The My Dress-Up Darling anime is popular largely due to its good story about cosplay fans falling in love, but it does have quite the reputation for fan service, especially when it comes to the leading lady, Marin Kitagawa. Now, an upcoming My Dress-Up Darling Marin figure is turning heads since it not only features a removable bikini like Barbie dolls… it’s 100 percent anatomically correct!
The Marin Kitagawa figure is among the emerging trend of risque anime collectibles that puts our favorite characters in scandalous positions. There’s the SPY x FAMILY Yor Forger figure and the Attack On Titan Eren Yeager figure that showed off everything about the characters’ bodies. The Eren figure even stepped up things by a titanic notch by depicting certain body parts as a… towel holder.
Similarly, ABsinthe Studios’ Marin figure is selling for $220.99 for the Standard version, which features Marin’s bikini outfit from the TV show and manga. Made out of detailed acrylic, it’s 1/6 scale and stands at approximately 30 cm including the base. The base itself is a light-up LED that spells out LOVE in the background.
The Marin figure’s Advanced version is where it gets spicy. Technically, the package is two separate Marin figure statues. The Advanced version comes with two exchangeable head design and one nude Marin figure body.
And, yes, it’s very detailed, both above the waistline AND below. Just like Gojo when he first met Juju, you’ll be picturing smooth Hina dolls in your head.
You can purchase the Kitagawa Marin figure set on multiple websites including Favor GK. Some online shops can contain explicit images so click carefully (Favor GK censors the example pics). Shops vary when it comes to payment and shipping options so fans wanting to take Marin home should hunt around for the best deal or even add a companion figure to their order.
The Kitagawa Marin figure release date (which is subject to change) is in Q4/Fall 2022. Thus, the My Dress-Up Darling figure is currently only available for preorder and it’ll arrive sometime in Q4 2022 or Q1 2023. Keep in mind that it’s a limited run of only 198 figures, so once it’s sold out it’s gone unless you can convince a collector to part ways with the Marin figure in the future.
The Marin figure might end up being like the racy Attack On Titan Mikasa figure from previous years. It was so popular that it sold out and it’s nowly only available second-hand at high price.
Fans of ABsinthe Studios figures should check out the My Dress-Up Darling Marin school uniform figure
Obviously, the Advanced Marin figure is not for everyone. Some may want the high detail of the fully clothed standard version of the My Dress-Up Darling figure without paying such a high price (and without having a Marin Kitagawa figure that’s embarrassing to display in public).
Thankfully, there are is another option provided by ABsinth Studios. They have a Kitagawa Marin school uniform figure that’s much more modest in both its attire and cost.
Priced at $127 USD, it’s a 1/6 scale Marin figure that stands at 34 cm including the base. It’s a limited run of 198 pieces that is also available on preorder. The release date is TBA.
If you don’t like the particular pose of the Marin figure then there are multiple designs from other companies like Madou Studio ($146) and PRPR Studio ($95). Both designs feature Marin’s school uniform in addition to bases that are unique in design. Again, they are limited runs that are only available for preorder.
Wait… Isn’t Marin Kitagawa’s age below 18?!
What jumps out about the naked Marin figure isn’t just the anatomically correct details, it’s the fact that it’s depicting an underage teenage girl! The My Dress-Up Darling anime and manga struggle with the same issue with all the fan service scenes, but this Marin figure takes the controversy to a whole new level.
In the anime/manga series, Marin Kitagawa’s age is 15 years old at the beginning of the story. Such rom-com stories typically end right around high school graduation, so at the most, Marin will be 18 years old by the end of the story.
And that’s why this Kitagawa Marin figure is not officially licensed… and it’s certainly not officially sanctioned! Fans should not get mad at the mainstream figures companies since in cases like this it’s typically a small company, which may just be a single self-employed individual, using 3D modeling software and outsourcing the production of the figurines to a resin/garage kit company in China.
That’s also why a limited-run figure. They’re taking their money and running before any copyright infringement lawsuits hit them in the courts.
But it’s not like ABsinthe Studios is a fly-by-night company, either. They’re also working on a Dragon Ball Goku figure that has the character playing basketball. And, as previously noted, there is the Kitagawa Marin school uniform figure.
What do you think about ABsinthe Studios’ Marin figure? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!