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From Yen Press:

Meet Kobato Hanato, a sweet and rather simple young girl on a quest to have her single, dearest wish granted. But first, she must learn the ways of the world from Ioryogi-san, a gruff blue dog whose bark is just as bad as his bite! Under his “tutelage” (read: constant verbal abuse), Kobato puts her efforts into passing various trials of common sense so that she may obtain the key to getting her wish—a magic bottle which must be filled with the suffering of wounded hearts that Kobato herself has healed. But with Kobato’s common sense sorely lacking, she keeps flunking Ioryogi-san’s trials left and right! It looks like the road that lies ahead of Kobato will be a long one indeed!


Related Series
Chobits (Alternate Story)
Tsubasa - Reservoir Chronicle (Alternate Story)
Wish (Alternate Story)

Associated Names
Kobato Exam

Groups Scanlating
Clamp no Lumiere
Fail Manga
Franky House

Latest Release(s)
c.Epilogue by Sucre Rose (2004d ago)
v.6 c.24 (end) by Fail Manga (2117d ago)
v.6 c.23f by Fail Manga (2146d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Chap 1
Ends at Chap 24

User Reviews

3 topics, 15 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (369 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.89 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 12th 2016, 11:03am PST



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Original Publisher
Kadokawa Shoten (2006 - 2011)
Shogakukan (2005)

Serialized In (magazine)
Newtype (Kadokawa Shoten)
Newtype USA
Sunday GX (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Yen Press (6 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #897 increased(+167)
Monthly Pos #1481 increased(+478)
3 Month Pos #2562 increased(+308)
6 Month Pos #3065 decreased(-385)

List Stats
On 861 reading lists
On 842 wish lists
On 804 completed lists
On 72 unfinished lists
On 346 custom lists

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Forum Posts
CLAMP's Kobato Manga to End in July 2102 days, 10 hours, 28 minutes ago
Anime 2117 days, 19 hours, 55 minutes ago
How is chobits a part of it? 2124 days, 14 hours, 54 minutes ago

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Sweet Manga/Anime   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by xninaxhangx
April 5th, 2014, 1:46am
i would say this is a sweet manga/anime. i love Kobato, she's such a sweet girl, helping anyone no matter how bad they are. she reminds me of Sakura Kinomoto except she's more clumzy and funny. (>y<)
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not that bad   
Rating: 7.7 / 10.0
by rockerpunk
September 14th, 2011, 3:48pm
lots of criticism of this manga not being good, and having the characteristic whimper ending that CLAMP is notorious for. but honestly i liked this ending marginally better than holic or tsubasa. it gives you a clear picture. and granted it starts out slow, it got a lot better after the reboot, so don't give up after the first few chapters...
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Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by luna selene
July 14th, 2011, 4:10am
I... didn't like it. At first I thought that I fee;l that way,because I'm too old for Clamp, or sth, but I've recently finished RG Veda and it was much better.
There were A LOT of repetitive themes, but I wouln't mind it that much, if the plot didn't feel so rushed. Especially the last chapter. I don't think it was orginally planned to be such a short series...
Anyway, it wasn't that bad, but I was still dissapointed.
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Rating: N/A
by Hikari Reizumi
December 29th, 2010, 9:09pm
Just one word to describe this: wow
I've seen the anime and I just can't stop watching it! I've finished the whole series but I just kept replaying it over and over. That's how amazing this is.

I've read few works by clamp such as Chobits, Cardcaptors, Tsubasa and Suki. Although there are some recurring themes such as the otherworldly...things, and more frequent use of similar character traits and their goals, what I like the most is the plot. Although there were plenty of twists and turns (and requires a lot of attention otherwise it would get confusing), it still is a marvelous plot.

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I've re-read some of the events that happened especially the ones that needs clearing up. It seems that it is Kobato that is the main character of the story but she's not. It's actually Ioryogi-san. We know that Iorogi-san fell for the angel Kobato and that the angel Kobato and the human Kobato share the same soul.

