Marin Kitagawa is one of the main characters in My Dress-up Darling. She is both beautiful and good-natured, yet we do not know many facts about Marin Kitagawa. What we do know is that her popularity is undeniable. I mean, she was the most popular seasonal anime girl in 2022 according to MyWaifuList.
Here are the promised 10 facts about Marin Kitagawa!
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#10 Marin’s upbringing
Marin’s mother had died at a young age, and she used to live with her father until he had to work elsewhere. She now lives alone.
#9 She eats a lot yet remains skinny
I wish I could say the same… 😀
#8 She is a gyaru
Gyaru (also known as gal) is one of the oldest fashion trends in Japan. It includes things like tanning or darkening the skin, wearing shiny makeup, having heavily bleached/dyed hair, highly decorated nails, and wearing rebellious outfits. All these things are basically against the traditional Japanese beauty standards.
Marin wears a high school uniform shirt tied around the waist with rolled-up sleeves, an above-knee-length knife-pleated skirt, and a tie, along with a choker, necklace, and wrist chain.
Her fingernails are extremely long and pink. She also wears a multitude of earrings on both of her ears. Marin’s also seen often wearing light pink lipstick and heavy mascara to lengthen her eyelashes.
Did you know that her eyes are not pink? It’s just contact lenses she always wears to conceal the real color. Her eyes are originally brown.
#7 Marin is open-minded
“Does being a girl or a boy matter when you really like something?”
She thinks that people shouldn’t make fun of things people clearly like and is quite serious about it.
Marin is the first person outside of his family to fully accept him for who he is. Instead of judging him for loving dollmaking like the childhood friend he once had, she pushes him to be more confident and upfront about it.
She is a supportive friend everyone yearns to have!
#6 She is a popular extrovert
Gojou himself said that “Marin is a dazzling person with many friends… always at the center.” And it’s true, Marin is unquestionably popular in school even among “normies”. She is fully accepted for who she is and is not ashamed about her hobbies in the slightest!
#5 Marin is obsessed with Shizuku-tan
Shizuku-tan is one of the characters from Slippery Girls 2.
Marin stated that she is super cute. In the beginning, Shizuku-tan doesn’t smile and is like an ice queen. But after you get more in-game events, she makes other expressions and this is what made Marin fall in love with her.
Also, Shizuku-tan is the first cosplay she wants to make. She wants to become Shizuku-tan!
Her room is also heavily decorated with the Shizuku-tan franchise, including the Shizuku-tan bodypillow and various wall posters and figures of characters from Saint Slippery’s Academy for Girls.
#4 She is into cosplay
Marin is quite tenacious about cosplaying. She even tried to sew Shizuku-tan’s dress, although the results were quite disastrous, as noted by Gojou.
After finding out that Gojou can sew, she is more than joyful and tries to rope him into the cosplaying world straight away!
#3 Marin likes playing eroge
Marin loves a popular eroge called Slippery Girls 2.
Apparently, there is even an anime coming out for it. The protagonist of the eroge is the grandson of the academy’s principal and ends up going to an all-girl school because of reasons. It’s basically one of those common harem plots. And also, there are sex slaves in Slippery Girls 2 but they are doing it for love, so it’s all totally fine (according to Marin, she casually explained it like this to Gojou).
#2 Her name’s meaning
One of the least-known facts about Marin Kitagawa is her name’s meaning.
Marin translates into “sea/ocean” and “sound/noise”.
Kitagawa means “northern river” and is found mostly in western Japan and Okinawa Island.
#1 Marin’s measurements
Do you know how they say that 90 60 90 are the perfect measurements for a female? F*ck that.
Marin is 86.60 (bust) 58.70 (waist) 84.80 cm (hips). Still perfect!