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    Makoto Takiya 

Makoto Takiya
Voiced by: Yuuichi Nakamura (Japanese), Jeff Johnson (English), Tommy Rojas (Latin American Spanish)

One of Kobayashi's work friends. He and Kobayashi have mutual meido interest that brings them together.

  • Asian Buck Teeth: Sports these while in Otaku mode.
  • Closet Otaku: Towards Meido. He lampshades it in Chapter 4. In the anime, his apartment just looks like a stereotypical otaku den.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: with Fafnir, since they live together, and he's one of the few humans that gained "Faf-kun's" approval.
  • In Vino Veritas: Reveals his otaku nature when drunk.
  • Inappropriate Role Model: Considered this by Kamna when Shouta mentions he wants to be a cool adult like Takiya.
  • Mellow Fellow: Except when drunk. He even stays calm when Tohru reveals she's a dragon.
  • Nice Guy: He's a mostly average, decent fellow.
  • Odd Friendship: With Fafnir, an antisocial dragon who hates humans and is extremely greedy.
  • Only Friend: Before Tohru showed up, he was this to Kobayashi; still, she considered him just a co-worker back then, even when they were drinking buddies.
  • Opaque Nerd Glasses: When he's in Otaku mode.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: His relationship with Kobayashi is that of a co-worker, drinking buddy, way to vent his Closet Geek tendencies, and, for a long time, he was her Only Friend. Their relationship ends there, no fraternization.
  • The Reliable One: Elma considers him a considerably reliable human and looks up to him as his junior at work. The reason his treatment towards Elma is so effective is due to the fact that he was able to "tame" Fafnir on his own, so any other dragon is easy peasy.
  • Secret Keeper: In on the existence of dragons, even having Fafnir as a housemate.
  • Sempai/Kohai: He's Elma's sempai at work.
  • Sequential Artist: He's part of a popular doujin circle.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: Is unknowingly considered one by Tohru, due to his friendship with Kobayashi and Tohru's Clingy Jealous Girl tendencies. Though it gets ZigZagged a bit when Tohru can kill him easily, and resolves to on a few occasions, but something always prevents her from taking action. It seems to fade over time, but she still gives him the My Friends... and Zoidberg treatment.
  • Verbal Tic: In the Japanese version, he ends his sentences in "-de yansu" while in Otaku mode.

    Riko Saikawa 

Riko Saikawa
Voiced by: Emiri Katou (Japanese), Sara Ragsdale (English), Andrea Arruti (Latin American Spanish)

Kanna's schoolgirl best friend and Love Interest.

