Ranked #397


Alternative Titles

English: Kobato
Japanese: こばと。


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2009 to Mar 23, 2010
Premiered: Fall 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Unknown
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.111 (scored by 29,896 users)
Ranked: #3972
Popularity: #551
Members: 74,285
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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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Characters & Voice Actors

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


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

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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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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.

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Apr 9, 2015
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Fantasy, Slice of Life

♥The story is very unique and sad (but in a good way!)
♥The protagonist is very cute and cheerful and her companion is always angry but is funny in a way...
♥I like each and every episode because it has a different and touching everyday story in every episode
♥The singing and soundtrack are very soothing and I could listen to it all day!
♥The art is very detailed, clear and overall really beautiful

Must Watch Rate: 9/10

[Feel free to ask any more questions or discussions] ♥
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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.

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If you liked the animation and motifs found in "Card Captor Sakura," you're sure to fall in love all over again with CLAMP's animation "Kobato." The animation style keeps that unique CLAMP feel to it, brought to life with a great voice cast and a storyline that will have you laughing one moment and then reaching for a Kleenex the next. This anime is a great watch for anyone who is looking for a little bit of angelic magic. :3 
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