These episodes are just… *grabs tissue paper*
So… we finally reached this point. The finale of Kobato… I can’t help but feel melancolic right after I finished watching it (Something to add too, is that I cried on both episodes xD). Both episodes had really strong endings, and episode 24 delivered a wonderful finale for this amazing anime. Anyways, lets see the episodes themselves then you will see my final thoughts!
Kobato’s voice, while it could be annoying in some cases, wouldn’t wake me up with that face. Fujimoto is such a tsundere! xD Also, Chitose is shipping them isn’t she?
After Kobato stalks follows Fujimoto, they end in a park and Kobato starts to do cute things like usual (Ignoring Ioryogi’s complains!). Then, Fujimoto acts like a jerk (As usual too – Manga Fujimoto is nowhere near this level!) but Kobato doesn’t try to persuade him and instead stays there.
What does Ioryogi expect from Kohaku!? He/She only has time for his/her man! I lol’ed at Ioryogi’s faces though. Kobato has already made her decision like how Kohaku did in Wish. (And I agree with Ioryogi, that face couldn’t be refuted)
While Kohaku and Ioryogi talk about the classic hitsuzen and the contract on the bridge, Kobato leaves to search for Fujimoto and she finds him in the demolished nursery. She tells Fujimoto that he is important to her and she cares for him (Go Kobato!)
We see how Kobato prepares to leave (As she received a flower-mail from Ushagi), and while Fujimoto doesn’t get it first and simply ignores her, he then regrets it and runs desperately looking for Kobato. He obviously finds her, in the playground where she appeared. Ioryogi thinks about the conversation they had on the bridge earlier and how Dobato was so decided she didn’t care about what could happen to her.
Usahgi-san evilness returns but we get to know what it could be expected: it can’t do anything to change the ‘contract’ (It isn’t Clamp-God after all) so Ioryogi’s pleas fall in huge deaf ears while Ushagi grins mindlessly. The song that starts playing when Ushagi appears is beautiful, really fitting IMO.
Then, out of nowhere, Ushagi holds Kobato at point blank range with its badass flower! Ushagi means serious business!
Inside that light, we are treated to Kobato’s confession and it was touching (At least to me). It reminded me of Tsubasa RC though, like how Sakura and Syaoran were separated in that capsule and touched hands through that.
That true confession heals Fujimoto’s heart, breaks Kobato free and the konpeito she receives, because it was special to her I assume (OR Fujimoto was really that heartbroken OR God did something here), fills Kobato’s bottle. This means her wish to go ‘to that place’ will be conceded, something that pisses Ioryogi even more and reminds him of the talk he had with Kohaku.
A truly happy Kobato, holds the bottle near her heart and smiles in a ‘farewell’-like fashion and after that we get a saddening scene, that leaves both Fujimoto, Ioryogi and me devastated xD
See? Poor Ioryogi T.T
There it ends episode 23 and right after that we got episode 24, which is like putting an onion near your eyes. For episode 24, head to page two!