  • Best Friend: She's Kanna's first and dearest human friend. In her manga spinoff, Kanna tells Chloe that Saikawa's company is paramount to her, and that she considers their relationship first above all subsequent ones.
  • Bullying a Dragon:
    • Her impulsiveness leads her to challenging some adult men to a game of dodge ball, only to immediately realize that she's in way over her head. The hilarious part is that it's only thanks to actual dragons that she makes it out unscathed.
    • When she first meets Kanna she starts bullying her in a misguided attempt to make friends, completely unaware that Kanna is in fact an actual dragon, making this a very literal example of the trope.
    • In Kanna's Daily Life, an older teenage boy comes across a snow fort that she & Kanna had built and when he peeks inside, she hits him with a snowball at point-blank range, this of course causes him and his friends to pelt the snow fort with snowballs in revenge.
  • Cannot Talk To Men: Whenever a boy calls her out, she immediately yells and antagonizes them. Doesn't help that the only guy around her age she's friends with is Shouta, and due to being the lone human of the group, has no idea what he's is talking about when he accompanies them on a trip to study a source of magical power in the area, so she just assumes all boys are into whatever he's talking about.
  • Character Tic: Going into Cuteness Overload mode every time Kanna makes physical contact with her or does something cute.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl:
    • Tends to act this way when other people that are around her age (be it fellow classmates, Shouta, or Chloe) whenever they have a moment with Kanna. In the case of Shouta, she does it even when she fully knows that Shouta would never approach Kanna in that manner, making it an irrational response of hers.
    • Even her older sister (when she's not in her Georgie persona) isn't safe from her, as Saikawa gets all clingy after she catches her helping Kanna make some rabbit origami in Kanna's Daily Life.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Kanna's mere presence - let alone physical contact - is enough to send her into Cuteness Overload.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Downplayed. She can be seen four times during Kanna's first day of school before confronting her in the anime.
  • Engineered Heroics: In chapter 5 of Kanna's Daily Life she defeats a disguised Tohru in order to prove her karate skills, though she was unaware of the charade.
  • Foil: To Kanna — Kanna is a quiet, reserved dragon girl who is easily liked by her classmates; Saikawa is a loud, boastful human girl who isn't well-liked by her and Kanna's peers.
  • Forehead of Doom: There's a near omnipresent highlight on it. When Kanna makes a candle based off of her face, she positions the wick in such a way to reproduce the highlight.
    Kanna: A shiny forehead is fundamental for her.
  • Friendless Background: Implied, given the fact that Kanna is her Only Friend.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: She's often seen wearing skirts and she loves cute things. At the same time, she enjoys gym class and practices martial arts.
  • The Glomp: She gives this to Kanna when the latter returns to the Kobayashi residence intending to stay for good.
  • Hair-Contrast Duo: Brown hair to contrast Kanna's white hair.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a small flower-shaped clip in her hair. In the manga she only has it in chapter 29, but in the anime she wears it all the time.
  • Hidden Depths: Saikawa is tremendously sweet, and is a person who is in the capacity to love very deeply, these being among the reasons Kanna considers the girl her Best Friend. This is not apparent, as her general attitude doesn't do her any favors.
  • Hot-Blooded: She is very belligerent and confrontational, often biting more than she can chew. She's mellower and more sociable in Kanna's manga spinoff though.
  • I Know Karate: Claimed that she's won karate competitions when she challenged Kanna. She never got the chance to show it off since the sight of Kanna crying destroyed her Tsundere attitude. She is shown practicing in Kanna's spin-off though.
  • Implied Love Interest: She's always trying to get closer to Kanna but whether the latter reciprocates her romantic affections is up to debate.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: When she learns that Kanna intends to leave her behind for good (for her dad's war, but Saikawa doesn't know this), Saikawa cries so hard and begs her so much not to abandon her that Kanna is unable to leave without swearing that she will come back. As a matter of fact, the "Inelegant" part on Inelegant Blubbering is too little a word to describe Saikawa's reaction. It's so bad that Kanna even snickers in front of Azad when she remembers, stating to him that she wants to be greedy like that, and swears that she'll stop the war, stop Azad and force her father to behave like a father just because she wants to.
