is a difference in the personality of characters. Characters are more cool and fun in Bunny Girl while more sentimental in Kokoro Connect.
- The communication between characters is a lot better in Bunny Girl while Kokoro Connect excels in pure comedy part.
- Rom-Com parts are in every episode of Bunny Girl while Kokoro Connects also take it towards drama which makes Bunny Girl light and purely fun.
- Bunny Girl anime takes the path of causing superb natural elements on the base of mental health while superb natural elements in Kokoro Connect cause the problems to be revealed and solved. read more
Romance series with kind of the same atmosphere, with supernatural elements with the same kind of mystery feeling. It also gave me some Haruhi Suzumiya vibes since the main protagonist of Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai? has a bunny girl and there's an episode where a mini endless eights occurs.
- both have vague psuedo science to explain whats happening
- science fiction, eg switching bodies
- both don't fully expand or develop the sci-fi element
- both include similar perverted situations
- both have this kinda passive love relationships
- laidback characters and story
If you enjoy the plot of Bunny Girl Senpai, you may also enjoy the plot of Kokoro Connect. There are similarities especially in the "Adolescence Syndrome", and the plotline of Kokoro Connect. In addition, the genres are similar, as they both take place at school, and there's romance involved.
Teenagers, love story, supernatural but less focused on the supernatural part and more on the drama/relationships. Overall tone is pretty similar, melancholy accompanied by a down to earth sense of comedy and cute girls.
Both series explores the complexities of romantic relationships, friendships, and adolescence through supernatural phenomena. Whilst the supernatural phenomena are completely different and the plot differs, the concept is strikingly similar. Both main characters develop their relationships with those around them as a consequence of trying to solve the supernatural phenomena. A very strong recommendation for Kokoro Connect fans out there.
Both are high school anime focusing on a main character who has the desire to help those around him, especially his closest friends. For every arc is a new supernatural event that occurs due to a problem that one or more of the characters is experiencing, yet has been hiding from the others. With this supernatural event the character or characters involved cannot hide themselves for very long, otherwise they'd suffer very terrible consequences that could harm not only themselves but those around him/her.
Both deal with students experiencing supernatural events, affecting one or more at a time. Elements of romance and coming of age thrown in the mix as well as good written jokes/comedic relief that doesn't feel forced or out of place, especially in Bunny Girl Senpai
Both revolve around a group of highschoolers experiencing unnatural events, which only they are aware of, disrupting their everyday-life, leading them to face their fears, troubles, and trying to resolve their issues.
Both series are a "deconstruction" (that is a very overused term.) of teenage social relationships. ReLIFE explores them from the point of view of a grown up dude who is shrinked into the body of a teenager and has to attend highschool, while Kokoro Connect makes its own entire cast go over and analyze their friendships because of some mysterious spell, bringing empathy and hostility between the group flourish.
Both are high school slice of life series involved romance and experiment elements.
Both of the characters are mentally grown up after overcoming the issue of jealousy, romance, misunderstandings and envy.
Both are romcom-esk about highschool students in a school setting. They revolve around somewhat sci-fi-ish plot devices, although in varying degrees. Relife has the medicine to set up the whole story, while kokoro connect has multiple of these incidents to encourage character interaction.
ReLIFE's characters are more obvious to read, and the character developments are all spelled out for you, while Kokoro Connect's are more subtle at times and may require some brains.
Kokoro Connect has more teenage melodrama than ReLIFE, but ReLIFE brings up more philosophical themes.
Overall, I recommend the manga for those who liked relife (start around chapter 109), and for those who liked Kokoro Connect, make sure to watch the Michi Random OVAs for the whole experience. read more
Both use highschool as a vehicle for an exploration of philosophy, with the main characters being monitored so that they will learn important lessons from the challenges they face. Both series have a very similar feel to them.
Both series shows a group of highschoolers during their time in high school. Protagonists experience weird things happening to their bodies and it changes their point of view and brings them closer together.
The plots aren’t completely different dealing with the mental workings of highschool students but both are completely different in how this is done. Connect uses the body swapping to under stand the personalities of the characters and help them over come past trauma whereas relife is a friend on the side trying to help his fellow peers.
Both are comedic in execution and all characters are likeable in both. Personally I found myself relating Connect to Relife whilst watching the showing and drawing parallels between characters like Kariu and Iori.
