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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
Premiered: Fall 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: NHK, NHK-BS2
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.041 (scored by 43,636 users)
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Ranked: #5202
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Popularity: #891
Members: 119,842
Favorites: 1,490


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 
report Recommended by togeyanagi
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 
report Recommended by Aysel
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. 
report Recommended by RedBardIsCool
Both anime are light hearted stories about a young girl (not a child) interacting with others, while they work in their chosen profession. Both also have elements of fantasy. 
report Recommended by hajil
Both by CLAMP. Plus Kobato even has an episode that featues Syaoran, Fay, and Kurogane (and the comparison of voice actors is hilarious). 
report Recommended by notyourghost
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. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both endings are really sweet and touching. If you loved Clannad then you will love Kobato too. 
report Recommended by Lylaaz
I'm amazed that Violet Evergarden reminded me of Kobato. In both series there is a female character in the main role helping out other people that they come close with during their travels. Main characters are kind of opposite in their personality but they are earnest and that's nice to see what they learn. 
report Recommended by Lylaaz
The main girl and boy from both anime have the same vibe. Especially since Kobato and Misuzu are always tripping and main boys always being tough with them. Both are very cute Anime  
report Recommended by coolcatjas
Both series are tearjerkers with a plot revolving around all the hard work put in so that a girl can have her wish granted. There are other similarities as well that I will not mention due to spoilers. 
report Recommended by Numi
Both girls like to sing and have as best friends stuffed animals. Both animes have romance and a bit of magic, fantasy genre.  
report Recommended by Orulyon
The overall tone of the shows is very identical in tone, as in they're very bittersweet shows. Funny, yet a bit sad.  
report Recommended by Pseudo_O
they're similar because they both have a cold guy who begins to gradually open his heart up to a naiive, spirited girl. though itazura na kiss is more of a slice of life, both anime have some comedy and tell a beautiful love story 
report Recommended by yaya33
Set in the same world and Kohaku shows up in a few episodes of Kobato. 
report Recommended by Apomaro-Mellow
Both are about somewhat about mending broken hearts Consists of a male and female character which may seem to have a love interests Both have comedy and magic 
report Recommended by CoolSushi
Both are really nice stories about girls living at their own, trying to reach their dreams while making mistakes all the time. Both have really cute and determind protagonist. 
report Recommended by Kalafior
A young girl and a guy in the 18-20 range live/work together while facing off against threats of their workplace being shut down. In Kobato's case, Kobato and Fujimoto are neighbors and work together at a children's nursery whose owner has debt issues. In Ikoku Meiro no Croisee's case, Yune is Claude's live-in maid at a signboard shop in the Galerie du Roy where a lot of small, privately owned shops are gradually (or severely) losing business to new, larger businesses in the area. 
report Recommended by Numi
There both anime about kindergarten and relationship between teachers. 
report Recommended by Jaffar
Both Gakuen Alice and Kobato have similar humor, and characters. Mikan and Kobato are innocent, kind hearted, clumsy, and a bit stupid. Natsume Hyuga and Kiyokazu Fujimoto, they are sarcastic, both are concern for Mikan/Kobato though they didn't show it. Then there's Ruka and Doumoto, they are kind-hearted, they like Mikan/Kobato and both of them are childhood friends or Natsume/Kiyokazu. The stories both have magic and helping other people. So if you like these characters, you may want to try watching this.  
report Recommended by smoothies
both mahou shoujo anime and both have magical powers and kobato is a girl to heal people's heart who are suffering and sugar sugar rune is a girl capturing the hearts of a human love both animes :3  
report Recommended by TomoAkiChan
- Crowning moments of heartwarming. - Restores your faith in humanity. - Good for the soul. - Makes you smile a lot. - D'awww. 
report Recommended by DraconisMarch
Both series are about girls that have been appeared in this world not without the aid of magic. Both heroines are very resilient. Though their life situations are different, they look somehow similar to me. Finals of these series also have some similarities (on my opinion) 
report Recommended by Kruiser
Major conflict in both stories involve the protagonists fighting to prevent their homes from being destroyed and remodeled.  
report Recommended by PeachYogurt31
Both have: - A hidden past - Romantic scene - a goal to reach (for the main characters) - Supernatural/special abilities - interesting plot/storyline - highly attractive/addictive to anyone - very touching, some or most series are sad - cute characters :) Both endings are really sweet.  
report Recommended by darkj25
Contains similar plot such as achieving the task that has been given to them in order for their wish to be granted. "Kobato." is an anime while "Colorful" is a movie. 
