‘Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid’ Series Review for Enthuse.ca

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I’ve got a full review of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon) over on Enthuse.ca today.

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid strikes a confident and consistent tone that meets and exceeds the animation and story pedigree set by previous episodic Kyoto Animation shows.

It tells the story of shapeshifting dragon Tohru, (Yūki Kuwahara) and her sudden ambition to freeload in the apartment of Kobayashi (Mutsumi Tamura), a female programmer by day and occasional, maid-otaku drunkard by night. Read more

If you want to read my full thoughts on one of the best Kyoto Animation anime ever, definitely check out my full series review on Enthuse. Of course, if you want to follow along as my heart fell for the characters in each episode, my weekly reviews are still live.

Still in Enthuse’s editing pipes: A fun podcast breaking down Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name.

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Ep.13 Review: Everlasting, Rebellious Love

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Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid’s (Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon) finale is an excellently paced conclusion, charged with spectacular animation that compliments its nuanced and progressive themes.

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Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Ep.12 Review: Flashback to Reality

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In a significant deviation from its usual here and now focus, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon) treats us to several flashback sequences this week, setting a peaceful lull before next week’s final confrontation.

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Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Ep.11 Review: A Cozy New Year’s Lull

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Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon) keeps with the holiday theme this week, quietly revealing another cute side to its characters’ progression.

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Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Ep.10 Review: All The World’s A Dragon Stage

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This week on Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon), we get an ensemble episode in the truest sense of the term. The rendition of The Little Matchstick Girl that the cast puts on is as spectacularly peculiar as their fantasy natures.

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Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Ep.9 Review: Consistently Human Execution

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Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon) takes top score in an episode about a sports festival, which is not something you’d expect from the track record of the episode trope.

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Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Ep.8 Review: Anglerfish Elma Bento

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Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon) introduces a new dragon furthers the main couple’s relationship this week. It’s warm. It’s what we’ve come to expect, and it’s funny too.

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