Kokoro Connect

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  • TV-14
  • 2012
  • 1 Season
  • 7.4  (2,644)

Kokoro Connect is a thought-provoking and emotionally charged anime series that explores the complexities of human relationships and the deep-seated insecurities that can sometimes drive people apart. It follows the lives of five high school students - Taichi, Iori, Himeko, Yoshifumi, and Yui - who are suddenly forced to deal with a mysterious phenomenon known as the "Heartseed" that causes them to switch bodies with each other at random intervals.

At first, the students are bewildered and confused by their new situation, struggling to adjust to their sudden transformations and the challenges they pose to their social lives and personal relationships. However, as they begin to bond with each other and learn more about the Heartseed's true nature, they also come to recognize the deeper issues that underlie their individual struggles. Taichi, for example, grapples with his fear of being alone and his desperate need for approval, while Iori struggles with her own sense of identity and her fears of being rejected by her friends.

As the series progresses, the students are confronted with a series of difficult and emotionally charged situations, such as being forced to reveal their deepest secrets to each other or confronting their own feelings of self-doubt and insecurity. Despite these challenges, however, they also grow closer to each other and begin to see each other not just as classmates or acquaintances, but as true friends.

One of the key strengths of Kokoro Connect is its ability to explore complex psychological themes and issues with sensitivity and nuance. The show takes a nuanced approach to its characters and their struggles, avoiding the easy stereotypes and cliches that often plague anime series. Instead, it examines the underlying motivations and emotions that drive people's actions, and asks difficult questions about the nature of friendship, love, and human connection.

Another strength of the series is its strong voice cast, which includes a number of talented voice actors and actresses who bring depth and nuance to their roles. Miyuki Sawashiro, who plays the role of Himeko, brings a quiet intensity and vulnerability to her character's struggles, while Aki Toyosaki infuses Iori with an infectious energy and charisma that makes her a joy to watch on screen. Takahiro Mizushima, who plays Taichi, also does an excellent job of conveying the character's emotional complexity and inner turmoil.

Ultimately, Kokoro Connect is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys heartfelt, thought-provoking anime series with a focus on character development and emotional depth. Its exploration of the complexities of human relationships and the challenges of navigating life's uncertainties is both entertaining and deeply moving, and its powerful themes and messages linger long after the final episode has ended.

Kokoro Connect is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on August 7, 2012.

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As Long As the Five of Us Are Together
13. As Long As the Five of Us Are Together
September 29, 2012
Taichi screws up and everyone pays the price. While dealing with the situation, Iori gets a call from her mother and the team sets out to help.
Into a Snowy City
12. Into a Snowy City
September 22, 2012
While Kiriyama deals with a friend from the best and the promise she can't remember. Aoki must decide who he really loves.
A Story That Began As We Realized It
11. A Story That Began As We Realized It
September 15, 2012
With Heartseed gone the group enjoyed some time off, but a visitor to Taichi is set to stir up new troubles.
Putting Into Words
10. Putting Into Words
September 8, 2012
Heartseed warned Inaba that he would make things interesting. Inaba, Iori, with knives and unleashed desires will leave someone crying.
Can't Stop Can't Stop Can't Stop
9. Can't Stop Can't Stop Can't Stop
September 1, 2012
The group is learning to be more honest with their desires, except for Inaba. Heartseed decides to pay her a special visit at home.
And Then There Were None
8. And Then There Were None
August 25, 2012
All the infighting between the club members is beginning the boil over. Good advice comes their way from an unlikely source.
Falling Apart
7. Falling Apart
August 18, 2012
Acting out on their desires is causing members of the StuCS to lose friends and even turn against each other.
A Story That Continued Before Anyone Realized It
6. A Story That Continued Before Anyone Realized It
August 11, 2012
After weeks of peace, the members of the group have started hearing voice and once again their lives have been turned upside down.
A Confession and Death...
5. A Confession and Death...
August 4, 2012
Heartseed has grown bored with the group. So spice things up he takes over Iori body and jumps from a bridge. He offers the group the ability to switch bodies at will, if one cares to take Iori�s place in death.
Twin Feelings
4. Twin Feelings
July 28, 2012
Inaban is not well and she has been hiding it from the group. Taichi, after switching with her, has felt her physical pain and is determined to help her.
Jobber and Low Blow
3. Jobber and Low Blow
July 21, 2012
As the body switching becomes more common place, the Student Cultural Society members become more adventurous with each other's body.
Some Fascinating Humans
2. Some Fascinating Humans
July 14, 2012
The Student Cultural Society members have a problem and it seems to be escalating. The group doesn't know what to do until a mysterious figure explains almost everything.
A Story That Had Already Begun Before Anyone Realized It
1. A Story That Had Already Begun Before Anyone Realized It
August 7, 2012
Since club participation is required in their school, Yui, Iori, Himeko, Taichi, and Aoki choose to join the Student Cultural Society. They begin to get to know each other...a little too well! Yui...
Where to Watch Kokoro Connect
Kokoro Connect is available for streaming on the Anime Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Kokoro Connect on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    August 7, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (2,644)