Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon Episode 6 – “Home Visit! (And Homes Not Visited)

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The thematic episodes continue (along with Riko’s crush on Kanna, Quetzalcoatl’s excessive animation, and Fafnir’s dry charm).

(Spoilers in this review)

In my opinion, this episode was split into three general segments and each one tackled this overarching theme of acceptance in its own way.

The first segment has Kanna being invited to Riko’s house to play and to meet her family’s maid. Tohru and Kobayashi tag along. Riko’s family’s maid, who’s actually Riko’s older sister and who merely likes to pretend being a maid, is a huge maid fanatic and hits it off really well with Kobayashi. Tohru attempts to keep up with the maid maniacs to no avail.

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Another maid maniac has arrived!
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Their ages are different but their passion is the same.

Meanwhile, Kanna and Riko play Twister and then some sort of racing game (it resembles Mario Kart) in Riko’s room. While playing said video game, Kanna asks Riko if she’s actually getting along with her classmates and admits to wanting a relationship similiar to the one between Kobayashi and Tohru. This gives Riko the courage to say that she really likes Kanna (and that she wants to marry Kanna!), which in turn causes Kanna to push Riko down while insisting that they should get even closer. Unfortunately for Riko (and Kanna), the others barge in and interrupt their intimacy.

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Lap cushions are the comfiest.
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“Let’s be even closer, okay?”

According to the way I see it, three different characters are craving acceptance in this segment. Tohru desperately wants to prove to Kobayashi that she’s not just a cosplaying maid, but Kobayashi seems more interested in Georgie who shares Kobayashi’s passion in regards to real maids. As such, Tohru isn’t really acknowledged (in this scene).

Kanna had stated in episode 4 that she wants to fit in with humans. By this point in time, her classmates and teacher(s) have all accepted her, but Kanna has also realized that what she wants isn’t universal acceptance. What Kanna wants is an unique bond between her and a special someone. I’m not sure if the relationship between Kobayashi and Tohru is an ideal goal to strive for, by the way, but that’s probably the best example Kanna has access to.

Riko shares similar sentiments but wants that special someone to be Kanna. Kanna doesn’t seem opposed to Riko’s affections thus far, at least. The jury is still out on these two!

The second segment focuses on Quetzalcoatl, also known as Lucoa, who had allowed herself to be summoned by a young mage named Shouta. Lucoa has grown attached to the boy and thus declares that she’s also going to start living in this world. However, Lucoa is a bit bothered that Shouta’s family believes her to be a demon when she’s actually an ex-goddess / dragon. As such, she calls over Tohru and Kobayashi to help him believe her claims.

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Lucoa would really stand out in a crowd.
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How can a young boy get some proper rest under such conditions?

Unfortunately for Lucoa, Shouta not only continues to believe Lucoa’s a demon, but he also refuses her offers to give his family an abundance of gold, vast magical power, powerful charisma, etc. Apparently being accepted is meaningless if he doesn’t do it through his own hard work. The kid’s got a solid head on his shoulders!

In this segment, both Shouta and Lucoa (like Tohru, Kanna, and Riko) are seeking acceptance to some degree. Shouta claims that he tried summoning a demon in order to be accepted as a full-fledged mage. In other words, he was seeking approval and Lucoa was just a means to that end, which Kobayashi pointed out. Shouta, who was evidently raised properly, apologizes for not considering Lucoa’s feelings, but Lucoa didn’t like the implication that she wasn’t wanted in his house and hastily replies that she still wants to stay in his house.

As for Lucoa, she wants to be accepted as a dragon instead of a demon, at the very least. She does find Shouta adorable so maybe there’s a chance she wants more than that? This is all just conjecture at this point. But if she wants Shouta to accept her as a dragon, then why does Lucoa not reveal her true form to him?

