Slowpoke here, just watched this. I liked this way, way more than what I thought I would. I thought its name alone was more than proof it would be some silly love story, which I guess it is, but at least it had depth.
Body switching was way too much fun. The impulse thing was fun at first, but got boring. Time regression was not that interesting in and of itself, but it made for some very interesting introspection. Forced telepathy was wasted potential. All the girls are fucking crazy.
Iori's behavior in the last arc was way too dramatic, I think. They should have let her get more philosophical often, she made very interesting insights. It was a pity that most of them were shoved away by the power of friendship.
I'd like to talk to you about this show more, but I'm too tired and about to go to sleep. Maybe you can make another thread tomorrow? Long story short it's one of my top 3. Goodnight anon.
Iori's hissy fit was probably supposed to be justified by the stress of having people constantly invading her privacy during all the prior hijinks. It's not unbelievable that a person might have a mask personality they use for the sake of socializing. Like how we hide our power levels.
The show is a fun ride and it's really good for watching one story arc all at once. The only thing I lower my opinion of it for is how contrived the scenarios are. An alien messing with high schoolers is about as logical as swapping bodies after falling down the stairs.
I know it isn't impossible. I just think that had she had her monologues about what a personality is, and what makes a person who they are, her break down might've been more justified? Or at least we would have seen it coming.
And yeah, the whole thing is ridiculous but Heartseed was right. They are interesting.
The plot was boring but the characters were interesting enough to make a pretty good show out it.
There was a time when A-1 wanted the kyoani style
Kokoro Connect has the excuse of being designed by Horiguchi who created the style Kyoani permanently afterwards decided to make knockoffs of. I still have no idea how Mel Kishida designs transformed into keions however.