Anime Review: Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon

General Information:

Type: TV
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Fantasy
Episodes: 13
Aired:  Jan 12, 2017 to Apr 6, 2017
Premiered: Winter 2017
Producers: Lantis, Pony Canyon, ABC Animation
Licencors: Funimation
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Manga
Rating: PG-13


As Kobayashi sets off for another day at work, she opens her apartment door only to be met by an unusually frightening sight—the head of a dragon, staring at her from across the balcony. The dragon immediately transforms into a cute, busty, and energetic young girl dressed in a maid outfit, introducing herself as Tooru.

It turns out that the stoic programmer had come across the dragon the previous night on a drunken excursion to the mountains, and since the mythical beast had nowhere else to go, she had offered the creature a place to stay in her home. Thus, Tooru had arrived to cash in on the offer, ready to repay her savior’s kindness by working as her personal maidservant. Though deeply regretful of her words and hesitant to follow through on her promise, a mix of guilt and Tooru’s incredible dragon abilities convinces Kobayashi to take the girl in.

Despite being extremely efficient at her job, the maid’s unorthodox methods of housekeeping often end up horrifying Kobayashi and at times bring more trouble than help. Furthermore, the circumstances behind the dragon’s arrival on Earth seem to be much more complicated than at first glance, as Tooru bears some heavy emotions and painful memories. To top it all off, Tooru’s presence ends up attracting several other mythical beings to her new home, bringing in a host of eccentric personalities. Although Kobayashi makes her best effort to handle the crazy situation that she has found herself in, nothing has prepared her for this new life with a dragon maid.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Kobayashi-san is one of the most interesting and funniest anime I’ve came across recently. The story and character interactions are a unusual for a comedy. The anime has a solid plot line which is often missing in comedy and to my surprise it had a lot of character development. The anime is animated by Kyoto Animation. So just hearing that should give you an idea of how beautiful the animation is. Also They’re known for having heavy subtext in their anime so this one is no exception. It contains a lot of yuri subtext. The anime was truly great words do not do it justice.

If you want to just chill and watch a good anime… Be sure to check out Kobayashi-san.

Overall Rate: 9/10

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