  • Interclass Friendship: With Chloe, who's the daughter of a wealthy CEO.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: She becomes friends with Ilulu (who's physically around twice her age) in chapter 45.
  • Interspecies Romance: Not that she knows it. It's suggested that she's dragonsexual, given the fact that she developed a crush on both Kanna and Ilulu within a day of meeting them.
  • Invisible Parents: Her mother and father are only ever mentioned in the main series, though they do show up in Kanna's spin-off and the anime.
  • Ironic Echo: In the final episode, Saikawa offers her everything to Kanna in the form of flowers; later, after the climax, Tohru offers the same to Kobayashi in an Anguished Declaration of Love after she just put her life at risk defending Tohru from her father.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She is Hot-Blooded and confrontational, but the main reason Kanna considers Saikawa her Best Friend is because she is a very sweet and doting girl who is not shy on telling Kanna how much she loves her.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: She's a girly girl who's in love with Kanna.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: In Chapter 75 of the manga, she tearfully states that Kanna became this for her and that she cannot bear the thought of Kanna abandoning her. This makes Kanna realize that it's mutual.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: The rest of the cast seems to go out of their way to keep her from finding out that dragons exist. The exact reason why is never specified, but considering this is the same girl who spent half an hour nonstop gushing about how wonderful Kanna was to their entire elementary school class, they probably know that she wouldn't be able to keep her mouth shut.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: She was described as being the class queen during her introduction, but it takes less than three pages for her to become close friends with Kanna. It should also be noted that she isn't actually popular.
  • Love at First Sight: She is immediately enthralled by Kanna as soon as she sets eyes on her, but she cannot help but approach her in the only way she knows, which is by being confrontational and competitive. Kanna defuses the conflict by feigning to cry so that Saikawa stops behaving aggressively, and by doing so, opening the way for their relationship.
  • Love Confession: In the anime, upon learning that the Shepherd's Purse flower represents offering everything to someone, she picks one and offers it to Kanna, bashfully declaring she wants to give Kanna her everything.
  • Muggle Best Friend: To Kanna. She's at least partially aware that there's something out of the ordinary about her, but Kanna is too cute for her to care one way or the other.
  • Named by the Adaptation: In the manga, she's only ever referred to as Saikawa. Her first name was added for the anime.
  • Nightmare Face: When Kanna tells her that she has to leave for good, Saikawa's crying face from the distress is so twisted that Kanna chuckles when she remembers. That was a masterful ugly cry.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: She didn't have a Cuteness Overload when she and Kanna were having a sleepover during the finale, most likely because she noticed how upset Kanna was over Tohru being taken back to the other world.
  • Perverted Drooling: Does this several times in chapter 3 of Kanna's Daily Life. Georgie tells her to close her mouth before she gets her kimono dirty.
  • Please Don't Leave Me: When Kanna tells her that she's leaving for good -to fight on her father's war-, Saikawa chases her crying and makes her swallow her goodbyes, making her swear that she'll come back. For Saikawa, Kanna not being in her life is just not an option.
  • Puppy Love: She has a huge crush on Kanna and even told her that she wanted to marry her. However, their relationship is so grown-up in general that it dangerously borders on Schoolgirl Lesbians.
  • Race Fetish: She seems to have a subconscious attraction to dragons (seeing as she doesn't actually know that dragons exist, since her memories of all events involving dragons are deleted by Quetzalcoatl). She fell in love with both Kanna and Ilulu within less that a day of meeting them.
  • Satellite Character: Most of her characterization comes from her interactions with Kanna.
  • Shipper on Deck: She ships Ilulu/Taketo and spends all of chapter 89 trying to bring them closer together.
  • Squee!: Whenever Kanna does something cute in the anime; it's a Running Gag.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Going by the anime, she looks a lot like her mother.
  • Tsundere: She acts like a traditional "harsh" example at first. She challenges Kanna to a test of arm strength, only to admit that she just wanted to be friends when the latter starts crying (although "friend" probably isn't the right word).
    Saikawa: Those clothes are too cute and you're good at everything. It makes me so angry that I want to give you a hug!!


