The five members of the Cultural Research Club - Taichi Yaegashi, Iori Nagase, Himeko Inaba, Yui Kiriyama, and Yoshifumi Aoki - encounter a bizarre phenomenon one day when Aoki and Yui ... See full summary »
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Takahiro Mizushima ...
 Taichi Yaegashi (17 episodes, 2012)
Aki Toyosaki ...
 Iori Nagase (17 episodes, 2012)
Miyuki Sawashiro ...
 Himeko Inaba (17 episodes, 2012)
Hisako Kanemoto ...
 Yui Kiriyama (17 episodes, 2012)
Takuma Terashima ...
 Yoshifumi Aoki (17 episodes, 2012)
Keiji Fujiwara ...
 Ryuuzen Gotou (12 episodes, 2012)
Shizuka Itô ...
 Maiko Fujishima (12 episodes, 2012)
Asuka Ôgame ...
 Rina Yaegashi (8 episodes, 2012)
Yuki Ono ...
 Shingo Watase (7 episodes, 2012)
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The five members of the Cultural Research Club - Taichi Yaegashi, Iori Nagase, Himeko Inaba, Yui Kiriyama, and Yoshifumi Aoki - encounter a bizarre phenomenon one day when Aoki and Yui switch bodies without warning. The same begins to happen to the other club members, throwing their daily lives into disarray. At first the five students find some amusement amidst the confusion, but this unwarranted connection also exposes the painful scars hidden within their hearts. As their calm lives are shattered, the relationships between the five students also begin to change... Written by myanimelist

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Swapping bodies is only the start of their problems!
22 November 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This anime series follows five high school students, all members of the Cultural Research Club. They don't actually do any cultural research; they just formed the club because for one reason or another they didn't want to join any of the other clubs. The group consists of two boys; Taichi and Yoshifumi and three girls; Inaba, Iori and Yui. One night Taichi and Iori each have a strange dream; they both wake thinking they have swapped bodies. It soon becomes apparent that it was no dream; soon all five club members are randomly changing bodies with some rather awkward consequences. After dealing with this for a little while they approached by one of their teachers... except that it isn't the teacher at all it is an entity calling himself Heartseed who has taken control of the teacher. He explains that this is all his doing and if they try to avoid the consequences of the swapping he will interfere to make things more interesting... when he does it looks as if one of the five will die; they know which body but he leaves it up to them to determine which personality is in it when it dies! This isn't the only strange thing to happen to the group; later he makes it so that they can't not act on an impulse which leads to a lot of unfortunate truths being told and later still they find themselves suddenly reverting to children or even babies!

When the body swapping started I feared this might become yet another fanservice series... Taichi's first act on finding himself in a female body was to feel its breasts... then another female student walked in and offered to help! Thankfully it isn't that sort of series at all; it was just done to show one of the awkward dilemmas of their swapping bodies. The story managed to balance the humour and drama of the situation nicely and just as one idea had been used enough it was over and they had to deal with another strange situation. The characters were fun without being silly; there may have been some funny moments but it didn't descend in to wackiness. The character designs may be fairly generic but the animation was pretty good and the voices seemed to suit the characters although not speaking Japanese I can only judge them on the way they sounded. Over all I'd say this thirteen part series is well worth watching if you are an anime fan; especially as it can be legally watched on Crunchyroll at the time I'm writing this.

These comments are based on watching the series in Japanese with English subtitles


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