Both are psychological taking place in high school, and in both - a supernatural thing happens disrupting the daily lives of a selected few. Both stories' approach deals with the main characters' weak points while observing the effort they put to overcome their problems.
Kokoro Connect and Nagi no Asukara both contain supernatural/fantasy elements in a setting where there is also romance, drama, and relationships.
Both series takes place in a school life setting. They deal with interpersonal relationships with certain degrees of morals, value, and integrity. The main male character in both series is involved with a love triangle. Among other things, there are also human lessons to be taught and learned for the characters.
Both series also takes an approach at slice of life on occasions.
Friends figuring out their feelings for each other and those around them, all while having a looming threat/danger to deal with at the same time. Both series are very dramatic, and many things happen in very short time-spans all at once, making the stories seem somewhat hard to believe. But nonetheless, the drama does keep you constantly questioning what will happen next, and keeps the stories fresh.
If you liked one, give the other a try; you'll probably enjoy it!
Both series focus on the character's everyday life with a slight supernatural twist. They focus on a group of main characters, with girls and guys mixed. They both have some cute couples, and the way they interact is similar. Both have the same amazing art style, and the sound is also similar. Both of these anime just give a similar, heart-warming feeling, and both are certainly worth watching.
Both anime focus on a tightly-knit group of friends who go through not-so-average experiences and attain greater mutual understanding and stronger bonds through various intense ordeals. Very, very good anime.
Even though their settings are way different, both series have this core theme of each individual getting to know each other better. They all go through hardships and start to understand each others feelings. Both series have great artwork and soundtrack.
- Love triangle, romance
- Supernatural elements
- Friendship, relationship between each members of the group
I would strongly recommend Kokoro Connect because not only the similarities between the two but also many lessons about life and human.
If you like Slice of Life, Romance, and a touch of Fantasy, this series is for you! Nagi no Asukara and Kokoro Connect both have school settings which show the everyday lives of the main characters, until something happens. The fantasy element in Nagi no Asukara is the whole people living in the sea stuff, and in Kokoro Connect, the body switching.
-high school setting
-high school club
-a tad of mystery
Both series include a group of high school students that join a club. In Kokoro Connect, this is a club that friends are in together. In Charlotte, the 'club' is the student council. In Charlotte, however, the abilities are all different and are used on a voluntary basis. In Kokoro Connect, the abilities the club receives are not voluntary.
If you like high school 'drama' and supernatural elements such as powers and abilities, Charlotte may interest you just as much as Kokoro Connect did!
They're surrounded by supernatural things. Both of them are bunch of high schoolers and their power basically were given to make everything better. They are funny and cute plus their ending were so unpredictable. If you like supernatural love comedy, you should watch them. I prefer Kokoro Connect btw.
Kokoro Connect is centered around a group of teenagers and their relationships that are manipulated by random supernatural events, but the characters of Charlotte are in the driver's seat of their abilities. A diverse set of characters with powerful (and sometimes comical) abilities makes Charlotte a great watch for those who enjoyed Kokoro Connect and its subtle supernatural, high school mystery style.
Both are shows have supernatural/mystery elements. Both shows feature a group of teenagers in a high school setting who possess super/supernatural powers and abilities. The main difference between the two shows is in Kokoro Connect, the characters seemingly have no control over their abilities while the characters in Charlotte somewhat have control over their powers. Both shows have a similar feeling and give you a similar experience and both rely heavily on the drama and emotional aspects.
- 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.
Both series takes place at a school setting between a group of friends in their every day life. The catch? There is some supernatural elements involved in which we don't see often (if at all) in normal high school settings.
Both series involves a club where most of the main characters are part of. Together, they make the most of their school lives while dealing with drama and other incidents.
There seems to be a love triangle in both series and the main male protagonist is in the center of it all.
Both series are rare gems for their way of presenting drama and comedy at the same time. Although lighthearted, they do have emotions and pours heavy drama at surprising moments. read more
Well, they're both slice-of-life anime with a hint of the supernatural.
Both have romance that builds throughout the shows.
