Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: How to Get Started With the Anime & Manga

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid is an off-beat but lovable comedy harem series, proving that the harem sub-genre isn't just for averages joes -- averages janes can get in on the fun, too. In this slapstick reverse-isekai story a fierce dragon arrives on earth, with one goal in mind: to do the laundry and cook dinner. The maid life is the only life for Tohru the dragon.

Maids have certainly established themselves as a staple in anime and manga, but Tohru is the only one (so far) that's a fire-breathing beast from another world. She is the live-in maid of the unassuming Miss Kobayashi, but she's soon joined by more supernatural creatures that join the fray to form a household of lovable misfits. The series is known for its light tone, though Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid definitely has its risque moments. But fans won't be wanting for options when it comes to getting into this series.

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Reading the Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Manga

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The Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid manga series, drawn and written by coolkyousinnjya, is ongoing, with nine volumes currently available and volume 10 set to release on March 30th. The core manga series is available digitally and in print from sites like Barnes & Noble, Rightstufanime and Amazon. So far, there are no omnibus collections or deluxe hardback editions of these volumes.

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid has a surprising amount of spin-offs, focusing on a few fan-favorite side characters, like Elma and and Kanna. As of this writing, three volumes of Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Elma's Office Lady Diary are available, with volume 4 is set to release on May 25th. Meanwhile, Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Kanna's Daily Life has seven volumes out, with volume 8 set to release on April 27th. Both spin-offs are available from the same retailers as the main series.

Watching the Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Anime

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Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid is currently one season in, but Season 2 is on its way sometime this year. The Blu-Ray collection of the first season is available at Barnes & Noble, Rightstufanime.com and Amazon. There's also a Blu-Ray "Classics" edition of the box set that includes several OVAs.

The Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid anime is available for streaming on a handful of different platforms, including Amazon Prime Video for just the English dub, Crunchyroll, which has both the Japanese sub along with dubs in several languages, including English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Russian and French. The series can also be streamed on FUNimation, in Japanese with English subtitles only.

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