report Recommended by ink-and-paper
Each has a main character whom has a mission/wish to fulfill. They both experience the feelings of love and go through a journey with the people around them. Both main characters also try and help the people around them (Ange helps the people around her and a universe whereas Kobato helps people around her) They also have a plushy and are both similar in personality :) 
report Recommended by Satsuyo
Makoto's personality is very similar to Kobato. Loving, caring, and always find the good inside people's heart. Gintarou and Ioroyogi are so similar. Protecting their partner and always getting mad at them XD. Cool and powerful. They may fight and get on each others nerve, but in the end of the day it's all good.  
report Recommended by AnimeFan500
Both have a similar feeling. They provide an ideal world, and both have a carefree main protagonist. 
report Recommended by HotaruKiryu
In some ways the endings are quite similar. Both animes have main characters trying to follow their wish; In Pita Ten its Misha trying to become and angel, in Kobato its Kobato trying to get to a place she wants to go to. Both main character have very long hair and are very cute. Both have a male character who dislike the main character but softens up to her, In Kobato its Fujimoto, in Pita Ten its Kotarou. 
report Recommended by Jinxy_F
Both series have a very energetic protagonist who changes the world around them for the better, both are heart warming and feel-good in a way though Kobato. is way sadder. 
report Recommended by FurMetarArkemist
Both Kobato and Shirayuki are light hearted, radiant beautiful women who change the world around them for the better. 
report Recommended by FurMetarArkemist
Both definitely fit the mold of the modern Magical/Mysterious Girl formula created by Urusei Yatsura years ago. Both feature mysterious otherworldly women who come to Earth on a mission and end up falling in love with all the consequences that it entails for their lives and lovers. I think many fans of Hanato Kobato or the Goddess Belldandy will likely find the other appealing, I heartily recommend either to fans of SoL, Romance, or Magical Girl Animes, both also contain elements of Supernatural/Divine drama as well. 
report Recommended by MKSTEEL
Very gutsy female protagonists who stand up for what they believe in, they are also very passionate and vulnerable at the same time. The male protagonists and female MC relationships develop in a nice amount of time and isn't rushed. Both extremely funny series which both can get serious on some aspects. Both HILARIOUS  
report Recommended by throneofglass123
Space and time, multiple universes, fragments/pieces, memory-loss, magic, indirect romance, kawaiiness, GP-rated moeness, CGDCT, if plot elements like these are what you're looking for, then look no further with Houkago no Pleiades and Kobato. Both of these anime has space and time concepts, as Houkago no Pleiades deals with multiverses in quite the same way as CLAMP's universe for Kobato-- space and time with magic, if I may add. Much more, both of these seem to be looking for "fragments" that looks like sugar candies, with the former on engine fragments, and the latter on konpeito. Still not satisfied? Then both main characters also deal with  read more 
report Recommended by GiancarloLS
kobato and shugo chara aren't that similar in particular parts, however there are some similaries *Both have a heroine who helps others when their hearts have negativity/sadness in them *Both heroines have some kind of companion (s) who help them in some way *Both contain hints of romance *both contain a bit of supernatural and real life elements  
report Recommended by Animelover820
Kobato and Ai, despite their age difference, are both airheads, but have a deeper feel to them, once you get to know them better. They both have a goal they must pursue and reach, while their journey leaves them with horrible, unthinkable scars, on their pure souls. Kobato is slightly more "happy" than Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi  
report Recommended by fearlesslovexo
I'm not going to say that it's that "similar," but both of main characters Kobato and Yato have to help people in oder to achieve their dreams. Both have fantasy and comedy, but the difference is that Noragami is more focused on action while Kobato is more focused on romance. 
report Recommended by NuiiiCx
Fantasy, magic, supernatural. A bit of romance. Similar feeling while watching. Nice-looking. Both definitely worth watching! 
report Recommended by TenderRain91
Both characters try to find the thing they need in order to be not in danger. Kobato needs to find these little star thingies while Conan tries to find evidence to get the suspect. Both are really good shows. 
report Recommended by gdjdelacruz
The two have the plot centered about heaven, reborn, love and friendship. In both there´s also a goal that the main ones have to fulfill so they can go to another place. Also, Kanade and Kobato are voiced by the same voice actress.  
report Recommended by Orulyon
Both are cute, relatively simplistic series that manage to surprise you with solid character development and a charming mix of humor, drama, and romance. Being CLAMP works, they share many stylistic similarities as well. Also, also, you get to see the super-awesome Piffle Princess store in both shows~! It apparently sells everything you'd ever want to buy. 
report Recommended by -PixieDust-
Well, Skip Beat's atmosphere is very energetic, while on the other side Kobato's atmosphere is very sweet. Althought: - both main female characters (Kobato and Kyoko) are very positive and cheerful and want to realize a dream/reach a goal. Kobato wants to fulfill her bottle in order to reach "that place", and Kyoko wants to become famous in order to take her revenge on her ex-boyfriend. - but during their adventures to reach their goal, both girls meet a main male character and will, little by little, develope love or anyway strong feelings for those. - both series are romantic shoujo genre. If you alraedy liked one of those, it  read more 
report Recommended by EtnaEraclea
They're both really sweet romantic anime, kobato is about a girl who is trying to fulfill her wish by helping ppl. Their character is pretty similar since they are both clueless when it comes to love.  
