The highly anticipated second season of My Dress-Up Darling is on its way, and fans of the series are eagerly awaiting the return of their favorite duo, Gojo and Marin. My Dress-Up Darling is a beloved anime series that premiered last year in the winter season. The show was produced by Studio Cloverworks and the first season consisted of only 12 episodes. With a global fanbase and a heartwarming storyline, the anime has garnered immense popularity.
Release Date & Upcoming Events
In a festival in Tokyo, Japan, it was confirmed that the second season of “My Dress-Up Darling” is currently in production and the release date has yet to be confirmed, though fans speculate season 2 to come in the 2023. Although a sequel announcement trailer had been announced. The trailer gorgeous animation had been done by studio CloverWorks and the voice actors are Shoya Isige and Hina Suguta.
Characters and dubbing artists:
At the start of the series, Wakana was a withdrawn person in high school, having no friends and a secret love and admiration for hina dolls. This stems from his past where a girl angrily told him that boys shouldn’t like dolls and called him a freak, something that clearly affected him very deeply to the point where he closed himself off from everyone and lived his high school life as a recluse. Wakana notes Marin Kitagawa and how she has her own interests, but unlike him, is free to be completely open with them and has many friends. His solitary attitude makes him rather submissive with others, claiming that he doesn’t mind his classmates leaving him to do after class clean up, although Marin correctly pointed out that they were taking advantage of him.
Wakana’s main goal in life is to become a hina doll craftsman (a kashira-shi – 頭師) like his grandfather.
Marin is boisterous, extravagant, messy, and while quite mature, she’s also clumsy. As a cosplayer and huge otaku, Marin is a big of fan of magical girl anime and adult video games. She strongly desires to cosplay as certain characters, seeing the notion of dressing up and becoming said characters as the ultimate form of love for them.
Marin’s love for the characters she likes extends to the point where she won’t cosplay as them if she feels as though she can’t fit their appearance, not wanting to spoil their image.
She is notably very kind, friendly, cheerful, and outgoing
Sajuna is rather headstrong and blunt, despite her child-like appearance. She has no problem with chiding others or speaking harshly when it comes to it, and can be quick to lose her temper as well. Perhaps as a given, she dislikes being seen or referred to as a child, as seen when she first met Wakana Gojo. She is shown to take cosplaying seriously and loves dressing up as characters she adores. Despite her popularity online, Sajuna isn’t interested in fame and admits that she only cosplays for herself and by herself. Her passion for cosplaying stems from her own dream of wanting to become a “magical girl”, a dream that she’s had since she was very young, which stemmed from pure admiration when she first saw Shion Nikaido from the Flower Princess Blaze!! series.
Unlike her sister, who is rather blunt and headstrong, Shinju is a timid yet kind-hearted girl. She is shown to get nervous easily, especially when meeting new people, as seen during her first meeting with Gojo and Marin. This aside, Shinju strongly admires and loves her sister, working as her cosplay photographer while also creating an online account to share her sister’s work. Shinju likes the Flower Princess Blaze alongside Sajuna and Marin. Her favorite character from the series is the older brother Soma, due to his caring nature, as he reminds Shinju of her sister.
Shinju is aware of her mature figure, particularly her chest, and is shown to get embarrassed about it. She also calls herself “fat” in the Japanese dub of the anime.
Where to Watch My Dress-Up Darling:
For those who haven’t experienced the first season or want to revisit the series, Crunchyroll offers all 12 episodes of My Dress-Up Darling. The platform provides both subbed and dubbed versions, catering to fans worldwide. As for the second season, while the specific streaming platform has not been announced, it is highly likely that Crunchyroll will continue to be the go-to destination for fans to enjoy the new episodes.
What to Expect from My Dress-Up Darling Season 2:
Season 1 of My Dress-Up Darling concluded with a delightful yet slightly frustrating moment as Marin poured her heart out to Gojo over the phone, only for him to fall asleep and miss her confession. With this revelation, Season 2 promises to delve deeper into the dynamics of Marin and Gojo’s relationship.
1. Development of Marin’s Character:
Marin Kitagawa, a skilled cosplayer with a passion for crafting intricate costumes, has been hiding her talent from her classmates due to fear of judgment. In Season 2, we can expect to see Marin’s character arc continue as she navigates her newfound feelings for Gojo and gains the confidence to express herself authentically. Witnessing Marin’s growth and self-acceptance will be a heartwarming journey for viewers.
2. Exploration of Gojo’s Feelings:
Gojo, a stoic and seemingly indifferent character, has unknowingly become the object of Marin’s affections. As Season 2 progresses, we anticipate delving into Gojo’s emotional world and witnessing his reactions to Marin’s confession. Will he reciprocate her feelings? Or will he struggle with his own emotions and the complexities of their relationship? My Dress-Up Darling Season 2 promises to unravel the layers of Gojo’s character, adding depth to the story.
Where to Read the Manga:
In terms of source material, the first season of the anime covered only the first 39 chapters, or the first 5 volumes, of the manga. The manga is still ongoing and has currently released 10 volumes with 83+ chapters, providing more than enough source material for a second season.
For those who want to delve deeper into the story and explore the source material of My Dress-Up Darling, the manga is available to read. Readers who are interested in reading the manga can click here. Immersing oneself in the manga version of My Dress-Up Darling allows for a more in-depth understanding of the characters and their journey.
As the anticipation for My Dress-Up Darling Season 2 builds, fans eagerly await the continuation of Marin and Gojo’s endearing love story. With Marin’s character development and the exploration of Gojo’s feelings, Season 2 promises to bring more heartwarming moments and comedic encounters. Don’t forget to catch up on the manga series to further immerse yourself in the world of My Dress-Up Darling. Get ready to experience a rollercoaster of emotions as Marin and Gojo’s relationship unfolds in My Dress-Up Darling Season 2!