|Very Good Review||The Dragons put on a Christmas Pageant|
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid(2017) 13EP is perhaps one of the sweetest, and best feel-good animes in the vault. Not really much of a plot; Kobayashi in a drunken stupor, comes across a dragon dying from a sword wound, she pulls it out and saves the female Dragon named Tohru, and then invites Tohru to come live with her. The next day, Kobayashi has forgotten the encounter, but as she is leaving for work, Tohru shows up, and then transforms into a human form as as maid. Then several other dragons follow Tohru into the human world. A great deal of humor then ensues, ending on the 13th EP with a rather serious subject matter. Many have complained about the other Dragons not having much screen time, and this is true, but with only 13 24 minute Episodes to work with, there is only so much you can do. Besides its rather hard to have a party without guests of some sort. But one of the funniest scenes in all anime, is when the Dragons put on a Christmas show. You have to see this to believe it, fall down funny. But the real story here, is Tohru who loves Kobayashi with no reservations. Tohru is without guile. There is not the slightest sign of any pretentiousness in her character. She is exactly how she appears. Tohru is one of our favorite characters because of this trait. “Dragon Maid” is about love and family, and what it means to love and to be a family. And while much of the first 12 Eps are complete sillyness, EP 13 is rather serious, and heart breaking as Tohru realizes a truth about Dragons and Humans. And this leads to Miss Kobayashi’s realization of her true feels for Tohru. Of course if girls loving girls is unsettling for you, then of course you should stay away. But you will have missed a very, enjoyable, and wonderful story of love, family, and commitments. Highly recommended for all who have open minds and open hearts.
This too is a delish, wonderful little anime which will warm the fuzzies of your heart and melt all that oozing goo into a lesson in the art of doing family. Strong, loving familys can lead to a world of love. Who could be against that? Not this Scrooge. See Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid. You will not regret it nor will your feels!
Folcwine P. Pywackett