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Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Vol. 1

(Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon #1)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  635 ratings  ·  66 reviews
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid is a delightful, ongoing comedy manga series about a young lady who, after saving a dragon’s life, finds herself the object of its indebtedness and undying affection.

Miss Kobayashi is your average office worker who lives alone in her small apartment—until a young and adorable dragon girl named Tooru appears before her. Upon saving Tooru’s
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Published October 18th 2016 by Seven Seas (first published May 10th 2014)
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Dan Schwent
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2019-comics, 2019
Cute but not really my thing.
May 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
I first came across Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid in the anime form. It's a delightful slice of life series with a bit of a fantasy twist, and it's about a cute dragon-girl named Tohru, who, through a series of comedic events, came to live with and work as a maid for the titular Kobayashi-san — a single office-working lady programmer with a tough temper and the heart of gold. Tohru came to our world from a different, distinctly epic-fantasy dimension where she used to be a mighty and powerful ...more
Review for when I first read it (2015):

Through another manga of this mangaka I bumped into this little gem. This one was just so much fun!

Kobayashi is a normal girl, can't hold her liquor (and it is just hilarious to see how she acts when she is totally drunk), is a closet otaku, but is also friendly and nice, and during one night she encounters something huge and decides to let the creature live at her place. That creature is Tooru and here the adventures start.

Because Tooru is a dragon, and
This is the second time I read this manga and I still continue to love the story.
Tooru is fun and completely in love with Kobayashi.
Kobayashi isn't interested in romance, she just wants to live a peaceful life together with Tooru and Kana.
I hope that in the next volumes the author shows a little more of Kobayashi feelings for Tooru.
Casey Clementine
Jan 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lesbian dragon girl? Sign me up.
Amusing, but not really my thing. It's a silly slice-of-life about a woman who ends up getting a dragon as a cute live in maid.

I got a few chuckles, but I don't think I'm going to continue this one.
Josephine (biblioseph)
I’m really torn. This isn’t as much about the romance between a dragon which shapeshifts into a human form and a dorky office-worker as it is a comedy centered around their relationship. It’s so strange, it’s barely queer, but there’s no mistaking the affection between them as sexual and romantic.

But then I read a snippet of conversation on the Okazu blog where this series was compared to I Dream of Genie, which was hella problematic between her being forced to be other than herself in order to
Raven Black
May 22, 2019 rated it liked it
I knew that reading this would be a tad of a challenge as I'm not used to the manga style, but as I did know it was Manga style, I caught on pretty quickly. The major issue was the text did not flow. It would seem to start mid-sentence. I am not sure if this is a translation "issue" or just the writing style. The art blends into itself making it hard to distinguish details. The story is flat. And seems like it might be the second series, as there are at least three series dealing with Miss ...more
Bookkitten (collector of nice things)
This is like a slightly pg (because the whacky stuff happening when there is alcohol involved) comedy manga. It strongly reminds me of Oh My Goddess!, Volume 1 or more Oh My Goddess!: The Adventures of the Mini-Goddesses just with dragons!
Funny as hell =>w<=
Jul 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, manga
This was really cute! I wasn't expecting it to have yuri elements, which was a nice surprise. Lately I am obsessed with dragons so this was perfect for me.
Cute, but I think I’m going to stick with anime.
May 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic, fantasy
I would describe this as "cute in a more grown-up way".
It didn't have enough story for me, although I may try the next volume.
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The manga was very pro LGBT
This series is HILARIOUS!
Jackson Bartolo
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I loved this book. The anime was great as well. The way the characters act and look are perfect. Kanna is my favorite. she is soooooo cute. My favorite part is the part when Kanna and Torhu are out and exploring the city. I would recommend this boom to anyone.
Sep 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
this has a lot of bad tropes but it’s all good because of the lesbians thank you lesbians for making anime great again.
Jennifer Anastazja
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga
The anime adaptation gets a 5/5. Who doesn't want to watch a slice of life comedy about a lesbian couple (one of whom is a dragon who cosplays as a maid) that raise a little girl (also a dragon) together. Sweetness overload. I can't get enough of their fun zainy antics and how the show uses fantasy to hide a surprisingly serious and very relatable morals about living with other people. Having one of the characters be a dragon and the other a human also allows the story to covertly explore what ...more
Laura D
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Started this after watching the anime while it airs. This is such a gem of a manga. The story is great and hilarious. How could you not like a story about dragons where one is a dragon maid?
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
It’s pretty cute
June 2019: Definitely enjoy the main series the most, but the spinoffs do give a bit more of the spotlight to Kanna and Saikawa, which is adorable. I really should watch the anime at some point, but I’ve always worried about how certain...endowments might be animated.

