Who is Marin Kitagawa?
She’s the main character of the manga My Dress-Up Darling, which first kicked off back in 2018. Marin is a beautiful 15-year-old high school girl with ambitions of getting into modeling. Her bright and straightforward personality has made her one of the school’s most popular students.
As she is quite the otaku, with interests ranging from magical girl anime to erotic games, Marin is also eager to dip her toes into the world of cosplay.
My Dress-Up Darling tells the story of Wakana Gojo, a reclusive high school boy who dreams of reaching the pinnacle of hina doll craftsmanship and his super-popular classmate Marin Kitagawa. Although the two seem to live in separate worlds, their lives begin to change after Wakana discovers Marin’s secret passion for cosplay and decides to design something just for her.
In addition to the series’ authentic portrayal of the world of cosplay, Marin’s overall cuteness and charm have struck a chord with many pixiv fans, creating a buzz both in Japan and abroad.