Voiced by: Dave Trosko (English), Luis Fernando Orozco(Latin American Spanish)

Kobayashi's Next-Door Neighbor. He works as a Guitarist for a Death Metal Band.

  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: After hearing Kanna's impressive Death Metal Scream and Tohru's amazing Guitar skills, Yana gets on his knees begging for the two to join his band.
  • Always Someone Better: After giving Tohru guitar lessons, he immediately gets depressed after hearing such "Natural talent."
  • Ascended Extra: Went from making a brief cameo in a chapter, to being Kobayashi's most recurring neighbor, appearing the most frequently out of the others.
  • Dreadful Musician: Most of the Kobayashi household views him as this. With Tohru noting his Death Metal Scream sounds like "Hades Crushing Hercules."
  • Friend to All Children: Lets Saikawa and Kanna practice singing in his studio and is genuinely happy to have them there.
  • Only One Name: Like Kobayashi, his given name is unknown.
  • Metal Scream: Most of his music can pretty much be boiled down to this.
  • Multicolored Hair: His hair is green and yellow, though at least one of those colors is probably due to hair dye.


Sanae "Georgie" Saikawa
Voiced by: Yuko Goto (Japanese), Felecia Angelle (English), Monserrat Mendoza (Latin American Spanish)

Riko's older sister who loves to dress up as a maid.

