Kokoro Connect Volume 01
Volume Title Hito Random
Release Date January 30, 2010
Number of Pages 314
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Kokoro Connect Hito Random (ココロコネクトヒトランダム) is a Japanese light novel written by Sadanatsu Anda, with illustrations by Shiromizakana. Hito Random was released on January 30, 2010. This volume was adapted into Anime Episodes 1 to 5.


At Yamaboshi High, all students are required to join a club. Through a string of coincidences, five, very different 1st year students, Taichi, Iori, Inaba, Aoki, and Yui, form the Student Cultural Society Club. With the stresses of normal high school life, in additional to their personal lives on their shoulders, things become further complicated when the StuCS members mysteriously begin switching bodies with one another at the hands of the enigmatic Heartseed. The bizarre phenomenon exposes each member's darkest secrets and puts their friendships to the ultimate test.


Chapter 1 - By the Time We Realized It, It Had Already Begun.

Chapter 2 - 'That' Which Starts with 'B'

Chapter 3 - That Guy Who Was Interested

Chapter 4 - The Week of Fostering Relationships and Detonating Bombs

Chapter 5 - Jobber's Reflection

Chapter 6 - Low Blow's Most Powerful Theory

Chapter 7 - Finale and Another Starting Point

Chapter 8 - She Was Born With That

Chapter 9 - A Confession and the Arrival of Death


Author's Notes

Novel Illustrations


  • "Hito" (人) translates to "People."
  • This volume won the Special Prize at Enterbrain's 11th Entertainment Awards in 2009.
  • The original title of this volume was "Hito Tsunagari Te, Doko e Yuku" (ヒトツナガリテ、ドコへユク?), or "People Are Connected, Wherever They Go", before being retitled Kokoro Connect Hito Random.


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