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Jan 7, 2013 4:58 PM

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Brilliant turn of events (especially with Heartseed).

Also, it seems that the secrets/hidden thoughts of each individual are beginning to come out. That was a good question from Iori at the end, I can take her more seriously now. The short intense moment between Iori and Yui was good too.

2 episodes in and I'm getting a completely different vibe already, this should be good.

Oh yeah, LoL at the volunteering scene, and the "declaration" at the end.
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Jan 8, 2013 6:35 PM

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I see what you did there...


Kokoro Connect isn't made by KyoAni, but this and K-ON do share the same character designer xD nice easter egg though
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Jan 13, 2013 4:37 AM

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Heartseed is weird, looking forward to finding out its true motives. Some nice character development, I feel sorry for Nagase :')
 
Jan 23, 2013 7:39 AM

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Another great episode, packed with full of information already explaining a part of what's happening, and some interesting and funny development, lets see what's next!
 
Apr 12, 2013 3:58 AM
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So far, I am loving this anime. Though I constantly get confused with all the names.
 
Jun 15, 2013 7:57 AM

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I'm watching this show at the moment and I'm getting picky. Actually I thought this was a realistic show, I'm a bit disappointed but I'll keep watching.
 
Jul 19, 2013 11:07 AM

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This is shaping up very nicely and they're going in the direction I was hoping - they find out more about each other when they switch. As others have said, I need to get their names down so I know who's who. I have a feeling this will be one of my favorites
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Sep 18, 2013 12:30 PM
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Am I the only one around here who doesn't get confused with the names?

I already know all of their names and I don't get confused fuck yeah and I'm really liking this anime I just feel bad for Yui for almost getting raped :/ poor girl anyway this is getting really awesome so let's see what's next.
 
Oct 5, 2013 2:56 AM
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Nichibotsu-kaeru said:
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


Same here I don't know who's who at the moment
 
Mar 4, 2014 1:22 AM
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Another great episode, loving the quick, seamless switches between humor and seriousness.

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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. .


This.
 
Apr 28, 2014 7:59 PM

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Oh wow, that was a dick move from Inaba xD
But Taichi somehow deserved it, for ruining her day :P

Nagase was deep right there at the train station... Well, it's an often discussed question in philosophy, she could read some books if she's interrested in it.

Aoki totally look like a huge pervert x)
I can understand why Yui is unconfortable in that situation :P

I hope it get clearer at one point on that ''observator''. It's really mysterious for now, it was hardly making sense.
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Jun 9, 2014 3:48 AM

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heartseed so creepy. dont really know what direction this show is gonna take.
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Jun 18, 2014 1:57 PM

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Son of a bitch. This is gonna be a lot more confusing and hard to follow than I thought. Oh well, hope the romance is good in this.
 
Jan 25, 2015 5:11 AM
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The moment when Heartseed talked was a bit WTF.
And I totally don't follow the names.
 
Jul 30, 2015 5:55 AM

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Okay, so the whole purpose of body switching is just to have the group of friends to know each other better? The reason from Heartseed wasn't so convincing. It's just happened to them because they seems interesting and it wanted to observe them? LOL. Whatever. At least I can see that this is getting interesting, not just for character interactions but also what kind of secret did those group of friends hiding from each other.

I'm enjoying this so far for the character interactions but the body switching was kind of annoying as it was hard to identify each other as they just suddenly switched among themselves. The short outburst from Yui and her being good at karate seems to be something related to her past when Nagase talked about her being home alone.
 
Oct 15, 2015 6:44 PM

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The reason from Heartseed wasn't so convincing. I
Hopefully it develops into something interesting and logical.

Otherwise I liked the way this episode went much more than the last. Things are picking up, and I'm excited for the next ep.
 
Nov 22, 2015 1:33 PM

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So the person with Goto's body is the responsible to the bodies change.
 
Dec 13, 2016 7:55 PM

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Heartseed is really creepy.

That declaration at the end was funny.
 
Dec 22, 2016 3:15 PM

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Episode 02:

"Ballon Vine" the one that begin this switch soul thing says "I just don't have any real motivation, determination, resolution, enthusiasm or anything along those lines." so he is practically bored and that is his reason to do that to them. Balloon Vine is practically a godlike being, with a somewhat bored life and personality, he want to see something that change his mind and interest him.

When they go to ask Gossan, he thinks that he "fall asleep or something?" so this Balloon Vine being must be something that have no human form (cause of the power) or have some power to erase the memory.

