My Dress-Up Darling: Marin Shows Off Her Outfits in New Anime Art

New My Dress-Up Darling art has been released.

The new illustrations come from several members of the popular anime's production staff, who all posted their art of the series' female lead, Marin Kitagawa, to their personal Twitter accounts. The first piece comes from the series' chief animation director, Jun Yamazaki, who shared a full color illustration of the young cosplayer with a casual black tee and jeans, a look that appeared in the series' latest episode. Costume designer Erika Nishihara, who designed Marin's outfits for the anime adaptation, also posted an illustration of the character wearing her poorly put-together original attempt at cosplay. Finally, animation director Gin-san shared an illustration of Marin's reaction to Gojo's completed Shizuku-tan costume.

This is the second batch of art that the show's production staff have released to celebrate the on-going success of the anime. On Jan. 24, Yamazaki released several key frames from the third episode of the series, in addition to another full-color drawing of Marin.

The show is being produced at Wonder Egg Priority animation studio CloverWorks, which is also producing two other series airing during this anime season,  the colorful action series Tokyo 24th Ward and the slice-of-life series Akebi's Sailor Uniform.  The anime was directed by Keisuke Shinohara, who previously worked on Little Witch Academia. The series stars Shoya Ishige (Godzilla Singularity Point, Haikyuu!!) as Gojo and Hina Suguta (Bang Dream! Garupa Pico: Omori) as Marin. The anime has been praised for its lovable characters and its depiction of the cosplay subculture and the amount of work that goes into creating costumes.

The series began with a manga created by writer and artist Shinichi Fukuda, which was first published in Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine in 2018. The story centers on Wakana Gojo, a timid young high school student who has dedicated his life to the creation of Hina figures, a type of traditional Japanese doll. Due to the trauma from a past rejection, Gojo is terrified of sharing his hobby with his peers, at least until he meets Marin Kitagawa, a popular classmate who is very open about her otaku-centric hobbies, including playing video games and watching anime. The two begin an unlikely relationship as Marin pushes a reluctant Gojo into using the skills he has honed through dollmaking to help her achieve her dream of cosplaying all of her favorite characters.

My Dress-Up Darling is currently being simulcast by Crunchyroll and Funimation, with new episodes premiering every Sunday. The original manga is available in English, in both print and digital formats, from publisher Square Enix.

Source: Twitter (1, 2, 3)

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