‘My Dress-Up Darling’ Marin Kitagawa appears in multiple outfits in the latest version of the hit cbr.com anime season reports.
When several popular anime production staff members posted their art of the series’ female lead, Marin Kitagawa, on their personal Twitter accounts, the latest artwork emerged.
The first new artwork was released by Chief Animation Director Jun Yamazaki. He shared a color portrait of the young cosplayer in a casual black t-shirt and jeans, a look that appeared in the latest episode of the series.
Costume designer Erika Nishihara, who had created Marin’s outfits for the anime adaptation, also illustrated the character wearing her original, poorly put together attempt at cosplay. Finally, animation director Gin-san shared an illustration of Marin’s reaction to Gojo’s finished Shizuku-tan costume. On January 24, Yamazaki released several critical images from the series’ third episode and another color drawing of Marin.
The show is directed by animation studio Wonder Egg Priority
The show is produced by animation studio Wonder Egg Priority CloverWorks, producing two more series airing during this anime season. The anime was directed by Keisuke Shinohara, who previously worked on Little Witch Academia. The anime series also stars Shoya Ishige (Godzilla Singularity Point, Haikyuu!!) as Gojo and Hina Suguta (Bang Dream! Garupa Pico: Omori) as Marin.
The anime series has carved out a place for itself with its endearing characters, its portrayal of the cosplay subculture, and the amount of work that goes into creating costumes.
The series originated when writer and artist Shinichi Fukuda created a manga that was published in Square Enix’s Young Gangan magazine in 2018.
Endearing story of the doll maker
The scenario is simple. Wakana Gojo is a shy young high school girl whose passion is creating Hina figurines, a traditional Japanese doll. However, a past rejection weighs heavily on Gojo, terrified of sharing his passion with his peers. So it continues until he meets Marin Kitagawa, a popular classmate who lends himself to his otaku-centric hobbies, including playing video games and watching anime. Then begins an unlikely relationship with Marin who inspires a reluctant Gojo to use his skills he’s honed through doll-making to help fulfill his dream of cosplaying all of his favorite characters.
“My Dress-Up Darling” is currently led by Crunchyroll and Funimation, with new episodes premiering every Sunday. The original manga is available in English, in print and digitally from Square Enix.