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Jul 14, 2012 9:07 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Good OP song tbh, nothing too special on the surface but gets to the point.

So the dilemma is known now regarding the body switch issues. Also lol'd @ Inaba's lying and brutal honesty skills. What a pro.

The episode starts out funny but later turns mysterious as "Mr. Goto" knows a lot more than he's letting on. Well, it seems that this series has quite the drama and is starting to turn a bit serious than some people may have originally thought.

Anyways, great episode and what a priceless ending :P
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Jul 14, 2012 9:25 AM

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Stuff is starting to pick up.
 
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Jul 14, 2012 9:25 AM

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So some entity called Heartseed is causing all of the swapping, and this entity uses Goto, the lazy teacher to communicate with the five individuals. I believe the purpose of all this swapping is for the members to get to know each other better. Similar to how everyone just now learned that Nagase lives with her mom and usually sleeps alone at night.
 
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Jul 14, 2012 9:27 AM

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This is starting to get interesting. If people start swapping a lot, what does it mean to be one's self? :3
 
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Jul 14, 2012 9:37 AM

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Loved the ending.
So The guy who took over MR Go is some kind of alien or something?
cant wait to see where they go with it!
 
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Jul 14, 2012 9:41 AM

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I'm guessing that Yui once got assaulted by some guy, which is why she responded the way she did when Iori brushed an incident like that off. This anime is a lot more serious than it looks and I'm loving it so far.
 
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Jul 14, 2012 9:59 AM

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this is getting interesting, things are getting more complicated, i am going to have to learn the name of the characters pretty soon so that i don't get mixed up
 
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Jul 14, 2012 10:07 AM

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This is getting so awesome. I just love this show.
 
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Jul 14, 2012 10:17 AM
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Great episode!! I just need to remember the names of the characters so I don't get confused when they switch.
 
Jul 14, 2012 10:23 AM

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Nice ep...loving this show.

Esp loved the last part when Taichi raised his hand and it turned out to be Inaba

And then the revenge...will Inaba (Taichi body) Iori is my woman lolololol XD
 
Jul 14, 2012 10:29 AM

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This ep was a great improvement from the first ep.

The ending was especially priceless, lol xD
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Jul 14, 2012 10:35 AM

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There where some small differences but besides that the story is pretty much the same as the manga.
During the end what made Inaba and Taichi stand out most when they where asked to volunteer was that Taichi mentioned Ore in Inaba's body and Inaba mentioned atashi in Taichi's body since there class president looked suspiciously at them.
And it appears the class president was also jealous at Taichi since she has feelings for Taichi which became very clear at the end.
Inaba saying Ioro is my woman against the class president suggests she was aware of this, and she did it in Taichi's body which makes it look like a declaration of war between the two.

Seeing Iori's reaction when she found out about Taichi's way of confirming he was in Iori's body and that the class president was watching also seems to suggest she was aware of the class presidents feelings for her.
When Inaba asked about the toilet part was pretty funny seems they all need to get used to the fact of changing body's.
Taichi is more trusted than Aoki by the girls which also became very clear during that conversation.

What i like most about this body changing story compared to other body changing story's is the fact that it happens to a group not just to people.
It's different from the standard echo gender bender since it happens both between the same gender and the other gender.
It's also not echo focussed like most body swap story's which is very refreshing.
 
Jul 14, 2012 10:38 AM

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Getting more serious. Good.
While they are at it, there's still laughter packed.

I didn't expect some outrageous being to suddenly pop up.

Iori seems to be haunted by the Yuri class rep. I have a feeling that she likes Taichi though.

And don't mess with Inaban.
 
Jul 14, 2012 10:44 AM
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It's getting interesting... fun mixed with serious stuff mixed with deus ex machina explanations (or could it be an "alien ex machina")

Some obvious drama in Yui's past... that sort of stuff is very sensitive, I hope they develop it accordingly, even if it turn out to be cliche.

