Aniplex announced on Thursday that Shinichi Fukuda’s My Dress-Up Darling (Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru) manga has 4.5 million copies in circulation.
The manga has 1 million more copies in circulation compared to the start of the year, before the manga’s television anime premiered on January 8.
The numbers above are not sales statistics. The manga has released 1 million more copies since the anime premiered, but all 1 million copies have not yet sold.
Traumatized by a childhood incident with a friend who took exception to his love of traditional dolls, doll-artisan hopeful Wakana Gojō passes his days as a loner, finding solace in the home ec room at his high school. To Wakana, people like beautiful Marin Kitagawa, a trendy girl who’s always surrounded by a throng of friends, is practically an alien from another world. But when cheerful Marin–never one to be shy–spots Wakana sewing away one day after school, she barges in with the aim of roping her quiet classmate into her secret hobby: cosplay.
The manga launched in Squre Enix’s Young Gangan magazine in January 2018. Square Enix published the manga’s eighth volume in October 2021, and will publish the ninth volume on March 25. Square Enix Manga & Books published the fourth volume in English in June 2021.
Funimation is streaming the anime as it airs in Japan, and is also streaming an English dub. Crunchyroll is also streaming the English dub.
Shinichi Fukuda’s My Dress-Up Darling manga has seen a recent soar in manga sales since its anime debut
Currently, the manga has about 4.5 million physical copies in circulation (two million more since the start of the year in January).
While the numbers above are not sales statistics, the manga has released two million more copies since the anime’s premiere. Currently, Square Enix Manga and Books publishes the My Dress-Up Darling manga in English. Currently, the manga is available for purchase on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. A website for My Dress-Up Darling also has up-to-date chapters for free. The story is described as
Aniplex of America first made this announcement early Thursday morning. The manga first launched in Square Enix’s Young Gangan magazine in January 2018. Square Enix published the manga’s eighth volume in October 2021. They will publish the ninth volume on March 25th.
Life imitates art as My Dress-Up Darling’s aspiring cosplayer Marin Kitagawa inspires a screen accurate cosplay of herself.
The incredibly accurate take on the character was created by cosplayer Eli, who is known by the screen name assuka66 on Instagram. In the series, Marin is a young woman who dreams of cosplaying all of her favorite anime and video game characters, so she would probably be flattered to have someone cosplay as her. While Marin wears a variety of wildly different costumes throughout the series, the cosplayer portrays her in her standard, everyday school uniform.
More of Eli’s cosplay can be viewed on her Instagram profile. In addition to cosplaying a cosplayer, she has portrayed a variety of characters from other anime series, including Suma, one of the Sound Hashira Tengen Uzui’s three wives from Demon Slayer, and Mikasa Ackerman, the titan-slaying warrior from Attack on Titan.
My Dress-Up Darling tells the story of Wakana Gojo, a timid high school student who has dedicated his life to creating clothing for Hina figures, which are traditional Japanese ornamental dolls that are often used as part of the celebrations surrounding certain holidays. Due to a past rejection, Gojo is terrified of his peers discovering what his hobby is, at least until he meets Marin Kitagawa, a popular girl who isn’t shy about sharing her obsessive love of video games, anime and manga. The two grow close after Marin pushes a reluctant Gojo into helping her create her first cosplay costume.
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