Finished watching Kokoro Connect ep5... VillainousHanacha... go fucking watch it.....it is not moe type-B anime.
You will be surprise how serious the series turned into
Did someone call my name 0_0
Well, I'm glad other people are watching this show, which is in my opinion the sleeper hit of this season. I was very plesantly surprised to see the body switching being used in a dramatic fashion as opposed to a comedic fashion. I love the show, from how it looks to it's characters and how the develop. The only thing I can level against it is that it's a little too fast paced for it's own good, but the show functions very well regardless.
And yes, really the only thing this show shares with K-ON is a character designer. I personally like K-ON's particular variation on Puni Plush and always have, but for those who pass this show up because of it's art style, it's their loss, plain and simple.
However, concerning the idea of not being a Type B Moe show, I have a few things to say. The show is a great one, but it most definitely has Moe elements, such as the art style itself or certain mannerisms of Iori and Inaba. To say that the show is not Moe is incorrect, as the elements are most certainly there. There is nothing wrong with a show having readily apparent Moe elements but still having an excellent character drama as well with good development, nor is there any shame in admitting to liking such a thing. A show can be Moe and be excellent as well, the 2 are not mutually exclusive. Moe more often than not boils down to a series of tropes so as to evoke a certain feeling in the viewer, and tropes are nothing more than tools (if I am to quote TV Tropes for a moment).
Also concerning the delineation between Type A and Type B fans. It has been taken that Type B fans are simply those into Moe and Type A fans are those who like "Serious" works, but I see it a different way. Works that are considered Type B are more likely to contain Moe, but Moe itself is more likely to be seen in certain types of fiction. The broadest possible category in which works with Moe elements occur is within Character-Driven Fiction, as Moe elements are generally character traits as well as the focus on them, which a Character-Driven work is more likely to do. On the other side of the coin works that are considered Type A are more likely to be considered "Serious", but this is also more likely to occur with in a certain category of fiction. So I would say that the widest category that would include "Serious" works would be Story/Plot-Driven Fiction, as these are less likely to dwell on characters, and just focus on telling a tale or a story which could often be quite dark.
In essence I consider the divide between Type A and Type B fans not to be the divide between those who love Moe and those who want "Serious" stories (much less the divide between mindless, easily frightened viewers who want cute girls and humorless, impossible to please elitists), but those who prefer Character-Driven Fiction (the Type B) and those who prefer Story/Plot Driven Fiction (the Type A) and the differences between the shows of this type and the fans who like them.
Kokoro Connect is very much Character-Driven, with the events of the show being provided by the character conflicts and the bonding/interactions between them. Also as I said before, the show most definitely has it's Moe elements. So therefore, I would say that the show is very much a Type B Moe Anime, and it's not wonderful in spite of that status, but because of it.