After Kanna Kamui's escapade to New York leads her to make a new friend named Chloe, Kanna invites her to Japan to go sightseeing. Following their reunion at the airport, Kanna—accompanied by Kobayashi, Tooru, and other friends—takes Chloe around the attractions of Japan, starting with Akihabara. Expertly guided by Tooru, the group enjoys exploring the city before returning home to meet with Saikawa and continue their adventures.
As Chloe's final day in Japan draws near, Kobayashi helps set up a farewell party so everyone can enjoy one last event together before Chloe returns to the United States.
Synopsis of the Story:
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S: Nippon no Omotenashi – Attend wa Dragon desu is an anime crowned to be a captivating blend of humor, fantasy with sweet, realistic undertones of daily life. The story orbits around Kobayashi, an average office worker who leads a mundane life. But life transforms drastically for her when she comes across a dragon named Tohru in the mountains and offers her a simple enough invitation to live in her home as a maid. Tohru, bearing the irresistible offer, willingly says yes and hence begins their merry life of a human and her dragon maid.
The ‘human meets supernatural being’ plot takes an interesting twist in Nippon no Omotenashi – Attend wa Dragon desu. It focuses primarily on the exploration of traditional Japanese hospitality and cultural practices from the Dragon maid’s viewpoint. Not to mention, it is taken a notch up with each episode revealing more dragons joining Tohru and Kobayashi-san’s daily life encounters. This peculiar mix of dragons and humans sharing space and learning about life and all it has to offer is heart-warming, with a touch of humor and fantasy thrown into the daily mix.
The Anime Critic’s Review:
Let’s dive straight into it, shall we? Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S: Nippon no Omotenashi – Attend wa Dragon desu is a remarkable piece of art with an abundance of warmth and charm. What starts out as a rather unorthodox living arrangement quickly steals the show with its powerful blend of comedy, mellow-feel slice-of-life moe, and its unique approach to learning about human everyday interaction.
The anime’s animation is absolutely stunning with an appealing color palette drenching each scene with vibrant and contrasting hues, fairly representing a mythical dragon’s playfulness. Every tiny semblance of detailing, whether it’s the ripples in a pond or the grandeur detailing of dragons, resonates with exceptional quality of Kyoto Animation.
Moving on to the characters, they are as diverse as they come. From Tohru’s unyielding loyalty and devotion towards Kobayashi to Kanna’s curiosity towards the human world; each dragon comes with their unique set of behaviours triggered by their perception of the human world. Moreover, Kobayashi-san’s character development from this everyday worker to this accepting, loving figure is beautiful.
Lastly, if you’re wondering where to watch this gem, well, it’s happily streaming on Crunchyroll. Yes, it’s worth subscribing for this anime. The story, characters, sound design and art style are all engaging enough that you will be hooked from the first episode. To rent, buy or stream? If you love unicorns and rainbows in the real world mashed with contemporary life, stream it, buy it—and enjoy the whimsical journey.
In conclusion, Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S: Nippon no Omotenashi – Attend wa Dragon desu is an anime that breaks the mold, presents breath-taking visuals, warm characters and a storyline that will keep you hooked. Ultimately, it’s an anime that will re-instill in you the wonder of finding extraordinary in the ordinary. This season of Maid Dragon is a must-watch for any anime enthusiast.
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