Taichi raising his hand right on switch was great XD
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Jul 14, 2012 10:50 AM

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They need to put masks on like OP....
 
Jul 14, 2012 11:00 AM

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I'm still getting confused as to who's who when they switch. I still don't remember their names. But that part with the soul, body and personality part is interesting.
This is some good stuff here and totally different from how Silver Link works.
 
Jul 14, 2012 11:18 AM
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I enjoyed this episode much more than the first one. The dialogue still felt a bit disjointed and the time skips with the characters explaining what happened in this time interval weren't integrated too well but the actual content did intrigue me a bit.

It's likely that Iori hides a rather unstable or at least gloomy side of her personality behind the cheerful and outgoing surface judging from her talk with Taichi at the subway station. I doubt it's a coincidence that she takes on such a prominent role in the ED.
 
Jul 14, 2012 11:21 AM

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Well said Taichi- er....Inaba

things went by pretty quick compared to the manga which was more informative though I'm really looking forward to the Romance in this.
 
Jul 14, 2012 11:22 AM

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This show doesn't have many outstanding qualities, like music, or animation - but for some reason, it stands out because of the writing and jokes.

It's funny, but it doesn't seem to be trying overly hard to be funny. The situations are fresh and hilarious - especially now with Nagase being fought over behind her back - between a liar and a lesbian no less. Hahaha.

I love where this is going.
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Jul 14, 2012 11:26 AM
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Awesome episode. Great mix of decent humor, drama and foreshadowing. This is obviously not going to be a simple gag fest centered around body swapping.

However, the writers will REALLY need to explain Yui. (Since I've not read, nor do I currently intend to read, the manga this is based on, I know nothing about the backstories.) If she's got some trauma regarding men from her past she's hiding, then how is it she hangs out in a group that includes Taichi and, in particular, Yoshifumi?

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Inaba saying Ioro is my woman against the class president suggests she was aware of this, and she did it in Taichi's body which makes it look like a declaration of war between the two.
Fast thinking on Inaba's part as a way to help out her friend Iori. Taichi will just have to man up and deal with the ramifications (silly grin).
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Jul 14, 2012 11:45 AM

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This was a really good episode! The ending was hilarious.

I love that the show isn't shying away from dealing with the somewhat serious elements of their current situation, rather than it being used constantly for comedic effect. The characters are all rather interesting so far, and I quite liked the glimpse into the more somber side of Nagase.

This show is increasingly becoming more intriguing. I can't wait to see where the story goes from here, particularly what each of the characters may learn about one another. Definitely one of the biggest surprises of the season.
 
Jul 14, 2012 11:54 AM

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While I wouldn't have minded a continuous comedy fest of body switching, this supernatural presence who uses "Mr. Goto" as the spokeperson adds that level of seriousness. Will be interesting the direction this anime takes.
 
Jul 14, 2012 12:09 PM

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SERIOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUSLYYYYYYYYYY????????????!

That preview. Omg.

I thought this is just a simple club comedy Anime but It seems Im very wrong. Damn it, that was soooooo gooooooood.

What is happening is just very sad. The development of the romance. Yui crying in the preview. I guess I'll rate it more than 7 after the next episodes.

Im feeling sad after watching this episode =(
 
Jul 14, 2012 12:10 PM

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Woah that was so much better than episode no.1 IMO. Serious moments were really good.
I can see tears, fights and alot of other stuff in next episodes.I really hope it's 26 episodes, because it deserves it.

I hate how anime pv spoiled me something really important that's gonna happen in future ._.
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Two pee moments in two anime this week, these anime are really getting two me...Anyway, ignoring that, I think it took a pretty interesting turn. Personality swapping is always interesting and Im either laughing or chuckling at it. The Mr. Go -> Heartseed stuff was intense, though I wonder who is ahead of him or if someone else is behind this little observation operation? Im glad it didnt get way more serious then that. Though in the lives of the characters I imagine there may be something going on, considering Iori seems to be all alone and the other Yui doesnt like her like that, etc.

