My quest to get through my backlog of manga to review continues with the second volume of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Kanna’s Daily Life, a spin-off of the Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid that puts the adorable dragon girl Kanna in the spotlight – and rightfully so.
Dragon Maid Kanna?!
The human world can get pretty weird when you’re a dragon in disguise! In her wacky explorations, Kanna tries on makeup, deals with thugs, and even takes a shot at being a maid! Life might be strange for Kanna, but one thing is for sure: this little dragon’s daily life is far from dull!
With Kanna being the main star of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Kanna’s Daily Life, you’d probably expect this spin-off to be really cute. You would be absolutely right.
Whilst Kanna may be the main star here, Riko Saikawa also gets plenty of attention as well.
Most of this volume focuses solely on Kanna and Riko just being together, and that is just fine. Miss Kobayashi and Tohru making appearances are also a given; they are Kanna’s family after all.
We also get to see the other characters from Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, generally interacting with Kanna. There’s a particularly fun section in which Kanna and Riko play with makeup and get Fafnir involved.
This volume make direct references to the main series; more specifically, we get to see what the younger characters (and Elma) playing that board game whilst the others discuss maid outfits for Miss Kobayashi.
In the afterword of this volume, the mangaka says that their editor requested a family chapter, which resulted in Tohru and Kanna paying a visit to Miss Kobayashi at her workplace. Sure enough, it is an adorable and heartwarming chapter.
In my Thoughts on Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Volume 6 post, I mentioned that I would a bit wary if the Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid anime got a second season due to Ilulu.
However, if there ever is a second season, perhaps whoever produces it could adapt material from Kanna’s Daily Life. I have enjoyed every chapter I have read of the spin-off.
That almost certainly comes from not having to focus on characters like Lucoa & Shouta, or Ilulu.
I may have only shared my thoughts on a couple of volumes so far, but I feel that Kanna’s Daily Life is more consistent in terms of quality than Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid. Both are good, and you wouldn’t have the former without the latter.
Kanna’s Daily Life is something that I would wholeheartedly recommend to any fan of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid.