The first Blu-ray/DVD of Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid was released in Japan this week. Bonuses included 16 page booklet, illustration cards by manga Coolkyoushinja artist and character designer Miku Kadowaki, cast event priority ticket purchase access, and original anime short Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Something..., in which the girls try to filling in that Something... Dragon Band, Dragon Mermaid, Dragon Glacier, Dragon New Zealand, Dragon Avocado (seriously), and so on.
Sakuga! Our friends from the Wave Motion Cannon Blog make their debut as Guest Writers today at Crunchyroll News with an in-depth dissection of the animation and visual techniques to be found in a episode of Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid. Read on to enjoy!
There's a lot more to storytelling than a show's big narrative choices. Today we continue our exploration of the little things, as we examine the careful choices of framing and animation that make Dragon Maid so special. Click through for more!
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid is always a fun show, but there was just something extra-special about its recent eighth episode. Today on Why It Works, we'll explore some of the staff and craft that made its recent highlight so exceptional. Hit the jump for more!
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid merchandise is starting to get interesting. Or, at the least the fugazi merchandise is getting interesting. On sale on places like Chinese eCommerce sites like Taobao, Tohru's famously delicious tail has inspired a hug pillow. Cuddle it, sleep on it, maybe try to eat it, the unique dakimakura measures 60cm x 20cm. Get a look after the jump.
In this week's Creative Spotlight, Brandon looks at one of the powerhouses of Kyoto Animation, Yasuhiro Takemoto. Best known for titles such as Hyouka, Amagi Brilliant Park, and Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, Takemoto is one anime director you need to know more about. Hit the jump to read more!
On March 15, Lantis will be releasing a Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid character song mini-album featuring six songs with Yūki Kuwahara as Tohru, Maria Naganawa as Kanna, Yūki Takada as Elma and Minami Takahashi as Lucoa (with Tohru x Kanna and Tohru x Elma duets). A preview has offered an early sample. Check it out after the jump.
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid exists in a pretty fantastical world - it's full of dragons, after all. But in spite of that, the show still manages to make its characters' very mundane problems feel meaningful and poignant. Today on Why It Works, we'll explore Dragon Maid's unique style of fantasy storytelling!
If you're a techie, you might have been wondering about what code Kobayashi was hard at work hacking when Tohru visited her office in last week's anime Dragon Maid episode 5, "Tohru's Real World Lessons! (She Thinks She Understands It Already)." Well, that curiosity was no match for searchable repositories and otaku dedication. More after the jump.
In this week’s instalment of Anime vs. Real Life, Wilhelm takes another look at the real-world setting of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid. See how KyoAni’s beautifully crafted anime locations stack up to their real-world counterparts, right after the jump!
Comedy isn't as easy as it looks, but the sky's the limit when it comes to telling jokes. Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid has creative style that makes using of running gags which can change, split, and come together, but always help build on the story while providing its audience with a laugh. Learn more about its unique sense of humor, after the jump!
Funimation's next addition of their winter 2017 SimulDub lineup, Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, premieres on February 1st at 10:00pm ET. Preparing for the launch of the anime adaptation of Coolkyoushinja's monster girl manga, the series' English dub cast has been announced. See who's who after the jump.
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid is a very funny show, but it also has a strong emotional center. Adopted semi-daughter Kanna has a lot to do with that center, and today we'll be highlighting her along with a scattering of other great anime daughters. Stop on by!