Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S (Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S) returned to a body of fans who had been hoping for season two for a few years, and it did not disappoint! With more details about our favorite troublemaking dragons, more of the sweet story components that made us love season one, and FINALLY clearing the air between Tooru and Kobayashi. Here are our thoughts on how the season turned out.
More About Dragons!
Alright, dragon lovers, first thing's first. We met a new dragon this season, Ilulu! She is a firey newcomer who just likes positive attention and comfort. Additionally, this season offered many deeper looks into the lives of the dragons that were not seen in season one. For one thing, season two lets you view the dragon forms of all of the returning characters from season one.
More than these new insights into dragons, throughout the season, we learn Tooru's personal history. We knew in season one that she and Elma were enemies and that Tooru was injured before Miss Kobayashi found her. All of this is pieced together, and we learn more about Tooru than we ever thought we would
Slice of Life Heaven
Since we spent season one of Kiss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid learning all about the dragons and their unusual quirks while becoming accustomed to the human world, season two has been a perfect example of a slice of life anime. This season, Kanna made new friends and visited America, Tooru got a part-time job at a maid café, Elma fought for better workplace conditions, and Fafnir learned that you can get banned from games by violating terms of service agreements. Miss Kobayashi helped Kanna with her summer homework, and the gang went camping. For anyone who loves slice of life anime, you may have a new favorite.
Beautiful to Watch
One of the more apparent differences from season one is the improvement in animation. Be it a fight scene or a cherry blossom-viewing lunch, season two has really upped its game. The action scenes were all striking, and the production also did an excellent job of working with effects regarding light. The clip above shows the start of Kanna's dragon transformation. From the action to the background scenery, this is a pretty set of episodes to watch.
Tooru and Kobayashi Finally Realize They Have Feelings For Each Other
In the first season, Tooru spared no effort in making her love for Miss Kobayashi known, and in season two, the feelings between these two become more complicated than they were before. Tooru starts to back up, understanding that real love is more selfless than her personal urges to gush about her emotions all the time. In response, Kobayashi starts to feel a bit lonely and separately contemplates whether someone like her deserves that kind of affection.
They both think about these things for a while, leading to a cute period of awkwardness. Something else we loved about this series was what an unusual path Tooru and Kobayashi took to understanding each other. Usually, queer relationships in anime come on a little stronger than this one does. It remains somewhat subtle and private (until the last episode), which adds to its charm.
Though forums are filled with comments excited for a season three, the season finale was just adorable. The series ends with dragons who have successfully co-mingled with humans and friends that enjoy each other's company. Though we would love another season, there is an amount of closure that has come with the last episode. Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid has been a lovely ride, developing relationships, acceptance, looking out for those you care about, and sincere happiness. We hope you enjoyed it half as much as we did. Let us know in the comments!