Looks like fans might get their pseudo-Monster Musume-like show this season and this comes from none other than…….Kyoto Animation. Oh god.
Please, don’t fuck this up, KyoAni. You’re already on my shit list.
This is Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid.
irector: Yasuhiro Takemoto
Series Composition: Yuka Yamada
Script: Yuka Yamada (ep 1)
Storyboard: Yasuhiro Takemoto (ep 1)
Episode Director: Haruka Fujita (ep 1)
Music: Masumi Itou (Lantis)
Original creator: Coolkyoushinja
Character Design: Miku Kadowaki
Art Director: Mikiko Watanabe
Chief Animation Director: Nobuaki Maruki
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
Director of Photography: Akihiro Ura
Animation Production: Kyoto Animation
Internet Streaming: Crunchyroll / Funimation
Plot Summary: Miss Kobayashi is your average office worker who lives a boring life, alone in her small apartment–until she saves the life of a female dragon in distress. The dragon, named Tohru, has the ability to magically transform into an adorable human girl (albeit with horns and a long tail), who will do anything to pay off her debt of gratitude, whether Miss Kobayashi likes it or not.
First Thoughts: Well…….I never thought I would say this since my history with this studio but…..damn, this is pretty good. This is actually funny in its first episode and quite cute and charming, too. The way it starts is hilarious as you wake up, about to start your day of work and a motherfucking dragon shows up to your doorstop and the first thing she thinks is “OH SHIT, I’M ABOUT TO DIE!!” and then the dragon turns into a maid girl that adores her and really wants to love her up…..and yes, I meant she wants to fuck her. I do admit Kobayashi finding this shit strange is legit and she doesn’t want to be bother with her even though she’s there in the first place because she got sauced and asked her to come (also, she’s really fucked up when she’s drunk) but Tohru is very handy, especially when two robbers tried to rob Kobayashi’s apartment.
If this continues to be this funny and likable, it might be the first time since doing this that I give good merits to a KyoAni show. It didn’t try to be something it knows it’s not and while a little fan service is there, it’s not trying to be distracting or superfluous. It’s silly, inviting and gives you a good laugh at the end of your work day.
So, yeah, CONTINUE WEEKLY…. And man, I hope this show doesn’t drop the ball in the end.
I’m MAK2.0 aka The Blue Hybrid and yes, D is for Dragon…..you’ll figure it out.