We’re getting some insight into how some of the dragons see their lives in the human world in the sixth episode of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S. We also have a cute adventure, too.
We start off with the adaptation of chapter 46: “Lucoa & Shouta” from volume 5 of the manga. I won’t be dwelling on this one for too long, so I’ll quickly go over the notable differences between manga and anime. The manga is a lot more forward about Lucoa’s nudity, and then the t-shirt that Shouta offers her later on is a different design in the manga. In the manga, it’s a t-shirt that has several white (or some other light colour, I guess) rectangles spaced evenly apart. The fate of the t-shirt is the same in both versions, though.
Never have been a big fan of all this stuff between Lucoa and Shouta, so I’ll be moving swiftly onto the next section.
Next, we cast our eyes over to volume 6, and chapter 54: “Takiya & Fafnir”. No major differences to report between anime and manga here, so I’ll just share a few thoughts on it. As you may have guessed by now, this episode is giving some of the more important side characters time to shine – after all, we could potentially be getting into some rather heavy stuff for our main characters, depending on what they decide to adapt.
This also gives us a rare interaction between Shouta and Takiya. Shouta has some genuinely good stuff going for him, when it doesn’t involve Lucoa. That’s another thing we may potentially see later on, though perhaps it comes a bit too late in the manga to make it into this season.
Fafnir has some pretty interesting things to say about dragons, and their perception of age, too.
Then we come to the part of the episode I enjoyed most. From what I can tell, this section is actually anime original – I flicked through every volume of both the Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid and Kanna’s Daily Life manga I have, and found nothing that matched this part of the episode.
Seeing as it convinced me it was something that had been adapted from the manga, I’d say it did a good job of capturing what makes the Kanna x Saikawa pairing so good.
I could also be completely wrong about being anime only, but I genuinely did not find any corresponding chapters in the manga. Thought I’d throw that in, just in case.
Regardless, we are treated to a super cute Kanna x Saikawa date. We even get a guest appearance from one of the best dragons, too.
This episode may not have started with something that I’m super keen on, but it only got better as it continued on. Takiya and Fafnir are good, and I do love me some Kanna x Saikawa content like we saw in this episode. Once again, the positives are outweighing the negatives.