Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Ep.7 Review: Bikinis and The Meaning of Life

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In the self-proclaimed fan-service episode of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon), we get a helluva lot more than Lucoa and co. in skimpy swimsuits. Ideological considerations mesh with warm animation in another stellar step forward for the anime.
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Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Ep.6 Review: Young, Queer, and Honest

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In Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon), Tohru steps into a foreign bedchamber for a good old fashioned maid-off this week — except she’s not a real maid, so she loses horribly.

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Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Ep.5 Review: Love Deepened, End-State Set

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Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon) meaningfully explores Tohru’s affection for Kobayashi this week, and it does so in a way that personally hits me hard.

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Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Ep.4 Review: Stationary and Dodgeball

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Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon) dodges its way into my heart this week as Kobayashi preps Kanna for school. It also ducks, dips, dives, and dodges its way through some great comedy and animation in the second half.

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Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Ep.3 Review: Family and Home

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Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon) settles into a tonal rhythm this week. It grants plenty of room for its new cast additions to breathe with the same charm it showed off before, albeit without the eye-popping animation sequences.

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Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Ep.2 Review: Dragon Heart Sakuga

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With a pleasantly humorous commentary on human culture, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon) surprisingly steps up it’s animation this week while also introducing us to another lovable dragon friend.

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Winter 2017 Anime Preview: Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

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The juxtaposition Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid presents is a laugh out loud hilarious one that balances on sturdy character-building pillars in its premiere.

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Summer 2014 anime preview: Glasslip

GlasslipIn yet another town by a sea, somewhere in rural Japan, P.A. Works presents a group of adolescent kids getting to ready to graduate — and it’s a safe bet that those students will engage in a love polygon of sorts as they find their way through the final months of their youth.

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