The cosplaying world of the My Dress-Up Darling TV anime has captured the imagination of everyone who watches it and has caused manga sales of Shinichi Fukuda‘s romantic comedy series to skyrocket, with around 2 million copies selling through to physical and digital storefronts since the anime began.
The official Twitter account for My Dress-Up Darling confirmed today that the series has had 5.5 million copies printed (physically) and sold (digitally) as of the ninth volume, which was released today in Japan.
今後もマンガ・アニメともに #着せ恋 を宜しくお願いします！https://t.co/GiPx8TTyWY pic.twitter.com/6taelI32NY
— TVアニメ『その着せ替え人形は恋をする』 (@kisekoi_anime) March 25, 2022
The My Dress-Up Darling TV anime is directed by Keisuke Shinohara and features animation produced at CloverWorks. The series began on January 8 and is streaming weekly right here on Crunchyroll, which describes the series as such:
Wakana Gojo is a high school boy who wants to become a kashirashi–a master craftsman who makes traditional Japanese Hina dolls. Though he’s gung-ho about the craft, he knows nothing about the latest trends, and has a hard time fitting in with his class. The popular kids–especially one girl, Marin Kitagawa–seem like they live in a completely different world. That all changes one day, when she shares an unexpected secret with him, and their completely different worlds collide.
Source: My Dress-Up Darling on Twitter
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.