My Dress-Up Darling announced on September 17 that the anime is receiving a sequel with a trailer for the announcement, along with a congratulatory message and illustration from the author Shinichi Fukuda.
The author’s comment: “I’m really grateful for that. Thank you very much. I’m really looking forward to it. I’m truly glad that I’ve been the manga artist.“
The anime held a special event titled TV Anime “Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru” -Ma?! Minna ni Aete Yaba Yaba no Yaba Nandakedo!- on the day. The following cast members and theme song performers attended the event: Hina Suguta (Marin Kitagawa), Shoya Ishige (Wakana Gojo), Atsumi Tanezaki (Sajuna Inui), Hina Yomina (Shinju Inui), Spira Spica (the opening theme song “San San Days“), and Akari Akase (the ending theme song “Koi no Yukue“).
The official Twitter account for My Dress-Up Darling anime foreshadowed the July 7 announcement of the special event by posting a brief tweet on July 6: “Come to think of it, it’s Tanabata tomorrow…” Tanabata is an annual festive occasion when people in Japan celebrate and make wish on July 7.
Studio CloverWorks produced 12 episode long My Dress-UP Darling 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 9th volume in March 2022 and surpassed 7 million circulating copies as of June 14, 2022. The next, 10th volume is scheduled to be released on September 24, 2022.
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 classmante into her secret hobby: cosplay! Will Wakana’s wounded heart be able to handle the invasion from this sexy alien?!