It’s pretty obvious that Kokoro Connect is a feel good anime much like Tari Tari or Ano Hana etc but from what we saw in the PV a while back it hinted at so much more. I’m talking about the scene which one of the girls; either Inaba or Nagase was committing suicide by jumping off the side of a bridge.
Now it’s not clear if they died or what not in the preview which is the whole point of a teaser trailer but comparing that scene to the first three episodes doesn’t seem to match. So far we’ve had some feel good scenes with the main five bonding and being united against a common foe. Throw some comedy and light drama into that mix and you have yourselves a decent story but if the story takes a darker route soon we could be in for a masterpiece.
As far as i’m concerned the most interesting things body swapping entails have been done off screen. In episode three Yaegashi and Kiriyama swapped bodies and Kiriyama apparently freaked out in front of Yaegashi’s sister which I would have loved to see. It’s these kind of social situations which should be the main focus of the series that and danger. It hasn’t been done yet but body swapping could cause some serious disasters if it happens at the wrong moment. For example if one of them is riding a bike or crossing a road the sudden swap could cause someone to be seriously injured in another characters body.
But back to that juicy potential suicide and the complications of that you probably haven’t considered. First off what if the person committing suicide isn’t the owner of the body? The other potential catastrophe that could occur is in the moment when Yaegashi saves the girl and is pulling her up. What if he swaps body with her or one of the other characters. They might drop her or she might drop him. I doubt this will happen but the potential death aspects could create some amazing follow up scenes which tear the group apart.