Discussions of marriage come up in the eleventh volume of coolkyousinnjya’s Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid manga. The daily lives of humans and dragons continue as well, but perhaps that won’t last for much longer…
This volume contains chapters ninety-seven through to one hundred and five.
A Sour Note
Kobayashi and Tohru share their feelings, Kanna plays with her dad, Fafnir runs away from home, Ilulu and Lucoa cause trouble… it’s another typical day with dragons. But then Telne appears with a big announcement that threatens this community’s harmony.
Yep, this is certainly another volume of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid – we get fantastic things like Kobayashi actually expressing her feelings to Tohru, and Saikawa meeting Kanna’s father. Unfortunately, we also get that “anime bullshit” as well (yes, I’m aware this is manga, but that term just fits so well). The Lucoa & Shouta, as well as the Ilulu & Take, stuff is something that I still just don’t like. Chapter 100 is… ugh, again, something that I just couldn’t enjoy. Kind of a shame, considering said chapter is presented in full colour.
Fortunately, though, it is not all bad. The first chapter of this volume is fantastic, and definitely something I’ve wanted to see happen for a long while. If only this volume could’ve maintained that quality throughout…
Still, we had some enjoyable highs – such as Tohru vs. school lunches, or Saikawa meeting Kanna’s father, and then trying to figure out her actual family situation. Fafnir has a pretty interesting chapter, too. Seems like he has found a place to settle down, even if he would never openly admit it.
However, the most intriguing thing to come from this volume would have to be the reveal of that voice that Miss Kobayashi has been hearing in her head in more recent volumes. Very interesting stuff going on there, and something that’s been steadily building up ever since Kobayashi’s first meeting with Tohru. Very curious to see where that particular plot thread goes.
So its mostly business as usual for the dragons and the humans they know, but then we get to the last chapter of this volume. Elma has something coming up in her life; an event that both Miss Kobayashi and Tohru are fiercely against. Interestingly enough, that chapter makes a nice bookend for this volume, wrapping back around to pretty much the same topic.
A pretty typical volume of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid. Highs and lows, with the good stuff generally outweighing the bad. Also some interesting plot threads getting set up here, concerning Miss Kobayashi and Elma respectively.