Kobayashi lives alone in an apartment, until one day, Tooru appeared and they ended up living together. Tooru looks down on humans as inferior and foolish, but having been saved by Kobayashi-san, she does everything she can to repay the debt and help her with various things, although not everything goes according to plan.
A mythical everyday life comedy about a hard working office lady living with a dragon girl.
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon is a manga about the every day of life of Kobayashi hard working office lady which prefer a boring life which consist of going from home to work and from work to home, and Tooru a dragon which have taken a human form using magic and decided to live with Kobayashi after Tooru have fallen for her after she saved her life (while being drunk).
the manga so far have been funny and enjoyable and i cant recommend it enough, and the most reoccurring theme seems to be Tooru trying to fill the blanks by her self with her knowledge
she gathered from her adventure with the help of her friends (((i would like to see a couple of chapters about tooru adventures they seems to pretty crazy))).
The characters seems to have unique traits from Tooru trying to be friendly with humans while he actually despise them to use them to Kobayashi transforming into a maid otaku when she is drunk, which produce pretty interesting chapters THAT YOU SHOULD READ
that style is pretty nice and spot on even the weird dragon shapes seems to belong to it.
Overall this is enjoyable and fun and i definitely recommend it
Kobayashi's Maid Dragon is my favorite anime of all time. Bam, dropped that statement.
The anime does in every factor amazing: The comedy is splendid, the characters are amazing, the animation is surprisingly awesome and the feeling I get from this anime, oh the feeling. Charm, comfiness, nostalgia, I can't even think of a word to describe it.
You'd probably think of my description of the anime ''Wow, he should check the manga then!'' and I did. I began with loving the manga, then started to like it less and around volume 6/7 I began to love it again.
On first look I got what I wanted: Kobayashi's
Maid Dragon but just as a manga. All the characters are here: Kobayashi's is just as dependable as before, Kanna stays incredibly cute and Tohru keeps being a raging lesbian. All the side characters are here too, only Makoto gets way less focus and is less charming imo. A new character that didn't made the cut into the anime is Iruru (Ilulu?). She has similarities to Kanna, but what sets her apart is that she is more humane then the other dragons and more agressive. She is a nice addition to the cast and I am happy she gets a ton of focus in the manga.
Also a big difference between the anime and the manga is the artstyle. While the anime has a style that looks more like the anime today, the manga focusses on big heads and small bodies. To be honest, when I started reading this I really didn't like the artstyle, nowadays I think it is alright but still off-putting.
Another big difference (which is also my biggest gripe) is that the manga is way more sexualized. It is not a surprise that the anime adaptation toned down the sexualization or it would've been rated R. The sexualization is really off-putting and uncomfortable. It gets in the way of the wholesomeness and that saddens me. This problem really became apparent around the middle of manga and nearly made me quit the manga alltogether.
But, one thing saved the manga for me: The story. So if you don't want any story spoilers, -skip the next paragraph-.
The point where the story gets good is were the anime ended. The small arc with Shouta as a witch was a really cool small arc. It not only showed the Shouta isn't just a punchingbag for Milf jokes, but also a really good witch. A few side stories here and there were fun but then began my favorite arc in the entire manga: The Dragonball-arc. This is the point where the story takes over. It gives us so much backstory of Kanna and the ending to the manga is not just Kobayashi' saying ''Stop'' but her actually go out of her way to defeat Kanna's father. It has a wonderful ending that almost made me cry. It was.. just an really good arc.
In conclusion: This manga is fantastic. While it is not on par with the anime, it should not be overlooked because of that. Behind the sexualization lies the Maid Dragon I love with an great story attached to this. Check this out if you loved the anime or love fantasy slice of life manga.
