6 Anime Like Kobayashi-san Chi No Maid Dragon [Recommendations]

Warm and fuzzy (read: scaly), Kobayashi-san Chi No Maid Dragon has quickly become a Winter favourite of ours here at Honey's. Even with a different art style to their usual cookie-cutter, KyoAni has managed to once again deliver us, cute girls, doing cute things, with enough substance and laughs for even those who aren't taken in by the moe. Though if my Pixiv feed is anything to go by, it looks like Kanna could carry the show on moe alone.

So, about that list. If you like Kobayashi-san Chi No Maid Dragon, then we've found six shows that we think you'll love as well. We've focused on slice-of-life series that give off the warm, safe feeling that the Kobayashi household has, as well as characters with the same beaming energy as the dragons that have enchanted us. Of course, we can't forget the importance of how cute the girls are either, as well as the constant laughs they provide. Now onwards to the list itself, here's 6 anime like Kobayashi-san Chi No Maid Dragon!

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1. Nichijou (Nichijou - My Ordinary Life)

  • Episodes: 26
  • Aired: April 2011 - September 2011

Primarily based on the days of school girls Mio, Yuuko and Mai, Nichijou is a slice-of-life series, filled with shorts that feature a host of rather peculiar characters. Everything from bizarre daydreams of castles in the sky, to a principal wrestling a llama, or a child professor tormenting her helpless robot carer, Nichijou is a wild ride where you're never quite sure what might happen next.

Nichijou and Kobayashi-san Chi No Maid Dragon are both based on telling short but amusing stories about their unusual cast. While Nichijou is a fair bit more off-the-walls with its comedy, both shows have a light hearted and silly feel to them such that they can be enjoyed in the same way. Both series are also produced by KyoAni, and while the art style may be very different, the high standard of animation we've come to expect from KyoAni is present in both, as well as their fabled ability to produce cute things. So if you want something, cute, funny, warm, and not too plot heavy, we recommend picking up Nichijou as a side to your dragons.

Nichijou - Official PV


2. Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken (I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying)

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: October 2014 - December 2014

If opposites really do attract, then Kaoru and Hajime are the perfect examples of that. While Kaoru is an ordinary office lady with a penchant for beer, Hajime is a full blown otaku, with his constantly up-to-date blog being his main source of income. While Kaoru can't quite understand her husband's obsession with cute girls and figures, she chooses to leave him be most of the time. However things are never going to be quite normal in such a household, and so continue the days of Kaoru dealing with odd friends and family, and a husband she can't understand.

A series of shorts, Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken is unfortunately only 3 minutes per episode, but still has no trouble drawing you into the semi-functional household, much like Kobayashi-san Chi No Maid Dragon. Both series have a warm, family feel, with characters who are all supportive and helpful to each other, if sometimes in their own strange way. This lack of conflict and chain of heartwarming moments makes both series a joy to watch and are what we expect from the best of slice-of-life shows. So if you have a few minutes of downtime this week, why not give Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken a shot.

Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken Official PV


3. Shinryaku! Ika Musume (Squid Girl)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: October 2010 - December 2010

Planning to invade our dry surface world filled with weak humans, Ika Musume has decided to venture out of her familiar ocean home. Only she's not quite as strong as she thought, or smart, and taking over the world is starting to seem like a somewhat out of reach goal. Fortunately, she's been taken in by a kindly human family who runs a beach restaurant, and they're happy to give her lodgings, providing she works for it!

Another story about a funny non-human who's come to our world without understanding a single thing about it, like Kobayashi-san Chi No Maid Dragon, Shinryaku Ika Musume is a slice-of-life filled with silly stories of discovery, misunderstandings, and occasionally attempts to destroy humanity. Although slightly more childish than Tooru, you'll find similarities between her and Ika Musume, including their occasional violent inclinations towards humans, and their different ways of doings things, like cooking or exacting revenge.

As the series goes on the family in Ika Musume grow closer, becoming more like the one we see in Maid Dragon, with the same warmth and trivial, everyday problems. With two seasons, Shinryaku Ika Musume is a wonderful comedy series to invest your time in.

