The original music video of the ending theme song for My Dress-Up Darling performed by Japanese Cosplayer Akari Akase has reached 10 million views. The song, titled “Koi No Yukue” was the debut song of Akari and was released on January 9, 2022.
The video received 1 million views in 14 days. The video features Akase cosplaying as Marin Kitagawa, the lead of the series. She also appears as Shizuku-tan and Black Lobelia, game characters which appear in the anime’s story.
Akase says, “Thank you for the 10 million views of the music video! I am very happy to know that my song and music video are still loved by people even after the anime has finished airing. Even if you have recently watched the Kisekoi anime, there are a lot of gestures and facial expressions that show Marin’s true character while she is in costume and just being herself. So I hope you will pay attention to the pure and innocent lyrics while being excited like, ‘Could it be…!‘”
She further posted on Twitter, “Thank you for 10 million views of the ‘Koi no Yukue’ MV! I am very happy that so many people have watched and listened to it! I hope you enjoy it and find the link with the anime and the feeling of love.“
Here’s the “Koi no Yukue” MV:
My Dress-Up Darling (Sono Bisuku Dōru wa Koi o Suru) is a manga written and illustrated by Shinichi Fukuda. It began serialization in Square Enix’s Young Gangan in Jan 2018, and has been compiled into eight volumes as of October 2021.
An anime television series adaptation by CloverWorks premiered in January 2022. As of February 2022, the manga had 5 million copies in circulation in 8 volumes.
Fukuda thanked the fans for reading the manga, saying it was because of them that the anime adaption of the series was possible.
“To those of you who read the original work, thank you for everything. Thanks to all of you, we were able to have the anime made. And thanks to all of you who are propagating it, many people are reading it,” the author told in the interview.