There should be no other question floating in the minds of anyone who takes anime even remotely seriously this season: Why aren’t there more ｔｈｉｃｃ dragon lolis in anime?
The answer, quite simply, is that nobody has been as willing, as daring, as FUNDAMENTALLY OBLIGATED to deliver ｔｈｉｃｃ dragon lolis to the Japanese screen like Kyoto Animation this season. Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon is an anime based on a manga of the same name and has been one of the most popular shows of the Winter 2017 season not for its heartwarming stories or its lovable character*s*, but rather one single character:
Kanna Kamui, the titular character of Kobayashi-san’s “adopted” dragon daughter has probably single-handedly fixed Japan’s low birthrate and given the entire country diabetes with her immense moe appeal. But as we know, the Japanese are fools for believing that anything this pure could ever exist in the 3-D world. Kanna is not just cute, she is something the Japanese know nothing of prior to this season: ｔｈｉｃｃ dragons.
Now, I don’t think I have to go into how versed I am on the subject of lolis. In recent years we’ve seen more and more deviations from the traditional sense of the word, from ｔｈｉｃｃ oppai lolis like Hestia to “you’re only making it weird by thinking that way” monster lolis like Papy. It was only a matter of time before the two got combined, and KyoAni has knocked it out of the park.
At this point I doubt I need to tell you to watch Kobayashi-san if you aren’t already, because I know that only true connoisseurs of Anime come to Anime Maru. So rejoice in your own non-patrician taste in ｔｈｉｃｃ dragon loli.