Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon – 07

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The Gist: Kobayashi, Tohru, Kana, Lucoa and Shouta go to the beach. While the dragons are gung-ho about having fun, showing skin, and working out, the Humans are fairly restrained. Slapstick, incomplete tangents about Koba’s past, and some melancholy ensue.

Until Koba asks to ride Tohru, that is. With everyone relaxing on their yacht-sized friend (and Koba fishing) the mood lightens. And even though everyone is close by, Koba and Tohru have a chance to talk to each other more directly. Tohru is homesick, a little, and wants to introduce Koba to her parents, but that can’t happen because they would kill a human on sight. Then we transition to Comiket

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Unsurprisingly, Takiya is has his own manga for sale and Koba and Tohru are right there to help him manage lines and take payment. As the line stretches on, Tohru realizes other creatures from another world are in attendance and, when talking to them, learns that events like this are their rare chances to be normal amidst humans.

It is all quite touching, really, with Tohru getting a sense of belonging. Or, at the very least, a sense of enjoyment from being a part of a specific and special time and place.

Meanwhile, poor Fafnir’s book of curses doesn’t sell well. Although, that’s probably for the best…

dragon7cSPOILER! Kana eats the crab.

The Verdict: If you ignore the running gag that Lucoa has giant breasts and likes to flaunt them, this week was a return to Dragon Maid’s standard form. That is to say, it was harmless, populated by charming characters, with a bit of well-timed surprise humor sprinkled on top.

It’s nothing remarkable, but special credit is due for the beach episode actually developing the core characters (and for spending a surprisingly short amount of screen time at the actual beach).

Bonus Bonus points for Kana eating many things throughout the episode, including the bugs she was supposed to collect for her summer homework.

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3 thoughts on “Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon – 07”

  1. I like Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon and look forward to it every week, Its fun and light and pleasant to watch. The writing is very tight and its jokes are well written and well timed. It’s art work is always top notch also. In other words, it is typical well produced Kyoani fare. It’s not particularly edgy but recently edgy hasn’t been Kyoto Animation’s style. Still, that’s not what I’m looking for from this show, so it works for me. :)

    1. Yep. At it’s best, it is a very pleasant show with the hints of a sad backstory. It took a hit when it got creepy/fan service last week, and I generally don’t know if what it gives is enough for me to recommend it to friends (rating 8) but it’s certainly watchable without complaint :)

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