Anime Review: Kokoro Connect – 8
Gossan, don’t even worry about it. Kids’ problems will always be incomprehensible for adults.
Despite the pretty ominous episode title, it wasn’t as “doom and gloom” as I thought it would be. Well, how could it, right? Connect is supposed to be an uplifting, conforting kind of anime; why would there be an unhappy ending?
And I’m glad to say it’s starting to move in a lighter direction. I sincerely hope that the second act has come to an end. This dreary attitude has gotten pretty intense; it’s not a coincidence that Kokoro Connect has been my last review each weekend. It doesn’t look like it’ll wrap up next week, but it’ll certainly pick up in mood by then. I’m waiting to see who gets a full episode first: Yui or Inaba. Maybe even Aoki is on that list. In any case, I’m looking forward to the lighter stuff.
I think it’s awesome that out of all the places to get wisdom, it comes from the minor characters. I’m honestly not too surprised by Fujishima’s involvement in patching up the group, but Gossan was a plus. Having both influence the story was great, though I have to say a little redundant. They both gave the same advice, though in slightly different forms.
Still, having voices from outside the bubble of the story is a refreshing change very now and again. The moral itself is not the most esoteric that it needed to be spelled out for him, but I’m sure that Taichi appreciates the help. Let’s see if he internalizes it fast enough to do something about it. Or maybe we should hope that Taichi catches Iori on the way to Yui’s place?
Another good episode. I’m hoping for more to happen now that Taichi the selfless freak has gotten the advice he needs. Side note: when did the title in the OP turn green?
GO Rating: 4/5