Yes -- Yes I am blogging a cute series. Got a problem with that?
Miken: Kobato gets the honor of being the first show I’ve watched with this new 2-screen setup. Now I can truly double-task! No more switching between screens — and I can write as I watch much more readily now~! -shot- Okay, so maybe I spent most of my time taking screenshots anyways. >_>;; [[I'll just blame CLAMP for making her so cute~<3]]
The OP song is usual Maaya Sakamoto fare, but it works very well with the series…and seeing that Maaya Sakamoto has a strong affinity for being chosen to do songs for CLAMP series, we shouldn’t have expected anyone else. The song’s nice and light and fits the sort-of Magic Girl theme of the series very well. Also: Kobato’s magic wardrobe is so cuuuute~ I need some dresses like that!
Kobato has a wish and Ioryogi will not make this task easy!
So — Kobato is a kind girl who really reminds me of my little sister in a older girl’s body…but without the yelling for “SIIISSY” to do this and that for her. Though she does come off as a ditz, her innocence really endears her to me. It’s like watching a little kid explore the world and cause all sorts of mishaps along the way. I also give props to Kana Hanazawa not only for the great performance, but for the song as well~ We already got a taste of her cute singing with her special OP to Bakemonogatari (Renai Circulation), so it’s not surprise that she does well here too.
I also want to see more of Fujimoto — his temperament is so different from Kobato’s. Where she’s bright and cheery, he’s quiet and somewhat rough, it’ll be nice to see them grow closer and affect one another. I also have a feeling his problems will come to the forefront of the series given that he’s pretty much the only person in the series giving off a negative air at the moment.
Sweet Dreams Till Next Time
Overall, I liked it a lot and for someone who generally likes “idiotic moe” (I’m susceptible to Oujo-sama moe, though)
, it means a job well done on the part of Madhouse and CLAMP. Kobato is innocent without being stupid and the way she interacts with others is so cute too~ With the 26 episode run, we can expect her to grow and become more accustomed to our less-than-perfect world while retaining her innocence and possibly strike up a “will they/won’t they?” relationship with Fujimoto and help lots of people too!
The ED song…well, I loved the song but the animation was quite dull. I’m not sure if this is a special animation they’re using for just this episode or if this ED animation will run through the entire cour or even the entire run of the series. I sure hope they get to changing it up a little.
This episode had very very cute eye candy too~ Guess who took 71 screenshots?
Miken’s Enjoyment Level: 8.5/10
Miken’s Anticipation Level: 8/10