A friend of mine started watching this anime, so I thought I’d check out the manga. She described it this way, “O.M.G. It is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. It’s a semi-lesbian harem anime about a dragon who falls in love with an office worker and decides to become her maid.”
Yep, that’s pretty much it.
I’m discovering something about myself. As you know, gentle readers, I often have trouble with comedy manga. I bounced out of two really popular manga because of humor: Assassination Classroom and One-Punch Man.
But, here’s the thing, I decided to try watching One-Punch Man to see if I had more tolerance for humor/parody when it’s animated (as opposed to static). Turns out? I do. In fact, I’m on episode 10 out of 12 already and quite enjoying it–and I could barely get through volume one of the manga!
I think that’s going to be the same for Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid.
I read the first five chapters of the manga and… well, let’s just say I’m not surprised to discover that COOLKyoushinja-sensei has also written a number of ecchi titles, since Tooru (our dragon maid) ends up stripped naked in public randomly, and there’s at least one cup size joke (D for Dragon!)
There are a LOT of boob wiggles both in the anime and the manga.
Apparently, COOLKyoushinja-sensei is most famous for something called I Can’t Understand What My Husband is Saying/Danna ga Nani o Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken and Komori-san Can’t Decline / Komori-san wa Kotowarenai (both of which also have anime.) So, if you decide you really, really like his work, there’s a lot more to choose from.
Even though I’m poo-pooing all the boob wiggle, I’m absolutely willing to try watching this. I mean, why not? After I finish the next couple episodes of One-Punch Man, I’ve got nothing in my queue, especially since I’m not willing to try season 2 of Attack on Titan, given how much I ended up LOATHING the manga.
Humor works much better for me when it’s moving by me quickly, I think. I’m too judge-y when I have time to ponder and consider, alas.