The special stage for the manga and anime series My Dress-Up Darling titled “-Cosplay is the ultimate love!-” featured the voice of Marin Kitagawa in a cosplay costume made by voice actor Shouya Ishige (Wakana Gojou) at AnimeJapan 2022 on Sunday, March 27, 2022.
The stage displayed voice actress Hina Suguta (Marin Kitagawa) in a costume of Shizuku-tan aka Shizuku Kuroe from “Holy ♡ Nuru Nuru Jogakuen Lady is Shame Club Harenchi Miracle Life 2” series seen in the TV anime.
Ishige received many praises from his fans and the other panelists expressed that they were incredibly grateful for the hard work Ishige-san put in to create these costumes.
Later, the voice actor revealed that he took about three months to make the costume.
Sugita also tweeted on her official account with the caption, “Do I look just like Shizuku-tan?”
Besides Sugita and Ishige, Sajuna Inui (Atsumi Tanezaki), Hina Youmiya (Shinju Inui), and cosplayer Moe Iori made an appearance at the stage event.
My Dress-Up Darling is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Shinichi Fukuda. It began serialization in Square Enix’s Young Gangan in January 2018 and has been compiled into nine volumes as of March 2022. An anime television series adaptation by CloverWorks aired from January to March 2022.
The plot is described as:
Wakana Gojo is a first-year high school student who dreams of becoming a hina doll craftsman. One day during his first semester, his popular classmate Marin Kitagawa sees him making doll costumes in the school’s sewing room. Marin, who has wanted to cosplay for a while and has observed Wakana’s skill in sewing, asks him to create the costume of a character from a video game that she adores. Even though Wakana has no experience making a costume on a human scale, he is inspired by Marin’s tenacity and agrees to make one for her.