Kobato’s lack of common sense is almost on a level of its own. The episode established some general rules a.k.a obvious facts that Kobato didn’t know. The episode featuring Kobato helping out at an kindergarten and meeting again with Kiyokazu. Given the strange numbers of times that they’ve met it wouldn’t be strange if he’d think that Kobato is stalking him. Is he plain unfriendly or does he just dislike Moeato? We learn that Kobato doesn’t have a dad which probably indicates that she’s an orphan. No surprise here. Interesting to point out that the only times that I’d seen Kobato ever close to what it could be considered upset in when she’s interacting with Kiyokazu for being a meanie to her probably because he doesn’t give in to her moe powers. What a terrible guy, huh.
We also learn that she won’t earn any points from just helping people out. She has to specifically heal those with scarred hearts. Didn’t they already mention that? I don’t know how she connected scarred with merely troubled but Kobato is Kobato. That’s the answer to any question I may have whenever I try to become explain her character.
Moeto heals one person this episode. Hmm, I don’t know how scarred he was. To me it like it was just a big misunderstanding between other concerned parents that led him to believe his mom didn’t loved/cared for him enough. Kobato’s role in this episode was to clear that misunderstanding and get rid of the negative thought of the kid’s head. Although she didn’t present actual proof of her claim Kobato was right. It’s like she got this feeling that she knows what she is doing. Surprisingly, her way to solve things isn’t bad. I’d say that she’s more qualified for it than any other person based on the rules that were established. I’m using red here too. Yeah, red in Kobato too.
“If you’ve got ulterior motives just healing hearts won’t heal people”.
Dust/Candy : I don’t know. That dust was very little. I’m guessing that the amount received is measured by how difficult the deed was otherwise it’s going to take a immense amount of time to get that bottled all filled up. Is there a time limit on her quest? Like 24 eps :p I don’t think they mentioned that.
Seeing how forgetful Kobato is. I can’t help but think what would happen if something were to happen to the bottle, it doesn’t look like it’ll be able to withstand much damage. I don’t remember anyone saying that it was indestructible or that she’ll get a new one if something bad were to happen to it. Emphasis on the word where a possible tragic twist might happen.
Kobato isn’t going to give up either and she’ll continue stalking trying to get Kiyokazu to open up. So I guess that Kobato is going to be sticking around that kindergarten from now on. I don’t know how long she’ll stay there but they’ll probably drop a few hints on what Kiyokazu is so pissed about. If she really wants to heal scarred people she should head over to Rokkenjima island imo. That bottle will be all filled up in no time.