Yui was champion of karate , good to knew, and well she can't beat a godlike being.Is interesting how now the "kokoro are connecting" I mean that the group get to know that Iori live only with her mother and works at night , so they can empathize each other.

Yui seems to have some problem or trauma in the past with maybe a man? Iori is really philosophical in her scene with Taichi and is pretty interesting too, how a body switch can affect a group of friends. Like in the end when Inaba in Taichi body confront Fujishima "Iori's my woman!"

"But what if our bodies, through personality switching, for example, were no longer solely our own? Would we still be ourselves? Iori (in Aoki body - Kokoro Connect)

5/5
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Jan 31, 2017 4:43 AM
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This is becoming interesting
This episode is way much better than episode 1
 
Jun 3, 2017 12:09 AM

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Hmm...still not sure if I'm into this show or not. The body switching is already feeling repetitious and we're only 2 episodes in. I hope we don't have 11 more episodes of awkward bathroom incidents and stuff like that. This show has a great premise. It just doesn't feel like it's delivering the goods yet.

3/5

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Jun 11, 2017 1:25 AM

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another good episode!
So we find out that some kind of spirit is controlling this thing that's happening to them. Also a bit of character improvement from last time, i might start to love these guys :D

5/5 again!
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Jun 25, 2017 6:17 PM

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Now this development reminded me of Kiznaiver, it's very interesting to see more of the mysterious Observer.

That last bit tho, so many possibilities when you change bodies with people.
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Aug 1, 2017 3:26 AM

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Don't understand why they would introduce the antagonist straight off the bat, was hoping that they would themselves unravel the mystery alongside the view. Also the ost during Nagase's rant was really unnerving which threw away the entire atmosphere :/
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Aug 1, 2017 8:01 AM

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Fantastic followup to the first episode, after a fun start where we meet Goto, their teacher and responsible of the club, he comes back later on as a mysterious entity called Fusen Kazura/Heartseed, looks like he's the one behind the body switches and sees what happens to our main cast when they happen.

For now the switches have been mostly very funny and more when they experience a change in sex (Iori already learned to pee standing lmao), but a small conflict already happened between her and Yui, so it's pretty unclear if the situation will stay that way.
 
Dec 4, 2017 12:58 PM

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Not that confusing as I initially thought. Nice storytelling and great direction.
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Apr 20, 2018 10:16 AM

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Not sure how I feel about this whole Heartseed thing but I'm still pretty intrigued by the story and characters so I'm liking it. Taichi accidentally volunteering Inaba for the cleanup duty was pretty funny lol
 
Aug 11, 2018 2:18 PM

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This is getting interesting. It seems from now on they would start experiencing their fears, worries, past or home situation, trying to fix things when being body-swap. It seems like they would get very close and I really can't wait to see that.

Yui seems to have some experience with an assult for example, that's why she started practising judo probably. Someone will try to tell Iori's mother than even when she's genki, she's not really okay to be home alone and so on. There is Taichi's sister who loves him, Himeko's older brother (they don't have very good relations thanks to her attitude) and Aoki's loving family would be probably big contrast to what Iori is living in now.

Well, the main antagonist couldn't be more bland and forced but then again if it serves great character interaction I don't mind at all. This seems very promising suddenly.
 
Nov 30, 2018 5:23 PM

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Things picked up a bit, there was a lot more going on in this episode.
Kokoro did nothing wrong.

 
Dec 18, 2018 10:34 PM

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>meaningful, contemplative, existential dialogue
>"hahaha just kidding"
>"just kidding"
>"jUsT kIdDinG"

fuck off with that shit mate. I dunno if this is some anime bullshit or a weird Japanese cultural quirk, but as a weeaboo it irks me.

Good episode nonetheless. Iori gives me a heart boner.
 
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>meaningful, contemplative, existential dialogue
>"hahaha just kidding"
>"just kidding"
>"jUsT kIdDinG"

fuck off with that shit mate. I dunno if this is some anime bullshit or a weird Japanese cultural quirk, but as a weeaboo it irks me.

Good episode nonetheless. Iori gives me a heart boner.
 
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You know the feeling when you'd really want to like a show, but you can't? That's what happened to me with Kokoro Connect. I managed to watch the first two episodes, but that was it, couldn't give the third one a go anymore.

What bothers me most about the show is the positive reputation it has. Nothing negative heard, ever, but it isn't hyped over either. That's why the series sounded really promising to me, plus it had the KyoAni like art style (actually thought at first it was indeed a KyoAni show but no). That's why watching it was all the more of a disappointment for me.

