Ayami Kazama Draws Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Spinoff Manga
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website of Futabasha's Monthly Action magazine revealed on Tuesday that Ayami Kazama (Boku no Tsukuru Sekai, Renai 3jigen Debut - 30sai Otaku Mangaka Kekkon e no Michi.) is illustrating a new spinoff manga adaptation of Coolkyoushinja's Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid manga. The series, titled Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Drago Elma no OL Nikki (Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Elma's Office Lady Diary), will debut in the October issue of the magazine on August 25. The series will center on the daily life of "office lady" water dragon Elma who loves food.
Manga artist Mitsuhiro Kimura (Dullahan-chan wa Kubittake) also launched the Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon: Kanna no Nichijō (Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Kanna's Daily Life) spinoff manga in December. The series follows the dragon character Kanna, as she goes through her casual daily life of waking up, going to school, and playing with Saikawa. Seven Seas Entertainment has licensed the manga.
Seven Seas is publishing Coolkyoushinja's original manga in North America, and it describes the story:
Miss Kobayashi is your average office worker who lives a boring life, alone in her small apartment–until she saves the life of a female dragon in distress. The dragon, named Tohru, has the ability to magically transform into an adorable human girl (albeit with horns and a long tail!), who will do anything to pay off her debt of gratitude, whether Miss Kobayashi likes it or not. With a very persistent and amorous dragon as a roommate, nothing comes easy, and Miss Kobayashi's normal life is about to go off the deep end!
Coolkyoushinja began the ongoing series in the inaugural issue of Monthly Action magazine in May 2013. Futabasha published the manga's sixth compiled book volume on July 14. Seven Seas published the third volume in North America on May 9. The series inspired an anime adaptation that premiered in Japan in January.