  • Girlish Pigtails: But only when she's dressed up as a maid. The Stinger for Chapter 50 and a chapter of Kanna's Daily Life where Kanna meets her without her maid attire shows that she lets her hair down when in her school uniform.
  • Goofy Suit: She works part-time as an amusement park mascot to pay for maid outfits.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: She's somewhere in her teens and Kobayashi is twenty-five, yet the two of them are "comrades" due to their shared love of maids.
  • Meido: She's not actually a maid, but she's a big fan of them so she often dresses up as and pretends to be one. She even goes so far as to call her younger sister Riko "Ojou-sama" instead of by her real name.
  • Named by the Adaptation: The official page of the anime reveals her real name (Sanae Saikawa) in her character profile.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Georgie is what she calls herself when she's playing the part of a maid. Even her own sister doesn't use her real name.
  • Otaku: For maids, to the point that she often dresses and acts like one when not at school.

    Shouta Magatsuchi 

Shouta Magatsuchi
Voiced by: Kaori Ishihara (Japanese), Alison Viktorin (English), Alondra Hidalgo (Latin American Spanish)

A young wizard who summoned Lucoa (though he was actually trying to summon a demon). He attends the same school as Kanna and Saikawa, and is the son of Kobayashi's boss.

  • Berserk Button: As shown on his exam on England, don't ever disrespect or badmouth Lucoa in front of him.
  • Blessed with Suck: On paper, getting the Aztec God(dess) of Wisdom as a familiar is the summoner's equivalent of winning the lottery ten times in a row. In reality, he lives in a constant state of embarrassment thanks to the woman who doesn't understand the concept of his personal space.
  • Chekhov's Skill: In chapter 59, he uses a sleep spell to keep Saikawa from seeing Elma's dragon form. Seven chapters later, he uses a more powerful version to beat William in a Wizard Duel.
  • Chick Magnet: Most of the girls in his class find him cute, and he ends up with a huge pile of chocolate on Valentine's Day.
  • Child Mage: While he normally isn't shown casting a lot of magic, Shouta is implied to be very skilled for his age. He's capable of casually blocking Elma's attempts to find him via clairvoyance, and he took down an older mage with what is implied to be a high level sleep spell.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Purple hair and eyes.
  • Cute Witch: Gender Inverted; since he's a boy, he's more of a Cute Wizard.
  • Dragged into Drag:
    • Lucoa dresses him up as The Little Match Girl in episode ten when everyone is looking for the lead role in their Christmas play. Likewise, in the play proper, as it was In Name Only, he becomes a Magical Girl.
    • In Kanna's Daily Life, when he is talking to Saikawa and Kanna about how his classmates say he looks like a girl, Saikawa suggests dressing up like a girl, with Shouta stating that he doesn't want to do that. Unfortunately, Lucoa then shows up, and she just happened to listen to the conversation.
    • In Lucoa is My XX, when he and Lucoa spend the day working at the maid cafe Tohru works at, Lucoa uses her magic to make him wear a one of cafe's maid outfits, with Kobayashi mentioning that he looks more like a maid than Tohru herself.
  • Dragon Rider: He rides Lucoa at the end of chapter 66. Give her massive size, he barely appears as a speck on her forehead.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Most of his classmates think he looks like a girl.
  • Forced Sleep: One of the few spells he's shown performing (and the only one he's used more than once) is one that puts someone to sleep.
  • Ignore The Fanservice: Seeing Lucoa in an American style fetish costume (taken directly from one of Taketo's porn magazines) doesn't get the slightest reaction out of him since it covers far more skin than usual.
  • Instant Runes: In keeping with the comparison drawn between magic and computer programming, his spells are accompanied by magic circles that resemble icons on a computer.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: He becomes part of Kobayashi's circle thanks to Lucoa. He's rather close with Takiya in particular, considering him to be a cool adult. On the other side of the spectrum, he doesn't seem to mind hanging around with Saikawa and Kanna, the former of which is a few years younger than him, and the latter of which is probably a few thousand years older.
  • Lucky Rabbit's Foot: He's worn a rabbit's foot on a necklace ever since he was a baby for good luck. He notes to Lucoa in their spin-off that wearing it while he's asleep causes him to have nightmares of being chased by vengeful three-legged rabbits.
  • Luminescent Blush: Constantly, what with being a boy on the cusp of puberty and being teased by Lucoa.
  • Marshmallow Hell: Often on the receiving end of this thanks to Lucoa.
  • No Guy Wants to Be Chased: He really doesn't enjoy Lucoa's displays of affection or her attempts to get closer to him. Not helped by the fact that he is both 10 years old and convinced that she's a succubus. Still, even when she's too clingy for comfort, Lucoa is very dear to him and he won't tolerate anyone treating her badly.
  • Not So Stoic: Regardless of his attitude towards Lucoa, he is not a stranger to her affection and kindness and it's shown that he enjoys her company and friendship; as such, he'll become enraged if anyone shows even a mere hint of hostility towards her. He does harbor a very deep affection towards her, and he'll always make sure that she's okay.
  • One Degree of Separation: His father is a manager at Kobayashi's office. He also attends the same elementary school as Kanna and Saikawa, though not the same grade.
  • Playing Gertrude: In-universe gender inversion. He was cast as the old man from the Japanese Kasajizo folktale in the group's production of The Little Match Girl despite everyone else playing roles closer to their (apparent) age.
  • Protectorate: In chapter 87, he declares that it is his duty as her master to protect Luccoa if people hate her for her neutral status. He will apologize for her, but also never leave her.
  • Psychic Link: Due to their Familiar contract, he can sense Lucoa's general location at all times.
  • Punny Name: Given what his name is a homophone of, Lucoa is a literal shotacon.
  • Purple Eyes: He inherited his father's bluish-purple eyes, which fits with his status as a wizard.
  • The Reliable One: Called this by Kanna and Saikawa, when he willingly decides to accompany them on their camping trip (After they just so happened to bump into him on the way to Elma's) and cook and fix the tent for the group.
  • Robe and Wizard Hat: He's seen wearing a pointed hat and cape combo in the opening of the anime and a flashback in Episode 6 to when he summoned Lucoa, but other than that he seems to prefer wearing contemporary clothing.
  • Supernatural Is Purple: Naturally, the only supernaturally inclined character among the humans has purple hair.
  • This Is Something He's Got to Do Himself: He refused Lucoa's help during the practical part of his mage exam since he wanted to prove he was competent enough to be her master.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Got Dragged into Drag by Lucoa as a candidate for The Little Match Girl in Tohru's weird-ass Christmas play (though he was ultimately cast as an old man... who turned into a Magical Girl). He looked very cute as a girl, but was insanely embarrassed to cross-dress.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He suffers from leporiphobia (fear of rabbits) because the lucky rabbit's foot he has always worn caused him to suffer nightmares of being chased by vengeful three-legged rabbits. Lucoa tries to help him overcome this fear by dressing up as a Playboy Bunny.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Rejects Lucoa's gifts of charisma and enhanced magical power since he knows that the former would just cause problems at his age and he'd rather earn the latter.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Light purple, in this case.
  • You Keep Telling Yourself That: Shota uses the notion of Lucoa being a "succubus" in order to keep her at a distance, but it's shown that he does hold affection for her and considers her his friend. To be fair, she shows him nothing but kindness all the time, so it's gotta rub off on him. Plus, she's gorgeous.

    Taketo Aida 

Taketo Aida

A high school student who becomes acquainted with Ilulu when she gets a part-time job at his grandmother's candy store.