The pacing of the show is slow and awkward, even, and the voice acting is just.. lame. The voices and casting are fine, but somewhat.. It sounds like the actors aren't giving their all to the show. It might be because of the art style resembles KyoAni so that I compare the voice acting to KyoAni, too. I think all of their shows have really lively voice-acting and that's why the acting in this show sticks out. Voice-acting is all about lending your voice to a character so that it seems like a real person speaking, but in this case I don't see that illusion, just actors reading lines out, no passion at all.

Sad to do so but had to drop the series. I'm glad to know that some other people got more out of the show than me, though.

EDIT: I just wanted to add that I don't mean the voice actors aren't talented or whatever, they are all professionals and you can hear it. Still, it seems something is missing. The acting sounds.. fake, if you can say so. As an example I can point out the voice actor of Inaba. To correct my previous words, there the casting actually went wrong, as the sound is more of a mature woman than a high school girl in anime. As a result, she isn't feeling right and doesn't sound like a young girl in love, there is no hesitation and struggle in her voice, no insecurity as a growing young person would have. Feel free to think otherwise, but to me the show's voice acting just wasn't convincing and it ruined the show (plus the boring pacing, yes, it was a slice of life series but still, nothing much happened in the show).
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You know the feeling when you'd really want to like a show, but you can't? That's what happened to me with Kokoro Connect. I managed to watch the first two episodes, but that was it, couldn't give the third one a go anymore.

What bothers me most about the show is the positive reputation it has. Nothing negative heard, ever, but it isn't hyped over either. That's why the series sounded really promising to me, plus it had the KyoAni like art style (actually thought at first it was indeed a KyoAni show but no). That's why watching it was all the more of a disappointment for me.

The pacing of the show is slow and awkward, even, and the voice acting is just.. lame. The voices and casting are fine, but somewhat.. It sounds like the actors aren't giving their all to the show. It might be because of the art style resembles KyoAni so that I compare the voice acting to KyoAni, too. I think all of their shows have really lively voice-acting and that's why the acting in this show sticks out. Voice-acting is all about lending your voice to a character so that it seems like a real person speaking, but in this case I don't see that illusion, just actors reading lines out, no passion at all.

Sad to do so but had to drop the series. I'm glad to know that some other people got more out of the show than me, though.


Dropping an anime over a petty reason like that huh. Well, you will struggle a lot in the future, if every small detail makes you want to stop watching the anime.
 
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emuppu said:
You know the feeling when you'd really want to like a show, but you can't? That's what happened to me with Kokoro Connect. I managed to watch the first two episodes, but that was it, couldn't give the third one a go anymore.

What bothers me most about the show is the positive reputation it has. Nothing negative heard, ever, but it isn't hyped over either. That's why the series sounded really promising to me, plus it had the KyoAni like art style (actually thought at first it was indeed a KyoAni show but no). That's why watching it was all the more of a disappointment for me.

The pacing of the show is slow and awkward, even, and the voice acting is just.. lame. The voices and casting are fine, but somewhat.. It sounds like the actors aren't giving their all to the show. It might be because of the art style resembles KyoAni so that I compare the voice acting to KyoAni, too. I think all of their shows have really lively voice-acting and that's why the acting in this show sticks out. Voice-acting is all about lending your voice to a character so that it seems like a real person speaking, but in this case I don't see that illusion, just actors reading lines out, no passion at all.

Sad to do so but had to drop the series. I'm glad to know that some other people got more out of the show than me, though.


Dropping an anime over a petty reason like that huh. Well, you will struggle a lot in the future, if every small detail makes you want to stop watching the anime.


Might be so, but at this point I've watched enough anime to know that if the voice acting doesn't fit the show, it's not worth keeping on my watch list. Quality, not quantity, right? Glad you liked Kokoro Connect, though.
 
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emuppu said:
2ego said:


Dropping an anime over a petty reason like that huh. Well, you will struggle a lot in the future, if every small detail makes you want to stop watching the anime.


Might be so, but at this point I've watched enough anime to know that if the voice acting doesn't fit the show, it's not worth keeping on my watch list. Quality, not quantity, right? Glad you liked Kokoro Connect, though.


I personally tend to finish whatever I start, even though I've struggled using this principle, it's been useful in many cases. You should continue, hope the voice actors improve. This show really is regarded high, one little flaw doesn't make the entire anime "bad."
 
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