Thoughts on Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Kanna’s Daily Life Volume 1

I’ve been looking forward to sharing my thoughts on this one for a little while now. Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Kanna’s Daily Life is a spin-off of coolkyousinnyjya’s Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid. This spin-off manga is illustrated by Mitsuhiro Kimura. The series began serialisation in Monthly Action on December 24th, 2016.
Seven Seas have licensed the manga for English release.

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Kanna's Daily Life Volume 1

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Kanna’s Daily Life Volume 1 cover, featuring Kanna and Saikawa

A Little Slice of Dragon Life!
After leaving her otherworldly home in search of her fellow dragon, Tohru, young Kanna found herself unofficially adopted by Tohru and her human companion, Miss Kobayashi. From attending elementary school to making new friends, Kanna learns to adjust to the human world with the curiosity and cuteness that only a little dragon can have!

As you may have gathered by now, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Kanna’s Daily Life features Kanna as its main character. This manga is definitely one for those of us who read/watched Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid and though that we could do with even more Kanna.
Clearly Mitsuhiro Kimura thought the same. The manga quite simply revolves around Kanna’s daily life. Of course, Kanna is a dragon, so her day-to-day life isn’t exactly the typical fare.
Also being prominent in this manga is Saikawa. In fact, almost everything that happens involves both Kanna and Saikawa, and they are as good together as ever.

It is worth noting that Kanna’s Daily Life seems to take place after volume 4 of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid. A character introduced in that volume is just casually present here. This particular character hasn’t appeared in the anime, so they might be unfamiliar to some readers. There is a brief explanation as to why that character is present, but you’re probably just best off reading Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid.

Whilst I’m talking about the characters, all the usual suspects show up. Naturally Tohru and Miss Kobayashi are present, as too are the other dragons. Miss Kobayashi’s neighbours and the dodgeball guys also get to show up again.

The humour of Kanna’s Daily Life is pretty much in line with Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid – so if you enjoyed the main series, you will almost certainly enjoy this spin-off as well.
Kanna is as adorable as ever, too. Her interactions and relationship with Saikawa are all very good things. In fact, Kanna just doing almost anything is as adorable as you’d expect.
Tohru and Miss Kobayashi also perfectly fit their roles as doting parents – there is one part in the manga where Kanna runs an errand solo. Well, I say solo, but she has a couple of people trying to stealthily watch over her.
That family dynamic that was part of what made Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid so good is also very much present in this spin-off.

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Kanna’s Daily Life is a very easy recommendation for fans of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid. This is only the first volume, but I already adore this spin-off a whole lot.
Much like the original series, Kanna’s Daily Life is a very good slice of life comedy. If you need more Kanna in your life, than this is the solution.

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