Modern Style Japanese Hina Dolls Sell Out After My Dress-Up Darling Anime Airs Episode 4

It looks like Shinichi Fukuda’s anime television adaptation My darling dressing the manga is not only increase manga sales version, but also interest in actual Hina dolls, with one of the latest modern style doll sets from manufacturer Suzuki Ningyo sell right after the airing of the 4th episode of the anime.

In the 4th episode of My darling dressingmain character Wakana Gojo explained to Marin Kitagawa that these days they make the traditional dolls in more modern styles to reflect modern trends, including having blonde hair and more feminine makeup that includes false eyelashes and eyelashes. pink lipstick.

The head doll maker of Suzuki Ningyo shop, Yoshiaki SuzukiI, the third generation of doll makers running the shop, told Yorozoo News about the craze. Suzuki explained that all 300 sets of his “Bell’s Kiss” series for Hina’s final season sold out the week after the episode aired. While the “Bell’s Kiss” series has been removed from the store, other doll sets can range from 65,000 yen (US$564) for a basic set to 500,000 yen (US$4,340) for a larger set. stylized and decorated.

Suzuki went into more detail on the sets, saying that he and his workshop mixed the traditional kimono worn by dolls with colors and patterns worn by modern girls to appeal more to younger generations. Initially, he says his workshop was against the idea of ​​changing the long-standing traditional craft, but the store was able to find a compromise and found that the dolls were popular among young mothers and now anime fans. .

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Modern style Hina dolls as seen in My darling dressing

Yoshiaki Suzuki explains that it actually has a connection with the My darling dressing manga. According to him, when Fukuda was in the research phase of the series, about a year before it began to be published, Fukuda and the manga’s publisher contacted Suzuki to find out more about him and the Hina dolls. Fukuda asked Suzuki if he could use the Dollmaker’s life as the basis for Gojo. Suzuki agreed and showed Fukuda in detail how the dolls are made in the workshop and explained the craftsmen’s passion for the industry.

the My darling dressing The television anime is directed by Keisuke Shinohara and features animation produced at CloverWorks. The series began on January 8 and streams weekly right here on Crunchyroll, which describes the series as such:

Wakana Gojo is a high school student who wants to become a kashirashi, a master craftsman who makes traditional Japanese Hina dolls. Although he is passionate about the job, he knows nothing about the latest trends and finds it difficult to fit in with his class. The popular kids – especially one girl, Marin Kitagawa – seem to live in a completely different world. That all changes one day, when she shares an unexpected secret with him, and their completely different worlds collide.

Source: Yorozoo News

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Daryl Harding is Japan correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan called TheDoctorDazza, tweets about @DoctorDazzaand posts photos of his travels on Instagram.

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