Kokoro Connect: A few words

Iori: "an I've concluded that we have a serious lack of erotic and dangerous material."

I comepletely concur. More power to this girl!

Kokoro Connect is one of the best series this season. In fact, it is one of the best shows I’ve seen. The plot is a new idea (or at least I cannot recall any similar series), it is funny, dramatic and adorable.

The series is the first one I know that has body swapping and uses it to narrate the story of the five main characters. It starts out more on the funny side and slowly develops into more or less dramatic situations, but is still maintaining a degree of comedy. To those of you who weep easily: This can be a tearjerker anime at times.

Iori: "Which one of us (Iori and Inaba) would you rather see strip, Taichi?"

Opportunities. Some only come once in a lifetime. I love how they both have such a straight face while asking that.

Body swapping, of course, becomes especially interesting if a boy and a girl switch bodies, which happens frequently in Kokoro Connect, as the affected people are three girls and two guys (Himeko is the most awesome girl btw). Taichi’s first reaction when he switches bodies with Iori is what most, if not all, of us guys would first think of and do given the opportunity ;)

“but of course I could never tell you that I actually do…”

Taichi in Iori's body, fondling her breasts.

“…This!”

The voice actors do a very good job in this anime. They have to adjust the personality without changing the voice, since the voice is part of your body. This is a difficult task and they do it well.

But the best part about the show is how well it all fits together. Since they (normally) cannot control the time at which they switch bodies, this also means that they can drop in to a conversation they didn’t follow or during any other activity. This, of course, means that you cannot avoid learning of problems or secrets the others have. This, in turn, can lead to ugly situations and the series really makes use of that.

On a side note, just imagine suddenly switching bodies during… “health care sessions” would be the ultimate comedy and possibly drama situation in the anime, though I doubt that will ever happen ;)

Confessions

I don’t think I need to say any more…

4.5/5 Kurisus:


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Written by Anpan | Posted on 7. August 2012, 22:47

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