Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Season-2: Things to look forward to.

After a gap of 4 long years, Kobayashi is finally back with her gang of dragons for a second season of pure wholesomeness and incredulity on 7th July 2021. Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Season-2 faced numerous setbacks during its production. First due to the tragic event of the Kyoto Arson Incident which claimed many talented lives. An unforeseen pandemic outbreak also delayed the production of the second season significantly. Titled as Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S, the second season is already hyping the audience with sneak peeks of a new dragon. The “S” in the name stands for “Super Supreme Second life Starts”, we, the fans are already expecting a super supreme second season as much is left to be revealed yet.

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Season-2 - Key Visuals
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Season-2: Key Visuals(Courtesy of KyoAni)

The story in the first season sets off when Miss Kobayashi rescues a dragon in the mountains and invites her home. Secretly an Otaku, Kobayashi leads a dull corporate life. But that changes forever as the dragon accepts her invitation and lands unannounced in front of her house. Forced to learn empathy anew and discover the joys of life, Kobayashi’s new life is never short of surprises (or horror if you may).

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Season-2: Official Trailer

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Season-2 : Staff and cast

An amazing animation with a beautiful color palette as well as cute character designs is already as Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Season-2 will also be animated by Kyoto Animation like the first season. Tatsuya Ishihara, who had previously directed wholesome and much-acclaimed animes such as the Clannad series, Hibike! Euphonium will be handling the direction of the second season. He will be replacing the late director Yasuhiro Takemoto, one of the several victims of the 2019 Kyoto Arson Incident. The studio also announced the return of the original team of staff for the second season. Writer Yuka Yamada ( known for Samurai Warriors) will be handling the scriptwriting. And character design will be overseen by Miku Kadowaki (Beyond the Boundary). Composer Masumi Itou will be returning for the music composition and the chief animation director will be Nobuaki Maruki (Amagi Brilliant Park).

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Season-2 - Staff and Cast
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Season-2 Staff Members : (Upper Row(L->R) Daisuke Ono as Fafnir; Tatsuya Ishihara(Director))
(Lower Row(L->R) Mutsumi Tamura as Kobayashi; Maria Naganawa as Kanna; Yūki Kuwahara as Tohru)

The cast of the voice actors from season one would also be returning for season two. Whereas Tomomi Mineuchi will be the new member on board, giving voice to the new dragon girl.

The Japanese voice cast for Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon maid Season-2:

  • Mutsumi Tamura as Kobayashi
  • Yūki Kuwahara as Tohru
  • Maria Naganawa as Kanna
  • Yūki Takada as Elma
  • Minami Takahashi as Lucoa
  • Daisuke Ono as Fafnir
  • Yūichi Nakamura as Makoto Takiya
  • Emiri Katō as Riko Saikawa
  • Yuko Goto as Georgie
  • Kaori Ishihara as Shōta Magatsuchi

So our beloved dragons will be back with their individual quirks and cuteness a second time without any unexpected changes.

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Season-2 : Probable animation style

Kyoto Animation has been known to have taken creative freedom with the first season of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon maid like it did with many of its other anime productions. The first anime season diverts subtly from what is in the manga, changing the chronological order of some events. The first anime season also introduced totally new episodes based on original stories. Yet the anime never failed to capture the essence of the slice of life that the manga is so full of with perfect use of background scores and animation enhancing the deep emotions that the characters feel.

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Season 1 - Some fighting Scene
A few fighting/action scenes from Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Season 1

Another thing Kyoto Animation did really well for the first season was the fight scenes. The fight scenes in comparison to the manga were much more intense in the anime. They portrayed perfectly the heaviness of the dragons’ bodies and the lag in their movements as they fought and the impact on their surroundings. This brought a sharp contrast to the too-sweet slice of life aspects of the anime and kept it fresh. We have already glimpsed a fight about to take place between Tohru and the new dragon in the anime trailer. So we can expect some good fighting animation from the new season as well.

Info revealed and things to look forward to

Season 1 of the anime has been covered till before chapter 30 of the manga. Yet much is unknown about the world of Kobayashi. Even less is known about the world of the dragons which Tohru and co. hails from. Manga readers have affirmed that many important story developments and events take place after chapter 30. So we can look forward to knowing more about the dragon world, its rules, and the background of our beloved dragons. Not even mentioning the casual everyday affairs of the anime characters which are so full of life and yet never fail to deliver heartwarming messages.

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Season-2 - Iluru
Some glimpses of Iluru from Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Season 2

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon maid season 2 will also be introducing a new dragon name Iluru. The anime trailer revealed Iluru to be particularly being hostile towards the human world. And it stands to see how the new dragon will adjust to the human world. How Kobayashi befriends her and will Iluru be finally able to trust humans is a question we can only answer after watching the anime when it airs.

Why should you watch Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid – Best aspects

The story of Kobayashi’s Dragon maid revolves around pretty simple themes wired up with the daily shenanigans of the dragons. The characters learned the importance of bonds with close ones and the impact of kindness on someone. They also learned to grow out of old shells for the sake of friends and important people, and the value of their smiles and happiness through their everyday interactions. As the characters grew and changed as a person they became so much more than just anime characters to us. And this makes the anime stand out from an ocean of slice-of-life anime.

happy picture from Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Season-2

The anime also merges supernatural elements with daily life elements flawlessly through a beautiful fluffy story. Not to mention the best part of the anime being the dragons themselves portrayed in an entirely untraditional form. First of all, the anime gives us a dragon maid(the great Tohru herself) and her apprentice Kanna(the goth loli dragon). We also get a nerdy dragon(Fafnir Sama) and the well-endowed Lucoa and Elma. Their unwitting shenanigans as they try to adjust to the human world are of as much a wonder to us as those are to them

So with the second season to be released just days later, it’s a good time to revisit one of the most heartwarming and cute anime. And if you haven’t picked up the anime yet, what are you waiting for!! Go for a Kobayashi’s Dragon maid marathon and prepare yourself for another season of silly yet feel-good adventure with the dragons and Kobayashi.

Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Season-2
Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Season-2

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Saswati Majumder

Aspiring crazy cat lady, weeb of culture who loves to stay immersed in good animes, movies, books, manga, music, and dreams.

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