Shinryaku! Ika Musume CM


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4. Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san (Muromi-san)

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: April 2013 - June 2013

I've not been fishing much, but my understanding of it is that mermaids have a reasonably rare drop chance. So Mukoujima Takurou must be pretty lucky to have caught himself one without even trying, although he does spend an awful lot of time fishing to be fair. Now whenever he goes fishing, Mukoujima finds his new scaly companion Muromi-san at the pier, generally being an idiot or possibly drinking. And so it is that his days become significantly more lively than they were before, and it looks like they're going to get even livelier as some more of the half-human, half-fish cuties start turning up.

Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san captures the crazy, energetic side of Kobayashi-san Chi No Maid Dragon, being filled with mermaids who are slightly off their rocker as well as having a bright and fun art style. We have a main character again who is being bothered by a dopey semi-human who they choose to put up with, in part because they just make life more enjoyable. Replace Kobayashi's apartment with a pier and her dragons with mermaids and you're starting to get the idea. Comedy focused, if you want some extra laughs this winter, we recommend giving Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san a try.

Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san Official PV


5. Non Non Biyori

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: October 2013 - December 201

The small village of Asahigaoka, if you can even call it a village, is a far cry from the bright lights of Tokyo, though that doesn't seem to bother the newest resident Hotaru too much. Recently moved into the area, Hotaru is about to enter 5th grade at the local, and only, school, which consists of a grand total of five students and one teacher. Fortunately, her new classmates are a lovely bunch; the perfect companions to be stranded in the middle of rural Japan with.

We have new beginnings again, but this time with one young girl joining the class, rather than a bunch of dragons harassing an office lady. Another slice-of-life series, Non Non Biyori is a bunch of stories about rural life, connected by a vague sense of time passing, similar to how Kobayashi-san Chi No Maid Dragon slowly goes about its tales of daily life. Although the settings are fairly different, both still feature a pretty varied cast of characters that both help and irritate each other like how close friends or family might, making them very pleasant to watch. Also if you like Kanna-chan you're sure to find Non Non Biyori's Renge cute too! So if you're somehow missing it from your slice-of-life library, be sure to check out Non Non Biyori.

Non Non Biyori Official PV


6. New Game!

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: July 2016 - September 2016

Aoba Suzukaze is one lucky girl, getting to join the games company she adores as a junior game designer straight out of high school. We're not too jealous, though because it looks like a lot of work! The new girl at Eagle Jump, Aoba is quickly learning the ropes of 3D modeling with the help of her idol and senpai at the company Kou, as well as her cute and friendly co-workers. Thankfully despite the mountain of work that awaits her, Aoba's unrelenting positivity is a force to be reckoned with, and it looks like one of her high school friends might even be joining her for moral support!

Buzzing with energy, New Game's Aoba has an enthusiasm for her new job that reminds us of Tooru's enthusiasm for her's. Although unlike Tooru, Aoba does appear to be getting paid. Both New Game and Kobayashi-san Chi No Maid Dragon are bouncy and fun series, centered around cute girls. Whereas Maid Dragon has Tooru and the ever adorable Kanna, New Game has Aoba, her friend Nene, hedgehog owner Hifumi, and the list goes on. What we're trying to say is, if you like Maid Dragon for the cute girls, then New Game should be right up your street. There are plenty of slice-of-life series that are worth watching if you like Kobayashi-san Chi No Maid Dragon, but New Game is for sure one of the prettiest, cutest, and most fun new entries to the list.

New Game! Official PV


Final Thoughts

While there's nothing that quite mirrors Kobayashi-san Chi No Maid Dragon, we think these six series capture the same spirit, and we're sure you'll think so too! There actually aren't many monster girl shows that are very similar to Maid Dragon, though we would like to give an honourable mention to Monster Musume, which very much sits on the ecchier side of the fan service fence. A shout out to this season's Demi-chan Ha Kataritai as well for it's amusing demi-human antics.

So how many of our list have you seen? Which was your favourite? Which will you watch next? We love reading your comments, so why not let us know down below!

Kristian

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Author: Kristian

British guy doing student things in Tokyo. Slice-of-life and moe anime are my speciality, though I think something good can be found in almost every show. Outside of anime I spend most of my time feeding on DotA 2 or studying Japanese in a quest to one day watch cute girls without subtitles.

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