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Kobato. – 10


Even though it’s a Sunday, Kobato decides to go to the nursery to help air out the futons, and she finds Sayaka there by herself. The two start talking about Kiyokazu, and Sayaka ends up showing Kobato a picture of him when he was young. As it turns out, Kiyokazu was an orphan who Sayaka’s father took in, and he started out as a very quiet and antisocial boy. It wasn’t until after he watched Sayaka stick up for the children and their sunflower garden in the face of two hoodlums that he opened up to everyone and played a song on the organ for them. Sayaka also reveals that Kiyokazu now works multiple jobs to pay off the nursery’s debt and that he’s trying to become a lawyer. With all of this in mind, Kobato then runs into Kohaku and sees Kohaku’s garden again. Kohaku explains that she does it for Shuuichirou and that being helpful to those important to you is a happy thing. Kobato thus concludes that the nursery is very important to both Kiyokazu and to herself, and she vows to do her best to be helpful.


Well, I’ll give them some credit for having an episode that wasn’t a one-shot and for giving Kiyokazu some more character development (he looked even more like Syaoran when he was young), however it didn’t feel like enough. Or rather, I thought that they could have done so much more with it. It would have been nice to see why Kiyokazu was abandoned in the first place and maybe even get his view of things. I would have also liked them to show a more significant impact of his story on Kobato (or on anyone) other than it just motivating her to work hard for the nursery because frankly that’s what she was doing already. It’s that lack of progress that makes it clear that they’re trying to stretch out the story, and it’s torpedoing my interest in the series. At this rate, I might decide to shelve this and come back later and watch just the important episodes.

December 16, 2009 at 3:00 am
  • December 16, 2009 at 3:44 amLightning XIII

    It’s still somewhat interesting to have a peek of Kiyokazu’s past, and looking forward to next ep! O:

  • December 16, 2009 at 3:53 amAlec

    the pace is slow…

  • December 16, 2009 at 5:59 amnewel

    this anime needs over 100 episodes to fill that crappy bottle of hers

    don’t even need to bother watching it’s obvious they will cut story off somewhere

  • December 16, 2009 at 7:23 amminikui

    Kobato has been quite a disappointment … I usually like CLAMP, but this just feels like your average children show for now …

  • December 16, 2009 at 7:48 amShi

    The story progresses so slowly, geez~
    How can they make anime with just like, 30 short chapters of manga out?
    and they even don’t follow the manga, orz””

  • December 16, 2009 at 7:51 amcutemi2

    Fujimoto’s Childhood days at the Nursery begins here, playing the Bamboo Organ, and Kobato sings like a tandem

    I saw Misaki Suzuhara from Angelic Layer at this episode, along with Fujimoto as worker

    no sign for Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu episode 11 & 11 Eyes episode 11 yet….

  • December 16, 2009 at 7:56 amAlec

    All things that ive posted bout this anime are all negative…hope it wont be the case in the next few episodes

  • December 16, 2009 at 8:13 amAnonymous

  • December 16, 2009 at 11:12 amKinny Riddle

    Not just Misaki, her friend Tamayo is there as well.

    Wow, this episode is as uneventful as it gets. The only highlight has got to be Kiyokazu getting all flustered that all his dirty secrets have been shamelessly exposed by Kobato.

    Oh, and Sayaka looked so much cuter when she’s a teenager. Of course, she’s still pretty now, but in a different way, let’s just say she’s not as moe as she used to be. :)

  • December 16, 2009 at 11:17 amKinny Riddle

    Now that I think about it, Cornelia from Code Geass used to be a moe loli herself before growing unrecognizable as she matures. Do all Clamp-drawn females age like that? lol

  • December 16, 2009 at 7:39 pmSyllen

    does kobato ever drink or eat? lol

  • December 16, 2009 at 8:33 pmIsland Esper

    I don’t know where this series is going anymore. They tease us with Iorogi flame thrower and beer drinking; they could develop that road; but we get nothing. It was a nice background but unless we looking at 50 episodes I still don’t how Kobato will fill that bottle.

  • December 18, 2009 at 7:03 amjamchan

    sooooo..slow…no progress in kobato and Kiyokazu…that should be the main story…cuz kobato should not fall in love with the person she healed…

  • December 22, 2009 at 8:34 amcutemi2

  • January 17, 2010 at 9:43 pmkimberly

    Isn’t one of the girls handing out the beer an older version of the main character from Angelic Layer?

  • February 23, 2010 at 9:18 pmichigo_daisuki

    I’m FINALLY caught up in this series so I’m just commenting on all the episodes I haven’t had time before now ^_^

    Ioryogi can drink beer and NOT get drunk? O_O
    I guess it’s that stuffed animal body.