Both are generally funny, but tend to have tendencies to become very quickly dramatic, and very overly dramatic as that. If you can look past the unrealistic drama, then you will surely enjoy both of these otherwise brilliantly executed shows. :)
- love comedy(romcom)
- supernatural influences relationships
- romance are both really cute and both are fun to watch
-both series have their own dark drama moments. Kokoro Connect does this a Bit better than Kotoura-san
- Both animes are well worth the watch. I personally enjoyed kokoro connect a lot more
Both shows are character driven stories with supernatural twists requiring the characters to trust each other with each others secrets, and in both shows this leads to romance. In Kotoura-san she can read minds, and in kokoro connect the supernatural twist changes, from body-swapping to Mind reading (in the OVAs). Neither of the shows dwell on why the phenomenom happen, but fous on how it affects the characters.
Both have drama (with Kokoro connect focusing on it more so) and they take you on a entertaining rollercoaster of emotions as you watch character relationships change due to supernatural cirumstances.
Slice of life airing anime. Two boys and three girls who are friends and in both anime have similar personalities. Both feature a highschool setting where the group is trying to achieve something. KC is supernatural though.
Tari Tari gives me a feeling that is similar like Kokoro Connect. 5 main characters, 3 girls and 2 boys in high school. Both Kokoro Connect's & Tari Tari's characters have their own problems to be solved.
If slice of life is what you're looking for, then Kokoro Connect and Tari Tari should definitely be on your PTW list. Of course, both series has several similarities:
Both series has the slice of life style that follows a group of friends that deals with the troubles of their every day lives
Both series are lighthearted and contains a lot of drama as well as comedy but at the same time employs emotions in some episodes that are quite realistic.
Both series explores the idea of becoming a type of person they never thought they'd be.
Both series has intertwined themes in its stories that are entertaining and fun to collaborate with.
Both series takes place at a school setting depicting the characters' lives at school. read more
Both animes are about teenagers in high school. Both have great character chemistry, one is more light hearted (Tari Tari), the other has more drama (Kokoro Connect) but both have great modern style animation.
Both series follow a group of five school friends, concentrate on how friendships work and how friends help each other in trouble. Amazing character development and especially the history that changed the characters in both series make the series very interesting to watch. Both made in 2012 have very beautiful animation and storyline.
A showcasing of the fun of being in a school club and how great it is it is to have true friends. Characters start off as acquaintances, but their bonds of friendships grow stronger as they help each other out with their problems. In Kokoro Connect, the problems are mainly interpersonal (what will the others think of me if they discover my secret?) while the problems that the character have in Tari Tari are mainly intrapersonal (What am I going to do now that this roadblock has come up?). Also, Kokoro Connect focuses more on a character's relationship with another character, while Tari Tari is more about a character's relationship with their club and how they get the feeling of belonging to it. Both shows also have a very lovely cast of characters and everyone who loved Taichi from Kokoro Connect will also love Wien from Tari Tari. Be warned though, that if you loved Kokoro Connect for its supernatural, mysterious and thrilling aspect, you might find Tari Tari a bit boring and if you loved Tari Tari for its more mellow atmosphere, you might find Kokoro Connect a bit too "over-the-top". Though if you are a sucker for stories where acquaintances form a strong friendship like I do, you are sure to love both shows! read more
Club activity and friendship. Tari Tari doesn't have supernatural element but both Tari Tari and Kokoro Connect contain many emotions in slice of life. Every characters from both anime have their problems whether in the present or in the past. And the friendship strengthened when every problems occur. Tear and joy, happiness and sadness, and other emotion will wrap every event that they went through. Both anime suitable for those who love a feel in slice of life of high school students.
Kokoro Connect & Glasslip both involves the process of friendships being destroyed and repaired again. Having similar genres, these two may seem different but in the end, it's mainly about how the friends went through a lot and came back together.
A group of five friends, enjoying school life, then a mysterious new person comes along and supernatural events begin to occur. The groups friendship is strained whilst feelings for each other are unfurled.
Glasslip may not have much of the mystery genre like Kokoro Connect, but it does have a similar romance path towards the group. If you liked more of the romance genre of Kokoro, I'm sure you will like Glasslip. It shows a lot character development and is a must watch for all romance otaku's.
-Both anime's animation look really similar because they are created by the same character designer (Yukiko Horiguchi) and they both surround school life, comedy, drama, slice of life, as the story focuses on their daily life in their respective clubs.
