Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid
|Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid|
The cover of the first volume of the manga.
(Kobayashi-san Chi no Meidoragon)
|Original run||May 25, 2013 – present|
|Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon: Kanna no Nichijō|
|Illustrated by||Mitsuhiro Kimura|
|Original run||December 24, 2016 – scheduled|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Yasuhiro Takemoto|
|Written by||Yuka Yamada|
|Music by||Masumi Itō|
|Network||ABC, Tokyo MX, TVA, BS11|
|Original run||January 2017 – scheduled|
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid (小林さんちのメイドラゴン Kobayashi-san Chi no Meidoragon) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Coolkyoushinja. The series began serialization in Futabasha's Monthly Action magazine in May 2013, and is licensed in North America by Seven Seas Entertainment. A spin-off manga by Mitsuhiro Kimura will begin serialization in Monthly Action in December 2016. An anime television series by Kyoto Animation will begin airing in January 2017.
One night, an office worker named Kobayashi comes across an injured dragon named Tohru who had come from another world. Wanting to repay Kobayashi's hospitality, Tohru starts living with her as a maid, soon attracting the attention of other dragons who come to the human world.
- Kobayashi (小林さん Kobayashi-san)
- Voiced by: Mutsumi Tamura
- A normal office worker who suddenly finds herself living with a dragon. While typically stoic and kind-hearted, she can get wild when drunk and has a particular fascination with maids
- Tohru (トール Tōru)
- Voiced by: Yūki Kuwahara
- A female dragon who has the ability to transform into a human girl. After her life is saved by Kobayashi, she falls in love with her and starts living in her apartment as a maid.
- Kanna Kamui (カンナカムイ) / Kanna Kobayashi (小林 カンナ Kobayashi Kanna)
- Voiced by: Maria Naganawa
- Tohru's friend from the dragon realm who got exiled from her world and winds up living with Kobayashi as well.
- Fafnir (ファフニール Fafunīru) / Takeshi Ooyama (大山 猛 Ōyama Takeshi)
- Voiced by: Daisuke Ono
- A male dragon with a strong distrust for humans, old friend of Tohru: appears as a refined young man in his human form. He eventually comes to live in the human world with Takiya, becoming obsessed with video games.
- Quetzalcoatl (ケツァルコアトル Ketsarukoatoru) / Lucoa (ルコア Rukoa)
- Voiced by: Minami Takahashi
- A dragon goddess and another friend of Tohru, lost her divine status centuries ago after getting drunk and causing a scandal, much like the Quetzalcoatl of the original myth. Appears in her human form as a tall, voluptuous woman.
- Tohru's father (トールの父 Tōru no Chichi)
- Tohru's father.
- Elma (エルマ Eruma) / Elma Jouii (上井 エルマ Jōī Eruma)
- Voiced by: Yūki Takada
- A female dragon belonging to the Order faction, rival to Tohru's Chaos faction, who ends up working alongside Kobayashi at her office after getting stuck in the human world. She is as powerful as she is diligent and driven, but also naive and easily swayed by food due to her low income.
- Ilulu (イルル Iruru)
- A Chaos dragon who targets Tohru because of her relationship with a human, attempting to destroy the city in the process. She then turns her eye to Kobayashi, trying to drive her and Tohru apart to prove her beliefs, but after Kobayashi and Tohru save her from an Order dragon she has a change of heart and ends up living with them. Ilulu appears in her human form as a petite girl with a very ample bust.
- Makoto Takiya (滝谷 真 Takiya Makoto)
- Voiced by: Yuichi Nakamura
- Kobayashi's co-worker who is initially believed by Tohru to be a rival for Kobayashi's affections, but is really just an otaku who likes to talk about maids with her.
- Horiuchi (堀内)
- Saikawa (才川)
- Kanna's classmate in elementary school who is initially hostile towards her but soon develops a crush on her.
- Georgie (ジョージー Jōjī)
- Saikawa's sister who pretends to be a housemaid.
- Shouta (翔太 Shōta)
- A young boy who Quetzalcoatl starts living with after he inadvertently summoned her. He is convinced that Quetzalcoatl is a demon, and though she tries to clear the misunderstanding, her overt antics do little to help her case.
Coolkyoushinja began publishing the series in the first issue of Futabasha's Monthly Action magazine on May 25, 2013. Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the series in North America, and they released the first volume in October 2016. A spin-off manga illustrated by Mitsuhiro Kimura, titled Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon: Kanna no Nichijō (小林さんちのメイドラゴン カンナの日常 Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Kanna's Everyday Life), will begin serialization in Monthly Action from December 24, 2016.
The wraparound cover of the fourth volume of the series revealed that an anime television series adaptation had been greenlit. The series is being directed by Yasuhiro Takemoto at Kyoto Animation and will begin airing in January 2017. Yuka Yamada is handling series composition, Miku Kadowaki is the character designer and chief animation director, and the music is composed by Masumi Itō.
- I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying, a series by the same author
- Komori-san Can't Decline, another series by the same author
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- Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid at Monthly Action (Japanese)
- Anime official website (Japanese)
- Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid at Seven Seas Entertainment
- Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid (manga) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia