AnimeSuki Forums

Register Forum Rules FAQ Members List Social Groups Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   AnimeSuki Forum > Anime Discussion > Older Series

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 2012-07-14, 17:02   Link #221
technomo12
Wise Otaku Seeker
 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Philippines
Age: 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sakanaka Shouko View Post
Spoiler for The funniest scene:
im forseseeing a blood bath >_<
__________________
technomo12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-07-14, 17:06   Link #222
flack
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Canada, BC
I hope this turns out to be some psychological thriller. The 5 of them each find out each othrs deepest and darkest secrets.
flack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-07-14, 19:07   Link #223
Seiryuu
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
I doubt this'll be a "thriller", but I'm definitely foreseeing a lot of drama and trauma. Everyone has their own issues, secrets they don't want revealed and motivations that people never really see. From the pv, it looks like Iori's a bit like Kokoro from Aishiteruze Baby, putting on a happy face, instantly disregarding her own feelings or well being for someone else's sake. And like Kokoro, she's doomed to eventually break down, because every time she says "I'm fine, don't worry" she's really screaming inside. That might also explain the whole philosophical bit on individuality; if she's just throwing herself aside, she may be starting to feel like she's losing herself.
I'm getting some vibes from Yui, with some of her statements and outbursts, especially the way she lost it over Iori's apparent indifference to personal safety. Something tells me she's got a very unpleasant story, probably not on the level of BV, but somewhere around Ookami-san perhaps. If so, then she obviously had a specific reason to study martial arts. Also, if this is so I really hope Aoki finds out. He seems to actually care about Yui, but his actions are just driving her away.
Seiryuu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-07-14, 20:58   Link #224
Chaos2Frozen
"Where mah Justice go?!"
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Asylum beyond the Mirror
Age: 26
Kokoro Connect adds to the list of Animes that shouldn't be judged by their first episode, and it looks like they're diving into the serious side of the story right off the bat. Judging from the preview I would say next week would be Inaba pushing Taichi to Iori while trying to ignore her own feelings for him.

Also for anyone interested, I found the character relationship chart from way back:

Spoiler for Relationship Chart:
__________________

Last edited by Chaos2Frozen; 2012-07-15 at 00:14.
Chaos2Frozen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-07-14, 21:12   Link #225
Ravenblitz
|・ω・`)
 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Getting there
Send a message via MSN to Ravenblitz
Spoiler for Newtype:
__________________

Last edited by Ravenblitz; 2012-07-14 at 21:25.
Ravenblitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-07-14, 21:16   Link #226
Sackett
Cross Game - I need more
 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: I've moved around the American West. I've lived in Oregon, Washington, Utah, and Oklahoma
Age: 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sakanaka Shouko View Post
Spoiler for The funniest scene:
The weirdest thing about that was that she asked the two of them what Iori was to the two of them... almost as if she thinks they're in some sort of threesome or something...

The Class Rep is a little... bizarre.
__________________

Cross Game - A Story of Love, Life, Death - and Baseball. What more could you want?
Sackett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-07-14, 21:35   Link #227
Somnus
Eh?
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Canada
I have nothing against admitting that this show is drawing me in. I'm growing really fond of the group dynamic, and the Heartseed bit got me very curious. Though truthfully, Iori is the major factor tipping the scales here. She won me over with her personality, and sealed the deal with that insightful "question" while she was in Aoki's body.
__________________
Somnus is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-07-14, 21:48   Link #228
Jmko
Normal Member
*Graphic Designer
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
I just love the OP song, can't stop hearing it. It's probably my favorite op song this season.

A lot of foreshadowing to some darker stuff in the 2nd episode and Himeko really likes to troll Taichi.

Spoiler for a cat?:
__________________
Jmko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-07-14, 21:48   Link #229
Markerlight
Junior Member
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Australia
The first episode didnt look too promising but it seems like things are turning around. The characters are getting really interesting and I'm looking forward to next weeks episode now; lets hope Yui's backstory isn't what I think it is.
__________________
"If your spirit has wings to travel, even across the breadth of a thousand million nights, imagination will guide the way and the gates of El-hazard will always be open to you."
Markerlight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-07-14, 21:50   Link #230
liquidmetal
procrastinating...
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Wow this show has really drawn me in. Hope, as others have said, that they each find out more about each other then overcome their individual things together. Backstory!!
liquidmetal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-07-14, 21:55   Link #231
Wandering_Youth
lost in wonder forever...
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: edge of my dream in the land of twilight...ZzzZzZ
god must be really bored up there in the heavens to be down on Earth messing with humans...
__________________
Wandering_Youth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-07-14, 22:21   Link #232
serenade_beta
マジ天使
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Spoiler for ep2:
__________________

-Tried to start a blog --> http://tdnshumi.blogspot.com/ (Mainly about video games)
-R.I.P. Hiroshi Yamauchi, Gaming wouldn't have been the same without you (9/19/13)
serenade_beta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-07-14, 22:37   Link #233
thundrakkon
Fly Away into the Night
*Graphic Designer
 
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: USA
This series is definitely interesting with its drama and story, although a bit confusing at times due to the switching around without completely remembering all the names yet.

So we have a sort of explaination on how come they are switching bodies around, but it just seems so random. Maybe our primitive minds cannot comprehend the nature of this activity, but I just feel like there has to be a bigger purpose to all of this. Maybe, in a way, the soul switching will resolve personal issues each one has.

