I have to admit, Kobato was one of the sweetest love stories from CLAMP I have seen from 2009-2010. This makes it the 9th Anime Moment with our countdown to Christmas. (Image Source)
While Kobato had some problems with the adaptation (e.g. the loanshark guy near the end), it had many cute moments like the antics from Ioryogi, some clumsiness by Kobato, Fujimoto fighting with her and herself wearing a waitress outfit. Not to mention, that episode had cake! The cake was not a lie!
Towards the end of the show, it becomes really dramatic. This anxiety from Fujimoto has more to do with his stress from overworking, which is used to help pay off the debt in the nursery. As a result, he was not able to relax or realize that Kobato loves him. This eventually results the closure of the nursery, so he can leave his past behind and look for hope in the future. The hope was found in the last episode when he and Kobato reunite with each other at a mansion.
While this adaption is far from a masterpiece since the character designs was muddled, Kobato was a good and really sweet show. The ending theme, “Watashi ni Dekiru Koto” by Nakajima Megumi used in the last 4 episodes adds to the sweetness and melancholic feeling, which made it one of my favorite ending themes from 2010.
Not to mention, Kobato is one of the best performances from Hanazawa Kana for this year. The performance was energetic and fun to listen to. Of course, she has voiced in other popular animes that have been aired this year like Kuragehime, Angel Beats, Ore no Imouto and Occult Academy.
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