An early sample of the awaiting supernatural confusion and all its cuteness, the first half of Kokoro Connect’s amusing first episode has aired – moe is seen, a phenomena is realized, and oppai are fondled.
This is a rather interesting introduction, one of course won’t find themselves an expert of heart connections from an 11 minute strip of a far longer series – yet these 11 minutes are well-spent in every respect. We learn the diverse characters, the lighthearted setting is prepared, we’re shown that strange things are stirring – and finally, the conclusion is one of suspense with some ever-necessary breast groping, Silver Link’s apparently new signature trait.
Most of interest within this preview is definitely the characters – take heavy note of each of them beyond what face value may hold. And on that note, above all, the heroine is the one who strikes attention the greatest – a scene as she prepares to head for school certainly implies some unfortunate things. While our heroine, the adorable yellow sweater vested “idol type” with a mole, has a personality unmissable in its eccentricity and seemingly infinite reserve of energy, the episode actually appears to imply that she’s one of those who hide their hardships behind smiles.
Her life at home isn’t all so perfect – and for a moment, one may notice a quick expression of sadness escape her possibly artificial grinning. As some may recall, the first preview video for this series showed someone dive over a bridge as if attempting suicide – that may or may not prove relevant to our heroine, yet one should keep it in mind. Aside from that, there’s nothing else to note in regards to her character other than that our male protagonist ends up switching bodies with her – and subsequently feels up her chest in a confused disarray blinded by oppai.
As for our leading male, he’s rather flexible – admitting himself he’s obsessed with professional wrestling, a fine example of his open and earnest personality. When jokingly told by our heroine that he can peek under her skirt for a little over a hundred yen – he remarks that to be quite a fair price. And when asked whether he’d like to see our heroine, or a different “bishoujo type” female undress – he replied with the ideal choice of “both”. He doesn’t hesitate with what he has to say – and that may also hold true to other actions he partakes as well.
Now as for the bishoujo type girl aforementioned, seen in the middle within the image immediately below, she’s a surprisingly mean character. She’s certainly no bully – but her personality is strict, harsh, and direct. She’s both assertive and aggressive – and violence is not out of the question either when it comes to interactions with this fearsome flower who holds quite a grumpy attitude under her sweet appearance.
Lastly, there comes the two blonde haired characters – they seem made for one another, which is frankly as they indeed are. Although while the guy has confessed to the girl on numerous occasion, she continues to deny him for one or another reason. These two are the first to switch bodies, and when they share the incident with their buddies, our three other character, they’re unsurprisingly met with disbelief – in fact, the blonde girl even turns on the guy, calling him crazy, even though she experienced the same ordeal.
Casual comedy, a darker side, splendid visuals, moe, and much more awaiting – indeed, Kokoro Connect is coming off as a grand success already. There’s plenty to look forward to – and many a frontier to be felt.