iAX: "Kobato collection 1 was released by Sentai Filmworks August 9, 2011. This particular collection contains two DVDs with English subtitles and Japanese audio only. Special features include your typical offering of special features such as a clean opening animation and clean closing Animation. Kobato features character designs by CLAMP (Code Geass) who originally released the manga of Kobato in 2005. The animation was produced by Madhouse (Black Lagoon, Claymore). With these two powerhouses together, you can be assured that the production quality of Kobato will be top-notch."