Keisuke Shinohara (A3!) serves as director at CloverWorks
An official website and Twitter account for the forthcoming TV anime adaptation of Shinichi Fukuda's cosplay-themed rom-com manga Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru (The Bisque Doll Fells in Love) / My Dress-Up Darling are now open, revealing its first key visual and main staff. No word yet on when it will air.
The manga has been serialized in Square Enix's Young Gangan since January 2018, and its latest eighth tankobon volume is set to be released on October 25, 2021. Under the title My Dress-Up Darling, its English edition has been released from Square Enix Manga & Books since April 2020.
The story centers on Wakana Gojo, a first-year high school boy with a passion to become "Kashirashi," a craftsman of the heads for traditional hina dolls. He is serious and devoted to making dolls, but he is not familiar with the trends of his generation and has a hard time fitting in with his classmates. For Wakana, Marin Kitagawa, the popular girl who is always at the center of the class circle, is like a resident of another world. But one day, an unexpected turn of events leads him to share a secret with her. Marin, who has always wanted to cosplay but has never been able to make a costume, asks Wakana to make one for her--.
1st key visual:
- Director: Keisuke Shinohara (A3!)
- Series Composition/Screenplay: Yoriko Tomita (Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won't Lose)
- Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Kazumasa Ishida (Saekano the Movie: Finale chief animation director)
- Music: Takeshi Nakatsuka
- Sound Director: Akiko Fujita
- Anime Production: CloverWorks
Trailer for the manga's English edition:
Source: Aniplex press release
©Shinichi Fukuda/SQUARE ENIX, "Kisekoi" Production Committee