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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 6215762,157 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: 167,895
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 16, 2023
If you like to cry and feel an open heart this is the anime to watch.

The anime itself is quite beautiful, with the premise of an innocent girl doing her best out of the depths of her heart to help mend broken hearts. It's itself a very relaxing anime to watch yet has strong emotional peaks that can bring tears to the eyes.

The one issue I had with this anime is that I think the premise of the plot could have been executed better. The beginning starts really strong and sets the expectation for it to be something very grand but its execution doesn't ...
Apr 30, 2024
Mixed Feelings
This is my first Clamp series (aside from Code Geass). Yes, I'm a neophyte when it comes to this particular corner of the anime world, and regardless of what else I say, I am interested in seeing more series from Clamp, though not because of the various cameos in this series. Those were honestly a little distracting.

And I'm not entering into this one with a negative attitude towards it. Sure, it's a little saccharine, but that's kind of the point. A young woman appears suddenly in a town with a talking, fire-breathing stuffed animal with the chief goal of mending peoples' broken hearts. If that's ...
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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Recent News

New Short Anime of Kobato To Be Bundled with the Blu-ray Box

According to the official website, a Blu-ray box set of "Kobato." was announced to be released on March 30th 2012. Two new short anime "Kobato. Special: Hajimete no ...read more

Sentai Filmworks Licenses Kobato

According to the official press release on their website, Sentai Filmworks has licensed the TV anime series Kobato. Sentai Filmworks will release the 24 episode seri...read more

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Poll: Kobato. Episode 24 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 5 )
tsubasalover - Mar 23, 2010
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Poll: Kobato. Episode 20 Discussion ( 1 2 3 )
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Poll: Kobato. Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 5 )
Kappaka - Oct 6, 2009
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Poll: Status poll about Kobato Episode 23
KingSunWukong - Dec 12, 2023
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Dec 12, 2023 9:18 PM
Hanato Kobato is an example of "The enemy of my enemy is my friend".
Kiryotsu - Oct 22, 2023
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Oct 22, 2023 1:00 PM

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