FIRST LOOK – Kyoto Animation has been known for its trademark which is ‘Moe’. The display of quirky, cute and sometimes air-headed female characters is almost synonymous to Kyoto Animation in the anime community.
The animation studio’s newest comedy series, “Kobayashi-san’s Maid Dragon”, depicts a fantasy, slice-of-life story involving dragons in their human form. Tohru, one of the main characters, is a dragon who is devoted to a human, Kobayashi, and does everything she wishes. There are some lesbian tensions here and there but quite normal from what Kyoto Animation has provided in its previous series before.
After watching the first four episodes, the series was a pretty decent show for people who long for the comedy, slice-of-life genre.
You’ve got a woman who’s a salary woman and does not enjoy her life as a main character getting dragged into an everyday life involving dragons. Every episode is a new hurdle for Kobayashi and the dragons.
One episode might be about social etiquette and how to blend in with ‘normal’ society. In the process, the dragons such as Tohru will find ways to hilariously screw it up.
The charming thing about this series is that despite being a cliche comedy, slice-of-life – the jokes are not repetitive and boring. Every episode shows something new that’ll rock your socks off.
If you’re having a really depressing day and want to watch something that’ll cheer you up, then “Kobayashi-san’s Maid Dragon” should be on your list.
It might not be the best series but it does one thing well – comedy.