  • Accidental Pervert: He ends up falling between Ilulu's breasts in his introductory chapter.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: Given that Ilulu tells him information without any context, he comes to some interesting conclusions about what kind of person Kobayashi is.
  • Foil: To Saikawa. Take is relatively reserved and more unsure about his feelings toward Ilulu and Ilulu is more open about her affections toward him. Saikawa openly displays her affection towards Kanna and Kanna is more passive on reciprocation.
  • Implied Love Interest: To Ilulu. She is definitely in love with him (though she doesn't recognize it), but it isn't clear if he feels the same way.
  • In-Series Nickname: He's usually referred to as "Take".
  • Nosebleed: He's a teenage boy, and all of his screen time is spent in the vicinity of Ilulu. Do the math.
  • One Head Taller: With Ilulu, due to her poor transformation skills giving her the relative height of a child.
  • Satellite Character: For Ilulu.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: Several of his friends get jealous when they meet Ilulu, mistakenly believing that they're dating. This is his response.
  • Straight Man: Ilulu is easily the biggest Fish out of Water in the story, and he's an Ordinary High-School Student. He pretty much ends up in this role by default.

    Shouta's Father 

Shouta's Father

A manager at Kobayashi's company. He is also a wizard.

  • The Archmage: He has the highest possible mage qualifications.
  • Informed Ability: Shouta says that he's an alchemist, though he's never seen performing any actual alchemy.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Makes an appearence in a picture in Shouta's house in the Anime before his official debut in the Manga. He and his wife can also be seen with Lucoa during the sport's festival.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: It's unknown exactly how old he is, but he's definitely older than Tohru (so several centuries at the very least). Meanwhile, his wife is probably somewhere in her thirties.
  • Muggle–Mage Romance: Chapter 65 reveals that his wife has no training in magic, which is the main reason why she couldn't accompany Shouta to his mage exam.
  • One Degree of Separation: He's an acquaintance of Tohru's father, and was responsible for her name (via one of the books he plagiarised).
  • Only One Name: While he's never addressed as such, his last name is known by virtue of him being Shouta's father. His first name, in the other hand, has yet to be revealed.
  • Open-Minded Parent: Invoked. His family tradition states that people are responsible for their own familiars, which is why he doesn't have any problem with Lucoa living at his house or sleeping in his son's bed.
  • Perpetual Smiler: He is always smiling. Always.
  • Plagiarism in Fiction: He copied a book from the future and used the money he got to fund his magic research. He claims it doesn't count as stealing since copyright laws don't apply retroactively.
  • Protectorate: He mentions in chapter 71 that he's responsible for protecting the region from magical threats.
  • Purple Eyes: As a powerful archmage, he has bluish-purple eyes. Shouta inherited them.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: In his debut, Elma attempts to form a Labor Union for better conditions. While he is willing to listen and cater to his Employees' demands, he isn't above using pure reason and logic to keep everything the way it was or in some cases, crush a union effort entirely.
  • Seers: He is mentioned to have used precognition to plagiarize a book from the future (implied to be something by J. R. R. Tolkien) so he could fund his magic research.
  • Time Travel for Fun and Profit: He's mentioned to have used precognition to plagiarize books to fund his magic research.
  • Trickster Mentor: It's implied that he's secretly been grooming Kobayashi to become the magical guardian of Oborozuka.
  • Wizards Live Longer: Implied, given that he's older than Tohru.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is dark blue.



A rich girl from Minnesota that Kanna met when she ran away to New York.

  • The Bus Came Back: She came back for a Multi-Part Episode in Kanna's Daily Life, traveling to Japan and hanging out with Kanna and Saikawa.
  • Gratuitous English: Being a young American child who isn't completely fluent in Japanese, Chloe's dialogue is peppered with English during her appearance in Kanna's Daily Life (the main series used Translation Convention instead since the only chapter she appeared in took place in New York City).
  • Interclass Friendship: She's the daughter of a wealthy CEO, while Kanna and Saikawa are both middle class (upper middle class in the latter's case).
  • Not So Different: Kanna notes that she's very similar to Saikawa.
  • Odango Hair: Somewhat ironically, given that she's the only non-Asian human in the cast.
  • Only One Name: Her last name is never revealed.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: She's the only human with blonde hair in the cast.
  • The Runaway: She had run away from home for unspecified reasons when Kanna first met her. She also threated to do so again in order to get her father to allow her to visit Kanna in Kanna's Daily Life.
  • Secret Keeper: She knows about the existence of dragons, having found out when Kanna rescued her from a kidnapping.
  • Token White: She's the only Caucasian member of the cast, the rest being Japanese or from another world altogether.



