Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

Genre(s): Slice of Life, Comedy, Fantasy, Seinen

Age-Appropriateness: 13+ (Suggestive themes)

Platforms: Crunchyroll, Funimation

Episodes: 14

TheAwersome Rating: 8.4 / 10 (A lot cuter/sweeter than expected)

Premise: Kobayashi is heading out her door to her programming job when she is greeted by a large dragon. The dragon then transforms into a (mostly) human girl in a maid outfit and introduces herself as Tohru. Apparently, during a drunken excursion in the mountains the night before, Kobayashi had saved this dragon’s life and invited her to live with her as a personal maid. Having forgotten the original promise, Kobayashi is reluctant, but Tohru’s dragon abilities (and dragon friends) prove quite useful, if unorthodox.

TheAwersome’s Thoughts: This one was a lot of fun. Most every episode’s humor is based on the difficulties of dragons adapting to the normal, mundane, every day life of humans, so you can expect a healthy helping of absurd situations. This really felt like the best combination of the Otaku-weebery of Blend-S and the hilarious “super powered beings adjusting to mundane human life” of Devil is a Part-Timer. One of the characters’ lewd nature is quite a bit over the top, but she’s more of a supporting role so it doesn’t upstage the main show too often. Just know there’s a good amount of “boingy” boob jokes. This is a great one to watch if you want more of the “Devil is a Part-Timer” feel but with less stress, and a good side of heart-warming, especially when it comes to Kanna, the child-dragon friend of Tohru (she is too cute. Help).  It is somewhat into the weeb-weeds of Otaku subculture, (about Blend-S level) so not a good one as an introduction to anime.
TLDR: Super cute, funny, and heartwarming. Pretty weeby.

There are a few action-y sequences in this as well that are very well animated, so that’s a plus. Good times all around.

A 2nd Season was announced, but after the Kyoto Animation Fire, it’s doubtful we’ll see it, at least not for another year or more.

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