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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: 7.941 (scored by 88178,817 users)
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Ranked: #8662
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Popularity: #837
Members: 20,982
Favorites: 577


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Volume 1


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
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, ...
Mar 12, 2018
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 ...
Jul 23, 2011
Preliminary (24/40 eps)
As of now having finished the series, I can say that while Kobato definitely started out strong, just like CLAMP's other recent series, it had a rather lackluster ending. It was rushed, poorly developed, and by the time the scene everyone had been waiting for arrived, there was barely any emotional investment left in it. The beginning of Kobato was absolutely adorable, and the most of the middle was fun to read. However, once a so-called plot was attempted, things began to gall apart... as it has been recently with CLAMP. The ending was just a poor wrap-up with a deus ex machina thrown in. ...

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