Thoughts on Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Volume 10

Miss Kobayashi takes things back to the beginning in the tenth volume of coolkyousinnjya’s Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid manga, when she manages to get some alone time. Except she might not quite be alone…
This volume contains chapters eighty-eight through to ninety-six.

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Volume 10

Front cover of the tenth volume of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, featuring Miss Kobayashi and Tohru

Stirred, but Not Shaken
Swamped with work and surrounded by dragons, the normally unshakeable Miss Kobayashi begins to hear a strange voice. Meanwhile, a mysterious “inverted scale” is growing on Tohru, and a certain meddlesome mage takes up a new job in the human world. Overcoming the boundaries of race, the relationships between Miss Kobayashi and her supernatural circle begin to change through the course of daily life. Slowly but surely, they approach a new stage!!

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid tends to be at its best when it is focusing on Miss Kobayashi and Tohru, and that is the case for most of this volume. This is also true of stories involving Kanna and Elma, which goes a long way towards explaining why those two got spinoffs (Kanna’s Daily Life and Elma’s Office Lady Diary respectively).
With that said, we do have one chapter focusing on Ilulu and Take, and another with Lucoa and Shouta. Whilst I’m sure that they have their fans out there, those particular stories just don’t really do anything for me.
Didn’t really think much of Georgie’s chapters.

Fortunately, we get plenty of great content in this volume that focuses on Miss Kobayashi, Tohru and Elma. Miss Kobayashi’s chapters in this volume are particularly interesting; something or someone is communicating with her, and she is the only one aware of it. It throws her off at first, but she comes up with a theory as to what that is by the end of the volume. Unfortunately, any answers for what exactly is going on will have to wait.
More importantly, though, I think it is safe to say that Miss Kobayashi is growing ever closer and closer to Tohru. That has been a treat to witness throughout the manga series.

Some interesting stuff happens between Tohru and Elma, too. Seems like Elma has some feelings she needs to work out, and apparently bathing with Tohru is a step she takes towards doing just that.

A few chapters that I felt nothing towards, but this volume does offer up some strong stuff elsewhere. I’m intrigued by the voice that Miss Kobayashi keeps hearing, and Tohru and Elma’s friendship is some interesting stuff. Pretty keen to see what comes of that.

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