The TV anime streams weekly here on Crunchyroll
My Dress-Up Darling is the next manga series to get the "anime bump" and skyrocketing in popularity once people get a taste of the story through the anime. Aniplex, who produces the anime adaptation, revealed in a press release today that since the TV anime of Shinichi Fukuda's My Dress-Up Darling manga began in January, a staggering 1 million copies of the manga have been sold.
This brings the grand total of copies of My Dress-Up Darling manga, including digital versions, in the world up to 4.5 million copies. According to the press release, the total was only at 3.5 million copies at the start of the year, giving the series nearly a quarter of all sales in a month. Who can blame people though? The sweet tale of Gojo and Marin is intoxicating.
Manga creator Shinichi Fukuda celebrated the news over on Twitter, thanking fans for their support, as well as thanking the anime staff for their hard work, calling the staff and the situation "awesome."
The My Dress-Up Darling TV anime is directed by Keisuke Shinohara and features animation produced at CloverWorks. The series began on January 8 and is streaming 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: Press Release
Daryl Harding is a 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.