The 10th volume of the ever-popular romantic comedy cosplay manga My Dress-Up Darling was released in stores on September 24, gracing Japan with the latest hijinks of Marin as she continues her cosplay journey whilst falling in love with Gojo, a doll maker who also sews her costumes. On the release of the volume, manga creator Shinichi Fukuda revealed on their Twitter account that the series has surpassed 7.5 million printed (physically) and sold (digitally)!
— 福田晋一 (@fukudashin1) September 22, 2022
This milestone means that since the debut of the My Dress-Up Darling anime in January of this year over 4 million copies of the manga have been printed (physically) and sold (digitally), with 2 million copies of those being since the anime ended in March. Over half of the entire manga’s sales have been since the adaptation was broadcast.
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. A sequel to the anime is currently in production. 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 Senior 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.