Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S Episode 1: The New Dragon on the Block

The long wait for Dragon Maid S2 is over. Let’s see what more the series has in store for us.

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Burning Love Tohru

We joined our main dragon Tohru asking her beloved Miss Kobayashi if she’s the ultimate maid. Reason was she passed by a maid cafe one day and was like “How dare this establishment claim it hires maids greater than I!?”

Tohru immediately hiredEveryone took one look at her the head maid hired her immediately. Miss Kobayashi saw this as an opportunity for Tohru to experience first hand the pros and cons of the service industry, warning her of its treachery and seriousness.

Kanna questions Tohru's use of timeOne day Miss Kobayashi and Kanna went to the cafe. Kanna questioned Miss Kobayashi’s vast knowledge on cosplay maids and maid cafes.

Ultimate Maid TohruTo the surprise of no viewer Tohru adapted to the cafe with ease, becoming their sous chef. However, that wasn’t why she applied.

Tohru's magical dishTo sum up Tohru’s routine, she had the talent but not the charm, according to Miss Kobayashi. Everyone else didn’t mind as it made her even more popular. So much so when the staff begged her to stay she bestowed upon them her signature techniques. However, when she looked up reviews all of them only praised her cooking.

And now, the moment of truth. The debut of the dragon who will turn the internet into a bunch of namby pamby weenies. Just what did she do that made her such a controversial figure? Would we find out this episode? Let’s see.

We began with news reports of a certain mountain area being destroyed. Not just any area but Tohru and Miss Kobayashi’s special place. Tohru of course interrogated every dragon she knew. When she got to Elma the real culprit introduced herself.

IluluThis is Ilulu. She was disgusted that Tohru, a chaos dragon, wasn’t wreaking havoc on Earth but instead living merrily with humans, thus challenging her to battle. Elma, aware of how strong Ilulu was worried that if their battle wasn’t stopped their combined force would destroy the city and much more within their radius. Miss Kobayashi believed Tohru wouldn’t let that happen. Tohru tried reasoning with Ilulu but because all she knew was destruction wouldn’t listen.

Ilulu's flame sacIlulu’s soon to be infamous flame sac.

Normally Tohru could handle Ilulu but protecting the city made it more difficult. Miss Kobayashi asked Elma to help but because of hers and the other dragons’ allegiances or in Kanna’s case, lack of power, they couldn’t unless Tohru was defeated. Growing more worried Miss Kobayashi went with Plan B, BRIBERY!

Irritated TohruBack to the battle both sides grew irritated. Ilulu’s powerful attacks only getting “ouchies” and Tohru losing her patience from the rashes but forced to hold back to protect the city and woman she loved. Fortunately Miss Kobayashi struck a deal with Elma just in time.

Ilulu beatenAs Ilulu was about to go all out Tohru zapped her with a critical strike, knocking her out before she could. She noticed one thing before going down, Miss Kobayashi’s influence.

Ilulu tries to seduce Miss KobayashiThe next night Ilulu conveniently warped herself close to Miss Kobayashi’s route home. Based on how she answered her questions about Tohru Ilulu went for gold, unleashing her mighty injustice sacs of discord. Ilulu made two mistakes. 1: Comparing her human lust to that of a man’s. 2: Forgetting how anime girls/women felt about “sacs” mightier than theirs. The latter was her biggest error.

Miss Kobayashi explains how she feels for TohruIlulu refused to believe that humans and dragons could ever get along. Miss Kobayashi’s well worded response can be best summarized as, “Yeah. Tohru and I are different and we have our ups and downs but so long as we understand each other it’s all good. As for her feelings for me? I may not understand it but I accept them and her in my own way.” Her next question had some effect on the chaos dragon, “You weren’t born with those beliefs, were you?”. Her words almost got to her when she remembered a painful memory with humans. I guess to prove a point she used her magic to turn Miss Kobayashi into a man when she fell asleep. We’ll see where that goes next time.

Good stuff. Looking forward to more.

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16 Responses to Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S Episode 1: The New Dragon on the Block

  1. The Dragons are back, and if the OP/ED is any indication, it looks like Ilulu will eventually……….. (well you can see that for yourself so as to avoid a Spoiler). That Rap OP is great! Kobayashi is already fairly masculine so next week should not be all that traumatic any more than Mitsuha in Taki’s body. Actually Ilulu is kinda cute and she is fascinated by Kobayashi. I think we will have some very interesting interpersonal dynamics. Those Chaos Dragons are really something else indeed! Definite Type A personalities but while their aggression is way over the top, so is their love!

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    • OG-Man says:

      Glad everyone’s back. New dragon made a good first impression and I’m interested to see what happens next episode.

      One more thing dood. Along with spoilers there’s another rule. Please keep the use of ellipsis and ellipses in sentences to a minimum.

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  2. chikorita157 says:

    Ilulu is definitely something. Still, it’s not too surprising to see her think that Kobayashi is a man but in fact is a woman. I am surprised that she didn’t realize her long hair, although men can have long hair. Still, I can see how Tohru will react to the spell Ilulu put on Kobayashi next time.

    Still, the maid cafe segment was funny. I can see why Tohru receives more recognition for her cooking compared to her maid skills.

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    • OG-Man says:

      I think it’s for the best we don’t give the subs and RAW too much thought. Let’s go with Ilulu wanting to prove a point and that’s why she gave Miss Kobayashi the “thing”.

      Tohru’s cooking skills were too good. Poor dear didn’t get the exact praise she wanted.

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  3. Little Viktoria says:

    Kanna always steals the show for me. Can’t wait for more of her and Saikawa ^^

    Elma’s face when Kobayashi bribed her was so precious too ^^

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  4. Nick says:

    Ah it’s good to be back!

    Mini Dragon was great to hype us up for the main event and now that it’s here, it feels great to be watching it again!

    Tohru is so cute! Remembering why I love her so much, she just always brings a smile to my face. She looked fantastic in that maid cafe outfit too, so good! I hope Joe delivers the goods for us!

    Great to see everyone else back again too. Kanna, Elma, and a little bit of Lucoa as well. So good! Also didn’t expect Ilulu to show up so soon, but I guess she’s going to be a central character this season so she’s here right off the bat. Nice big flame sacs too. Yum.

    Love the new OP and ED, very catchy songs! Going need to get those on my phone as soon as possible.

    All in all ep 1 lived up to the hype and I’m excited to see what happens next!

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    • OG-Man says:

      Mini Dragon was a delightful appetizer before the main course.

      Kinda hope the shota the shota jokes will be toned down this season. Not because they bother me but they do nothing for me. Other than relishing Lucoa of course.

      So far I’m impressed with Ilulu. Dem sacs indeed.

      Good stuff yet again.

      Should be an interesting one next time.

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  5. opaco1234 says:

    Is amazing that KyoAni could stand up after they tragedy specially on this project that had personal loses.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. tbiscut74 says:

    Yeah, My Beautiful Dragon Babies are back!

    The animation is still god tier.

    Cant wait for the Kanna x Saikawa moments this season! They are my favorite couple in the show! They are Adorable together!

    I think I remember hearing about Miss Kobayashi becoming a man. Excited for the hilarity to ensue!

    I am ready for more!

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  7. yurimylove says:

    Love the maid cafe segment. I hope Tohru would return there from time to time.

    Liked by 2 people

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