Along with Peach Boy Riverside and Idaten, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S is the third anime adaptation of a Coolkyousinnjya manga that will air during the summer season. That’s pretty exciting! Long-awaited, it was at one point questioned if the project would ever see the light of day after the original director perished in the Kyoto Animation arson attack. Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S is now set to premiere on July 7th and to get us extra excited (as though we needed any help with that), a brand new promotional video and key visual has been released on the internet.
If you somehow missed the first anime season of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, it’s time to emerge from your cave because this is what we refer to in the industry as a sure thing; there is almost zero chance that this sequel will not be successful. Especially given the strong emotional attachment that fans have towards Kyoto Animation and their strong desire to see the studio get back to normal operations.
The first season began airing in January 2017 and was an instant success with both fans and critics who laughed and cried along with Tohru, Miss Kobayashi, and all of their friends (both human and dragon). This was thanks in no small part to director Yasuhiro Takemoto and writer Yuka Yamada. The second season was originally announced in February 2019 but sadly was put on indefinite hold after Takemoto was killed. Now, finally, after many months of waiting, we’re going to get the second season starting on July 7th.
Kyoto Animation is returning to animate the S season with Tatsuya Ishihara taking over as director (Takemoto is being credited as “series director”). Meanwhile, the rest of the cast and crew will return from season one in their respective roles. As you heard in the promotional video posted above, Japanese group Fhana will return to perform the opening theme song titled Ai No Supreme.
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid is another one of those shows that you can point to as a positive representative of what anime is about. While the first season is only a couple of years old, it has aged appropriately well and continues to be a series that I can revisit time and time again and never tire of.
Source: Comic Natalie