English Title: Kokoro Connect
Japanese Title: ココロコネクト — “Kokoro Connect”
Author: Sadanatsu Anda — 庵田定夏
Illustrator: Shiromizakana — 白身魚
Translator: Molly Lee
Genre: Drama, Body Swap, Slice of Life, Comedy, Paranormal, School Life
Original Run: January 2010 – September 2013
English Run: August 2018 – ongoing
Japanese Publisher: Famitsu Bunko (Enterbrain)
English Publisher: J-Novel Club
Volumes in Japanese: 11 (Complete)
Volumes in English: 1 (In Progress)
Average Price Per Volume: Kindle $7 – iBook $7 – Kobo $7
Note: Also available to read online through a J-Novel Club subscription. This series is currently digital-only.
Synopsis: The Cultural Research Club is an eclectic bunch: a pro wrestling fanboy, a goofy ditz, a master of snark, a laid-back jokester, and a total girly-girl. Their peaceful teenage lives are turned upside-down, however, when they suddenly and inexplicably start swapping bodies with each other. At first it’s all wacky hijinks… but then things get a little too personal. Boundaries are crossed, and dark secrets come to light—secrets that threaten to destroy the very foundations of their friendship. Who—or what—is causing the body-swap phenomenon? Will it ever stop? But most of all… can their club survive it? Find out in the hit ensemble dramedy light novel from award-winning author Sadanatsu Anda!
- Volume 2 (TBA)
Amazon — iBook — J-Novel Club — Kobo
Reviews of Kokoro Connect
MAL Entry — 13 episodes — Aired July 2012 – September 2012. 4 OVAs aired November-December 2012.
Crunchyroll (streaming) — Amazon — RightStuf
Note: Adapted volumes 1 to 3 of the light novel series. 4 OVAs Adapted Volume 4
If you liked Kokoro Connect, you might also want to try…
- Book Girl — Slice of Life, Paranormal, Mystery, School Life
- My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong as I Expected — Slice of Life, Comedy, School Life
- The Empty Box and Zeroth Maria — School Life, Paranormal, Drama
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