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Kobato. – 14


When the nursery goes to a nearby farm to pick some sweet potatoes, Kiyokazu spots a boy not with their group who’s stealing some. The boy runs away, but by chance, Kiyokazu and Kobato see him again later as they’re going around the neighborhood giving away some of the potatoes that they picked. Kobato gets the boy to reveal that his name is Keita and that he’s trying to return to the house he used to live in before he and his mother had to move. He’s lost though, so the two help him find the house, but Keita doesn’t want Kiyokazu breaking into the empty place. As it turns out, Keita doesn’t like his new home because of his strict grandfather, but Kobato and Kiyokazu make him realize that his grandfather just cares about him. Kiyokazu also gives him the sweet potatoes and reunites him with his grandfather who had come looking for him. All of this makes Kobato think that Kiyokazu is actually a pretty good guy, and in the aftermath, she gains another konpeitou.


Although I really want them to advance the overarching plot, I’m fine with them showing Kobato earning the konpeitou one at a time if they can craft a good story around it, like they did with the gingko tree last week. However, unlike last week which had some nice and touching moments, the plot this week was completely predictable and could barely hold my attention. We’ve seen this kind of runaway kid story before, and the only worthwhile things to glean from it are that Kiyokazu is a nice guy and maybe that Kobato feels a little closer to him, neither of which are particularly new revelations. On the bright side, based on the episode titles listed on the official site, there appears to be a two-part story coming in episodes 16 and 17, and that might be something to look forward to.

January 21, 2010 at 12:38 am
  • January 21, 2010 at 12:40 amShimapan

    Rarw FTP!!!!!

  • January 21, 2010 at 12:49 amminikui

    I felt that almost all those “konpeito of the week” episodes so far have been really weak, predictable and clicheed story-wise. I dunno, usually I expect something less superficial from CLAMP ><

  • January 21, 2010 at 12:56 amJustin Olbrantz (Quantam)

    This could just as easily have been said 13 episodes ago, but the eyecatch in Kobato is homoerotic. What in Gord’s name were they thinking?

  • January 21, 2010 at 1:05 amkyonkun

    It’s hard to follow a great episode w/ another one in anime
    Waiting for two part story coming up?
    Glad I stayed with Kobato :)

  • January 21, 2010 at 2:04 amsarcastic_weasel

    I wasn’t so much paying attention to the plot as to the fact that during the whole episode, while everyone is pigging out, once again Kobato didn’t eat anything. She never seems to eat anything. 怪しい!

  • January 21, 2010 at 2:38 amkabayongtao

    ^She’s a robot. :)

  • January 21, 2010 at 8:49 ammadzo

    the manga’s nothing like this crap…dont blame clamp please! and kobato’s not so stupid!

  • January 21, 2010 at 8:54 amSplash

    I’m wondering if she is some sort of a bird spirit? Doesn’t Kobato mean something like little sparrow and Dobato (when he is mad at her) means dirty pidgeon? Perhaps she is some sort of a bird spirit whos wish is to become human or go to heaven or something like that.

  • January 21, 2010 at 10:35 amKinny Riddle

    I was kinda hoping for Kiyokazu to give that boy the Brightslap(TM), turning whining boys into Men of Destiny since 1979. lol


  • January 21, 2010 at 3:06 pmIsland Esper

    I think I miss something; but the bottle was shown with 1/4 full. Last tiem it was some pieces? I’m seeing double!

  • January 21, 2010 at 3:08 pmblah

    shes a robot.
    place she wants to go- Computer shop (needs some more ram)


  • January 25, 2010 at 1:06 pmasdasd

    Kobato-chan is pretty girl *-*

  • January 25, 2010 at 1:10 pmasdasd

    sorry…is beauty

  • January 25, 2010 at 1:11 pmasdasd

    KOBATOOO i love you

  • January 25, 2010 at 1:12 pmkana

    Fujimoto-san *-* is pretty men!!!!!

  • January 29, 2010 at 3:25 am1Lau

  • February 23, 2010 at 9:43 pmichigo_daisuki

    Perhaps the antenna was taken down -_-