Only difference is that K-ON's story focuses on comedy and the daily life of a group of girls, while Kokoro Connect focuses on drama/romance.
Although music is not a major theme in Kokoro Connect, both series has some parallel similarities that are drawn together:
*Both series has similar character designs of the main characters with a similar setting taking place at a school.
*Both series has a slice of life theme to it involving the main characters
*Both series has comedy and drama that are executed well and not forced
*Both series details the relationship between the characters and how they progress through friendship (romance in Kokoro Connect among some of the cast characters)
These two series give off the same feeling. They are similar for two big reasons:
1) the animation looks a lot alike and
2) the relationships that the group of students hold in each series are similar
Sakurasou does not have that supernatural element though.
Kokoro Connect and Sakurasou both explore the complexities and significance of teenage relationships. While Kokoro Connect contains supernatural themes, both series revolve around understanding the importance of friendship, especially during adolescence. Romance is present in both series and fans of one will likely be able to enjoy the other.
Both are one of the best romantic-comedies ever, and it's not just the romance that makes both anime good, but the interaction between character and story line are also interesting. If you like heartwarming and interesting series, you have to check this out.
1. Both have extremely funny and heartfelt moments
2. Both have extremely authentic and original characters
3. Both delve into the deeper, more psychological part of being a human, and finding one's worth and identity in the world.
4. Fantastic music in both.
Clubs, high school, slice of life, romance.
Both are about people trying to get along with each other.
Both are love triangle anime
Kokoro Connect is supernatural,
Boku wa Tomodachi is ecchi,
Both are flippin good.
Both are kinda about clubs and outcast meeting together, though the characters from Kokoro has a deeper bond. Also, in Kokoro, it has more of a supernatural setting, while Haganai is more of a friendly setting. Though, both of these series show the deep connection between friends. Some by comedic values, and some by a drama aspect.
School, drama, comedy, romance.
The setup is similar with a main male character, a less important male character, and multiple girls.
Both are highly character-driven, although Clannad has more plot and Kokoro Connect is more slice-of-life. Clannad is also more innocent while Kokoro Connect is more... interesting.
Both focus mostly on the bond between friends, although Clannad goes deeper into family bonds as well.
Both show the changing and development of people and the importance of encouragement from others.
Both also have cute romance mixed in as well, but it isn't the center of the story
Both animes have a similar feel to one another, with plenty of feels and backstory to go around. Also, when finishing Clannad, and going onto Koroko Connect, I screamed a lot of Clannad characters, since a lot of the English voice actors take roles in both shows (ex: Sunohara, Ryou, Tomoya, etc.,). You can get easily attached to both of these series, though Clannad is more of a Drama-Supernatural, while Kokoro is a Comedy-Supernatural.
While both series don't have the exact same premise, Kokoro Connect and Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. deal with a group of characters who get together at school while participating in various events/activities.
Both series' main female protagonists have a strong and independent personality but sometimes are too brutally honest. Among other things, the interactions between the main characters of both series are what makes it a fun watch through the usage of humor, dialogues, and gags.
Both series also add flavor to the romance side as there seems to be some drama between the main characters.
Slice-of-Life, Drama, with a touch of romance. Story begin with a certain high school club, and thus a splendid tale of teenage drama unfurls. Kokoro Connect has some supernatural element, whereas oregairu is solidly grounded in reality (notice my pun here?).
Hmmm, not only the the clubroom, the conversations but the EMOTIONS on top make these two very similar. Characters are getting depressed over time and you follow how they will be "saved".
A lot of character development in both anime's through talking with eachother. However Kokoro Connect uses the few phenomenons as input for getting their problems above water, while Yahari ore no sieshun relies purely on its conversations.
If you like one, you prob like the other too, give it a try.
The art and the animation for both animes are very similar altough one of these two is not KyoAni animated but is heavily influenced by KyoAni's style of Art.
Both Animes have a group of friends having some weird ocurrences in between.
The two main characters look kind of alike, and the girl protagonists Iori and Riika are both making up a side to them to conceal their pain. It shows how you should be true to yourself, and it is about friends pulling through even when one of them is having hard times with their past.