July 2018: Reread the series yet again and now I’m even more a fan. I might cosplay as Kobayashi at some point... (view spoiler)

Aug 2017:
Read up to the most recent chapter. Character dynamics
Very inappropriate for an "All-Ages" manga. Yet I ended up really liking this in spite of a few reservations.

Normally I hate anime and manga with a focus on maids and maid outfits: it's a type of "I live to serve you in any way, Master" fetish fuel; sexist; outdated; degrading; fanservice. Nothing more. At least 'Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Vol. 1' is more self-aware than most of its ilk. Also it's not so much about the maid's outfit (there are different kinds, as is pointed out here), as it is
Sep 16, 2017 rated it liked it
This cute manga is about a dragon named Tohru who is found stabbed by a special sword. When Miss Kobayashi finds her, she takes Tohru in as a maid to help her out, but she has to be in human form. Many neighbors and those Tohru comes in contact with on a regular basis think she is a hardcore cos-player. When another dragon enters the mix, Tohru finds that she is a bit jealous and does not want to share her master with anyone. On top of everything, Tohru is learning how things are different in ...more
Oct 17, 2019 rated it liked it
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Mar 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Just read this 2 times in one sitting in about an hour.

Currently I’ve been watching an episode a day of the anime adaptation and I am on the 7th episode. I ordered the first volume immediately after watching the first episode as I really LOVED the first episode! I actually watched the first episode about 4 times before even going onto the next episode!

Would I have enjoyed this manga if I didn’t already watch the anime...probably not. I feel terrible saying that but the anime just “fleshes out”
Arkham Reviews
Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-comics
I discovered this yuri series at a recent convention and it's certainly a lot of fun. It's structure and tone made me think a little of Yotsuba&, only its clear that this story is meant for slightly older readers (don't be fooled by the tag on the back that says it's for all ages).

The artwork is cute and the characters are lovable, especially Tohru. While there are a few panels of fanservice, there is actually far less than I was expecting from this volume. I loved Tohru and Kobayashi's
Apr 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga-and-comics
I'm a huge fan of the Dragon Maid anime, so I was very excited to read the manga.
I was not dissappointed! I really loved the artstyle, which was very uinque in comparison to other manga.
The plot is very similar to that of the anime, execept certian events happen at different times.
In case you have not watched the anime yet, Kobayashi's Dragon Maid is a super cute slice of life manga that follows the life of Kobayashi, a dilligent office worker with a serious personality. Her life is changed
Dustina Swanson
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was suggested to me by one of my friends a while ago. When I got the first book I didn't think much of it at first until I found myself back at the book store buying the second and third books. This book is about is about a lost dragon who ends up on a random girls doorstep and takes refuge there until she gains enough power to get back to her own realm. The books are filled with comedy and many laughs. Also the characters are well designed and there is lots of small details that ...more
L. Luck
Sep 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Tohru, a dragon, is saved by the drunk Miss Kobayashi, who offers her a place to stay. Tohru, who has fallen for her kindness, decides to be her maid to return the favor.

I like this overall because it unapologetically has a WLW relationship at the center and, despite being a comedy, doesn't make fun of the WLW aspect. Instead, it makes fun of how Tohru attempts to get Miss Kobayashi to love her back. It also calls out some bad tropes. However, there are some not great things.

Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love this anime and I started reading Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Kanna's Daily Life Vol. 1 before I read this one, but my library finally got the original series in and yay! Really looking forward to reading the manga .... and watching the anime AGAIN. :)
May Fisher-Guest
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A cute almost-love story about a software developer who drunkenly invited home a dragon this one time and now the dragon is her house keeper.
I enjoyed the first volume and didn't have too much trouble reading it in Japanese. I look forward to more.

Also fun fact. Meidoragon is an interesting pun that's kinda lost in the English release.
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