Thoughts on Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Kanna’s Daily Life Volume 5

It is time for more adorable antics as I take a look at the fifth volume of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Kanna’s Daily Life. In this particular volume, Saikawa discovers that she may just have a rival for Kanna’s affection.

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Kanna's Daily Life Volume 5

Front cover of the fifth volume of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Kanna’s Daily Life, featuring Chloe, Saikawa & Kanna

When Worlds Collide
When Kanna ran away to New York City, she met Chloe, an American girl and the daughter of a wealthy CEO. Now, Chloe’s come to Japan to pay Kanna a visit! How will Saikawa possibly respond to this unexpected rival for Kanna’s friendship who comes armed with a bottomoless credit card and American sweets?! Old connections grow stronger while new ones are forged!

In this volume, Saikawa meets Chloe for the first time. Chloe has been introduced before now, but not in this spin-off. Rather, her first appearance is in Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid volume 7, chapter 62 – so a bit of requisite reading is required to become familiar with Chloe.
Either way, Chloe’s interactions with Kanna and Saikawa are just as cute as ever, making an already adorable manga even more so.
Of course Saikawa views Chloe as a rival, but they get on surprisingly well. Actually, Saikawa and Chloe have quite a bit in common.

A lot of the chapters in this volume focus on Kanna interacting with her family, which is always a delight to read. Particularly noteworthy is a family trip to an appliance store for a new kotatsu, as well as the end of year cleaning.

On the Kanna x Saikawa front, we have the pair doing good deeds for Christmas so Satan Santa will visit them – which includes dressing up in festive outfits made by Tohru. That is a fun chapter, but it gets even better when Kanna and Saikawa have a date at a maid café.
The maid café is also something that comes up in Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, so again, you may need to read volume 5, chapter 47 of that series to know about it.

I really enjoyed reading this volume of Kanna’s Daily Life, perhaps because there was a particular strong focus on the Kobayashi family this time around. Characters like Elma and Lucoa do make brief appearances in this volume, but that is about it.
Chloe makes a great addition to the cast as well, with great interactions between her, Kanna and Saikawa.
So overall, I’d say a very strong volume of Kanna’s Daily Life.

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