Now, the human Kobato fell for Fujimoto-san. From what Kohaku (the angel on earth) said, she and Shuichiro are "soul mates" and that's why every time Shuichiro gets reincarnated, they still get attracted to each other. Ginsei asked her what she would then do if Shuichiro chose another.

This is where Iorogi comes in. Would he let Kobato go knowing that the human Kobato loves Fujimoto or would he want Kobato to fill the bottle up so that the angel Kobato can live with him (since they are in love with each other).

I seriously can't wait for the next update!
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by angeltheya_12
October 25th, 2010, 10:00pm
I disagree with some comments down there vvv
I dont realy care if this was clamps
Work whatever... I LOVE THE STORY and i think theres no need for any comparison thingy..

The plot is good (a lot of mystery)
The characters are quite reasonable (it kinda make sense why some characters act. The way they are and some readers hatee it)
The art is best as always
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I like it   
Rating: N/A
by catandmouse
October 22nd, 2010, 11:58pm
I like Kobato...given it's starts out sloooow and very episodic, but once CLAMP re-booted the series, it became better...the only thing that irks me id the fact that it's a monthly series that only churns out 12 pages a they are not giving too much focus on it and knowing CLAMP's prenchant for just leaving series half-done, it worries me....
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love it very much   
Rating: N/A
by reiyka
June 1st, 2010, 4:11am
yeah, i am clamp fans so of course i like this.
well, after many years, clamp is come back with their detail and beautifull art.
we can not find that in TRC, chobits, angelic layer. because their artwork in those manga is level down.
that's what i think because I HAVE READ ALL OF THEIR MANGA.
yeah, and like other clam's work, Kobato. make us confuse at the start, but really it will give you big suprise.
just like in TRC. and i love this work very much!!!
really, i hope clamp can finish their other work like X (oh, i have waited so long for this ending), legal drugs, clover. I like those too, of course.
but if you didn't like clamp, i do really understand.
because in the beginning, the story just roll up and make you tired and bored.
well, you have to continue and read it, and you will be satisfied with the artwork.
kobato is toooooooooo cute. really cute just like kinomoto sakura.
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Not like other CLAMP works, but good for Shoujo fans!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Little Miss Maria
January 27th, 2010, 3:53pm
I have to say that I am not at all a big fan of CLAMP's other works. I do have all of the Magic Knight Rayearth, but I found that manga to be missing in storyline. This story however does start out slow, but when you reach vol. 2-3 you start seeing it pick up more. It is defiintly on the more shoujo flowery romance side so if you don't like that then don't read it! I have to say that I love it!!! The last chapter that I read (ch. 20) is really really good so if you can stick around that long your set! ^_^
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What is this manga?   
Rating: N/A
by artdjmaster
October 31st, 2009, 12:12pm
With this one, I could not tell what CLAMP was trying to achieve and still don't know what it is they want out of this series. This story, compared other epic CLAMP works stacks up as a useless, go-nowhere read. I'll buy the volumes when they come out anyway, but I wish CLAMP would choose to go back to their particularly dark roots.
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It's CLAMP   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by envywine
October 15th, 2009, 4:11pm
It's exactly like all their other works. You either love it...or why are you even bothering? Obviously CLAMP evokes everything Lisa Frank and rainbow unicorns for me, which is made better by random evil/edgy twists in otherwise tame and mild characters and other crack that has been CLAMP trademarked, so I'm just another zombie follower. A happy zombie follower, though. They made a badass bunnie plushie, dude. That's reason enough for me.

But, I mean, I have to give them some credit. They did a 6-year-stint on some heavy-duty, mind-bending, time-warping fighting shounen (hint, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles) that they actually *finished.* Maybe they deserve to go back to their roots a little and indulge in some fluffy magical girl goodness before diving back into XXXholic.

In any case, I think fans of Clamp can see the warning signs that shit is going to hit the ceiling fan in Kobato. I'm really looking forward to it! Mhmm, rainbow-colored apocalyptic angst.

... Last updated on October 25th, 2009, 2:45am
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