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
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 423044423,044 users)
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Ranked: #11342
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Popularity: #214
Members: 836,238
Favorites: 7,875

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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.

Characters & Voice Actors


Yamanaka, Takahiro
Kaneko, Hayato
Producer, Planning
Nakagawa, Jirou
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)

Episode Videos


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 ...
Sep 27, 2014
Mixed Feelings
Kokoro Connect is exceedingly mediocre. It is not bad by any definition of the term - the artwork, voice acting, and one particular character (you know who) are great and deserve commendation in an artistic medium saturated with high school romantic dramas. Additionally, the concept of body switching introduced for the first few episodes had a lot of promise and led to a lot of well-executed plot developments. The show never strayed into what could have easily been an ecchi bait premise and culminated in what was, to me, the climax of the show's story in Episode 5 with a (no spoilers) heart-wrenching decision to ...
Jun 28, 2017
Including the four specials, this show is arguably one of the more annoying series I've seen. If you're into pointless high school drama, this show is for you.

In a phrase, this show is "YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND ME!" repeated for thirty minutes, seventeen times. The characters are repeatedly put into positions where it's determined (by the group) that they would all be better off if they talked about their feelings, and then proceed to not talk about their feelings. Everyone is a victim of some "pressure" from their friends, despite all of their problems being caused almost entirely by themselves. Everyone puts on some kind of ...

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