Both are good high school romances and have a mix of comedy and drama (though Kokoro Connect has more drama while Chu-2 has more comedy). Both have very good female leads (Rikka for Chu-2 and Inaba and Iori for KC).
The settings are definitly different and at a first glance it may not seem that they are similar. They are both humouristic and have a nice feeling to them, but in both shows there are some events that puts the main characters on the edge and the story becomes a bit more complicated and darker. There are supernatural elements but both shows focus on the relationships between the characters and how they develop and deepens through out.
They're different, but the feeling you have after a certain awesomesadfunnycrazy moment in either one of them, now THAT is very much alike. Actually these series will flood you with so many different feelings that you'll find yourself confused at times.. BUT there is one feeling that I remembered experiencing a lot while watching these two, and that is <frustration>. BUT again, it was worth it.
A group of friends, consisting primarily of 2 guys and multiple girls, deal with strange phenomena. In Kokoro Connect it's supernatural effects that start with personality-swapping. In Steins;Gate it's standard science fiction fare with teleportation/time travel.
Both are darker and more serious than they first seem.
Both are more character-driven than plot-driven.
Both are excellent anime that put their own spin on their respective genres (slice-of-life, science fiction).
Both are very emotional series about a group of people trying to deal with a major problem at hand.
Kokoro Connect deals more with social and mental issues while Steins;Gate deals with more worldly issues.
Both are school life (more so for Kokoro Connect) animes with a deeper purpose. They will make you rethink your moral values and the protagonists are similar in the sense that they love helping people.
Also in a high school club setting. I think Kokoro Connect has similar messages and ideas, but it is a little more intense. I almost feel like the story line of Kokoro Connect is where Oregairu is headed. The main character of Kokoro Connect also finds himself in a love triangle like Hikigaya.
In both anime,male characters try to help others without thing of himself.
The two female characters fall for him.
One female characters show greater intelligence and other show cheerful.
Both male characters have little sisters that they love each other very much and sister help their brothers and give them good advise.
In Kokoro Connect club members got in complicated situation due to Heartseed.
In Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku? due to their club activities.
And because of that they truly face themself.
A group of teenager struggle to save their friend(s) from the complex problem they had. Iori's and Kakeru's problem are a bit similar (their parents problem which indirectly affected their life). Both school anime with a lot of drama. If you enjoyed one, try the other one!
Kokoro Connect has, like Orange, a colorful group of characters all in a school friend group. While Orange's focus is mainly about saving Kakeru, Kokoro Connect is mainly about this group of 5 friends coming closer with each challenge that an otherworldly being has put them up to.
They both have their fair share of adorable, cutesy moments, leaving you to ship at your desire. Not to mention it's excellent drama and comedic bits too.
Every character is well fleshed-out,
Watch if you adored the School-Romance, Social-Drama and 'love and friendship grow stronger' elements that Orange had.
1. "Be attentive towards others".
2. In my mind Minori (from Torador!) has some similar traits with Inaban (Kokoro...) and with Nagase Iori (Kokoro...).
3. Happy end with no happiness for some brightful characters.
5. Evokes similar thoughts.
Strange phenomenons happen around and in the bobies of the club members and characters.
Kokoro Connect is more serious.
The cause of the phenomenons are different, but the phenomenons that happen to the club members are very much alike.
-The character named Himeko from both animes (yes, both animes have a character named Himeko) have the same voice actress
-There is an arc in Sket dance and Kokoro where the main characters change of body (guy goes in girl body and girl goes in boy body)
-The science teacher in SKET Dance is as creepy and unmotivated looking as the teacher in Kokoro Connect when he's possessed
-Both animes have sad backstories for the main characters (although Sket Dance ones are WAY SADDER)
-Both animes have finished airing
-In both animes, the main characters are in school commitees that they made themselves (original school group)
-Both animes are focused on interactions between the main characters and how they help each others surmount life troubles read more
- Similar Genre: Comedy, School, Romance, Supernatural.
- Have Body Switching in the First Impressions without warning and explanation.
- Member: Kokoro Connect in Cultural Research Club while Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo in Supernatural Studies Club.
It both starts with a switching bodies concept, then followed by multiple othe phenomenons.
