Sunday, July 15, 2012
ACF 1557: KOKORO CONNECT
3 girls + 2 boys = a 5-way body swap in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition: Kokoro Connect! Directed by Shin Oonuma (Dusk Maiden of Amnesia, ef ~ a tale of memories) and Shinya Kwamo (.hack//GIFT) with series composition by Fumihiko Shimo (Air, CLANNAD), character designs by Toshifumi Akai (Sound of the Sky) and sound direction by Toshiki Kameyama (Hidamari Sketch, Dusk Maiden of Amnesia).
Synopsis: The five members of the Cultural Study group that meets in class 401 have spent a lot of time wondering what it would be like to be in someone else’s shoes. But they’re about to learn that there’s a huge difference between thinking about something and literally BEING in someone else’s shoes! Because that’s exactly what happens when, suddenly and inexplicably, they each find themselves inside the body of the girl (or boy) next door!
What happens next? Well, besides bringing a whole new meaning to the term “Exchange Student” and the expected freaked out runs to the bathroom, it’s not hard to do the math: Take one wrestling geek, the resident cool girl, the class clown, the popular chick and one sultry maid of mystery, scramble thoroughly and divide, and you can bet that pretty soon they’ll be answering ALL of the questions they never wanted to know about the opposite sex in ways they never anticipated! Get ready for the wildest game of musical bodies ever as Taichi, Himeko, Yoshifumi, Yui and Iori have to survive seeing the world through each others’ eyes in: KOKORO CONNECT.
Kokoro Connect will be available through digital outlets with a home video release to follow next year.