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My Dress-Up Darling Season 2 - What We Know So Far

"My Dress-Up Darling" is perhaps one of the more surprising anime hits of 2022. At the series' start, the introverted Wakana Gojo — whose primary hobby is crafting hina ningyo dolls — forms an unlikely bond with Marin Kitagawa, a popular girl at his school. As it turns out, Marin is interested in cosplaying some of her favorite characters, and Gojo ends up using his sewing expertise to help her design new costumes.

Viewers widely praised "My Dress-Up Darling" upon the premiere of its first season, to the extent that at least one "Attack on Titan" fan became angry with "My Dress-Up Darling" due to the popularity of the latter series approaching the height of the former. In fact, the author of the "My Dress-Up Darling" manga is a fan of the show too, sharing that watching its first two episodes overwhelmed them with emotion.

Given how big of a hit the first season of "My Dress-Up Darling" became, its numerous fans have likely been hoping for news of a sequel ever since its conclusion in late March of 2022. Fortunately, some months later, the series' official social media announced that Season 2 is now in the earliest stages of production.

Is there a trailer for My Dress-Up Darling Season 2?

While the official Japanese-language Twitter account for "My Dress-Up Darling" shared that a sequel is indeed on its way, virtually no other information about its production is available outside of this initial confirmation. The Tweet announcing the "My Dress-Up Darling" Season 1 sequel does happen to include a link to a trailer on the Japanese-language YouTube channel of the Sony-owned anime distributor Aniplex. That said, this teaser consists entirely of existing footage, so rather than hint at what's coming next, it's more of a celebration of everything that fans liked about Season 1.

It's also worth noting that the trailer's title refers to it as 続編制作決定, or zokuhen seisaku kettei, meaning something akin to a decision to continue the series. Nowhere does this video explicitly mention that the sequel will take the form of a second season, as opposed to, say, a movie. However, in his own Tweet about the news, animation producer Shota Umehara referred to the sequel as 2期, or niki, indicating that this is indeed a second season, adding some additional context to what is otherwise a sparse initial trailer-of-sorts.

What is the plot of My Dress-Up Darling Season 2?

Like the vast majority of popular anime, "My Dress-Up Darling" is based on an ongoing manga series, by author Shinichi Fukuda. This means that the upcoming Season 2 will pull from existing material just as its first season did, and fans have a pretty good idea of just which storylines the new season will adapt.

First, it's worth noting, as Reddit user Ver3232 specified in a thread about Season 2's announcement, that Season 1 adapts Chapters 1-39 of the "My Dress-Up Darling" manga. A number of users like Steeldj22, therefore, have proposed that Season 2 will start with Chapter 40. User TierRune even pointed out the fact that the show's intro sequence includes footage of a costume from Chapter 40 of the manga, suggesting that Season 2, Episode 1 will introduce viewers to this look for the first time in the series proper.

Of course, "My Dress-Up Darling" fans interested in learning more about the plot of Season 2 can simply start reading its manga source material, beginning with Chapter 40.

Where can you watch My Dress-Up Darling Season 1?

All 12 episodes of "My Dress-Up Darling" Season 1 are available to watch on anime streaming service Crunchyroll. Users can choose between its original Japanese-language audio, and versions dubbed into English, Spanish, Portuguese, Hindi, Arabic, Castilian, Italian, and German — though the versions aside from those in Japanese, English, Spanish and Portuguese are incomplete.

Meanwhile, those interested in expanding their knowledge of "My Dress-Up Darling" can purchase volumes of the "My Dress-Up Darling" manga through most major booksellers. Currently, Square Enix Books publishes the series in English. According to a page for author Shinichi Fukuda on Bookshop, six of the nine volumes currently available in Japan have been officially translated into English. Volume 7 will hit the virtual and physical shelves of American booksellers Jan 24, 2023, by which point more information about "My Dress-Up Darling" Season 2 very well could be available.