Thoughts on Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Elma’s Office Lady Diary Volume 2

It is time to focus on the everyday life of the dragon Elma Joui as I take a look at the second volume of Ayami Kazama’s Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Elma’s Office Lady Diary manga.
This volume contains chapters ten through to seventeen.

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Elma's Office Lady Diary Volume 2

Front cover of the second volume of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Elma’s Office Lady Diary, featuring Elma Joui and Miss Kobayashi

Hungry for the Office Lady Life
Being a harmony dragon has nothing on the challenges of office work! From learning how to make box lunches to surviving all-out ramen battles, Elma is finding life as an office lady in Japan to be delicious. But when her office is reorganised, can she rise to the challenge – and should she even try?

The second volume of Elma’s Office Lady Diary offers more Elma goodness. Of course, as firmly established before, her motivation is solely food – and that really does not change for this volume.
That is certainly one of Elma’s charm points, so it would be remiss to not include that in a manga that focuses upon her every day life.

This volume puts Elma in a variety of situations in which she interacts with the other cast members of the Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Miss Kobayashi, Tohru, Kanna, Saikawa – you name them, they’re here. Providing you name one of the central characters from Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid.

Elma’s interactions with said characters are all a lot of fun, and build upon the relationships from the other works in the Dragon Maid series. Particularly noteworthy are her interactions with Tohru – though you’ll need to have read the main manga to get an idea as to why this is the case.

Oh, and this volume also gives us a pool chapter, which means that Elma dons a swimsuit. Lucoa and Shouta are there too, with Lucoa subject to a rather familiar running gag.
Elma’s office lady colleagues also get to join the fun for that chapter. They get a couple more appearances besides, which is nice.

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Elma’s Office Lady Diary continues to expand the world of Dragon Maid in a fun way. Elma is a really fun character, and this manga really gets to express that.

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