「課外活動（もちろん普通じゃありません」 (Kagai Katsudou (Mochiron Futsuu ja Arimasen))
“Extracurricular Activities (Of Course They’re Not Normal)”
Monopoly Ruins Friendships
Watching Saikawa unfairly assist Kanna to victory in Monopoly triggered some Vietnam flashbacks to times where I have been a victim of my friend’s collusions. Like Shouta, I’d often suffer from too much success. At least Kanna’s victory pose made for adequate compensation. I might have my qualms about moe at times. But I will admit KyoAni know how to hit us with moe hard and good. I think you would be hard pressed to find anyone who wouldn’t want to give someone like Kanna a headpat or belly rub.
Kobayashi-san’s Maid Costume Trauma
Kobayashi faces her trauma with resolution and elects to don a maid outfit. I reckon her family are a bunch of jerkwads for suggesting she looked awful in one. Asian parents can be such negative nancies. It’s no wonder Kobayashi can seem so emotionally repressed and stunted. But she never loses sight of her own values and continually exhibits remarkable kindness regardless of circumstances. First to Tohru, then to Kanna and now to Iruru. With three powerful dragons backing her, I think anyone would be foolish to try and mess with Kobayashi. Which only adds to the feeling of security within this slice of life premise. Despite the existence of supernatural beings that can level cities, knowing they’re on Kobayashi’s side offers a firm sense of security, reassuring us that nothing truly bad will ever happen to the cast.
Finally, Kobayashi could only arrive at such conviction by being sufficiently moved by Tohru’s dedication towards her, acknowledging the maid dragon’s earnestly. Although she may palm off Tohru on a consistent basis, this action makes it abundantly clear how highly she cherishes their relationship. Even if it‘s something of a one way love affair.
Iruru’s Truthful Feelings
Iruru just wants to be friends. She’s actually very childish for a dragon of her age, fighting with Kanna over donuts while struggling to express her true feelings. While Kobayashi opens her mind up away from radicalised sentiments, she still harbours guilty feelings over wanting to destroy the city, believing her past actions disqualify her from being worthy enough to mingle with humans. Though some might raise objections to her unreasonably sized badongers, this socially awkward dragon is really growing on me and I look forwards to seeing how she continues to develop through the course of Maid Dragon S.
Anyway, that’s about everything I wanted to discuss. As always, thanks for reading this post and see you all next week!