Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon Episode 9 Review – “Sports Festival! (There’s No Twist Or Anything)”

The episode title says it all, basically.

(Spoilers in this review

The three elementary school children (Shouta, Riko, and… I guess Kanna counts, too, even though she’s actually a dragon that’s probably at least a few decades old) participate in a school festival. Kobayashi realizes that she really has to attend this event, so she starts working late into the night so she can take the day off from work.

During the actual event, we get to see Kobayashi, Tohru, Riko’s family (Josie? Or Georgie? and their parents), Shouta’s parents and Lucoa cheer on the youngsters. I was quite jealous of their situation, to be honest. My family came to see me play JV football only once and that was the game a player from the opposite team basically pinned me to the ground during kick-off. Like, why? I didn’t even have the ball. Did he wanted to prove he had a high T count by lying on top of another guy? Gaaah never mind.

Riko ends up messing up their baton relay race, which causes her to start crying. Kanna quietly watches her friend freak out before she received the baton from Riko and basically demolished the competition. Dragon lolis are nothing to sneeze at when it comes to physical activities.

The episode ends with Lucoa, Tohru, and Kanna deciding to head off to a distant place where they can actually let loose with their dragon powers. Kobayashi gives them the go-ahead and contentedly tosses a can in the direction of a waste bin. The office lady nails the shot.

Thoughts on This Episode:

  • It was a pretty straightforward episode overall. Not much to really say.
  • Takiya might have only gotten a few scenes in this episode, but he was vital in helping Kobayashi realize that she really should be trying to make time for Kanna. Good going, otaku buddy!
  • Speaking of Kobayashi, it seems like she was using her parents’ example as a guideline in regards to “raising” Kanna. During the previous episode, Kobayashi tried to make Kanna bacon and eggs like her parents made for her when she was young. And in this episode, she muses that both of her parents were too busy with work to attend any of her festivals. But it appears that Kobayashi realized that Kanna is not her and should be treated differently.
  • Perhaps I missed it the first time, but we (or at least I) learn that Kanna was banished from home because she pulled too many pranks. Why? Because she wanted attention from her parents. Still, she’s relatively well-behaved for a needy child!
  • Elma is basically comic relief in this episode. I might like her a lot, but she doesn’t really bring anything to the show if she always being distracted by human goods.
  • Shouta and Lucoa are up to the same ol’ antics. Even elementary school boys get distracted by large balloons, huh? The females in the crowd looked incredibly envious, too…
  • RIP, Faf-kun.
Riko talks about a good point of the sports festival: your parents praise you!
Unfortunately, Kobayashi can’t make it to the event because of work.
A heart-to-heart talk between otaku buddies.
After spying on Kobayashi doing her thing at work, Kanna tries to be selfless and tells Kobayashi that she doesn’t have to come.
Kobayashi resolves to work harder.
Kobayashi starts coming home very late.
Kobayashi did it!
Elma can’t make up her mind on taiyaki flavors.
Kobayashi and Tohru, here to cheer on Kanna!
Josie (?) and their parents here to cheer Riko on! Josie is still acting like a maid.
Lucoa commanding attention as usual.
Riko causing them to get 4th during the three-legged race (being so close to Kanna is distracting!)
Shouta had to bring something that was “world-class” to the scavenger race. Lucoa has something that is “world-class.”
The family eats.
Elma has a point. Too many ice cream flavors!
Kanna’s class wins the jump rope event!
Shouta dominates in the cavalry battle because the boys are distracted by Lucoa!
Riko gets super excited from smelling Kanna’s hair and causes their class to win!
Seems like Lucoa is with Shouta’s mom and dad.
Even though Riko is really fast, she dropped the baton. Now their team is really behind.
Good thing Kanna is anchor!
Kanna really is fond of Riko!
Chiling after dominating fools at the festival.

12 thoughts on “Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon Episode 9 Review – “Sports Festival! (There’s No Twist Or Anything)”

  1. “Elma is basically comic relief in this episode. I might like her a lot, but she doesn’t really bring anything to the show if she always being distracted by human goods.”

    I will pray every Tuesday night that Elma finally becomes relevant

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  2. Lucoa’s breasts still freak me out but Kobayashi’s face makes up for it.

    “Did he wanted to prove he had a high T count by lying on top of another guy?”

    That’s not the way you go about it, random dude from Remy’s past.
    You’ve got an interesting life.

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          1. I’ve stayed home for most of my life too but yeah, college has some interesting stories. Nothing that wild though.

            Haha maybe.

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          2. Mmm. Letting loose in college is fun.

            Well, I might be a special case in some aspects since I’ve done some crazy things and they can’t really be talked about in this blog unless I insert a character into a story or something wahaha.

            D-don’t think badly of Americans.

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          3. Now I’m rrreally curious. Anything illegal involved? 😛

            Well, that country did elect Trump…but I don’t think that reflects on most of its people.

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