Cosplaying is a hobby that requires time and money. The more talented cosplayers certainly put in the time and effort in to making or rather replicating outfits or armour as close to the fictional characters as they can. It’s a very artsy hobby.
So, imagine my surprise when an anime that focuses on cosplay. Not only that, a certain character facial reaction is plastered all over social media. Of course, the anime I’m referring to is Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru (My dress-up darling).
Pretty sweet start to my dress-up darling. I did find one or two scenes to be “coincidental” like when Marin walking in to the sewing room, where Gojo is. And during when Gojo is cleaning up the class room, Marin just happens to be the one to help him out and give him that little pep talk. Marin certainly surprised me, for a confident person, she does feel a little bit insecure, like how she hid her desire to cosplay. Gojo, I can understand. His past reminded me of my own, when I was just wee kid, I used to hang around this girl that lived on the end of my street. One day she asked me, why I always hung around with her, told me I should hang around with my dude friend who lived on the same street as us. After that I never hung around with her. Anyway, the chemistry between Marin and Gojo is pretty cool. The only issue I have is this episode went fast, otherwise enjoyable.
Poor Gojo, that’s all I can say really. The whole episode focused on Marin’s measurements and just how comfy she felt around Gojo to the point of teasing him, whilst it is very clear that Gojo never had a girl in his room. Which is understandable, due to his past and his hobby. I loved the ending where his grandpa thinks he’s watching some porno or something. There were some ecchi vibes, however the episode did an okay job of mitigating it by using Gojo’s reactions to Marin playing it off as nothing. I do think epi 2 like epi 1 is pretty fast.
I did find it funny when Gojo and Marin were talking about slippery glass in public, the reaction from some of the bystanders were just hilarious. Gojo’s insecurities were shown in this episode, primarily because people think that he and Marin are seeing each other. Just from the two episodes seen, it’s pretty obvious that they will eventually develop romantic feelings towards each other. I like how Gojo pays attention to detail, he could ascertain the hair tone of Shizuki, that it being deep purple and not black. A little bit of exposition on Gojo as well. This episode is a little bit slower, which is good.
Well, where would a rom com be without some drama thrown in. Not much really to say on this particular episode, but I got to see the final reveal of Shizuku costume with Marin wearing it of course. The build-up to the first cosplay paid off, it’s really good. I did find it funny when Gojo’s grandad fell over when he saw the stockings.
Highlights and would I continue watching Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru?
Highlights of the show:
- Marin’s facial expressions
- Marin’s facial expressions
- Gojo getting flustered is pretty amusing
- Have I said Marin’s facial expressions?
I’m actually enjoying Sono bisque, Gojo is a really good tailor. I’d even say a fashion designer, at least I think he has the eye for it. Also, I got the impression Gojo is an orphan, in one episode he is seen praying to a shrine. His flustering is pretty amusing, there is some insinuation of a lot more going down under, if you know what I mean. Marin is something else, she has this confidence and this really lovely charm about her, she isn’t intimidating, she is approachable to the point where even Gojo can talk to her on a 1-1 basis. She does have her insecurities, like hiding her love for cosplay. That’s what makes Sono bisque interesting, two hidden loves coming together. And not judging each other for it.
I’m definitely continuing watching Sono bisque, it’s delightful to watch. I really enjoy the chemistry the two main characters have, the show gives off ecchi vibes, that I found can be passed off. Not only that, giving an insight in to the world of cosplay and just how much work really goes in to it.
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Hey up everyone, this is Roki. The author & founder of Solitary Cubbyhole. I’m just your typical guy who loves anime and videogames. I do have a daft sense of humour. Do love the paranormal, supernatural, mysteries, myths, folklore and legends.