Starting off with the characters we have Kobayashi, a 25 year old woman living with multiple dragons. She works a normal boring desk job and is friends with Saiyaka, an Otaku just like Kobayashi. Kobayashi also has had a sort of falling out with her family some time ago, not really talking about her family, or even her past. She seems to be melancholic, and a very lonely woman until Tohru comes around, who she immediately takes a liking to. Although Kobayashi does have a problem with expressing the way she truly feels emotionally, she does seem to be a good person at heart and
only wants the best for not only herself, but her friends. She also has back problems.
Next up is the ever popular Tohru, a dragon living with Kobayashi as her maid. Banished from her family with a sword in her body, she is saved by Kobayashi and since then has fallen in love with Kobayashi. She is a Chaos Dragon one that battles with the Harmony Dragons and is one of the more powerful dragons on her world as she is the daughter of an extremely powerful dragon. She is also friends with Kanna, a young Dragon that also lives with Kobayashi.
And speaking of Kanna, let’s talk about Kanna. Kanna is another Chaos Dragon that had gotten exiled from her world. She is a younger Dragon taking on the form of a young girl. Initially Kanna assumes that Kobayashi seduced Tohru into coming to her world. Kanna also is a unique dragon that uses electricity to recharge her powers. She is also weaker than Tohru and most other Dragons in terms of power, this is because of her age. She is mostly the comedic relief character of this series, and is used well in this way. She also sees Kobayashi as a surrogate mother and frequently refers to herself as Kanna Kobayashi
Now onto the story.
Dragon Maid has simple one of those light hearted, Slice of Life stories most people look for in the genre. Something that bucks the trends of the never ending factory of High School Slice of Life romances. Dragon Maid isn’t a high school slice of life romance though, it’s far from it. The setting is primarily the small apartment complex Kobayashi lives in. To add onto that, Kobayashi isn’t a teenager, she’s a grown adult with adult problems, and she acts like an adult. Does she care about getting best girl? No. So going into this don’t expect something that’s extremely cliched in that sense. But what you can expect is a surprisingly enjoyable story with characters you’ll get connected to with surprising ease. But unsurprisingly, I think the characters most people will connect with and enjoy isn’t Tohru or Kanna, but Kobayashi. While Tohru has her problems that to take lead for a lot of the chapters, Kobayashi’s troubles are deeply human and are problems I feel people from different countries even can relate to.
Speaking of characters though, I’d like to go over the way they interact with each other, in other words Characterization. So to put it simply the series is really solid when it comes to this aspect of the manga. Characters like Tohru and Kobayashi interact with each other differently than Tohru and Elma. These characters have their own unique way they speak with each other, and because of that the series has a really easy time getting important things across through dialogue. There aren’t going to be many times in this manga where you read a character's interactions and it doesn’t match the way that character usually speaks. So if you’re reading this for the characters, then you’re doing the right thing because they’re well made.
Simply one of the better drawn Slice of Life Manga I’ve seen, and while I haven’t read many manga at the time of this recording, and get the feeling this is one of quality. To me the thing I love most about this manga in the way it’s drawn is how unique the character designs are, while still not getting overly ridiculous. Are some of them ridiculous? Yes, but the main characters in the manga have a very good design to them. Iruru and Kanna’s are a tad bit ridiculous, but Kobayashi and Tohru’s are really good and most importantly fun. This translates into most of the character designs, but I do think Iruru’s is a tad bit over the top for no good reason I think. But other than that there are a couple of really well drawn fights in this manga that I really enjoy, and hopefully when Season 2 comes out, they’re animated really well.
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid is an awesome and fun manga that I think people who are fans of the genre should check out. The Manga has great comedy with great characters that are larger than life and are fun, it has a fun and interesting story that doesn’t devolve into “saving the world” or some other overarching evil. But the art is really good too, and have a certain fun factor to them that a lot of other manga don’t really tap into, when we’re talking about slice of life that is. But honestly if you enjoy manga like these, then Dragon Maid is right down your alley. It has quality and the content you want from a slice of life, while also doing something mostly unique that hasn’t been done in the way this one has been.