Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon Episode 1 [First Impression]

Finds a way.

Impression

…I didn’t intend on doing this. Not least of all because it airs on the same day as Konosuba, and between the two I know I’m going to prioritise the latter without a doubt. Even now, I’m questioning my decision to write this up. But between Gabriel Dropout and Urara Meirochou, I can only choose one to cover, because I don’t have time to do both on a weekly basis. Not to mention it’s not easy to find stuff to write about either. With that in mind, I’ve decided to opt for neither, and go for Maid Dragon instead. Kind of a different sub-genre of comedy with some overlaps, but definitely a more sustainable alternative. This is after having grudgingly come to accept (because my initial thoughts were that KyoAni shouldn’t be focusing on anything except Violet Evergarden) that Maid Dragon is actually good. Really good. I’m basically going to be Kobayashi throughout the course of this adaptation. I’ve started off thinking Tooru is okay and appreciating her, but by the end I know I’ll be really attached to her and be really sad to see the show end.

Actually, let me correct myself. Tooru is more than okay. Tooru a cute! A cute! I especially love her thicc tail. I don’t know why, but I think it’s just the right size. Unlike Kobayashi and her colleague I’m not particularly into maids, but Tooru managed to dispel my initial trepidation rather quickly. I actually had the same reaction as Kobayashi when the episode first started and all we could see of Tooru was her dragon form. I mean… it was a green dragon. It was big, and kind of had a scary face. It totally wasn’t cute at all. Which is not surprising, because that’s generally what dragons tend to be like. I actually  have no idea how it became such a cute girl. This is unfair! I know I’m going to regret saying this because there’s a loli coming up next episode, but for now, how can the other dragons even compare?

Tooru is also hilariously thirsty for Kobayashi, to the point that it’s a little confusing how she can reconcile her innate disdain for humans (although she’s also cute when she insults them) with her (sexual) love for Kobayashi. Clearly, something has been omitted from what we’ve seen of Kobayashi’s memories of the night when they met, because in between their meeting (or maybe even before that point) and Kobayashi inviting Tooru to her flat, Tooru was ‘saved’ somehow. It’s all quite vague, and I think we’re not supposed to know the details for now. Makes you wonder, though. Kobayashi is just a regular human, right? A drunk human at the time, too. There doesn’t seem to be all that much she could have possibly done for Tooru, and yet here we are.

I’m not quite sure what to expect in future episodes. It’ll obviously be a comedy and slice-of-life, but I think scenes like the dream Tooru had were put in there for a reason. Something also tells me we will be getting more dragons. Whether or not Kobayashi will be forming a harem of dragons remains to be seen, but I just hope they’ll all be super cute and eccentric. I doubt she has much space left in her flat anyway. We’ve actually already got some names – I don’t know what Fafnir and Lucoa are (other than non-human) but I know that Kanna is a loli dragon, and that she’ll be appearing next episode! A loli dragon! Next episode!

Much happy. So excite.

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Vantage

I love cute things.

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2 Responses

  1. kuramasensei says:

    Haha I felt the same way and didn’t watch this on it’s first simulcast date but watched it later because on the crunchyroll app on xbox one it was like the next show over on the updated to show to what I was watching. what a happy accident. when comedy is just funny, it’s just funny! i think kobayashi is a pretty refreshing character and honestly they had to tell me kobayashi was female before i would believe it, but they did tell us she is female. almost thought it was a kagami sensei type deal from ultimate otaku teacher where looked female but was male. actually the characters almost look exactly alike.

    • Vantage says:

      That’s how every Youtube binge-watching experience starts :D

      Kobayashi is a great foil to Tooru’s cheerful and earnest personality. I was a little taken aback by her deadpan nature at first (especially since Tooru is too cute to not be excited about) but she definitely cares deep down.

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