Yamada and the seven witches is probably better for younger veiwers, while Kokoro connect has some slightly mature themes
Both anime have similar story telling. They start as comedy, and slowly, episode by episode, more and more drama comes in. Also, the art style is quite alike. Both shows include supernatural elements as well as a certain amount of romance, and the main characters are school students. Kyoukai no Kanata has more action, but both shows are really worth watching.
Main cast of these series is thrown without warning into world with supernatural powers.
In "Inou-Battle" powers are typical for magic/fantasy and heroes are left without a clue how they gained them and for what reason.
In "Kokoro Connect" powers are more uncommon (like body swapping) but heroes soon learn how they gained them and for what reason.
Both series are fun to watch with comedy, romance and a bit of drama.
They don't have the same premise but both Kokoro Connect and Henneko reflects on experiences of youth. From those experiences includes romance that details of a main male protagonist and the interactions he has with girls and friends.
There is supernatural themes in both series that takes on a more abnormal way of expressing youth. There is also a lot of catchy dialogues and cute moments. Both series are also lighthearted but at times contain emotional moments as well.
They both take place at a school life setting with misunderstandings ensuring.
The art is great and cute in both anime. Though the main reason of thinking that these series are similar, is that there is some higher power, making the show supernatural and the lives of characters more difficult. In Hentai Ouji it's a "stony cat", that makes their wishes come true, and this anime is more comical and funny, while Kokoro Connect is more dramatic and "the phenomenon" is messing their lives up so bad.
(Both are great shows worth watching, though Kokoro Connect is better, I think.)
Both series features a group of friends with an extra mixture of the supernatural.
Both series contains a lot of drama, comedy, and details friendship at its finest form. Both series also has a slice of life stylish feeling that moves at a relative pace that brings out entertainment for the anime fans.
These two anime could both be recommended if you're looking for something 'uplifting', 'light' and 'comical'. Both Kokoro Connect and Little Busters have a sense of mystery underneath the more obvious 'high school-plot'l and both will probably make you laugh, even if you're in a bad mood.
Both focus around a group of friends.
Both have bits of romance.
Both are funny.
Both are really fun to watch.
And both have some type of supernatural event happening within the group of friends. Riki (MC of Little Busters) and Taichi (MC of Kokoro Connect) both like to solve problems for the females in their respected group of friends.
Even though the shows have very different settings, the dynamic between the male main protagonist and the 2 female characters ( one being the cherful silly character, the other the more distant "coldish" character" feels excactly the same.
If you like one of these shows for the romantic dynamic I highly recommend checking the other one out.
I´ll admit that the cheerful character in Kokoro can get annoying. therefore the show includes a larger count of main character and therefore more interaction and impact the whole lovetriangle has on the group.
If you liked the love triangle in one of these, check out the other :)
Both the anime deal a group of students who really want to hang out with each other though there are complications due to the love triangles that occur; where the WA2 deals with a band, music and Kokoro Connect deals with a club, supernatural stuff.
If you love the drama they are both worth watch....
Lots of psychological themes throughout both of these shows.
Be advised -- Death Parade has a lot more gore in it. But seriously, did you expect something happy? It has the word "Death" in the title for crying out loud.
In both - people are being put to the test. An outside influence appears, corners them and observes. Both have a "realistic" approach to a very unique and "unreal" situation. The psychology, logic and character analyzing of both stories is also somewhat similar.
What seems to be your typical RomCom at first soon takes an interesting turn of direction when introducing the supernatural, a power that allows body switching. This allows the characters to experience what it is like to walk a day in another’s shoes. This becomes one of the main plot devices. The differences between the two is definitely the atmosphere and romance as it is much more heavier implied in Kokoro Connect, as well as the drama.
Both shows have an unknown creepy being who holds their lifes in his hands.However, this being has unknown intentions and its role is vital but passive most of the times.Both shows involve children and it is shown how they deal with their problems.
Both series revolve around a group of high school students that shows the bonds of the characters throughout the show. The art styles are fairly relative, and a couple of the characters remind me of eachother, especially Mocchizou and Taichi, and Nagase and Tamako. Kokoro Connect, however, is a series that'll tug at your heart-strings, while Tamako Market is more of a laid-back comedy. Both series definetley has its light moments, and I enjoyed both of them a lot.