A fellow worker at Kobayashi's company. She is the more active of Those Two Girls that are Elma's work friends in the Spin-Off Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Elma's Office Lady Diary.

  • Those Two Girls: When not on her own, she is usually seen with a fellow unnamed co-worker.
  • Weight Woe: She's on a diet in Elma's Office Lady Diary, and shows jealousy over Elma's ability to eat large quantities of food without a care in the world (though she quickly forgives her whe she sees how adorable she looks when eating).


Other World

    The Bandit 

The Bandit

Voiced by: Haruka Chisuga (Japanese), Bryn Apprill (English), Karen Vallejo (Latin American Spanish)

A human woman from that other world that Tohru interacted with for a short period of time. She later became a maid.

  • Cleavage Window: Justified, as she was a poor bandit and thus her shirt left some of her cleavage open.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She only has a single sentence hinting at her history, and it isn't exactly cheerful.
    The only choice I ever got to make, was to become either a slave or a bandit.
  • Distinguishing Mark: Her scar, which tips off the audience to her identity once she becomes a maid.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: As shown at the end of Chapter 28, she eventually does become a maid.
  • Fearless Fool: Tohru marked her as such when they first met.
    Humans who talk to dragons without fear are either looking to attack me, or they have a few screws loose in their head. In this case... it was the latter.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: She has a small scar underneath her right eye. It serves as a Distinguishing Mark for the audience when she becomes a maid.
  • Humble Goal: Becoming a maid isn't exactly the most glamorous of goals, though it is ultimately what brings her happiness.
  • I Just Want to Be Free: Well, the freedom to subjugate herself to another, but the important thing is she wanted to be able to choose to do so.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: As befitting her role as The Pollyanna.
  • Is That a Threat?: She tells Tohru that her order to leave or be killed, is the most uncovincing death threat she's ever heard. Tohru responds with a Giant Foot of Stomping, while telling her that it was not a threat (though the fact that Tohru deliberately missed kind of proved her point).
  • Meido: At the end of her chapter it's revealed that she managed to accomplish her dream of becoming a maid.
  • Messy Hair: As an outlaw in a medieval society, she doesn't have access to hair-care products.
  • Nerves of Steel: She didn't even blink when Tohru tried to bluff her with a Giant Foot of Stomping. Then again, it was suggested that she wasn't all right in the head.
  • No Name Given: She remains unnamed throughout the flashback of her and Tohru interacting.
  • The Pollyanna: She was incredibly cheerful and hopeful when Tohru met her despite all of her friends having just been captured. Tohru suspected she might have had a few screws loose.
  • Rags to Riches: Downplayed. She goes from a bandit to a maid, the latter which isn't really an extravagant job but is better than the former.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair reaches to her waist.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: She only shows up in a single chapter as part of a flashback, but meeting her changed Tohru's entire world view and is a big part of the reason why she became Kobayashi's maid.
  • Thinks Like a Romance Novel: Her aspirations that involve becoming a maid include finding love with her master.
  • Unkempt Beauty: She had Messy Hair, raggedy clothes, and is a cutie.
  • Uptown Girl: Discussed. She mentioned to Tohru that part of her dream of becoming a maid involved falling in love with her master. Whether or not she actually did is never specified.
  • Youthful Freckles: You can see it when the camera zooms to her face.


