Desire in Kokoro Connect

The sudden body swapping in Kokoro Connect presented the central cast with numerous curious problems, along with raising issues about trust and identity. It became clear early on that while this group of students were in the same club and had a certain amount of contact outside of school hours they were not true friends. It was a shallow friendship in places, with numerous problems being kept secret from everyone else, although the reasons for this differed depending on the character. The body swapping remained a jarring experience for those involved, demonstrating that regardless of how long these characters have known each other, they were still strangers. The shock that Yui, Inaba, Iori, Aoki and Taichi get when they come to the realisation that they really don’t know each other is tangible, and akin to a whole opening up beneath their feet. Read more of this post