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Kobato.


Alternative Titles

English: Kobato
Japanese: こばと。

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2009 to Mar 23, 2010
Premiered: Fall 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: NHK, NHK-BS2
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.091 (scored by 33,085 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #4212
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #616
Members: 84,149
Favorites: 1,079
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Episodes: /24

Synopsis

Sweet and naïve Hanato Kobato came to Earth on a mission to collect and fill a bottle with "konpeito," which appear after healing a person's heart that is suffering. Kobato collects these because it is her wish to go to a certain place. Despite her strangeness, Kobato turns out to be well-suited for this mission as her heartfelt sincerity in helping others earns her the love and admiration of everyone she meets. However, she is not allowed to fall in love with anyone whose heart she heals.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hanato, Kobato
Hanato, Kobato
Main
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana
Ioryogi
Ioryogi
Main
Inada, Tetsu
Japanese
Inada, Tetsu
Fujimoto, Kiyokazu
Fujimoto, Kiyokazu
Main
Maeno, Tomoaki
Japanese
Maeno, Tomoaki
Flourite, Fai D.
Flourite, Fai D.
Supporting
Namikawa, Daisuke
Japanese
Namikawa, Daisuke

Staff

Mitsuyuki, Masuhara
Mitsuyuki, Masuhara
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Nakajima, Toshihiko
Nakajima, Toshihiko
Sound Director
Itou, Tomohiko
Itou, Tomohiko
Episode Director, Storyboard


Edit Opening Theme

"Magic Number (マジックナンバー)" by Maaya Sakamoto

Edit Ending Theme

#01: "Jellyfish's Confession (ジェリーフィッシュの告白)" by Megumi Nakajima (eps 1-19)
#02: "Watashi ni Dekiru Koto (わたしにできること)" by Megumi Nakajima (eps 20-23)
#03: "Ashita Kuru Hi (あした来る日)" by Kobato Hanato (Kana Hanazawa) (ep 24)



More reviewsReviews

Skadi
Apr 10, 2010
I have to admit to being won over by Kobato before ever seeing the first frame of film. One look at the artwork for this series and Kobato's beautiful clothing and settings and I knew this was going to be something for me. Thankfully I was also rewarded with an enjoyable and heartwarming story. While Kobato doesn’t exactly break any new ground, it’s a light hearted series that should make anyone smile, with just a touch of drama to keep it interesting.

Kobato herself begins as a bit of a mystery, tasked with a mission of healing the hearts of others in order read more
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Yume_to_Tsubasa
Sep 9, 2010
Amazing- that's the one word I would use to describe Kobato.

I'm rather picky with my ratings, but for the first time in a good while, I decided on a ten.

Story-9 The plot of Kobato. starts out simple enough- a girl assigned the task of healing peoples' wounded hearts. The first half of the series covers the bases of the overall objective- cases of Kobato doing her work. Even these earlier episodes I though were awesome, but as the series enters its second half, Kobato.'s plot thickens and the series develops into a masterpiece.

In the first half, we see glimpses of the dark realities of life read more
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5camp
Jun 25, 2010
Some­where around about epis­ode 12 it hit me. No, not that the show had sud­denly become watch­able, that wasn’t to hap­pen for sev­eral more epis­odes. No, what hit me was a per­fect way to express what it was I didn’t like about this show. I had some vague review thoughts in my head (sub­con­sciously review­ing the show as you watch it; the curse of being a critic) but most of them revolved around bitch­ing about how stu­pid Kobato her­self was and how the show relied on cute­ness as its main appeal, some­thing I’ve just never really liked. But then it hit me. I read on read more
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DraconisMarch
Mar 23, 2012
What are you doing with your life? What are you working for? What will you accomplish during your time? How could that time be better served improving that of another?

All of these are questions you'll probably be asking yourself while watching "Kobato."

"Kobato" is one of those rarities that soothes the soul. It's hard not to find yourself smiling often, since there are many heartwarming moments throughout. The show regularly brought tears to the eye--not of sadness, but happiness. It's definitely something to consider checking out if you like happier anime, or need something to cheer you up.

The entire point read more
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