Azad is first seen when Kimun comes to Earth to retrieve Kanna. His past and motivations are shrouded in mystery.
  • Arc Villain: He's the main villain of volume 8.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Tohru drains all of his magic power after he's defeated (using the very dragon ball that he tried to control all the dragons with).
  • Engineered Public Confession: Giving a Villainous Rant in front of a little girl known for pulling pranks who has access to a tape recorder and a cell phone isn't the smartest of moves.
  • Evil Wears Black: His outfit is solid black and it's very clear that he doesn't have the best intentions in mind for anybody. It's actually a holy cloak that protects him from most conventional attacks.
  • Fantastic Racism: He hates dragons and wants to wipe them out.
    There is only one thing on my mind... killing every single one of you... you bunch of beasts.
  • Freudian Excuse: His hatred for dragons stems from his younger sister being killed by one.
  • He Knows Too Much: He tries to off Ilulu after she discovers his plan to turn the Harmony and Chaos factions against each other. She manages to escape by switching to her full dragon form.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Him tricking Kanna into absorbing the power of the dragon ball to flare up hostilities between the dragon factions was this twice over. First, Kanna's exile led her to gaining access to technology that helped her pull of an Engineered Public Confession. Second, Kobayashi used the very power that Kanna had absorbed to oneshot both him and a brainwashed Kimun. Tohru would also use that very same dragon ball to drain him of all his power.
  • Hopeless with Tech: His unfamiliarity with Earth tech (more specifically, cell phones and tape recorders) ultimately brought about his downfall.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Invoked. Lucoa tells him that he's right about his hatred of dragons, but he has to accept the due retribution for his actions against the Dragons as rightful punishment, and while she herself will not be the deliverer of his punishment, Tohru will indeed be.
  • Mysterious Past: Chapter 70 has Tohru discuss a troop of dragons that he served as an advisor to with Ilulu, who was a former member of the troop. The only detail about his past with that troop, is that when Azad's advice caused the leader of the troop to become Ax-Crazy, several of the other dragons (including Ilulu) in that troop decided to bail out and leave the troop before it got even worse. The dragons that decided to stay in that troop ended up getting killed in battle, while a few of the ones that bailed out, also ended up becoming Ax-Crazy as well.
  • Out-Gambitted: He had no idea that when Kanna accepted the plan to make a new dragon ball, she was plotting an Engineered Public Confession that takes advantage of Kobayashi's Mama Bear tendencies, the strong amount of mana in the Dragon World allowing Kobayashi to use magic, and his lack of familiarity with Earth tech.
  • Playing Both Sides: He is secretly advising both the Chaos and Harmony factions, trying to provoke them into fighting each other.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: He doesn't force the plan of using Kanna as a weapon since they could just have her transfer the power she absorbed from the Dragon Ball instead, especially since he wants to avoid getting into a confrontation with Tohru.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red oni Kimun gets aggressive towards Kobayashi and Tohru over their objections of using Kanna for military purposes, while blue oni Azad is calm about this and realizes that the human values that Kanna learned in the human world is the reasons for Kobayashi and Tohru being so protective of her.
  • Resurrective Immortality: A curse causes him to be revived whenever he gets killed, even after he is Brought Down to Normal.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His name can be romanized as both Azad and Asad.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: Subverted. He tries to teleport away once it becomes clear that his plans have gone south, but Tohru made it impossible for him to do so by saturating the surrounding area with her mana. The only reason he managed to get away on foot afterwards is because Tohru willingly let him go (after draining all of his magic power).
  • Would Hurt a Child:
  • Xanatos Speed Chess: Azad's plan to get the Chaos Dragons & Harmony Dragons to fight against each other involved tricking Kanna into creating a dragon stone for the Chaos side in Chapter 69. However, upon discovering that Kobayashi & Kimun were delaying the implementation of his plan in Chapter 71, and that Ilulu had discovered his plan in Chapter 72, Azad was forced to trick Kanna into returning to the Dragon world in Chapter 73. However when he learned that Kanna saw through his trick in Chapter 74 and discovered that Kobayashi & Tohru were entering the Dragon world in Chapter 75, he changed the trajectory of their portal, in the hopes that Lumineis would kill the two of them. Of course, doing that ends up leading to a chain of events that caused his plan to fall apart, forcing him to use the Dragon stone to put all the dragons (except those who have been living on Earth for some time) under a mind control spell. Then when that plan goes south he decides to make a run for it, only to be distracted by Lucoa, long enough for Tohru to catch up with and defeat him in Chapter 78.

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