People REALLY like My Dress-Up Darling, that much is a fact. So much so that the official Twitter account for the franchise revealed today that only two weeks after announcing that 6 million copies of the manga have been printed (physically) and sold (digitally), that figure has now reached over 6.5 million copies! That’s over 500,000 copies in a mere two weeks!
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/8yAYLt0dnY
— TVアニメ『その着せ替え人形は恋をする』 (@kisekoi_anime) April 27, 2022
This also means that since the My Dress-Up Darling TV anime started in January, the series has had 3 million copies of the manga picked up by retailers and people across Japan, with 1 million of those over the last 5 weeks since the anime ended. Meccha sugoi, indeed!
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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
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.