Hopefully we get more moments with Aoki and Taichi or in this case Nagase
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Jul 14, 2012 12:23 PM

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Looks like this series will have potential.
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Jul 14, 2012 12:28 PM

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This episode was crazy and hilarious. Loved it! Interesting to see what that teacher-guy is doing though
 
Jul 14, 2012 12:28 PM

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A rather fun and crazy episode! Aside from the speech of that one guy that possessed the teacher, it kinda felt dull. lol !
 
Jul 14, 2012 1:15 PM

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I'm actually fond of body swapping, gender-bending genre but I'm still enjoying this more than I thought I would. I thought this would be just a standard romcom with drama here and there.

I mean lines like, "If we lose the significance of our bodies because of body switching, will we still be ourselves?" and that whole conversation as a whole is completely out of my expectations.
 
Jul 14, 2012 1:24 PM

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Starting to delve into more serious aspects of each others' lives, and touching on the issue of identity. Could be interesting if done right, and easily a mess otherwise. Slowly getting their names down.
 
Jul 14, 2012 1:51 PM
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I know from the 1st episode this series has potential

hope the execution is done right so it won't be a letdown
 
Jul 14, 2012 2:24 PM

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Ejc said:
This ep was a great improvement from the first ep.

The ending was especially priceless, lol xD


This!

After the first episode I thought it was going to be some boring silly bland show similar to "Natsuiro Kiseki." But the show really has a deeper darker undertone to it. And the comedy seems smart and witty, not silly and clunky. I also like that the "phenomenon", the "heartseed", is treated like a conflict in the story and not some silly plot device. So I guess I can throw my presumptions out the window for now.
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Jul 14, 2012 2:49 PM

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It's getting a bit interesting =_= zZzZz...
 
Jul 14, 2012 2:51 PM

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Kokoro Connect is taking a darker turn. Is Go-san family of Kyubey?

They have overtaken the translated manga. I have no idea what's coming after.
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Jul 14, 2012 2:56 PM
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I think this show is missing a Genre or two. The Supernatural and Mystery elements are seemingly bigger then was originally let on.
 
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Cratex said:

However, the writers will REALLY need to explain Yui. (Since I've not read, nor do I currently intend to read, the manga this is based on, I know nothing about the backstories.) If she's got some trauma regarding men from her past she's hiding, then how is it she hangs out in a group that includes Taichi and, in particular, Yoshifumi?
I only read four chapters of the manga to be honest and it was not explained in the maya either.
Tho she doesn't appear to have a disliking towards Taichi she does appear to have a major dislike towards Aoki can't really blame her seeing his personality.
She didn't specifically mention a dislike towards men she was just creeped out at the idea of having to use the toilet as one of them.
But it was mentioned in both the manga and in this episode that she was a expert at Karate maybe she took Karate as a way to defend herself from men.
As for the comment towards about Iori being alone at night in home, she was right a girl being alone at home by herself can be dangerous and it can't hurt for them to have somethings around to defend themselves with.
Besides woman can be scared when there alone even in places where men won't have a problem.

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Inaba saying Ioro is my woman against the class president suggests she was aware of this, and she did it in Taichi's body which makes it look like a declaration of war between the two.
Fast thinking on Inaba's part as a way to help out her friend Iori. Taichi will just have to man up and deal with the ramifications (silly grin).
I think Taichi can handle himself when it comes to the class president.
And let be honest Iori and Taichi have a very friendly relationship and the would make a good couple it won't be surprising either if they where to have feelings for each other.
 
