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Japanese: こばと。
English: Kobato.
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2009 to Mar 23, 2010
Premiered: Fall 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.961 (scored by 6207162,071 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #7042
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1408
Members: 167,790
Favorites: 1,516

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The friendly and sincere Kobato Hanato has a wish to go to a particular place no matter what. To fulfill this desire, she is tasked with helping people in their times of distress. For each mended broken heart, a small candy-like fragment is produced and fills a special bottle. Once the bottle is full, her wish will be granted.

As Kobato carries out her mission alongside her stuffed toy companion, Ioryogi, she encounters various people troubled by their different situations. From a child struggling with his parents, a high school girl troubled about romance, and everything in between, Kobato's naturally sweet smile and outgoing personality are ready to brighten their day!

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Characters & Voice Actors


Masuhara, Mitsuyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

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


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 ...
Jun 25, 2010
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Dec 31, 2021
Expectation: Protagonist magically heals broken hearts from lots of emotional high school romances, divorces, and mild trauma in each episode that ends on happy notes. Alright, sounds like just the right blend of bittersweet but warm and empowering, I'm in.

Reality: Ditzy girl with 0 superpowers devotes the majority of her life to a failing kindergarten with predictable children. "Helps" people by forcing her way into the daily lives of neighbourhood's residents, and is rewarded when they smile.

- I was initially surprised that I hadn't heard of this anime before. The description sounded appealing for a sensitive sh*t like me, and I generally appreciate ...

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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Kobato

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Dec 12, 2023 9:18 PM
Hanato Kobato is an example of "The enemy of my enemy is my friend".
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