Liked Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid)? Watch Endro~!
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: January 2019 - ongoing
Only the promised hero can defeat the Demon King of Naral Island, with both entities being resurrected each time. This time, a group of four girls makes up the hero’s party, though they might not seem like the most typical heroes… Yuusha is the hero herself, a bit absentminded and unconventional. Their cleric Seira is the serious, motherly type, while Fai is the rough warrior who loves to eat. The party is rounded out by Mei, the mage who lives for collecting magic cards.
Major Similarities Between Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid and Endro~!
1. Adorable and Endearing Characters
The main thing that ties Endro~! and Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon together is in their adorable fantasy character designs, whether dragons, elves or even Demon Kings! While Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon is set in a real-world atmosphere, it keeps the same lighthearted fantasy feel that Endro~! has, thanks to the characters.
2. Wholesome Story of Relationships
In both Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon and Endro~!, the stories focus on the relationships between the characters and how they develop over time. In Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon, Kobayashi is a rather straight-laced programmer whose life becomes so much more meaningful with the introduction of Tooru and the other dragons into her everyday existence. For Yuusha and the members of her party, their interactions are similar, with the group growing into a sort of makeshift family over time.
Liked Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid)? Watch Manaria Friends (Mysteria Friends)!
- Episodes: 10
- Aired: January 2019 - ongoing
Ann is a princess and one of the best students at Mysteria Academy, where students learn the magical arts. Grea is also a princess, but she prefers to stay in the background because of her half-human, half-dragon form. As these two grow closer together, they will become each other’s best friend, despite their differences.
Major Similarities Between Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid) and Manaria Friends (Mysteria Friends)
1. Focus on Female Relationships
For Grea and Ann, there is nothing more important than their growing relationship. This is, indeed, the entire focus of Manaria Friends. Though Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon has a few more characters than Manaria Friends, it still focuses mostly on Kobayashi and Tooru as their relationship grows.
2. Fantastic Creatures Dealing With Everyday Life
Both Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon and Manaria Friends are set in a relaxed fantasy atmosphere, where magic is seamlessly blended into the world without question. Kobayashi and her friends experience everyday life events with one another, much like Grea and Ann do. Unlike in Manaria Friends, Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon has a bit more of a gathering plot to it, while Manaria Friends remains mostly episodic.
Are there other shows from this season that you think could fall into the fantasy slice of life genre? Comment below and let us know of any other suggestions!