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Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Turns Five Years Old Today

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Turns Five Years Old TodayFive years ago, on January 12, 2017, the first episode of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid hit the airwaves.

The show, animated at Kyoto Animation and based on the manga by Coolkyousinnjya, was a slice of life comedy about an office worker and a dragon who became her live-in maid.

The show ran from January to April 2017, and spanned 13 episodes. A second season aired last year, and was one of KyoAni’s first properties after the 2019 arson attack that killed and injured many of its staff. That included Yasuhiro Takemoto, the director of the first season.

Can’t believe it’s been five years since the first episode aired! What are your favorite memories of the series?

What happens when a drunken promise leads to living with a dragon? That’s Miss Kobayashi’s new reality when Tohru appears in her life. With a maid-slash-dragon in her home, she’s experiencing a whole new level of domestic bliss! But the dragons don’t stop there. On a mission to find Tohru appears Kanna, a little dragon with a big attitude. Before she knows it, Kobayashi’s got a house full of dragons—one serving tail and the other serving serious moe! Together, they live side-by-side with only the occasional disaster…well, maybe. But nothing beats coming home to the warm welcome of a dragon maid!

Source: Otakomu

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.