Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S | Episode 5 Review
Last night I was watching “Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon” funny moments because I was bored and while I watched these funny moments, I noticed something. I noticed that the current season “Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S” definitely feels a lot more refined regarding character design and art style. It may also be because the videos I was watching were low resolution videos, however, if you pay close attention you can see a difference between the two anime. Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S is definitely a lot more vibrant and feels a lot less, I guess, fuzzy.
Anyway, moving onto what I thought about episode five. The biggest thing for me was that we got to see a little bit into the past of Tooru and Elma, this was something I never thought that we were going to see. But never say never. I thought it was pretty cool, being able to see the younger versions Tooru and Elma in their ‘past lives’. What it made me realize was that Tooru and Elma are like those childhood friends, but since they’ve known each other for so long and have been together for so long they’re basically family at this point. That’s how I view them now, as childhood friends who can basically call each other family. They fight and argue like siblings and they also understand each other like siblings so it isn’t too far fetched in my opinion. It’s also not everyday that you get to see these dragons in human form, fight in their real dragon forms, so I thought that was cool as well.
I would love to see more flashbacks to each of the dragons past lives, I think it would be cool to see what they were like before. Will this wish come true? who knows, I would love it to come true.
Another aspect of the episode that I enjoyed was that we got to focus a little more on Ilulu. Today, I got to learn more about her and I must say, Ilulu in this episode felt very timid. Which is something I sort of expected because Ilulu is living in an unfamiliar environment and she’s forced to abide by the rules of this new world that she finds herself in. Furthermore, when you run into a person named Kobayashi, a person who is able to change your perception on things and is able to have you question yourself (which is what she ultimately did to Ilulu), you cannot help but feel lost. You’re not sure what you want. To a certain extent, Ilulu was very much relatable.
All that being said, ever since Ilulu was introduced as one of the characters part of the supporting cast, we haven’t really dove into her. I mean, considering that Ilulu is living with Kobayashi, one would assume that we would have gotten to know her by now. However that isn’t the case and even after watching the episode I still feel like we know very little about Ilulu. We still know that she’s longing for a childhood that Ilulu was told she could never have. This of course was used as Ilulu’s justification for working at a candy shop. Which makes sense because there’s loads of kids who come over to hang out, so in a way, working there helps claw back that feeling Ilulu lost so many centuries ago. I would love to see more, I want to know more about Ilulu. She’s a big question mark for me and I want to find out more about her.
Anyway, episode five for what it’s worth, was an alright episode. It was still fairly entertaining, but it did feel like one of the lesser episodes of the series. 7/10.
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