report Recommended by lilbabixdevil
While Kobato is more shoujo and Letter bee more shounen, they have some things in common: Both main charas, Lag and Kobato are naive and emotional characters. They both have a mission which consists in helping people. While Lag delivers Letters who are fragments of heart of people, Kobato must fill a bottle with fragments of suffering hearts. The fragments are similar in the two animes: little shiny forms. They also are accompanied by their "guardians", Niche and Ioryogi. The goal is also very look like: both Kobato and Lag must complete their mission in order to be able to go to a certain place  read more 
report Recommended by Orulyon
in both the main girl is a naive ditsy girl that creates a deep bond with the main guy which is a cold serious type wearing glasses. 
report Recommended by Orulyon
Main characters have to help other In Kobato main character have to "collect" broken hearts and repair them In Nyan Koi cursed boy to break his curse abnd be freed have to help cats with requests 
report Recommended by -Karma-
Both shows have an adorable main character and deal in the shojo magic and supernatural elements. 
report Recommended by ShadowBlazer3000
The one Anime is like a dark version of Kobato. The main character has a rather mild personality, similar hair color and works with the fantastical elements. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Soft fluffy romance that makes the heart sing. The main female character have similar personalities and the relationship has its awkward moments. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
You may think what the heck how are they alike? Well, the premise pretty much echos one another. They both include the uncommon theme of older girls with magical powers, and both main characters end up vowing to 'use Earth sympathy powers to save everyone' no matter how touching, preachy, or cheesy you may think that is. Your mileage may vary with both shows if the Earth sympathy type of awakening thing bugs the crap out of you or you get irritated anybody should even suggest that you should become more like I don't know...(the Amish, Saints, or Indians) or god forbid, that  read more 
report Recommended by zewho
They are both made by the same author and have a similar feeling. They both have supernatural elements and take place in the same universe and have great stories. They're mysterious and interesting, though quite different. 
report Recommended by JungTaco
It has the same feel. She has to help people and stuff like how Natsume helps youkai and there are some funny parts. 
report Recommended by daisuke86
Both are about young girls looking for their place in the world while doing something very unusual and being unusual themselves. Kobato is collecting hearts to reach a certaing goal, Yurie is traing to be a real god but both of them keep their childish innocence and view on life even though their jobs are quite difficult and very serious and important. Both girls are similiar in nature and the way they handle their problems. Kobato is more of a drama than Kamichu! while Kamichu! is mainly a comedy. They both solve relationship problems but Kobato does it more maturely than Kamichu!. Kobato reminded me  read more 
report Recommended by SuiNoByakko
In both anime a big secret is reveled at the end, and also in both has to do with a person that was with the protagonist. 
report Recommended by Faylicia
The series deal with magic and the two main character girls are simply kind and caring along with adorable and plus the two main voice actors in Kobato are also in Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto: Natsu no Sora. And there is a grumpy guy in both of them , in a way the animes are the same but also different but only the same when it comes to the characters but still very fantasy and magical. 
report Recommended by DarkDendra
These 2 anime have a lot in common: -both main female characters look similar, -the shows share a similar atmosphere. -Both anime have songs aka music scenes led by the main character. If you liked one you will probably like the other one as well.  
report Recommended by Lylaaz
Both series emit a sort of nostalgic feeling that makes you feel calm and happy when you watch them (at least for me it did). Kobato and Sawako are socially awkward but in a good way; they are both naive, honest, and very considerate of others but they can be a bit overdramatic exceeding others' expectations. To a certain extent both are slice of life animes, although Kobato's got Clamp's usual magical elements and cross-over characters and Todoke's got Sawako's Sadako (the Ring, if you know what I mean) misunderstanding. The nostalgic feeling, lovable characters, cute plots, and the comedic moments would surely make you  read more 
report Recommended by Deep
Same romantic feeling floating in the air, same "hard to get to" main character, refreshing pace when it comes to the story, utterly alike art... and... an ending that can stand alone and it's enough as it is (without a sequel). 
report Recommended by naerayan
The fact that the main character in both anime tries to help others overcome usually emotional issues makes both series very similar. Both are of the fantasy genre with magic here and there.  
report Recommended by jaxu3878
Both of the main characters are trying to help others within the story. Both are not what they appear. The feel is very whimsical and dreamy. Characters strive for a difficult goals, and also have similar personality. 
report Recommended by yaleluna4
Both girls in these two anime have to wear hats in order to hide their secret. Both are romantic anime with delicate love and lovely characters 
report Recommended by m0811