Then again, Iori brought up a good point this episode. It could end up that they start to lose their individuality and identity. That could lead to other problems later on in life. However, I do hope that the series will be able to resolve that, and they will be able to conquer any problems that arises.
__________________
thundrakkon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-07-14, 22:39   Link #234
ThereminVox
Guess what time it is?
 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Age: 29
I could be going way off into left field here, but I have a question after a quick viewing of episode 2:

Spoiler for chin-stroking:
ThereminVox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-07-14, 23:00   Link #235
Silvance
Storm Vanguard
*Graphic Designer
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Type-00
lol. Man, episode two did not disappoint. Good to see that there was a follow up regarding the fondling of the mammary glands in the previous episode. It's funny how the Nagase find the lesbian more of a bigger deal, than Taichi feeling her body up. I wonder what exactly they were talking about in the classroom. XD

The proud look on Inaba's face when she mentioned her size was just smile-inducing. It seems like a big achievement to her. lol. In addition, it's funny how 4 out of the 5 of them made a mistake of going to the wrong restroom whenever they swap bodies with the opposite gender.

I really like the performance of Yui's VA when she articulated her disgust about what she has to go through in the restroom when she's in Taichi or Aoki's body. Haha... Not to mention, Nagase seems to be getting used to it as well. When she mentioned she was getting used to it, I can just imagine how awkward that was for the guys. lol.

Last but not least, the last scene few minutes were hilarious. The part where Taichi volunteers to help out, and the strange phenomenon occurred just in time to cause even more chaos. That declaration at the end was just splendid! 7 more days until the next one... Oh, the pain.
Silvance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-07-14, 23:55   Link #236
tsunade666
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: In my room
Good second episode that shows a bit mystery to it or a hint of mystery which is in need of back story. Specially the reaction of that girl towards guys and her taking up martial arts maybe just to defend herself though I'm much sure that the guy who likes her would probably the key on opening her heart up on that event. And onto the other pair. When C2F show that character relation map. I didn't think that Inaba would be liking Taichi. That would be a spoiler on it because the only hit we got which is solid on it is Taichi like Iori and the scene at the end of this episode stir trouble on it. She is either pissing Taichi off or helping him on his relationship. The class rep also has her issue on her own
__________________

tsunade666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-07-15, 00:30   Link #237
Master Assassin
Portable Dude Mk. II
*Artist
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: All ghillied up spying on someone ~2,000 yards away using telescope sights.
Age: 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chaos2Frozen View Post
Kokoro Connect adds to the list of Animes that shouldn't be judged by their first episode, and it looks like they're diving into the serious side of the story right off the bat. Judging from the preview I would say next week would be Inaba pushing Taichi to Iori while trying to ignore her own feelings for him.

Also for anyone interested, I found the character relationship chart from way back:

Spoiler for Relationship Chart:
Chaos... looks like the image is lost.

At any rate, I think I'm more curious about this show than the rest of the ones airing this season. ORE, KININATTAN DA!
__________________
I like to run portable on my dude, so I ran while running runs in my portably portable, dude-like dude.

Kazuma Kamachi FC

Since we are all so trigger happy about certain behaviors that we do when talking about his works.

--- This line over here is a placeholder. ----
Master Assassin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-07-15, 00:40   Link #238
Vena
Carpe Diem
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: ||At the edge of finality.||
Age: 24
I watched the two starter episodes one after the other last night due to time constraints over the previous week, and I have to say that I am glad that I did. The first episode is very slow and feel like a heavy introduction with the main plot dynamic being used for a gag rather than something a bit deeper. If I had only watched that one episode and then had to wait a week, I'd have easily been underwhelmed as by the end of it I was a bit bored, unimpressed, and looking for something else. Thankfully, I had the second episode and I got to see the show really take itself into much more serious territory as it delved into some philosophical questions as well as the difficulty of the kids to deal with their changes in sexual identity.

From the looks of it, there's like a love pentagon going on here and the next episode, thanks to the unforeseen consequences of the kids acting out of character in the bodies of others, will come to a quick boil. There's a lot of hints in the episode of who likes who in some secret way, and who is aware and *unhappy*. The show seems to focus on Inaba looking at Taichi looking at Nagase, and I don't know what to do with the other two just yet but Kiriyama will be getting a bit more focus next episode.

Anyway I look forward to more in the near future.

So ya, first episode was a bit of a drag but having the second follow right up was a godsend. There's a lot of potential in this show, let's see what it can make of it. (Though the show does seem to struggle from a bit of a tonal discord as the wanky hijinks can pop in to the serious philosophy in rather abrupt and pointless ways at times. Though, these little outbursts of hijinks may end up being the catalysts of S.H.t.F. further on in the show.)
__________________
Transcend Eternity
Vena is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-07-15, 01:04   Link #239
Chaos2Frozen
"Where mah Justice go?!"
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Asylum beyond the Mirror
Age: 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Soul Assassin View Post
Chaos... looks like the image is lost.

At any rate, I think I'm more curious about this show than the rest of the ones airing this season. ORE, KININATTAN DA!
That's strange I could still see it... oh well, it's on the first page of this thread, if u still can't see it I'll post it again later when I get back.
__________________
Chaos2Frozen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-07-15, 01:18   Link #240
JokerD
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chaos2Frozen View Post
That's strange I could still see it... oh well, it's on the first page of this thread, if u still can't see it I'll post it again later when I get back.
I'm not seeing the image either.

Anyway this series looks pretty cool. Looks like they are getting pretty used to switching, where Inaba and Taichi don't even get phased when talking.

I wonder if this will take a darker turn later on though, I'm guessing Iori is hiding a darker personality under the genki one she uses.
Spoiler for just in case:
JokerD is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
body swapping, comedy, drama, romance, shounen, slice of life

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:13.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
We use Silk.