Kanna is up to all sorts of things once more in the tenth volume of Mitsuhiro Kimura’s Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Kanna’s Daily Life manga. She, and Saikawa, of course, have plenty to keep them busy: a festival, a test of courage, a sports day… plenty of opportunities for fun times.
From managing her school’s summer festival to cheering on a test of courage, Kanna is busier than ever. Saikawa plays a big part in the field day event in the name of love! And a special two-part story explores Kanna and Ilulu’s relationship. Honesty is always the best policy!
Yet another volume of Kanna and Saikawa doing cute things, and it is still consistently fun to read. I’ll never tire of Kanna’s antics. Kanna and Saikawa are naturally in the spotlight for the bulk of this volume, so why not take an opportunity to share my thoughts on the appearances of some of the other characters.
First up, Fafnir gets in touch with his feminine side, and the manga suddenly becomes Young Ladies Don’t Play Fighting Games. It almost doesn’t go that way, but Saikawa’s competitiveness brings it about.
Then there’s Lucoa, who tells Kanna that sometimes she’ll just need to stand by and watch the ones she loves try to overcome challenges. The less said about her Shouta obsession, the better, though.
Elma… eats. What else would you expect from her?
Of course Miss Kobayashi and Tohru are also present in Kanna’s daily life, too. They’re very much in supporting roles for this particular volume.
That brings us to Ilulu. She and Kanna get two-part story focusing on their relationship; Miss Kobayashi states how the two are like sisters. Miss Kobayashi is not wrong in that regard. It’s a pretty wholesome story, and definitely has increased my appreciation for Ilulu a little more. She’s got a long way to go to come even remotely close to being as good as Tohru, Elma, or Kanna. I can, however, appreciate a pretty wholesome story about the sisterly bond between two dragons.
It’s far better than what we seem to typically get in the original Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid manga with Ilulu. I imagine it has its fans, but the romantic feelings Ilulu develops for that one boy, Take, does absolutely nothing for me. I’ll take the wholesome stories showing us the sisterly bond over that, any time.
As for this volume of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Kanna’s Daily Life, it’s great. Mitsuhiro Kimura has done fantastically showing us facets of Kanna’s life that we might have never seen, and will continue to do so.