Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S Episode 3: The Pursuit of Happiness

The young heroine made her highly anticipated non-skit return. How would her beloved little dragon make her heart skip beats this time?

Riko (I know everyone addresses her by her surname but I prefer her first) came to play. To her surprise Tohru and Miss Kobayashi were out, meaning Kanna’s all alone. Riko’s body was ready. That was until she went to the bathroom and was greeted by certain majestic flame sacs. Kanna explained she moved in recently. Riko’s puzzled over the unexpected developments in Kanna’s life but quickly cast them aside to play cards with her.

Riko lost the first game so her penalty was to rub Kanna’s belly. Screen grab says it all.

A certain thicc Aztec goddess paid a visit to chill with the adults but when the kids told her they were away went to check on Ilulu instead. Ilulu was invited to play with the girls but was still deep in guilt over her previous attack on the hughmaans. Lucoa offered to turn back time but Ilulu didn’t want her life changing conversations with Miss Kobayashi to be erased. Lucoa had her go back to the bathroom and to her surprise (softly) manipulated Riko back in there. The two were able to talk things through while obviously leaving out specifics so as not to scare Riko. Riko got the gist and concluded Ilulu used to be a delinquent. Riko said “I’m a delinquent too. I wanted to do bad things to Kanna at first but then realized how cute she was and…You know, you’re cute too Ilulu…”

Our young heroine got a double dose of pleasure that day and while Ilulu’s also her type Kanna remained her one true love as shown later.

Part 2 had Tohru doing her maid duties as she noticed Miss Kobayashi staring vividly at her. Her joy disappeared upon a sigh. Miss Kobayashi explained seeing Tohru’s lovely maid outfit reminded her of when she first tried wearing one but was criticized by everyone. She stuck to admiring them from afar ever since. Feeling Miss Kobayashi’s pain Tohru gathered all the older recurring cast members (the kids and Ilulu played Monopoly) to help come up with the ideal maid outfit for beloved mistress.

The best one was obviously Lucoa’s Aztec servant design but it of course was denied.

When it was Georgie’s turn she gave a passionate speech that can be summed up like this: “It’s not the outfit who makes the maid bu the maid who makes the outfit”, meaning maids who  lived and breathed the life of maids were maids no matter what they wore.

Tohru criticized most ideas until Elma was like “What about your idea?”, to which Tohru admitted not having drawn one because she hoped Miss Kobayashi would wear one like hers.

There you go Kobayashi.

This experience helped Miss Kobayashi understand public perception made her give up on wearing maid outfits instead looking boyish because she wasn’t worthy of cuteness and became a self-proclaimed pro maid otaku instead. She realized, “Screw society. If I want to wear a maid outfit sometime I’ll do it. Besides, I realized thanks to your excellent daily service yours is already the ideal one Tohru”.

Dunno if this is the landlady but it doesn’t really matter. Part 3 started with the landlady asking Tohru about her hobbies. She’s a maid but she didn’t do anything outside of work.

This scene showing Tohru’s mad rock goddess skills was the sole reason Rory old Bean gave the episode a rave review.

Tohru first asked her Goth rock and wood carving neighbors for help on what made hobbies fun. The first one wasn’t much help but the wood carver gave her something to think about. See, Tohru adapted to playing guitar and wood carving with zero effort. The man explained that it didn’t matter how good you are at something, if you don’t enjoy it then you won’t get any fulfillment out of it. A hobby should be something you enjoy doing in your free time.

She asked Kanna and Ilulu for help. Kanna just did simple cute stuff while Ilulu’s just freeloading. However, it all became clear when she saw idols performing the Season 1 OP on TV.

Yet another “screen grab says it all” explanation.

I bet most viewers can’t wait to add Tohru’s Miss Kobayashi tribute insert song to their music collection when it becomes available.

Best episode this season so far and it’s been a banger since the premiere.

PS: The aforementioned Monopoly game presented in skits could easily be Part 4.

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13 Responses to Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S Episode 3: The Pursuit of Happiness

  1. chikorita157 says:

    Yet another fun episode. It’s nice that Ilulu finally gotten over her guilt and play with Kanna and Riko. Still, it’s funny how Riko is creating a harem of her own. Even so, I feel that Riko’s heart still lies with Kana.

    Aside from that, Kobayashi looks good in Tohru’s maid outfit. Also, Tohru trying to be an idol singer is halarious.

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  2. cirno9fan says:

    Riko is ❤

    The scenes with Kobayashi and Tohru were a really nice look into what society does to people. ti’s good that she has Tohru, or she may never have realized all this.

    But LOL “Oh my king!” “Worship me”
    Those two, seriously

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  3. tbiscut74 says:

    Another Fantastic Episode!

    Riko is bliss. Kanna is bliss. Part 1 was bliss.

    Of course if Tohru had a hobby, it would be Miss Kobayashi related.

    Can’t wait for more!

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  4. Little Viktoria says:

    Riko, you were touching a lot more than just her belly… but that’s all right ^^ I also liked the “Almost everything about Kanna is suspicious and unexplainable but I’ll just ignore all of it because she’s so perfect”

    I’m very relieved that Ilulu learned to shape her hands properly.

    That dark-haired cutie idol on the television is lovely, I hope she’s going to show up more ^^

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  5. I believe in Maid Kobayashi Supremacy!!!!!

    Also Tohru, where can I get3 Koba-plushies?

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  6. yurimylove says:

    my little delinquent can’t be this cute!

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  7. Nick says:

    The long awaited return of Riko was worth the wait! As always another fantastic ep this week, so much to enjoy!

    Great to see Riko and Kanna hanging out and playing games. Riko was clearly having the most fun out of everyone there. The Monopoly game was just as fun to watch too.

    Always nice to see Lucoa drop by for a visit. She’s great!

    Maid Kobayashi was a great scene, I liked everyone different approach to drawing a maid outfit for her.

    Tohru showing off all her skills in the final segment of the ep. Good stuff!

    Looking forward to the next ep!

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    • OG-Man says:

      She’s one of the best on the show no question.

      The Monopoly stuff was fun indeed.

      I had a feeling you’d enjoy the maid segment.

      Tohru’s love and devotion to Miss Kobayashi is praiseworthy.

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