You know a spin-off is good when it has almost as many volumes as the main title it is spun off from. In this case Kanna’s Daily Life is on volume 7, whereas the most recent volume of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid available in English at the time of writing is volume 9. Can’t really blame Mitsuhiro Kimura for keeping it up, though: everyone should have some Kanna in their lives.
This seventh volume is all about the arrival of summer, and the activities that Kanna and company get up to in that blistering heat.
A Sweet Taste of Summer
The rainy season is over, and summer has finally arrived! Fireworks, shaved ice, and of course a long-awaited trip to the beach – everything’s a big event for Kanna, even a simple wardrobe change or a school visit during summer vacation. A child’s day is much longer and more full than adults realise!
Kanna’s spin-off manga continues to be just as adorable as always. I might just be so bold as to say that it is better than the main Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid manga – because whilst coolkyousinnjya’s work does have some magnificent high points, there are chapters that I actively dislike.
Here, in Mitsuhiro Kimura’s spin-off, every chapter is a joy to read. Most likely due to it all revolving around Kanna, rather than any of the other characters. Her interactions with her family – Miss Kobayashi, Tohru and Ilulu – are so heart warming, and her interactions with Saikawa always bring a smile to my face.
As ever, there’s a lot of fun stuff to be found within this volume. Most of it are activities that can only be done during summer, which Kanna is determined to enjoy to the fullest. That does include a trip to the beach, which naturally has everyone wearing beach appropriate attire – something that Tohru and Saikawa both are naturally excited about when it comes to certain people.
So effectively, the seventh volume of Kanna’s Daily Life offers more of the same, which is a great thing. It does make sharing my thoughts on it a little difficult, because how many different ways can I say “it’s cute and funny”? I always mean it, though.
I suppose I could pick out some highlights, such as the trip to the beach. There’s also a whole thing with rain coats where Kanna and Saikawa get to feel like they are the only two people in the world as they take shelter from the rain. That was a particular sweet moment.
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Kanna’s Daily Life is still going strong. This manga is always a joy to read.