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English: Kobato
Japanese: こばと。


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2009 to Mar 23, 2010
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Ranked: #3952
Popularity: #482
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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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Related Anime

Adaptation: Kobato.
Side story: Kobato. Special: Hajimete no Kobato.

Characters & Voice Actors

Inada, Tetsu
Inada, Tetsu
Bang, Seong Jun
Bang, Seong Jun
Fujimoto, Kiyokazu
Fujimoto, Kiyokazu
Maeno, Tomoaki
Maeno, Tomoaki
Kim, Il
Kim, Il
Hanato, Kobato
Hanato, Kobato
Hanazawa, Kana
Hanazawa, Kana
Wu, Jeong Sin
Wu, Jeong Sin
Inada, Tetsu
Inada, Tetsu
Bang, Seong Jun
Bang, Seong Jun


Mitsuyuki, Masuhara
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Nakajima, Toshihiko
Sound Director
Sokuza, Makoto
Episode Director

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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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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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Jul 29, 2010
NOTE: the first paragraph is for those who are looking for motivation to watch this series, if not skip to the next.

If you're tired or bored watching same anime storyline over and over again and looking for something different, then I'm sure watching Kobato would not impress even a single cell in your brain, well at first. It's storyline is a typical shoujo, as you might be expecting, with a witty, innocent, naive etc. main character ,that you might have seen a thousand times already, living her life sharing/showing her naivety/innocence to others day by day. But even though read more
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Oct 3, 2013
I actually enjoyed this anime so much. I originally started watching it because I was after a time passer but Kobato turned out to be so much more. The whole anime was such a mood lifter and can be best described as soft and fluffy.

The story follows a girl, Kobato, who has been sent to Earth to heal people's hearts. She has 4 seasons of the weather to fill up a jar with the 'konpeito', what the bottled heart fragments are referred to. Her guide is Iorogi, a being taking the form of a stuffed animal. Kobato falls in love with a nursery read more
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CLAMP + cuteness = AWESOME . . . enough said

Kidding, both have a sweet heart warming story with just a hint of magic. The main characters in each are also both clueless, yet loveable.
Also by CLAMP, similar character appearance (Chiho and Chi) and environment design (esp the apartment)... also got this Picture Book arc but with different story... and both are wonderful stories
Both of the main characters are extremely optimistic people.
Both series contain some romance.
Both series are somewhat funny slice-of-life anime with drama sprinkled around.
Both have some fantasy elements with them.
Both by CLAMP. Plus Kobato even has an episode that featues Syaoran, Fay, and Kurogane (and the comparison of voice actors is hilarious).
The simularities between the two story lines are in some ways frigtening. While they are different, there is that sameness about them, that makes one think. Both are ironically done by clamp, both have magical girls, and they collect stuff in a jar, trying to be able to achieve that special thing. They have stuffed animals around their sides, and Koboto's main two characters have simularities in looks those from Nanatsuiro Drops, except in Koboto, they have longer hair.
Both endings are really sweet and touching. If you loved Clannad then you will love Kobato too.

Opening Theme

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

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)

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