My Dress-Up Darling‘s Marin Kitagawa is receiving a life-size standee in a maid cosplay by Animate. The 168 cm tall product is available at the price of ¥36,300 (≒$248) with an additional ¥3,500 (≒$24) delivery fee and will be open for made-to-order exclusively on Animate’s online shop until November 23, 2022. The release date is set for late December 2022.
Animate describes itself as “Japan’s leading company in anime goods retail” and specializes in “authentic licensed CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, character goods and other merchandise relating to anime, manga and games, and are famous among fans of Japanese media for offering exclusive bonuses and original limited editions.” The company’s brand Animate LIMITED SELECTION, which produces exclusive merchandise with goods makers, is currently producing the My Dress-Up Darling Marin Kitagawa life-size standee. You can check her maid cosplay image below:
You can also check a photo of the standee being placed next to a person, which gives more actual feelings of the size.
Studio CloverWorks produced 12 episode long My Dress-Up Darling anime based on Shinichi Fukuda’s romantic manga of the same name in the Spring of 2022. The anime made the announcement of a sequel in September 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.
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?!
Source: PR TIMES
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