WARNING: The next accommodates spoilers for Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S Episode 13, “Life is Constant Change (But It’s Okay To Stop And Appreciate It),” now streaming on Crunchyroll.
The second season of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid has arrived at its conclusion (not counting the additional OVA episode scheduled for launch on January 19, 2020). The season finale is usually a quiet one, taking its time to mirror on how all the present’s characters have grown over the course of the sequence, most of all of the central couple of Tohru and Kobayashi. After all, being Dragon Maid, issues cannot keep in reflective mode without end — the episode’s ending explodes with power as Tohru and Kobayashi’s relationship reaches a brand new stage of depth.
Within the penultimate episode of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S, Kobayashi met with Tohru’s father, the Emperor of Demise. The Emperor instructed Kobayashi the story of how he tried to lift Tohru to be impartial regardless of his position in a factionalist struggle between dragons and gods, and he made Kobayashi promise to handle Tohru for so long as she lives. This dialog, significantly studying that Tohru’s harm upon getting into the human realm got here from a god’s sword, weighs on Kobayashi all through the season finale. How may a human as odd as Kobayashi probably be worthy of the love of a dragon as highly effective as Tohru?
The primary half of the finale takes place in the course of the summer season pageant. Kobayashi attends alongside Elma, Kanna and Ilulu, however Tohru herself is busy working on the maid cafe’s sales space. Seeing Tohru working makes Kobayashi mirror on how impartial the dragon maid has grown, discovering connections with different human beings and giving Kobayashi extra distance. Whereas it is a good factor that Tohru has turn into much less overbearing, Kobayashi can not help however miss her consideration. When the 2 get the possibility to speak on the pageant, Tohru confesses that, whereas she’s superior to people in some ways, she will be able to’t show such superiority in issues of the center, and that she loves Kobayashi as a result of she made her understand she may simply be herself.
The finale’s second half takes place throughout one other festive event: a flower-watching ceremony. Usually, an occasion like this is able to happen in spring, however one among Lucoa’s magic mates is ready to flip their flesh into flowers, so it is time for cherry blossoms in summer season. Most of this phase is just cute and foolish, however this reaches new heights of pleasure when Tohru takes the following step in her relationship with Kobayashi: asking for her hand in marriage.
As regular, Tohru is overconfident and overdramatic in her romantic gestures, going as far as to magically remodel each herself and Kobayashi’s clothes into marriage ceremony attire, and Kobayashi nonetheless refuses to verbally reciprocate Tohru’s emotions. In any case of Kobayashi’s anxieties about Tohru’s drifting consideration and her personal romantic worthiness, this chaotic scene of “business as usual” turns into heartwarming. Whereas Tohru and Kobayashi won’t ever truly get married, this proposal scene, and the following chase set to the tune of the Season 1 opening theme, is the proper observe on which to conclude the season.