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Kobato.  
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Description

Type
Manga

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

Associated Names
Kobato Exam
こばと。
奇蹟少女KOBATO
코바토

Groups Scanlating
Clamp no Lumiere
Fail Manga
Franky House
LittleWolf-Angels
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Latest Release(s)
c.Epilogue by Sucre Rose over 8 years ago
v.6 c.24 (end) by Fail Manga over 9 years ago
v.6 c.23f by Fail Manga over 9 years ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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

User Reviews
N/A

Forum
3 topics, 15 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (388 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.89 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 13th 2020, 5:05pm PST


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Year
2005

Original Publisher
Kadokawa (2007, 2010, 2011, 2014)
Shogakukan (2005)

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

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Yen Press (6 Vols - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #506 increased(+215)
Monthly Pos #1248 increased(+381)
3 Month Pos #2610 increased(+313)
6 Month Pos #3655 increased(+330)
Year Pos #4676 increased(+82)

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On 874 reading lists
On 873 wish lists
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On 74 unfinished lists
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I love Kobato but ...  
by tanukischarm
October 23rd, 2020, 10:59am
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
... it was too short.
I don't know whether CLAMP did this on purpose but they weren't able to convey Kobato's struggles to collect whatever her goal was. I know every series don't need to have insanely long arcs but Kobato was too fear to go further from its safe zone. It's just the fleeting moment of relief and warmness. Many lack in depth; story background, initial problems. Like, how much heart pieces that she need to gather? Two to three problemss solved and boom. Also, what's actually happen to Ioryogi? What a thing is he? He didn't have full coverage; ambiguous battle here and there.

What I pointed out weren't something to make a big deal tho. Despite everything, it has good characters, cute arts--lovely environment this manga has offers. Everyone's ultimate favorite, mine, too actually. But yeah, I won't regard Kobato as high as everyone else. It's enjoyable at its finest.
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My number one manga  
by yumika
May 2nd, 2019, 4:32am
Rating: N/A
Waaaaaahhhh I read this manga when I was high school and years already passed. Still, this one was/is/will always be my #1 favorite manga!!! ❤
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I like it  
by poeny
September 22nd, 2018, 3:44pm
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
So i've finished reading Kobato in two days, I dont even know how that happened. First of all i dont even think the plot was all that good and well concepted. but i also think that sometimes you just need a light-hearted and cute manga to feel better... if you know what I mean. Eventhough the characters were really cliche, the whole atmosphere and how the characters interacted with each other was really beautiful.
Tho i really wish that the whole thing with god and the angles and so on shouldve been shown mote clearly, im interested in that, and that whouldve given the characters way more depth as well!
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A snorefest... ZZZ...  
by Rukia168
May 17th, 2017, 4:39pm
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
Okay, let's get this straight; I love CLAMP. CCS, Tsubasa, xxxHolic, Chobits etc.are all outstanding works, the characters are great and the art is awesome. But for some reason I just can't bring myself to like this. Kobato. was a snorefest from start to finish. I bought all the volumes when they came out, but finishing the whole series took me six years. Yes, 6 years. I literally had to force myself to read the last volume just so I could finally move this series to my complete list. Yeah, the art was beautiful as usual and the dialogue was okay, but I could care less about the characters. Kobato was annoying af, Fujimoto a typical tsundere guy and Sayaka... so bland I have nothing to say about her. The only interesting character was the supposed "bad guy" Okiura. Another, and the biggest weak point in this series was the storyline. You could argue that xxxHolic also started slow, but Kobato. gave the word "slow start" a new meaning. Basically the first 5 volumes are about Kobato dealing with the kindergarten and it's problems, and then we are suddenly revealed an insane amount of information about heavenly wars and royal families and angels and whatever. CLAMP could have dropped more hints here and there in the early volumes, since most of the time you have absolutely no clue what the Ioryogi and co. are talking about. I still haven't watched the anime since I wanted to finish the manga first, but I honestly think that this type of series works better as an anime, since it has a slight slice-of-life feel to it. And I tend to enjoy slice-of-life shows. So please don't call me a "person who can't appreciate a deep story because they only read and watch action series", since Maria-sama ga Miteru, Hachimitsu to Clover and Hourou Musuko are all series that I like. Kobato. isn't. Period.
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Sweet Manga/Anime  
by xninaxhangx
April 5th, 2014, 1:46am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
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  
by rockerpunk
September 14th, 2011, 3:48pm
Rating: 7.7 / 10.0
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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6  
by luna selene
July 14th, 2011, 4:10am
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
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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WOW  
by Hikari Reizumi
December 29th, 2010, 9:09pm
Rating: N/A
Just one word to describe this: wow
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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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(=_=)  
by angeltheya_12
October 25th, 2010, 10:00pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
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..
THIS MANGA ENTERTAIS ME AN THATS ALL IT MATTER!!!

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
And KOBATO is a GOOD MANGA!
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I like it  
by catandmouse
October 22nd, 2010, 11:58pm
Rating: N/A
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 month....like 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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