My dress-up Darling is one of, if not, THE BEST rom-coms of 2022. You’ve got your shut-in doll maker Gojo-Kun, whose sole purpose in life is to follow in his grandpa’s footsteps and become a master doll maker. Then you’ve got your typical pretty girl Kitagawa Marin who is absolutely into anime cosplay and the biggest tease of all time. Put them together and you’ll get fireworks 😉
Gojo-Kun is a high school student and an aspiring doll maker who is currently perfecting his crafts. However, he has hit a roadblock in his development and doesn’t know how to get over it. One day, he goes into the sewing club’s room after school to use the sewing machine and to his surprise, he finds Kitagawa there. And you guessed it, one thing led to another and bam. Sex scene. Jokes lol.
Kitagawa Marin is the type of girl who absolutely loves anime. She loves to dress up as her favourite characters. The catch is, shes absolutely rubbish at making costumes. But it’s ok, she’s a banger so we’ll let it slide. But to be honest, these two are a match made in heaven. You’ve got a shut-in who’s only goal in life is to sit at home and make pretty voodoo dolls while the girl is a crack head who’s pretty much up to anything lol.
Fast forward, they go shopping, watch anime together, get takeaways, and eventually fall in love with each other. Gojo was head over heels for Kitagawa from the start but it was interesting to see Kitagawa slowly start to develope feelings for him over the 12 episodes. They eventually got into taking photos and one thing led to another and they mistakenly booked a love hotel for their photoshoot.
Jojo pose, jojo pose, jojo pose? They got into quite a riskque position didn’t they? Well, that’s what you get when you put a girl who can’t control his wood into a room with a sexy succubi cosplayer. They nearly kissed but were rudely interrupted by the receptionist. It’s ok team nothing really happed and we’re left with another cliff hanger thanks to the receptionist cock blocking us.
Season one ended with fireworks and it was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. I was a little thrown off by the tongue scene that Kitagawa pulled but adds to the comedy of the series. But it’s ok, the romance will sure to continue as the second season will be full of sexual tension and potentially more love triangles 😉