Thoughts on Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Volume 7

With the recent official confirmation of the Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid anime getting a second season, I figure now is pretty apt time to take a look at the seventh volume of the manga.
This volume of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid contains ten chapters, starting with chapter fifty-nine and running through to the end of chapter sixty-eight.

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Volume 7

Front cover of volume 7 of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, featuring Tohru, Elma and Miss Kobayashi

It’s time for a camping trip! Everyone’s looking forward to spending a little time outdoors – until disaster strikes, that is. What will Elma do when she loses the youngsters in the mountains?

There is quite a bit of travelling going on in this volume of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid. We start with Elma taking Kanna, Saikawa and Shouta to the mountains, before moving on to more international destinations.
Kanna ends up taking an impromptu trip to New York, and later on Shouta has a magic exam in England.

Usually I’m not too keen on the Lucoa and Shouta chapters, but the couple that focus on the magic exam are an exception. Perhaps that comes down to them being set in England, or the fact that Miss Kobayashi also ends up participating in said exam.

In the afterword for this volume, coolkyousinnjya pretty much says that the theme of this volume is bonds. Kanna makes a new friend when she ends up in New York, and Tohru and Elma have a rather sweet chapter that focuses on their bonds.

Another small detail I quite liked comes from the chapter where Tohru attempts to pick up a hobby, and hearing the opening theme of the first season of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid persuades her to give music a try.
Fafnir also gets a pretty amusing chapter together with Lucoa, in which he has her model for a manga he wants to sell.

Not every chapter can be a winner, and in particular it is Ilulu who has a chapter that I have mixed feelings about. She tries to find the owner of a doll that is left at the shop where she works – that leads to some actually rather heartwarming moments. However, I’m not really a fan of her interactions with Take – that’s when the fanservice stuff comes out.

Finally, this volume ends on a cliffhanger. A particular person turns up to visit Kanna, but I shall say no more on that matter.

Overall, I quite enjoyed the seventh volume of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid. Miss Kobayashi taking the magic exam would probably have to be my highlight from it, though Tohru and Elma’s training is also pretty good.

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