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I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.

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SPOILER ALERT!

Kobato (manga, vol. 4) presented by CLAMP, translated by William Flanagan

Kobato, Vol. 04 - CLAMP

Kobato only has two seasons to fill her bottle, according to God's messenger. If her wish isn't granted, Ioryogi must remain on Earth in his stuffed animal form. However, Kobato appears to be falling in love with Fujimoto—and maybe realizes that he loves Sayaka.

This volume brings us Xxxholic and Wish cameos. From what I can tell, this series appears to be set in the world of Wish, rather than just featuring a Wish-like character. Kohaku's storyline sounds exactly like it did in that series, although maybe set a few generations later. I'm still not entirely sure what the stakes are. What is Kobato's wish?

This volume confused me a little, because, for a while, Ioryogi's name was spelled Iorogi. I assumed it was a typo that had somehow repeatedly been missed – it was the next volume that made me realize this was not the case. As silly as Ioryogi currently looks, he used to be a powerful being of some sort (with a human-like form?). He fell in love with an angel and started a war with Heaven for her.

 

(Original review posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.)