'Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid' season 2 finally gets a release date. Find out all the latest news and details for the new season here.
After so many unfortunate setbacks, 'Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid' is finally coming back for season 2.
Kyoto Animation has returned to produce the new season. The studio suffered a massive arson attack that killed and injured several of its employees and destroyed Kyoto Animation's materials and computers in Studio 1.
Kyoto Animation has already released the official trailer for 'Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid' Season 2, and we now have a confirmed release date for its return.
Let us dive right into it and discuss them all below.
'Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid' is returning for season 2 on July 7th, 2021, in Japan. The second season is officially titled 'Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S' (the "S" stands for "Super Supreme Second life Starts").
For viewers outside Japan, Crunchyroll has confirmed that it will be streaming the new season simultaneously.
'Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid' Season 2 was confirmed to be in development in February 2019, along with the release of the eighth manga volume.
The first season of 'Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid' aired in January and April 2017. It was produced by Kyoto Animation and directed by Yasuhiro Takemoto. Although the second season was announced back in 2019, it took more than two years before the new season became ready. The reason behind the delay is rather tragic. On 18 July 2019, Kyoto Animation suffered from an arson attack that killed a total of 36 people and injured 33. The person behind the attack was caught, but the damage caused is already irreversible.
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid director Yasuhiro Takemoto is among those who died during the unfortunate massacre. His death was confirmed by his family through DNA testing on 26 July.
Kyoto Animation is returning to produce the second season of the anime. Tatsuya Ishihara is the new director, but Takemoto will still have his posthumous credit on the anime series.
The rest of the staff are also confirmed to return working on the anime, including screenplay writer Yuka Yamada, music composer Masumi Ito, character designer Miku Kadowaki, and direct animator Nobuaki Maruki.
The arson incident and the pandemic have posed a great challenge for the studio to produce a new season of the anime.
'Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid' features daily hilarious struggles and experiences between the office worker Kobayashi and her titular reptilian maid. Kobayashi and the dragon girl Tohru became friends after Kobayashi removed a sword from Tohru's head while she was in her dragon form. Tohru then transformed into a human-like girl and served Kobayashi as a maid. However, Tohru does not always do a great job. Her unorthodox ways often cause more mess while doing her chores, and this causes minor problems in Kobayashi's daily life. Nonetheless, it's impossible to stay mad at Tohru, especially with all her lovely and cute antics.
Expect to see more hilarious and cute scenes as the anime returns for season 2. We are also expecting season 2 to introduce more of Tohru's kind. That means more hilarious trouble coming our way. However, don't get fooled. The second season won't be all charming and sunny. A particularly dangerous dragon is also coming to wreak havoc in Tohru and Kobayashi's lives.
The original voice cast from season 1 is confirmed to return for 'Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid' Season 2. ]
Here is the official voice cast list for the Japanese dubbed version.
Kobayashi - Mutsumi Tamura
Tohru-: Yūki Kuwahara
Kanna Kamui - Maria Naganawa
Elma- Yūki Takada
Lucoa-: Minami Takahashi
Fafnir-: Daisuke Ono
Tomomi Mineuchi-: Takayuki Sugō
Makoto Takiya-: Yuichi Nakamura[
Riko Saikawa - Emiri Katō[
Georgie Saikawa - Yuko Goto
Shouta Magatsuchi- Kaori Ishihara
Yes, there is! The season 2 trailer for 'Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid' has been released to fan's delight. Fans are ecstatic knowing that Kyoto Animation has slowly recovered from the arson incident. They consider the anime's return for season 2 as an epic comeback. Are you excited for 'Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid' Season 2? Let us know in the comments.