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Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon – 09

「運動会!(ひねりも何もないですね)」 (Undoukai! (Hinerimo Naidesune)
“Sports Festival! (There’s No Twist or Anything)”

Just like the episode title promised, there weren’t any surprises this week and instead we were given exactly what we were promised — an episode full of cute familial moments.

Plutonic Family.. sort of

There was a really well written comment about a month back that compared Kobayashi’s current lifestyle to that of a typical family. And while it slightly differed with how Tooru described things (if I remember correctly the commenter put Kobayashi and Tooru as the parents), I think there’s a lot of merit in comparing our three main characters relationships to a typical family. Not only does it help justify Kobayashi’s continued behavior as the best mom of the season, but it makes for some awfully heartwarming moments that just couldn’t have happened without the right amount of preparation. Using this week’s example as a prime example, if we’re being brutally honest not much actually happened this week. Looking at things from lowest level possible, this episode was simply Kobayashi surprising Kanna by taking time off combined with Kanna and Saikawa having a fun time while getting cheered on by their parents. Something that truly didn’t have all that much going on.

But this show is about a lot more than that. It’s about the subtlety in every characters actions and the inside jokes that you just don’t get unless you’ve been paying attention. From the camera quickly panning to Kanna’s shaky hands while trying to be a big girl to Shouta sucking it up and dragging Lucoa over when he needed to show the judge something world-class, it’s these moments that really push this show past a simple slice-of-life that happens to have dragons in it. And let’s also not forget the intricate situation that Tooru and Kobayashi are in. With both of them having their own unique troubles when it comes to self-worth as well as understanding and empathizing with others, it’s been an absolute blast watching them grow into better people together. And if I had a complaint (and it’s a small one at that), it would be that I’d like to see more into Tooru’s past as well as see a certain character. Notice how I said “it would” because there’s still ample time for all these things to happen!

And while I could go on and on about all the other things that I love about this show, let me just end with a quick remark about the original topic of family. I think by this point in the show it’s clear — while Kobayashi, Tooru, and Kanna are a family I think you could say everyone at this point comprises one big Maid Dragon family.

Looking Ahead

And with that let’s bring this post to a close before things get too long. I’ll catch you guys next week for more Maid Dragon goodness. See you then!

 

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March 9, 2017 at 1:13 am
43 comments »
  • March 9, 2017 at 2:09 amHikarub

    This was a great episode and I enjoyed it immensely. Kanna was too cute, asking Kobayashi to take time off work to attend the sports festival. I expected things to get messy, what with Kanna’s misinterpretations of Riko’s explanation of what the sports festival actually entails, but was happy to see Kanna show such restraint.

    • March 11, 2017 at 2:06 pmTakaii

      Kanna is hnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng

  • March 9, 2017 at 3:14 amNamaewoinai

    • March 11, 2017 at 2:07 pmTakaii

      I agree it’s getting a little old, but forehead-chan is so cute <3

  • March 9, 2017 at 3:27 amRune

    Weapons Grade Loli lick ftw. :)

    • March 11, 2017 at 2:07 pmTakaii

      Was I the only one who heard a Lickitung sound in my head when that happened?

  • March 9, 2017 at 3:53 amOne Pinch Man

    • March 9, 2017 at 5:39 amTrap Master

      With all the things Kanna has eaten so far in this show, I wouldn’t be surprised if she went ahead and ate Saikawa as well. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    • March 9, 2017 at 1:13 pmsadamitsu

      Dragons lick each other clean like animals and Tooru and Kanna have licked each other before.

    • March 11, 2017 at 2:08 pmTakaii

      ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • March 9, 2017 at 4:56 amTitanAnteus

    Yeah… They’ve definitely completely cut Iruru.

    She was originally the one that instigated Kanna to get attention from Kohbayashi another way. They turned parents day into a sports festival and cut all mention of Iruru’s character. She definitely wont make it into the anime.

    This also guarantees that the anime will not get a second season. Iruru’s very important to the plot and w/o her they really can’t keep going.

    That’s… kinda sad tbh. The manga scanlators have lost motivation to work on the manga because the anime’s doing well so I doubt that’ll come back and the anime has no intention of going very far into the source. It’s kinda disappointing.

    • March 9, 2017 at 5:32 amNoel

      I think the anime will end on tohru’s father visit, in the manga it was impactful and Kobayashi was so badass on that scene

    • March 9, 2017 at 7:33 ambassgs435

      How many of Kyoani adaptations are actually faithful to the source, covering events as they’re told in the source? Kyoani’s a good studio for animation, but when it comes to making faithful adaptations, they suck. They ALWAYS introduce some change

      • March 9, 2017 at 8:01 amstarss

        KyoAni does this a lot, but it just puzzles me that not only do they detour into an anime original story or adapt something from a spin-off book when there is ample material they can still adapt from the main story, but they do it all the time!

      • March 9, 2017 at 7:39 pmLonghaul

        Besides rearranging events a little to fit the anime format Kyoani has been pretty faithful to the source material. They even resisted having Elma appear early.

      • March 10, 2017 at 1:51 pmstarss

        In Phantom World, Lulu the fairy creature was created purely for the anime. Chuunibyo had TWO anime-only characters in the main cast!

    • March 9, 2017 at 7:57 pmJeffers

      well, they can still insert iruru by making an original episode (with the plot not in manga) then go back to following the manga.

      either way, yes more likely we will not see a second season of this anime. if the material is to be based, we are yet to see a major plot of sort. and if i am to PREDICT what is the ending, more likely it will be when tooru and the dragons go back to their world.

    • March 11, 2017 at 2:11 pmTakaii

      I’ve actually been SUPER concerned about how they’d introduce Iruru.

