If you’re looking for a show that’s on par with Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, these are the ones to watch.
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In the Summer 2021 anime season, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid fans waited over four years for a sequel, and the wait was well worth it in the end.
While the manga is fantastic, Dragon Maid fans have been clamoring for a television adaptation for some time now.
On Crunchyroll, fans can catch up on Mini Dragon and Valentine’s Day, but they’ll want to find more shows with the same feel as Dragon Maid. Fortunately, many creative studios have produced anime that successfully combines elements of fantasy and realism.
1. I’ve Been Killing Slimes For 300 Years And Maxed Out My Level
Slime 300, which came out in Spring 2021 to mixed reviews, follows Azuza’s exploits after she dies of exhaustion and is isekai’d to another world. In spite of her best efforts, she ends up becoming one of the most powerful beings in the universe after grinding for 300 years to gain experience against low-level slimes.
To fans of Dragon Maid, Azuza’s growing family of supernatural women, including dragons and demons, will feel very familiar, as did Kobayashi in Dragon Maid.
2. Konohana Kitan
Konohana Kitan will appeal to fans of Tohru, who struggled to understand and adjust to human society. There are many species of animals and plants that live on Yuzu’s world, and human beings are just one of them. Her first job is at a traditional hot spring, and she quickly learns that it’s much more difficult than she expected.
With the help of her friends, Yuzu goes from being a complete novice to being an expert attendant.
3. Hakumei And Mikochi
Slice-of-life shows come in all shapes and sizes, but few feature characters as diminutive as Hakumei and Mikochi. The show centers on the titular characters, who share a tree house and go about their daily lives as if they were in a fairy tale.
It’s reminiscent of learning about dragon society from Tohru and the gang when you see how the world works for such tiny inhabitants and how foreign daily life can look like for an entirely different group.
4. Gabriel DropOut
It’s possible that Tohru can’t cut it in her original world, but Gabriel, who is a literal angel, cannot. She tries to come to Earth to learn about humans so that she can become a full-fledged angel, but instead she becomes a videogame-obsessed hikikomori. Gabriel DropOut tells her story.
The show will likely appeal to those who liked the romance between Fafnir and Makoto in Dragon Maid.
5. Cheat Pharmacist’s Slow Life: Making A Drugstore In Another World
If you enjoyed Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S, you’ll want to check out this new anime, which will be airing during the Summer of 2o21. It follows Reiji as he tries to run a pharmacy while isekaied into a fantastical world. People from elves to dragons need his services, and he must find them the best medicines available.
6. If It’s For My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat A Demon Lord
Fans of Kobayashi’s transformation into a mother figure with Kanna in Dragon Maid will appreciate the similar dynamic in what is known as UchiMusume among the fans. Taking care of Latina, a young devil girl who he rescues from the streets and eventually adopts, means that Dale has to balance his career as an adventurer with taking care of Latina.
It does discuss prejudice against demons and Latina’s attempt to feel accepted in a human world, so bring some tissues with you to the show.
7. Restaurant To Another World
The Western Restaurant Nekoya is accessible through a set of magical doors that open up every Saturday on the day of Satur. A chef named Tenshu prepares delectable dishes in each episode of Restaurant to Another World, while other fantasy characters interact and tell stories about how they came to discover their favorite dishes and their own lives.
The show appeared to be over after its first season in 2017, but it will be back in the Fall of 2021 with a new season. Any fan of fantasy anime will enjoy this unique blend of isekai and slice-of-life dynamics.
8. Poco’s Udon World
Poco’s Udon World follows the story of Souta, who returns to his family’s udon shop after a long absence. During the course of the series, he befriends a young boy named Poko, who turns out to be a tanuki.
As he grows closer to Poko, Souta slowly comes to terms with the darker aspects of his past. This episode’s themes of found family will be familiar to Dragon Maid fans.
9. The Saint’s Magic Power Is Omnipotent
With its lighter romantic fantasy vibes, The Saint’s Magic Power Is Omnipotent debuted in the Spring 2021 anime season and immediately drew fans in. As a result of an accident, Sei finds himself in another world, where the people are trying to bring in a “saint” to wipe out all of the evil in it.
The Medicinal Flora Research Institute becomes Sei’s only option after the other girl she was summoned with is declared a saint and she has no way to return. She quickly makes a large number of friends and discovers that she is a magical master with the kind of spellcasting skills that would make Tohru squirm.
10. The Helpful Fox Senko-San
Kuroto is a lonesome soul who makes do with a lot of hard work and very little joy.
In an unexpected turn of events, Senko-san, the fox spirit, appears and takes care of him, trying to make things better for him and alleviate his suffering.
This series starts out very similar to Dragon Maid, but it takes a different path with how the main character develops over time. With only twelve episodes, it’s easy to sit down and binge-watch the entire series in one sitting.