Kokoro Connect continues to amaze me.
Episode 11 marked the beginning of the third arc. After the painful, but deep “unleashed desires” arc, I was surprised at how much this episode engaged me. I expected a denouement, perhaps, but instead saw the start of an arc that appears to be a little less painful, a little funnier, and little more Aoki and Kiriyama packed, and equally interesting.
As the members of the Cultural Research Club regress into miniature, younger versions of themselves and then return to their normal age, they are bringing with them the pains of their past. And along with those pains, perhaps they’re bringing regrets as well.
So I’ll ask you all – what would you tell your younger self if you had the chance? Is is something about being fearful, as with Inaba? Does it have to do with a relationship, as with Aoba? Or is it about finding yourself, like with Nagase? Or might it have to do with an activity you used to participate in or a promise you made, as with Kiriyama? Or would it be something else entirely?
If you could give a piece of advice to your six-year-old self, your-eleven-year old self, or your fourteen-year-old self, what would you say?