My Dress-Up Darling‘s Marin Kitagawa is receiving a 1/7 scale swimsuit figure by Aniplex, based on the scene from the anime in which Marin’s measurements are being taken by Wakana Gojo. Aniplex+ released a short trailer for the product available at the price of ¥22,000 (≒$161). The preorders will be open on Aniplex+ until 11:59 p.m. on January 9, 2023. The delivery date is set for December 2023.
The figure is titled “Kitagawa Marin Mizugi Ver. 1/7 Scale Figure”, which translates into “Marin Kitagawa Bikini Ver. 1/7 Scale Figure”, and it is 190mm tall including the stand. The bag and clothes are moveable.
The official Twitter account of Aniplex+ posted on Friday a trailer for the product narrated by Marin Kitagawa, who is voiced by Hina Suguta. In the video, Marin is excited about the swimsuit figure, and at the end, she orders viewers to buy it with a cool voice, in the same way as how she told Wakana to proceed during the scene in the anime.
The video is region-locked to Japan on YouTube:
Studio CloverWorks produced 12 episodes long My Dress-Up Darling anime based on Shinichi Fukuda’s romantic manga of the same name in the Spring of 2022. The manga has been running on Square Enix’s Young Gangan magazine and released the 10th volume in late September 2022 and surpassed 7.5 million circulating copies. Anime announced a sequel recently.
Square Enix has been publishing the English editions likewise and released the sixth volume on August 16, 2022. The first volume describes the plot as:
Traumatized by a childhood incident with a friend who took exception to his love of traditional dolls, doll-artisan hopeful Wakana Gojou passes his days as a loner, finding solace in the home ec room at his high school. To Wakana, people like beautiful Marin Kitagawa, a trendy girl who’s always surrounded by a throng of friends, is practically an alien from another world. But when cheerful Marin–never one to be shy–spots Wakana sewing away one day after school, she barges in with the aim of roping her quiet classmate into her secret hobby: cosplay! Will Wakana’s wounded heart be able to handle the invasion from this sexy alien?!