While the My Dress-Up Darling TV anime may have ended last anime season, the series hasn’t left the minds of those who watched it. Manga creator Shinichi Fukuda revealed on their Twitter account today that the manga series, of which the anime is based, had reached over 7 million copies printed (physically) and sold (digitally), marking a new milestone for the cosplay-based series. Fukuda drew an adorable new Marin to go with the announcement.
これからも引き続き宜しくお願いします！#着せ恋 ???????? pic.twitter.com/vAQAuzId2v
— 福田晋一 (@fukudashin1) June 14, 2022
This marks 3.5 million copies of the manga printed (physically) and sold (digitally) since the My Dress-Up Darling TV anime began in January and 1.5 million copies since the anime ended in March.
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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: Shinichi Fukuda 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.