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the series is starting off well with a good balance of humor and seriousness. i approve~ c:
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Jul 14, 2012 3:40 PM
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Aversa said:
cratex said:
Fast thinking on Inaba's part as a way to help out her friend Iori. Taichi will just have to man up and deal with the ramifications (silly grin).
I think Taichi can handle himself when it comes to the class president.
And let be honest Iori and Taichi have a very friendly relationship and the would make a good couple it won't be surprising either if they where to have feelings for each other.
Oh, I wasn't referring to Taichi dealing with the class president, but to Taichi dealing with having to "pretend" he is in love with Iori. (wicked grin)

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She didn't specifically mention a dislike towards men she was just creeped out at the idea of having to use the toilet as one of them.

Maybe, but I've gotten the impression that it's much more serious. We'll just have to wait and see. :)
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Jul 14, 2012 4:05 PM

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Very entertaining.
 
Jul 14, 2012 4:31 PM

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I not sure your body would be safe with me *drools*
 
Jul 14, 2012 4:31 PM

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This is getting really good. This is already more than what I'm looking for in this genre.

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This show is increasingly becoming more intriguing. I can't wait to see where the story goes from here, particularly what each of the characters may learn about one another. Definitely one of the biggest surprises of the season.
I am definitely looking forward to the character development. The situation they are in right now can make for a strong bond of friendship...or completely ruin it if not careful.
 
Jul 14, 2012 5:13 PM

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I'm really digging this, but I have to go back and watch the first two eps again, and make a little character map for myself! This show is really highlighting and how dependent I am at using hair and eye color and other persistent features (like a hair pin) to identify characters!
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Jul 14, 2012 5:14 PM

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Good episode, loved the drama. Though a bit confused, especially when I read Aversa's comment lol. Does the class president like Taichi or Iori and Inaba declared that love thing in Taichi's body right? Is Inaba a uh, lesbian or was that just to help Taichi?
 
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ChaosKid said:
Good episode, loved the drama. Though a bit confused, especially when I read Aversa's comment lol. Does the class president like Taichi or Iori and Inaba declared that love thing in Taichi's body right? Is Inaba a uh, lesbian or was that just to help Taichi?


Class President obviously is attracted to the same sex, hence why Irori was so freaked out about what happened in Ep.1.
 
Jul 14, 2012 5:29 PM

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japzone said:
ChaosKid said:
Good episode, loved the drama. Though a bit confused, especially when I read Aversa's comment lol. Does the class president like Taichi or Iori and Inaba declared that love thing in Taichi's body right? Is Inaba a uh, lesbian or was that just to help Taichi?


Class President obviously is attracted to the same sex, hence why Irori was so freaked out about what happened in Ep.1.


Guess I'm just overthinking everything haha.
 
Jul 14, 2012 5:46 PM
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ChaosKid said:
Good episode, loved the drama. Though a bit confused, especially when I read Aversa's comment lol. Does the class president like Taichi or Iori and Inaba declared that love thing in Taichi's body right? Is Inaba a uh, lesbian or was that just to help Taichi?

The Class President lusts after likes Iori. While in Taichi's body, Inaba declared love for Iori to the Class President, making it look to the Class President like Taichi loves Iori, in an effort to shield Iori from the Class President.

While Inaba's intent was to help Iori against Class President, there is room for speculation that Taichi and Iori may actually have feelings for each other that neither has expressed, so Inaba may have unintentionally set things in motion between those two.
 
Jul 14, 2012 5:49 PM

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So things are getting interesting.

And Inaba and Taichi switch at the end is funny. XDD
 
Jul 14, 2012 5:59 PM

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This show is really getting interesting. I loved the seriousness meshed with the hilarious scenes. This show does seem to be a lot deeper in meaning than I had thought it was.


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Jul 14, 2012 6:49 PM

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It was a great improvement
I expect this to be more interesting episode by episode
 
Jul 14, 2012 6:52 PM

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The first episode was misleading, this actually shows a bit more promise then I would've normally expected. Not going to expect too much since it is a slice-of-life with a twist to it, but hopefully it keeps up this pace and what-not. I really liked this episode, too. 4/5
 
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