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While the My Dress-Up Darling TV anime may have ended, that doesn’t mean people aren’t wanting their fix of the gal cosplayer and her sweet boy friend (note the two words … for now!). The need for the wholesome with a H comedy series has caused reprints and sales of Shinichi Fukuda‘s manga to go into another world, with the official Twitter account revealing over 6 million copies of the manga have been printed (physically) and sold (digitally).


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This means that since the anime started, 2.5 million copies of the manga have been picked up by retailers and people across Japan, with 500,000 of those in the last 3 weeks, which is just after the anime ended! That’s outstanding!





The My Dress-Up Darling TV anime aired from January 9, 2022, to March 27, 2022, and was directed by Keisuke Shinohara and with animation produced at CloverWorks. The series streamed 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


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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.