Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid surprised me. From the art and the music to the premise and the characters I expected a typical slice of life comedy. MKDM turned out to be less comedic and more realistic. I don’t mean the dragons or anything, but in the way the creators told a story of the mundane. It gives you the chance to see how easily you can get used to something no matter how drastic of a change it may be to your world. But the best part? It’s the story of love and friendship that isn’t force-fed. You get to enjoy the little pleasures of Kobayashi’s and Tohru’s life together.
With any ensemble cast what matters most are the characters. All the characters are quirky enough for any commonplace anime comedy, but how the characters interact with each other is where the show really shines. The three main characters, Kobayashi, Tohru and Kanna, depict an idealistic concept of family. With Kobayashi and Tohru being the parents and Kanna playing the part of the daughter, the show has a lot of heartwarming stories about growing together and realizing that blood isn’t the only thing that makes you family.
Occasionally, the show will pull focus off of the main three and onto a side character, my favorite being Fafnir, a reclusive dragon who discovers the true enjoyment of gaming upon entering the human world. Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid does a superb job of conveying the idea that every person has a place where they fit in and are accepted.
I would definitely recommend this anime to anyone who is a fan of heartwarming and amusing tales of humans and dragons or just for the reason that Kanna is by far the most adorable anime character I’ve been introduced to in quite some time.
Verdict: Must Experience!
Written by G. S. Martin