WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S Episode 7, "Common Sense (It's Different for Everyone)," now streaming on Crunchyroll.
One thing fans of Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid can rely on is that Kanna will always be absolutely adorable. The last segment of S Episode 7 puts the littlest dragon and her friends in the spotlight as they investigate rumors of a haunting at school for the class newspaper. The kids have trouble staying focused on the task, all of them getting distracted by games and Riko (as usual) getting distracted by Kanna's cuteness, but Kanna does find something supernatural at the school -- and it's not a ghost, but something far stranger.
It turns out the school's "ghost" is actually... a fairy. Kanna grabs this tiny yet super muscular fairy, whom she immediately declares "creepy," while her friends aren't looking and brings him home. She suspects the fairy came from "the other world" the dragons are from, and he confirms that he went through a portal entirely by accident. The mysterious sounds the students thought were coming from a ghost were the fairy sharpening his nails on the blackboard. Ilulu uses her magic to create another portal back to "the other world" for the fairy to return home.
The next day at school, the ghost-hunting group turns its sights on outer space and aliens. Since nobody actually found a ghost yesterday and none of the human kids were aware of the fairy, Riko initially dismisses this new paranormal investigation as a waste of time. Of course, as soon as Kanna says hunting for aliens sounds fun, the lovestruck Riko automatically changes her tune. Still, even Riko, who is so obsessed with Kanna that Episode 7 even includes her wedding fantasies, sounds a little bit weirded out in the next episode preview when Kanna discusses Roswell and Area 51.
This new scenario of the kids half-assedly investigating paranormal phenomena -- all of which actually exist in some unexpected form or another but Kanna must keep the human kids in ignorance about -- is like the elementary school equivalent of the SOS Brigade from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Given that Dragon Maid's lead directors, Tatsuya Ishihara and the late Yasuhiro Takemoto, both worked on Haruhi, it makes sense that they'd both be drawn to similar material. These school investigations could make for a cute and funny recurring segment in Dragon Maid.
New episodes of Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S stream Wednesdays on Crunchyroll.