Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S | Anime Review
As Tooru continues on her quest to become the greatest maid and Kanna Kamui fully immerses in her life as an elementary school student, there is not a dull day in the Kobayashi household with mischief being a daily staple. On one such day, however, a massive landslide is spotted on the hill where Kobayashi and Tooru first met—a clear display of a dragon’s might. When none of the dragons they know claim responsibility, the perpetrator herself descends from the skies: Ilulu, the radical Chaos Dragon with monstrous power rivaling that of Tooru.
Sickened by Tooru’s involvement with humans, Ilulu resorts to the typical dragon method of resolving conflict—a battle to the death. Despite such behavior, she becomes intrigued by Kobayashi’s ability to befriend dragons and decides instead to observe just what makes Kobayashi so special. With a new troublesome dragon in town, Kobayashi’s eccentric life with a dragon maid is only getting merrier.
Well, what was there not to like? There were a few things, things that I will discuss! However, what were my thoughts on the second season of Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon otherwise known as Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S? It’s safe to say that Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S was one of the best anime to air this Summer 2021 season. In my opinion, I think it’s the best anime to air during the Summer 2021 season and I certainly think that it’ll be up there was one of the best anime of 2021. But that’s my opinion, let’s get on with the show.
Much to say, if you’re someone who enjoys continuity, then Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S is the anime for you. Everything you loved about the first season is back and even better in the second season. The art style is a lot more colourful, looks a lot cleaned and is better animated than the first season. Which again, is a given because while Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S will have aired during the year 2021, the first season aired back in 2017. Like all things overall quality and production goes up and that explains the clear differences in how everything look and feels.
This is also one of the first anime produced by Kyoto Animation for a little while. Which we all know is understandable given everything that had happened to them. Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S is the first real step back onto the scene and man, did they come back with a vengeance. Not only did they create a sequel that was better than the original season, but they also brought back their beautiful animation (as shown by any fight scene in the anime), character development and most importantly storytelling. As one would expect, Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S’s Comedy is better than ever, the whole Fantasy aspect of things is turned up to eleven, and the Slice of Life side of things is better than most SoL anime. What really swept me off my feet was the animation. It looked so cool and epic. It looked so clean and flowed so well, I honestly think that the fight scenes in the series are as good, if not, better than some other anime where action and fighting are widespread.
To me, Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S was all about the characters and the connection they share with one another. The second season puts a ton of its focus on character building and relationships and that is the reason why the second season was so great. Over the course of the twelve episodes we see our characters not only grow fonder of each other but also come to fully understand and appreciate one another for who they are. The characters we saw at the beginning of the second season are far different to who they are now in the final episode. Each one of them feels a lot more personable and that’s because it felt like we as viewers grew with them (not to mention, they’re all very likable characters). Especially when we talk about Tooru. We saw Tooru’s life story. From the time she was born, to her as a child, teen, and now an adult. To me that was extremely interesting and very entertaining it won’t be something I forget for sometime, that’s for sure. I do not think that there will be another anime this year that’ll come close to Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S‘s character development or storytelling.
Everything from the top down was excellent. From the art style, characters, animation, OP “Ai no Supreme (愛のシュプリーム！)” by fhána, ED “Maid with Dragons❤︎ (めいど・うぃず・どらごんず︎❤︎)” by Super Chorogonzu and everything in between. Everything about the anime screamed happiness. You felt the passion of the studio and all the work that went into the series. Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S felt warm and cozy at times, it also provided great comedy and action. In many ways, Kobayashi-san is the “Jack of all trades”. You get a little bit of everything watching this anime, which appeals to everyone. Kobayashi-san is a well rounded anime and is very much deserving of the praise and hype its garnered. Without a doubt Kobayashi-san was my favourite anime of this season, the series is definitely one of my favourites as well. I’m sad knowing that it has come to an end, but also happy because the ending of this series was definitely one that more than satisfied me.
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