Good Smile Company is releasing a new Marin Kitagawa Nendoroid figure in March 2023 (with Good Smile US estimating a May 2023 shipping), and pre-orders have been opened. They will be open from today (August 9, 2022) from 12:00JST until September 22, 2022 at 12:00JST or August 8 from 20:00PST until September 21 at 23:59PST. Check out some of the images:
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As you can see above, the figure comes with three face plates, including a smiling face, a winking face and an “I totally wuv him” face. The optional parts include a copy of “Slippery Girls 2”, a leopard print mirror and Marin’s special omurice with “sorry” written on top. A Shizuku-tan body pillow is included too, and they encourage fans to create different scenes from the anime with the Nendoroid. The Marin Kitagawa Nendoroid figure is priced at 6,500 yen ($48 USD).
The original has been on ongoing in the Young Gangan magazine since January 19, 2018. Square Enix Manga has also been publishing the series in English as My Dress-Up Darling since April 14, 2020. It received a 13-episode anime adaptation by CloverWorks, which was voted as the best new anime of Winter 2022. Crunchyroll is streaming it, and they describe the story:
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: Official website
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