Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Episode 12: Rise of the Dragon Maid

This episode was about the first time Tohru and Miss Kobayashi met along with a bonus tale.

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Reminder that Tohru loves Miss Kobayashi very much.

The first segment was centered around Tohru doing all she can to make a very special omurice for Miss Kobayashi. Her determination to please her beloved could not be surpassed. She even dared venture to her own world once more. Keep that in mind come the finale next episode.

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Drunk Kobayashi heading home.

The flashback officially began in the 2nd segment where Miss Kobayashi reminisced of that fateful day. She had had a rough day at work and she drank her troubles away. While on the train she didn’t bother taking her usual stop and rode to the mountains. While stumbling about she met Dragon Tohru who at the time was wounded by a divine blade.

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Kobayashi’s strength.

Miss Kobayashi, too drunk to care, pulled the sword off Tohru with surprising ease. Tohru suspected it was because Miss Kobayashi wasn’t religious enough to believe in the god sword’s power. That or Miss Kobayashi was still upset about her bad day at work to care about gods.

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Tohru with loose hair.

Miss Kobayashi invited Tohru to drink with her, which she did. The two drank their troubles away, bonded over their loneliness and we all know what happened next.

Before we get to the third segment, the best part of the episode:

Tohru: “Kanna…”

Kanna: “NO.”

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A cute thief girl Tohru used to know.

One day while in hiding Tohru met a thief who was also in hiding from the law after being the sole survivor of her former gang. The two talked whenever they got the chance. However, the most important conversation they had was when the thief asked Tohru about how she felt being a dragon and having the power and freedom to do whatever she wanted. Tohru secretly didn’t feel she had any freedom due to her being part of the “Chaos Faction” constantly at war. She then asked the thief the same question and she answered “a maid”. the reason was two-fold:

  1. She liked the sound of being a maid and also figured she would find love with the right master.
  2. Given the choice between being a thief and a slave she preferred the latter.
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Looking good.

Tohru took both the freedom of choice and maid things to heart as they most likely played huge roles in her current position. the episode concluded with what will possibly be the arrival of someone very important.

Next time the Dragon Maid G-View.

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20 Responses to Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Episode 12: Rise of the Dragon Maid

  1. Jamie says:

    I cannot cope once this show ends. It isthe bright spot of my week, getting me through pain, depression, and a dear family member diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. 😦 The world needs Tohruyashi.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. LuzeriP says:

    I’ve been looking forward for this, when Tohru fell in love with Kobayashi for the first time. Kanna x Riko are so cute together but Kobayashi x Tohru remains my first OTP.

    Tohru looks hot with loose hair and sexy cape. Also they’re getting drunk together was so funny. I guess when your drunk you’re capable of doing the impossible things. I wouldn’t know, I don’t drinks. That Kanna’s NO, so damn cute.

    Next week I’m gonna be sad, don’t want it to end.

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    • OG-Man says:

      Tohru with loose hair was as beautiful as we knew she would be.

      It is often said people’s lips often get unzipped while drunk.

      Yup. This show coming to an end will be a sad day.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. KueKyuuQ says:

    Kanna won’t scoot 😛
    For all the fun and hilarious bits and episodes, I think this may still be my fave episode – finally we got their backstory! If only Kobayashi-san still remembered, she could tell Kanna “How I met your dragon-mother” 🙂 Tough the flashbacks may have had less impact if they appeared earlier in the show as we now can appreciate how much the characters have grown. It was a great episode!

    I feel, the director’s theme-card for this episode may have been “caring and compromises”; Lucoa trying to not embarrass Sho(u)ta as much and toning things down a bit, him fearing his spell may have worked, gaming-obsessed Fafnir pausing to prepare a towel and dry clothes for Takiya as soon he noticed the sudden rain… and surely the way our main couple found their way into each others’ hearts. Hey, Kobayashi-san actually ate that dragomurice (*not containing actual dragon) after having seen what was in the sink! To quote a HIMYM-meme: “That’s love, b–ch!” ^^

    Expectations for the final episode are high, but I am positive they will be met.

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    • OG-Man says:

      It was a great idea to have this episode take place before show’s end, as you said, for everyone to better appreciate their meeting and further intensify the wish to see them finally hook up for realzies.

      I’m sure the day will come when Miss Kobayashi finally gives in.

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  4. x says:

    This was a awesome flash back episode and I guessing most people will know what’s coming for this final episode and It will blow us away.

    Liked by 3 people

  5. chikorita157 says:

    It’s funny how different Tohru’s personality was until she met Kobayashi. It’s funny seeing them get drunk as well. Still, it’s how interesting how Tohru decided to become a maid just from one girl. I guess drunk Kobayashi inspired to become one.

    Aside from that, I am definitely going to miss the show next episode.

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  6. Nick says:

    Really great ep overall this week. Loved that part when Tohru tried to get Kanna to move, just how fast she responded was perfect. Man I’m really gonna miss this show when it ends next week, it’s been so much fun to watch.

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  7. Zuneko says:

    Always will love how affectionate Tohru is to Kobayashi. Gotta love the use of the old-school anime art style. The amount of stress Kobayashi is very understandable for her to drink till she was trashed, though I am happy it happened since Kobayashi and Tohru met because of it! The telling of a part of Tohru’s past was a nice little segment.

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  8. FantasyGirlKanna says:

    Let me just say first during the first segment that Tohru, when she came back from the another wold, looked so cute – a large dragon carrying a very small bag in her mouth. LOL that’s just so cute for me :3.

    Anyway, if I have the power, I’d probably go to such lengths as well just to cook something for the one I love. Simple dish with the best ingredients to make it extra delicious 🙂 Oh and Tohru’s change in the vision of Kobayashi every time she remembers her request was so funny :P.

    I actually like Tohru with her hair down. She looks more badass :3

    The last segment was very heartwarming. Their time together are brief but it seems Tohru and that thief girl became very good friends 🙂

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  9. K says:

    Kanna didn’t even think for a second before she gave Tohru her reply. That was funny.

    It was nice seeing how considerate and caring the humans and dragons are of each other after spending so much time together.

    Kobayashi’s first encounter with Tohru was hilariously sweet. Just imagine, if Kobayashi wasn’t super drunk that night, they wouldn’t have met and Tohru would’ve been a goner.

    Tohru had a bandit friend…sort of. She may not have admitted it then but she enjoyed her company. That bandit didn’t choose this life, more like she had no choice in the matter. Her dream was to be a maid if she had that choice. In the end, her dream came true and on top of that, she’s seemed to be in high spirits. Those two would definitely have a lot to talk about if they ever meet again.

    Looks like someone’s coming to interrupt (mainly) Tohru’s peaceful life.

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    • OG-Man says:

      Kanna will not allow anyone to interrupt her happy time.

      It was a memorable first meeting between the two.

      It would be cool if Tohru met her old thief friend again one day.

      It is definitely a “must see” finale.


  10. yurimylove says:

    I learned from this episode that, japan is not the only country where young girls aspire to become a maid XD

    Liked by 1 person

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