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Japanese: こばと。
English: Kobato.
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 6
Chapters: 40
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 18, 2004 to Jul 8, 2011
Genres: Adventure Adventure, Fantasy Fantasy, Romance Romance
Theme: Iyashikei Iyashikei
Serialization: Newtype
Authors: CLAMP (Story & Art)


Score: 7.951 (scored by 83698,369 users)
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Ranked: #7822
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Popularity: #748
Members: 19,593
Favorites: 554

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In a certain city in Japan, one's naive heart faintly shimmers above the rest—a seemingly odd and naive brunette named Kobato Hanato. Despite appearing to wander around, the pure-hearted girl aspires to fulfill one precious wish: to reach a particular place. But for it to be granted, she must learn how to heal the wounded hearts of the people and collect them in a magic bottle.

However, the world can be confusing for such an innocent girl. Her companion Ioryogi can be quite rough in teaching her common sense, especially for a talking blue dog plushie! Luckily for Kobato, a certain quaint place with a troubled history seems to be—and may be looking for—a glimmer of hope.

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After announcing an exclusive deal with CLAMP in April 2007, Newtype USA published the manga in English starting from its June 2007 issue with plans of serializing 12 installments in total. But with the publication being shut down in February 2008, only nine installments were released.

The manga was published in English by Yen Press from May 18, 2010 to June 26, 2012; as well as in eBook format on January 21, 2014. It has also been published in Brazilian Portuguese by JBC, in French by Pika Édition, and in Spanish by Norma Editorial.

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May 9, 2019
AnnetteRene (All reviews)
Spoiler free review! I've read the complete series of Kobato and I think it's one of CLAMP's best works. Heartwarming, entertaining, and a solid story. It starts off enjoyable but leaving you in the dark - a typical style from CLAMP to keep you guessing. It'll wrap up nice and neatly in the end, though. I'd highly recommend it to anyone. If you're a fan of CLAMP and haven't picked this one up yet - treat yourself to it!

Art style: CLAMP really shines in this area! If you're looking for eye candy, this is a good series for you.

Characters: Silly and lovable, mysterious and entertaining, read more
Mar 12, 2018
AkikoInoue (All reviews)
This manga is the most amazing piece of artwork from CLAMP. The story is nice, the characters have a personality you can look into and have a mutual understanding. It was such a great manga that I was so happy with the ending. I could even later on through the story, understand the non-protagonist characters and the bad guys too. I have enjoyed Tsubasa, Chobits, and other works from CLAMP. But Kobato is one graphic novel that I have been enjoying even after all this time.

Spoiler: the ending chapter with little Kobato was just so cute! Seeing how she was reincarnated and how she read more
Aug 25, 2009
lalazoe (All reviews)
Please note that I haven't finished reading "Kobato" yet, because it is still in the process of publishing.

Kobato is one of those mangas that makes you smile. And I don't mean just any smile; the kind of smile that comes from seeing acts of kindness (and cuteness) that only our heroin, Kobato Hanato, could create.


Kobato Hanato is a mysterious girl who's mission is to fill up a bottle in order to grant her wish. The only problem is, the bottle can only be filled when she heals wounded hearts. With the help of her strange and foul-mouthed friend, a stuffed dog like thing read more
May 14, 2011
Yukine-chan (All reviews)
First off I've read all the released chapter which would be Drop. 23d. (Which I've counted all the chapters to be about 39 if they are published by real chapters like in Yen Press so that is why it says I've read 39 chapters.) Kobato. has not ended yet, though and is released monthly. Now for the review.

O.k. I will say that when I first heard of Kobato. I didn't think it would be all that great. I was looking at works by CLAMP, who I enjoy a lot of manga from and when I got to Kobato. I thought it just looked stupid. read more


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