Kokoro Connect [First Impressions]
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama, School-life, Slice-of-life
Notable Seiyuu(s): Toyosaki Aki, Sawashiro Miyuki, Terashima Takuma, Kanemoto Hisako, Keiji Fijiwara
OP: “Paradigm” by eufonius
ED: “Kokoro no Kara” by Team. Nekokan [Neko] feat. Junca Amaoto
Summary: The love and teen pentagonal comedy follows the strange phenomena at the Yamahoshi Academy’s Culture Club, starting with the five male and female club members switching bodies with each other. (Source: ANN)
I’ve been hearing both sides of the argument ever since the pre-air came out but finally being able to witness what all the fuss was about, I’ve come to understand that Kokoro Connect is a show where you’d really like it or you’d really hate it. It’s sole focus is on the comedy it implements; using body switching as one of their main excuses and also for the obligatory boob fondling they displayed in episode 1. Sadly the comedy doesn’t appeal to me that greatly and in my eyes, the excuse of using body switching can turn ugly real easily. Yet miraculously I’m still interested in continuing Kokoro Connect.
I will put it out there now that optimism could lead to a bad outcome and I’ve potentially fallen for this trap (again). There is a hint of potential within the characters themselves as each of them lead different lives with a different personality. This itself proves to be the most interesting hook Kokoro Connect has to offer so far (and also that the characters have a K-On design to them which I’m really loving). It’s intriguing and that itself has won me over. Even so, I won’t put my hopes up too high as it’ll most likely take the comedy route throughout the series.
If you like the concept of body swapping, enjoy looking at characters that have a K-On feel to them (there’s even Toyosaki Aki in this!) or share the same optimism I have for the series then be my guest and get your hands on episode 1 if you haven’t already!