Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid has been waiting on the sidelines for some time, but it won’t be there for long. After its anime debut in January 2017, the hit anime became a cult following after Kyoto Animation came to love it. And of course, the series shows the same love to its late series director ahead of his new season.
If you didn’t know, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid is about to bring a new series to life, and Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S promises to revive the cute series. The return of the series follows a delay put in place following the tragic attack on Kyoto Animation. This is where series director Yasuhiro Takemoto lost his life, but he’s still honored in this coming season.
Yasuhiro Takemoto is credited posthumously as series director in Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S pic.twitter.com/ykymoeosYL
– Blick Winkel⁉️ (H. Anthony Israel) (@blockwonkel) July 7, 2021
The director receives posthumous credit on the upcoming anime alongside Tatsuya Ishihara. Takemoto is the one who defined Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid years ago with his colorful mouth and endearing characters. At the time of the Kyoto Animation attack, there was no doubt that Takemoto was expecting the anime to return, and his working family struggled to recognize his vision with this new series.
For anyone unfamiliar with Takemoto, the artist-director was influential within Kyoto Animation given his tenure. Takemoto made his big breakthrough as a director overseeing Full Metal Panic: Fumoffu before working on other series like The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Lucky Star, Hyouka, and more. During his time at Kyoto Animation, Takemoto also took the reins of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, and he did so until his death on July 18, 2019. The director was killed alongside 35 others in a targeted arson that injured 33 others at the studio.
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