Understanding Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid.

So everyone is writing about Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, so I thought, I may as well write about it.

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid is not a comedy anime, nor it tries to be. Don’t be fooled by that comedy tag because it is not a comedy anime in any sense and If it is a comedy anime then it is pretty bad one. It is a moe-slice of life anime. So, what makes it tick?

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid works on two planes, first are characters and other is setting. It is an anime about characters interacting with the setting, which is not a new idea per say, everyone uses it but let us see how it works in Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid.

Now as an anime Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid has nothing standing for it. It doesn’t have a story, it doesn’t have unique characters or does it have good world building for fantasy anime, but what it has is a unique premise on the paper at least and Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid uses its premise to its fullest. The show asks a simple thing. You have a maid dragon, right? then use her dragoness to its fullest. It doesn’t hold back using its uniqueness in its premise, it doesn’t drive towards normal but use it differentness in it highest possible capacity. That is why Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid stands out of all other “unique” anime that came before it. There is no lack of “unique” anime but the lack of using that unique to it fullest.

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid doesn’t shy away to mix and experiment. It mixes the genre so well that you couldn’t even tell what genre is Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid is, except the slice of life. Driving the show was a slice of life, a comedy with heavy yuri undertones without any seriousness which I loved. Normally this subject is shipped with a huge baggage of seriousness but not here. While the tone of the show remains consistent but the last episode had a completely different tone that it felt like completely different anime altogether and that is saying something. It is not normal for anime to change its tone this way, but it gives us a very satisfying ending which could not have done otherwise. Which just say how experimenting this anime is.

As I said that Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid is all about how characters interact with the setting(nearly everything is about that anyway). Anime provides very generic characters with generic traits but there is a difference that they are all dragons and because they are dragons they become unique characters. Even when they have generic trait they think different than a human, they are different than humans in every aspect of their thinking. You can see this from their day to day life with their human counterparts. Show simply take these generic dragon characters and puts them in human environment to see what happens, Which is the main appeal of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid.

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid is a simple anime about a cute human looking maid with dragons mind doing maid works in a dragon way.

What are your thoughts about Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid let me know, if you liked the then post then share, like and follow. Thanks for reading.

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13 thoughts on “Understanding Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid.

  1. I haven’t watched it yet so I don’t have any thoughts about whether it’s good or bad but the people on the FB group that I belong to has nothing but praise about it and wants to have a Nendoroid version of it so badly. Maybe I’ll watch it, maybe I won’t… who knows? Good analysis on it, by the way.

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  2. I honestly haven’t watched this show yet, but my sister has. She says it’s pretty funny but isn’t anything really special.
    It’s fun to watch though, according to her.
    I’ve been so caught up with watching Mob Psycho 100 and Nanbaka. Mob psycho is so nice! have you watched it yet?

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  3. Yeap. It definitely does not fit directly into comedy tag, that’s for sure.

    Oh and remind me about the yaoi undertones…
    Was that intentional or were you meaning to say yuri instead? I mean it’s just a bunch of females on the screen.

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      1. R.I.P. another victim to Yaoi On Ice!

        As for me, I have had good training from watching Yaoi (Free!) and Yuri (Hibike!) bait shows by Kyoto Animation so this is how I see the two shows:
        Kobayashi’s Maid Dragon literally adds to the Yuri bait line.
        When mentally trained, Yuri On Ice! simply becomes a small step-up in the ‘homo’ genre.

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