Thoughts on Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Kanna’s Daily Life Volume 8

Kanna returns in the eighth volume of Mitsuhiro Kimura’s Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid spin-off manga, Kanna’s Daily Life. Whether at home, at school, or elsewhere, Kanna is always discovering interesting things.

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Kanna's Daily Life Volume 8

Front cover of the eighth volume of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Kanna’s Daily Life, featuring Saikawa and Kanna

Epic Cuteness Levels!
Even when summer’s over, there’s still plenty of fun to be had for Kanna and her family! Fall is all about enjoying tasty food like ramen, or pretending to run a massage a parlour to help Miss Kobayashi relax. Find out what “returning a favour” means to Kanna in a two-part school festival story!

Here we have more stories of Kanna’s daily life, as suggested in the title of this manga. I’ve almost certainly said this before, but this manga is extremely cute. After all, it does focus on the most adorable member of the Kobayashi household.
It’s generally either split up into Kanna’s interaction with her family, and Kanna’s interactions with Saikawa. The latter tends to be based more around Kanna’s school life, though there are the odd times when she and Saikawa do something together outside of school.

Mitsuhiro Kimura does a fantastic job of capturing the energy of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, in particular, Kanna and her interactions with the people she is close to. There isn’t a single chapter in this manga that would feel out of place in coolkyousinnjya’s original work – in fact, I’d even go so far as to say that Kanna’s Daily Life offers an overall more enjoyable experience than Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid.
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid does do some fantastic things, but then you get stuff with characters like Lucoa and Shouta or Ilulu that I personally don’t really get on well with. Almost none of that is present in Kanna’s Daily Life, because Kanna is the star of the show here.

Lucoa is nowhere to be seen in this volume, and Shouta has a brief appearance. Ilulu is more prominent, but I find her more tolerable here than in some certain Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid chapters. Like it or not, Ilulu is very much part of the Kobayashi family. This is not about Ilulu, though.
Kanna’s interactions with all the other characters she meets – whether she knows them or not – are all pretty dang adorable. She even impresses a professional idol with her abilities.

This volume of Kanna’s Daily Life also marks the first time Mitsuhiro Kimura has included a two part story. In this case, it is about Kanna’s school festival experience. She convinces her class to put on a play that seems to be extremely familiar to Miss Kobayashi and Tohru.
It’s a fun way to revisit a different mangaka’s perspective on one of coolkyousinnjya’s stories. It being one of the better arcs in that manga is also a nice bonus.

What can I say about Kanna’s Daily Life that I haven’t said before? Not much probably; this manga is consistently fun and adorable, and I’ll continue say so until proven otherwise. It also continues to be a wonderful expansion of the world of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid.

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