YMMV / Kobato.

  • Fridge Brilliance: At first, you might think that Fay joking about Ioyorgi being Kurogane's Alternate Universe counterpart is just a simple Actor Allusion, until you realize that Ioryogi is a stuffed dog and in Tsubasa -RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE-, Fay is always constantly referring to Kurogane as a dog!
    • Also, He even looks a bit like Kurogane in his true form (only shown in the manga).
  • Ho Yay: Ginsei towards Ioryogi.
    • Genko even lampshades it in Chapter 21-B of the manga!
      Genko: You sure are obsessed with Iorogi.
      Ginsei: NO! That is because the only person who can win against Iorogi is me! So before that happens, won't allow him to admit defeat to anyone else.
      Genko: Wow~ I'm blushing from hearing this.
      Ginsei: Who's blushing!?
  • Nightmare Fuel: Ushagi-san, a cute, white, perpetually smiling rabbit who is a messenger of God. Oh, and he giggles maniacally.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: For some, Kobato herself
  • Tear Jerker: The end of episode 23 'Sayonara'
    • Episode 24, too. You've had me waiting all these years. You're late again. Cue Kobato hugging Fujimoto tearfully while playing Ashita Kuru Hi in the background. But that's more of a case of YMMV.
  • Values Dissonance: At the end of the anime, both Fujimoto and Kobato push Sayaka to go back to Okiura. This can seem heartwarming when you don't think too much about it, but on later reflection it seems very strange that they would want her to go back to someone who was openly emotionally abusive, even if he did it because he thought it would be better than if it were his father.