Kobato. Review

December 4th, 2010  | By: Daichi  | Categories: Anime, Review  | Tags:
Kobato starts here.

Kobato starts here.

I recently finished watching Kobato. (Originally this was posted to Facebook, but I felt this deserved a repost to my blog, with some additions such as some fancy pictures.) This is the first CLAMP show I’ve seen in a long while (since Rayearth) that I’ve watch to completion. I’d say I overall enjoyed it. Certainly not a show for everyone, but if you enjoy shoujo & slice of slice anime, this wouldn’t be a bad pick.

Here we see birds attack klutzy Kobato.

Here we see birds attack klutzy Kobato.

The premise is rather simple, Kobato needs to heal people’s hearts, within only a year’s time, so her wish can be granted. Kobato is a sweet yet clueless clumsy girl that certainly grows on you with her selfless “I’ll do my best” attitude. The first half of the series is a bit slow paced and episodic. However if you can make it through the beginning, the last half certainly shows how the characters have developed and improved. If you can stick around to the end, it really builds the cast slowly towards a great two episode finale. ;_;

Ioryogi can look cute and cuddly

Kobato's main companion Ioryogi can look very cute and cuddly.

However, despite being a stuffed a stuffed dog, Ioryogi has quite a bite.

However, despite being a stuffed a stuffed dog, Ioryogi has quite a bite.

This show isn’t very high budget, but it has wonderful CLAMP character designs, better then most of their other work actually, since the characters are not as skinny and sandwich needing as most of their other stuff. XD The small budget is well used as the animation quality remains constant throughout the 24 episode run.

I'm not sure if I'd trust Kobato to cook for me.

I'm not sure if I'd trust Kobato to cook for me.

While a klutz, Kobato can sing rather well.

While a klutz, Kobato can sing rather well.

I watched the entire thing raw (with Japanese subtitles), Not the easiest show to watch at my current level of Japanese but it got a lot easier towards the end thanks to my constant Japanese studies. I actually dropped the show in the middle for several months due to the pacing of the first half of the series, but I’m really glad I picked it up again and finished it.

CLAMP sure likes cameos. Black and White Chii from Chobits?

CLAMP sure likes cameos. Black and White Chii from Chobits?

Also some friends from Tsubasa Chronicle show up late in the series.

Also some friends from Tsubasa Chronicle show up late in the series.

  1. wahyu
    January 1st, 2013 at 10:37
    Reply | Quote | #1

    what about Watanuki ?

  2. October 9th, 2015 at 14:46
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    I’m having sedcnos thoughts on watching the sacred balcksmith . . . I agree that miracle train’s story is dull, but it had amused me, and I like the masked conductor! Haha!kobato however . . .I can’t stand her. T_T

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