I thought there was an interesting parallel between mages and dragons. Both are entities that apparently do not belong in this world and will one day return to their original worlds. But while Shouta is trying to get accepted by his family so he can become a full-fledged mage and assist in their efforts to return to their original world, most of the dragons (such as Tohru, Kanna, and Lucoa) are trying to get their human partners / caretakers to acknowledge them so they can stay in this world in harmony and for a longer period of time

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If I were him, I would have gone for vast magical power…
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In order to convince Shouta that he should let her stay, Lucoa pulls out her last resort.

The third segment showcased Fafnir’s life with Takiya, Tohru’s co-worker. Apparently Fafnir is now a video game addict and accompanies Takiya to idol events. However, he doesn’t really care for the nickname, “Faf-kun.”

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He’s elegant as all hell.
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Loser washes dishes. Some big stakes are hinging on this game!

While accompanying Takiya to the aforementioned event, Fafnir muses about how humans can either be hit or miss. He personally prefers humans that are misses since he would know how they really are right away and wouldn’t have to spend time trying to figure out whether or not they’re truly decent people.

And as it turns out, he’s already made his mind up on Takiya. Aww.

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We also get to see a few clips of Tohru, Kanna, and Kobayashi hanging teruterubouzo in an attempt to stop the rain as well as hanging out in the rain. The teruterubouzo doesn’t exactly work since the downpour continues, but the girls, content to just spend some time together, accept the rain.

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9 comments on “Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon Episode 6 – “Home Visit! (And Homes Not Visited)”

  1. I really liked your take on this, Remy. You’re absolutely right that all the characters are looking for acceptance in some way. Lucoa though… how do that kid’s parents allow her to be there?

    I can’t quite get int Kanna and Riko either. They’re little kids. What is the show trying to say with those scenes and Riko’s love face?

    Also: best Fafnir scenes to date. He’s totally elegant as hell, and who knew there was a soft side under all that darkness?

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    1. Thanks, weekendotaku!
      Hmmmm…perhaps they think Lucoa can serve as a mother figure of sorts to the kid? If she wasn’t around, he would be coming home to an empty house, it seems. Still a risky venture, though, I agree.

      Hmmm. I guess the interactions between Riko and Kanna serve as a nice contrast to the ones between Kobayashi and Tohru. Riko, a human, is heads over heels for Kanna whereas Tohru, a dragon, really loves Kobayashi. Kanna seems receptive to Riko’s affections whereas Kobayashi has been lukewarm towards Tohru. Finally there’s the difference of distance. Kobayashi and Tohru actually live under the same roof, but Kobayashi’s vague attitude keeps Tohru at a distance (not to mention that there’s a rank difference happening between master and maid). Meanwhile, Kanna and Riko live in different houses but the two girls are rather close to each other and are equal in rank as classmates.
      Well, all of those are just confirmation bias, sorry. But yeah, I guess the show was going for shock and humor value by showing Riko’s ahegao face since we usually don’t expect girls of her age to make faces like that. I also can’t really support this ship since their bodies are just too young. Not all yuri ships are to happen!
      Fafnir is one hell of a dragon. And I sure wouldn’t have guessed it! Not after he said that Tohru is too similar to humans (but look at him now).

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  2. Lucoa, how does your spine not break under the strain of those extremely overblown balloons?

    The way I see it, this show’s the second-most interesting series this season, second only to Scum’s Wish. Neither are my usual cup of teas but all the same, I’m sure I’ll jump on them the moment they finish. And half the blame (credit?) lies squarely with you, Remy.

    [Is it weird of me to find what basically looks like two 10 year olds cute af because that first/fourth screencap is cute af)

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    1. She’s an ex-goddess so her spine must be extremely sturdy! I actually don’t know why.

      Mmm I think I have to agree with your assessment. I’m glad you’re gonna give em a shot despite them not being the type of shows you usually watch (o-oh dear. Perhaps blame is the right word here. Yay).

      [No it’s natural. They cuuuute. Just as long as they keep it PG]

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  3. Good observation on the “need for acceptance” theme. That totally flew over me since I was more focused on the micro-discussion of sexual norms in children and the annoying shotacon fan service. Nice catch!

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