      With the type of story they’ve been telling thus far, I feel like you’d need at least two episodes to really handle introducing and building up Iruru properly.

      Who knows though — maybe she’ll make a surprise appearance.

  • March 9, 2017 at 7:55 amstarss

    Well, we got more Kanna than ever before this week, and I can confirm that I am now lying in the hospital bed after a heart attack and a diagnosis of diabetes. :D Thanks, anime. It was worth it!

    • March 11, 2017 at 2:11 pmTakaii

      DOCTOR — WE NEED SOME INSULIN FOR THIS PATIENT NOW!

  • March 9, 2017 at 10:41 amWorldwidedepp

    Okay, seems like he began to get used to her
    http://randomc.net/image/Kobayashi-san%20Chi%20no%20Maid%20Dragon/Kobayashi-san%20Chi%20no%20Maid%20Dragon%20-%2009%20-%20Large%2022.jpg
    so, danger avoided that he drifting into the Yaoi corner.

  • March 9, 2017 at 11:20 amWorldwidedepp

    An Question for the Kanna-san fans…

    Do she perhaps has some kind of Mental Power? I mean, in this Rope jumping contest, she could easily let the group jump in Sync, if she “helps” them to jump… or the Kinds learn this Sync group plays with help of an Music, while they doing their stuff, they “dancing” (in their minds) to the music…

    • March 9, 2017 at 11:24 amWorldwidedepp

      i mean this kind of Music could help.. (sorry, an MMD Clone) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Edc2BqwacQ

    • March 11, 2017 at 2:12 pmTakaii

      I don’t think she has any special powers. Plus, she’s been very considerate about following Kobayashi’s rule of not overdoing things/revealing she’s a dragon.

    • March 12, 2017 at 7:52 amCrook

      I think you’re reading too far into it, it was just an optimistic episode about kids doing sports.

      • March 12, 2017 at 10:22 amWorldwidedepp

        Well, i got this idea because i could sense he iron will to win the competition

  • March 9, 2017 at 11:50 amPO

    This episode was like a propaganda project to tell young men and women who’re not interested in propagating who to get off the screen and go have real relationships and children, lol.

    • March 9, 2017 at 12:31 pmWorldwidedepp

      or the like “Mirror” in Gabriel-dropout of Shutins…

  • March 9, 2017 at 6:38 pmBelac77

    Kanna and her GF are the best part of the show xD

  • March 9, 2017 at 8:03 pmJeffers

    saikawa’s reaction when kanna is close to her is normal… kanna is a very effing super effective bio-weapon that can induce diabetes to all people that she get’s contacted with.

    • March 11, 2017 at 2:13 pmTakaii

      You could say Kanna is shocking.

      Get it. She’s an electricity dragon. Get it? Laugh please :’^)

  • March 9, 2017 at 10:01 pmJeffers

    this live reaction video in youtube just proves how everyone is going diabetic in every kanna scene

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvbZ_iS4XGA

    special mention that moment kanna hugged kobayashi… everybody just went d’aww

    • March 10, 2017 at 1:54 pmstarss

      I would give anything to be in a live public screening of a Dragon Maid episode!

  • March 10, 2017 at 5:43 amGinobi47

    http://randomc.net/image/Kobayashi-san%20Chi%20no%20Maid%20Dragon/Kobayashi-san%20Chi%20no%20Maid%20Dragon%20-%2009%20-%20Large%2003.jpg

    Kanna is number 1. This is a undisputed and scientific fact… and not because I am a lolicon.

  • March 10, 2017 at 4:48 pmBear

    Hell, you could take out the fact that they’re dragons and this would still be a great show. I thought this show would just be about Tohru but Kanna is what’s making this great. Amazing how these two have changed Kobayashi’s life for the better while she has done the same for them, but none of those changes is really earth shattering. I just feel better after watching an episode like this.

    • March 11, 2017 at 2:14 pmTakaii

      Truly this anime deserves a “sasuga kyoani” tag on it

  • March 10, 2017 at 11:53 pmjcoe

    Funny to see all the jealous mothers in the crowd as Lucoa cheers on for Shouta-kun. And it seems Shouta’s parents are just nonchalantly sitting there as Lucoa’s jumping behind them, in approval of her as Shouta’s familiar.

    • March 11, 2017 at 2:16 pmTakaii

      Have you seen how competitive parents get?

      The best feeling is probably when you can sit there nonchalantly because you know you’re going to win :^)

  • March 11, 2017 at 1:40 pmmac65

    Kobayashi is a F### of a lot stronger than she appears.
    She struggled with her decision to go; she committed herself
    to going (not giving up her work responsibility in the process);
    and she engaged herself in Kanna’s activity when she went.

    None of this “Work Comes First” or no, “My Family Comes First” BS.
    She choose both, made her decision, not recklessly and knew her limits,
    and gracefully powered through everything.

    Who wouldn’t want that in a person – in ourselves!

    Great episode!

    • March 11, 2017 at 2:21 pmTakaii

      I think the best way to describe that moment when you realized just how amazing Kobayashi is was when Takiya mentions that Kobayashi decided she wanted to go to the sports festival but she corrects him and says she decided she ought to go (implying this about wanting or not but more of I should be there and I’m working to be there).

    • March 12, 2017 at 10:27 amWorldwidedepp

      as takaii wrote, she could go to this Sports festival, because of work buddy. So he is an nice guy

  • March 15, 2017 at 12:16 pmWorldwidedepp

    Ep 10:

    Nice done

    Also, it is good that Kanna understand to control her Powers, to avoid harm any Human. Imagine an Girl with these strong Powers, giving an “slap” to an merely Human. Fafnir would be proud

    So Bis Sister and “Mother” here, is an anchor for her restraining

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