By the same amazing studio containing another slice of life adventure of high school kids the same age as Tomoko trying to overcome hardships in their everyday lives - only this time, these hardships are far from ordinary
Both Sankarea and Kokoro Connect present themselves as a supernatural romantic comedy - and they indeed are. However, on top of that, they also deal with a lot of darker and more serious drama; and blend these two aspects together very well. Both also entail a few people trying to keep a supernatural secret, exploring the depressing backstories of the main cast; and two female characters being in love with the male lead, though he only loves one of them.
The main similarity between both these animes are the fact that the character(s) are placed in a strange situation (exchanging bodies, etc... / leaping in the character's personnal timeline) and are going throughout the series to try to understand what's going on and solve the problems created by these anomalies. The drawings are quite similar too.
Both animes are similar in the respect that it is about something uncontrollable that acts as a hurdle for the main protagonist and the group he belongs to. In kokoro this is the body swapping while in golden time it is the amnesia.
If you wish Yura's character had developed further than Kokoro Connect may be a good option (be sure to watch the extra episodes 14-17 too). In both shows the main female characters go through significant changes causing friendships to be strained. The ideas of forming an identity and personal empowerment are explored in each.
1. Although Nana is completely based on real-life complications and emotions, Nana and Kokoro Connect both offer extremely authentic, original characters.
2. They both delve into the deeper and more complex aspects of human relationships, individuality, psychology - there is serious character development in both.
3. Touches on adult themes, but contains no unnecessary fan-service
4. Fantastic music in both.
Both contain a male protagonist who helps his classmates with their personal troubles, getting closer to them in the process. Of course, the differences in genre and audience reveal the differences in how the protagonists go about it. Some characters share similar traits, but none worth mentioning.
Both shows revolve around a group of friends dealing with relationship issues among another. Even though Kokoro Connect is more serious than Lovely Complex it still has its funny moments that take you away from the drama. These two animes arent 100 percent similar but if you enjoyed Lovely Complex then you shouldnt miss out on Kokoro Connect
Both have gender transfers (though kashimashi happens once while kokoro connect happen on and out), the op theme are by the same artist (eufonius), also I feel that both animes have an unnecessary amount of drama and seriousness, and tends to only slightly dabble on fan service and comedy which I go in watching, thinking that there will be a lot of but in actually, there is little to be found.
Both series contain a slice of life style theme with a group of friends in a group.
Both series contain drama, comedy, romance, and a relaxed atmosphere that moves at relative pace.
Additionally, both series' characters have stark personalities and are fun to see their interactions with their peers as the series progresses.
Both Kokoro Connect and Mawaru Penguindrum have these weird characters who get a personality change. In Kokoro Connect that mysterious character is Heartseed and in the other it's the personality that comes when the girl puts on the penguin hat. Also Taichi and the twins have the same type of feel to save/help people. And while watching Kokoro Connect I just kept thinking this reminds me of Mawaru Penguindrum.
Kokoro Connect and Infinite Ryvius are both similar in that they amplify the angst and drama of youth.
Things are very emotional, and taken very seriously (although both shows also have a good sense of humor and plenty of romance, which is where half of the emotion stems from).
If you loved one of these shows for this reason, you will likely love the other one. I gave them both 9's, so personally I think they both are phenomenal.
- A group of friends that spend their days together.
- An alien entity who possesses or is responsible for possessing people.
- Both start slow and with comedic tone and later become emotional rollercoasters.
- Tsuritama is more about friendship while KC is more about romance.
Young teens which have to do with supernatural things. In Kokoro Connect characters can rarely control their "powers", while in Ghost Hound they can often control the given powers. The shows play on characters feelings, their pasts, and the relationship among them, too.
-Both anime's animation look really similar because they are created by the same character designer (Yukiko Horiguchi) and they both surround school life, comedy, drama, slice of life, as the story focuses on their daily life in their respective clubs.
Only difference is that K-ON's story focuses on comedy and the daily life of a group of girls, while Kokoro Connect focuses on drama/romance.
There's a certain uncomfortable frankness in both of these series. It's not necessarily unpleasant - the series are so candid that awkwardness naturally follows, and that can be charming in its own way. The awkwardness is often played for humour, and the candidness creates some touching moments.
Oreimo focuses more on humour while Kokoro Connect focuses more on drama, but comedy and drama are important aspects of both series.
