First Impressions – Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon

Just a normal day in Japan.

 Yay time for adorable dragons! Thank you KyoAni!

Amazing Artwork

Easily one of the coolest scenes so far!

The last time KyoAni tackled a manga adaptation was back in the day with Nichijou which I reviewed and loved to death! It managed to balance cute scenes and it had some of the most hilarious off the wall scenes ever, but I’ve only managed to read the first two chapters of Kobayashi-san chi no Maid Dragon back when I heard the news of it getting an anime and so far with these two episodes they seem to be following the manga, so the fans of the original source material should be fine with this adaptation so far, but again I don’t know anything past the second chapter. Aside from that since this is coming from KyoAni you can expect them to bring their best visuals and boy oh boy is the artwork amazing! I just love how lively all the characters feel right down to the random shop keepers and background characters, but again most of us sort of expect that level of artistic talent from them so its nothing new to fans of anything KyoAni. Oh and I loveeeee the opening and ending! So goooooooood!

Dragons with heart


As it stands right now we only have two dragon girls introduce so far with Tooru being the ultra hyper fire based dragon girl who was saved by Kobayashi who was drunk at the time? I was a bit confused on how Tooru was in the modern world, but I guess it has to do with portals or magic? Who knows and who cares all I know is Tooru is such a fun character! The only odd thing about her is probably her quick interest in Kobayashi? I mean yeah she did save Tooru’s life and now she is in her debt? Sure lets roll with that and the obvious “yuri” setup which we all know is not going to be true yuri because hey its KyoAni and they always play it safe on that kind of romance; however I think this series is going to be more in the vein of Yuru Yuri? Tooru does come off as being a Toshino Kyoko type. Besides the goofy part of her character we just gotta wait for Tooru to reveal her tragic past and why she has a distrust of humans or does she even have trust issues with random humans anymore? She was quite friendly towards the random shopkeepers in the second episode, but of course most of them gave her free food so maybe that is part of it? I’m sure we will learn more about that later.

Kanna the Renge of Dragon Maid.

Besides Tooru we meet Kanna an electric dragon in the second episode and wow I can already tell she is going to be a fan favorite and it helps that she is freaking adorable! Especially during the scenes with her meeting Kobayashi for the first time? Damn those scenes were quite hilarious and very cute! Also the short scene of Kobayashi befriending er I mean “taming” Kanna with the chocolates were great. And just like Tooru, Kanna also has her fair share of trust issues when it comes to humans, but I think Tooru is going to be there to teach Kanna that not all humans are bad? I hope? Speaking of teaching Kanna I liked watching Tooru attempt to do her best and tell Kanna about the human world? Yes cars are totally run by magic and that “catapult” OMG I could not stop laughing! Besides the teaching bits I enjoyed watching the two dragons “play” and by “play” I mean roughhousing aka going all out in some mini DBZ battle complete with crazy beam attacks and huge explosions? Good god I love when KyoAni gets to show off their action side! I seriously can’t wait to see what other fun things happen when the other dragon girls pop up in this series.

Extra Cute Dragons

Tooru is quite fun!

Proud dragon wife prepares food.

Yay drunk scenes!

Tooru practices the art of cooking no jitsu.

Ah yes gaey love <3

Kanna can see you all claiming her as your dragon waifu.

Dragons sure love chocolate.

Nap time is a great time.




End Thoughts

Wow KyoAni has done it again! When it comes to cute girls doing cute things and WTF comedy they standout as one of the best, but I think most prefer their series stuff like Hibike! Euphonium? Whatever one you prefer is up to you! Personally I’m more of a fan of their silly light hearted stuff like Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai, Lucky☆Star, Nichijou? Then again Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon does show some promise that it could get serious later? Id guess whenever Tooru reveals her past or has to eventually return to the magical dragon world. So what dragon is your favorite from these two episodes? I’m gonna bet a huge majority of people watching will like Kanna a bit more than Tooru since she leans more on the hyper side which I know most find annoying about some characters; however I don’t think Tooru is that hyper especially in the second episode where she shows off her calmer side. So yeah I had a lot of fun with these two episodes and I can’t wait to see more because its going to easily become my second favorite winter anime.


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12 Responses to “First Impressions – Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon”

  1. Smiley says:

    One of the most enjoyable shows this season. Forget being a lover, Kobayashi might as well be Tooru and Kanna’s mom with the way she has to keep them in check.

  2. Highway says:

    It’s hard to put into words, but I felt the first episode seemed a little constrained, as if they were struggling to find space to put the show inside of a too-small box. It just didn’t feel like it had that flow and looseness that it would need to be comfortable.

    But the second episode was much better and very good. Perhaps it was the introduction of Kanna to allow for more free-flowing interaction, or perhaps it was getting through the initial introductions and to a point where Tooru mostly understands the human world, rather than cliche “fish out of water” gags. I like seeing it get better, and being a lot of fun.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Yeah the first episode didn’t do a whole lot, but I loved the interaction between Kobayashi and Tooru especially the ending.

      Episode two definitely was way better with Kanna being added to the cast and when shes with Tooru its also great. Lol yeah Tooru thinks she knows all, but nope! Hahaha

  3. skylion says:

    This is a good show that uses it’s humor well. It’s like Nichijou in that it takes the time to set up it’s jokes, and doesn’t skimp on giving it some other story beats.

    I’m enjoying how much Tooru is that fish out of water, cause that metaphor can stand for quite a bit. So not literally a dragon, but someone that is new to being on her own, but still has a great degree of power that you shouldn’t underestimate.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Yesssssss! The jokes and comedy bits are very Nichijou like even the in between silly scenes remind me of Nichijou in certain ways.

      Tooru is such a silly character and Kanna is also a great addition to the series.

  4. Overcooled says:

    Thank you Kyoani, you (almost) never let me down!

    As a side note, I…don’t know how I’d feel about eating my friend’s tail. Or eating my own tail. I lie awake at night thinking about this sometimes.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Hahah yeah they have their fair share of ehhh series.

      I know right? Kobayashi is probably smart for not eating dragon meat…

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  6. BlackBriar says:

    I’m sorry but this’ll be one I pass on and cross off my list. “Cute girls doing cute things” type of shows aren’t my cup of tea and this is way beyond my level of tolerance. For everyone else who are enjoying it, best wishes.

  7. Highway says:

    Padappa-dappada-daa-pada-daa-pada, papadappa-majichoro imagina-tion…

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