Kokoro Connect Volume 08
08 000a
Volume Title Step Time
Release Date June 30, 2012
Number of Pages 351
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Kokoro Connect Step Time (ココロコネクトステップタイム) is a Japanese light novel written by Sadanatsu Anda, with illustrations by Shiromizakana. Step Time was released on June 30, 2012.


A collection of side stories that take place between various arcs. The "First Encounter" chapter details how the Student Cultural Society was first formed and each member's initial interactions and thoughts about each other. From the very beginning, each member felt that something about Iori was not normal but could not figure out what. The second side story, "The Friendship of those Two," recounts about how Inaba and Iori befriended one another and the difficulties they had to overcome along the way. It ends with Inaba staying over at Iori's house for a sleepover where she reveals to Inaba her personal problem. The third story, "Date x Date x Date," takes place after Yume Random. Iori and Kurihara help arrange a triple date because Nakayama and Yui have never been on a date before despite now having boyfriends. Being experienced daters, Taichi and Inaba tag along so they can help make things go smoothly. The fourth side story chronicles Fujishima, Shino, and Chihiro trying to find the secret behind the Pentagon's satisfaction with their lives. While this is going on, Fujishima overhears several rumors about someone going around performing an experiment in the school.


First Encounter

The Friendship of Those Two

Date x Date x Date

Sprint Towards My Way

Author's Notes

Plot Summary



  • The novel's title, "Step Time," could be a reference to how the characters had to "step up" or make strides to improve themselves.


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