My Dress-Up Darling is already making preparations to come back with a new anime in the near future, and the original manga has reached a major new sales milestone in the process! Shinichi Fukuda's manga series has already had a successful run with fans in its own right since its original launch a few years ago, but things have changed since the anime adaptation made its debut earlier this year. Taking over the Winter 2022 anime schedule earlier this year, the original manga has only been gaining steam in popularity since the anime's initial run came to an end.
The tenth and newest volume of My Dress-Up Darling has hit shelves in Japan this month, and the series has been reaching major new hits thanks to the success of the anime's release. Not only did the series quickly grow in four million more copies in sales during the anime's run (with two million copies being sold even after the anime came to an end), but the newest volume of the series has pushed it to a new level as series creator Shinichi Fukuda announced to fans on Twitter that the series has reached 7.5 million copies in print and digital:
It's no surprise that there are plans to continue the anime considering how well the manga has done in response. It has yet to be revealed when fans will be able to see the new My Dress-Up Darling in action along with whether or not it will be a movie, OVA project, or a full second season, but a continuation is still a pretty big deal. If you wanted to catch up with the series to see what all the buzz is about, you can now find My Dress-Up Darling streaming with Crunchyroll.
They officially describe My Dress-Up Darling 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."
Have you been checking out My Dress-Up Darling's manga at all? What are you hoping to see in the anime's big continuation? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!