We get a bit of winter, and then spring arrives in the ninth volume of Mitsuhiro Kimura’s Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Kanna’s Daily Life, and Kanna continues to be as adorable as ever. This volume also introduces a new original character.
Courage Helps Children Grow Up!
Everything looks different when you’re walking to school on a winter morning. Kanna and her friends have all kinds of exciting adventures, from infiltrating Georgie’s high school to enjoying the first breeze of spring! An elf girl stirs up trouble in a moving two-part story.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but Kanna is cute. She continues to be cute in this volume of Kanna’s Daily Life, as you would expect. The energy with which she approaches all the wonders she discovers in the human world is just so wholesome, and having her share that with Saikawa makes things even more adorable.
Of course Kanna also has some pretty wholesome interactions with Miss Kobayashi and Tohru as well. Not just those two either; a lost child gets her help, and then later on she goes to a house viewing where she makes a new friend.
Just lots of feel good stuff here, and absolutely no sign of the parts of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid that I really don’t care for.
Perhaps the most notable thing to come from this volume, however, is the introduction of an elf girl named Nina. She actually ties in with something that was in the earlier part of the main Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid manga, and Mitsuhiro Kimura even mentions getting permission to bring her into this story from coolkyousinnjya.
I’m glad that got given the go-ahead, as Nina’s chapters in this manga are pretty fun. She may not be the most motivated elf out there, but she definitely becomes another valuable friend for Kanna. Really lovely stuff going on in this volume.
Just like that, Kanna’s Daily Life continues to be arguably better than the manga it is spun-off from. I still believe that Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid‘s good outweighs its bad. In the case of Kanna’s Daily Life, though, there’s nothing that I can recall being particularly bad. This volume also happens to be quite excellent. Top notch stuff here.