We learned in April 2021 that the My Dress-Up Darling manga was in the works and it saw a January 8th, 2022 debut. The latest update for this series has Australian distributor Madman Entertainment scheduling a home video release. The series will have a regular DVD/BD combo edition priced at $69.95 and a limited edition combo release priced at $119.95 with a planned December 6th, 2023 debut. Both sets will have these extras:
- My Dress-Up Darling: Dub Cast and Crew Q&A
- Costume Play
- Promo Videos
- Textless Opening Song
- Textless Closing Song
While the limited edition will also have:
- 9 Art Cards
- 16-Month Calendar
- Sticker sheet
- 104-Page Art book Featuring Voice Actor & Cosplay Expert Interviews
A formal solicitation to retailers will come later that will confirm and update these details.
The series has Keisuke Shinohara on board to direct based on the scripts overseen by Yoriko Tomita. Kazumasa Ishida is handling the character designs while also serving as the chief animation director. CloverWorks is on board to handle the animation production.
Hina Suguta is on board as Marin Kitagawa while Shoya Ishige will play Wakana Gojo. Atsumi Tanezaki has joined as Sajuna Inui and Hina Yomiya as Shinju Inui.
Emily Fajardo serves as the ADR director working from scripts by Leah Clark. The English cast includes AmaLee as Marin, Paul Dateh as Wakana, R Bruce Elliott as Kaoru, Dani Chambers as Nowa, Morris as Daia Madeleine, Natalie Rose as Rune, Jack Britton as Wakana (Young), and Lila Britton as Nobara.
The manga, known as Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru, comes from Shinichi Fukuda which began in January 2018 and has six volumes to its name so far. Square Enix Manga & Books is bringing the series out in English with three volumes so far.
Plot Concept: Traumatized by a childhood incident with a friend who took exception to his love of traditional dolls, doll-artisan hopeful Wakana Gojō passes his days as a loner, finding solace in the home ec room at his high school. To Wakana, people like beautiful Marin Kitagawa, a trendy girl who’s always surrounded by a throng of friends, is practically an alien from another world. But when cheerful Marin–never one to be shy–spots Wakana sewing away one day after school, she barges in with the aim of roping her quiet classmate into her secret hobby: cosplay.
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