You will say that they are not similar to each other, well, Aku no Hana is too dark, and Kokoro Connect is more light... But this two titles analyze people's, especially high-schooler's psychology. So if you liked Kokoro Connect because of psychology you will definitely like Aku no Hana too.
Okay, those who have seen this will be confused because these anime are very different, one being a comedy about a listless, lazy guy and the other being a rather psychological anime. But they both have a lovely art style and are produced by the same mad by silver link studios.
I think that if you enjoy this laid back anime you will also enjoy kokoro connect.
Romance, School life, Love, Feelings and then there is certainly the unexpected ending (if you include Kokoro Connect - Michi Random). Ohh and don't forget the one girl beeing totally misunderstood and her feelings beeing constantly trampled over.
These are both animes in which characters go through a drastic amount of self-discovery and realization. Ultimately, the characters use this to their advantage by overcoming person vs. person and person vs. self conflicts. If you liked the way the characters learned more about themselves throughout Kokoro Connect and the way they matured and grew as individuals, you will definitely enjoy Ao Haru Ride.
In addition, both animes involve some degree of romance. If you liked the competition between Nagase and Inaba that blossomed during the later episodes of the anime, you will surely enjoy Ao Haru Ride, as similar events such as this take place. All in all, if you enjoy a good, relaxing romance/shoujo anime, Ao Haru Ride is definitely for you.
To conclude, both animes definitely have their differences, however there are core similarities which will make Ao Haru Ride a pleasant watch if you enjoyed Kokoro Connect. read more
Tales of high school a particular high school club, consisting of exactly 5 people (2 boys and 3 girls).
In both clubs, MCs investigate and ultimately resolve some supernatural occurrences.
Both focus on the relationship of members of the club.
*By Suzumiya (2009) I meant watching all 28 episode in the order aired on 2009.
I strongly recommend Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun. First of all, I must say the first thing you will cling to are the characters (somehow Shizuku reminds me Inaban). The plot is also pretty good. There are also relationships developing aside the main one, as the same way it happens in Kokoro Connect. Above all things, what reminded of Kokoro Connect is the relationship among the characters.
Credit must go to NoNameNoOne's 3-4 word (deleted) recommendation, for this. Judging a man for being one of few words is harsh--Kenshiro wouldn't last long on MAL!
What was so unusually interesting about Persona 4 was its all-out-in-the-open, character breakdown style of development. Its cast each had a dungeon crafted from their inner desires - including but not limited to a homoerotic sauna - and, for the story to progress, each character had to face up to their true selves--accepting both the good and the bad, in front of their friends. Since it was first and foremost a game, the manner in which the cast got over their issues (following a boss battle) did come across a tad rushed and take some polish off, but it was a pretty unique method of characterisation, nonetheless.
Going into Kokoro, I figured it'd be this silly, perverted 'we swapped bodies; our genitals are different!' school club anime. It isn't. Like Persona 4, it's reliant on a supernatural element forcing its way into the lives of the cast and making the five lead characters confront themselves. They swap bodies, are forced to say and do what they're thinking... basically everything insecure kids going through puberty don't want to happen. Instead of this playing out individually, everyone suffers from the same problems at the same time, and this means that everyone's dirty laundry gets distributed evenly. The series is one full of soul-searching, following arguments fueled by what draws the five closer and, at the same time, pushes them apart.
...so, yeah: Persona 4 is the only other anime that springs to mind that's comparable. The best thing about this is that, with Kokoro's origin being a series of novels, its dialogue and execution are both a lot more polished than that of a JRPG. read more
In Both 'Puella Magi Madoka Magica' & 'Kokoro Connect' normal students come across something that is not of this world and is not all what it seems. When both groups come across this new phenomenon they think of it has fun or harmless but as they learn more about it the darker it gets and they are all eventually in locked in some sort of psychological problems, For Madoka they learn more about the 'Mahou Shoujo' and learn what just what the cost of becoming one is, As for Kokoro the little game they had at the start turns into darkness and despair as they learn the scars in each others hearts and it eats away at them eventually destroying their friendship. Both groups of characters in each anime then have to overcome these problems but who can they trust? In both the level of trust between everyone is slim and they must overcome mountains of problems if they wish to fix their relationships. Their psychological troubles are just beginning. read more