The previously announced anime adaptation of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid was a lot of new news released! A director, studio, release date and much more.
What is Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid about?
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid is a manga by Coolkyoushinja, that runs in Futabasha’s Monthly Action. The manga follows the titular Kobayashi, an office lady who ends up obtaining a dragon maid after a drunken night. The dragon Tohru, who wants to repay Kobayashi because she saved her life, becomes her maid. Thus begins the adventures of Miss Kobayashi and her dragon maid.
The anime will begin airing in January and is being produced by Kyoto Animation (Clannad, Sound Euphonium). The series will be directed by Yasuhiro Takemoto (Hyouka, High Speed!). The show will be full length episodes, unlike previous adaptations of Coolkyoushinja works. As for other staff…
The staff of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
- Yasuhiro Takemoto (Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya) on direction
- Yuka Yamada (Umi Monogatari) on series composition
- Miku Kadowaki (Amagi Brilliant Park) on character design
- Masumi Itou (Flip Flappers) doing the soundtrack
- fhana (Haruchika) will perform the opening theme
- The main cast will perform the ending theme
The official website also added the voice actors for the prominent characters. They go as follows.
- Mutsumi Tamura (SoreMachi‘s Takeru) as Kobayashi
- Yuuki Kuwahara (Himegoto‘s Hime) as Tohru
- Maria Naganawa (Anitore‘s Akiko) as Kanna
- Yuuki Takada (New Game‘s Aoba) as Elma
- Minami Takahashi (Food Wars‘ Megumi) as Lucoa
The key visual and character design sheet for Tohru were also unveiled, giving us a peek at the shows art style. While different then the manga’s it’s still recognizable, as Tohru. I can’t say I ever expected to see Cool kyou shinja’s work with the Kyoto Animation style though! I’m not quite sure why the producers decided to go with this route, but never the less I’m excited to see how this goes. Kyoto Animation is my favorite studio, and Takemoto is a good (Editors Note: FREAKING AMAZING) director from what I’ve seen.
Either way we only have to wait a couple of short months until the show airs, so we’ll soon find out if this works or not!