My Dress-Up Darling - Recommendations

Alt title: Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru

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Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki

Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki

Expert gamer Tomozaki Fumiya doesn’t exactly fit in, but he wishes he did. With no written rules for success and gameplay that doesn’t work in his favor, the real world seems impossible for someone like him. But, like any noob, all he really needs are some strategies and a seasoned player like Aoi Hinami to help him. Hopefully with her guidance, Tomozaki will gain the experience he needs.

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wreckage2004 wreckage2004 says...

Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki and My Dress-Up Darling both have main character who are loners and the female mc being the popular one 

Akshay2021 Akshay2021 says...

Very similar plot.

In both, the mc is distant from others and fmc helps in connecting with others. 

Kidceph Kidceph says...

Socially awkward guy paired with popular girl thanks to hobbies outside of her usual friend group. Dress-Up doesn't explore the side characters in the way that Tomozaki does, but the characters in each are all to die for.

Timed Timed says...

Within both of these series, the male MC is more reserved with social settings leaving it to the female MC of the series to draw them out. This stems from a intrest early on in the series, Gojo sewing in My Dress-Up Darling and Tomozaki being top ranker in a video game for Bottom Tier Character.

Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro

Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro

"A girl in a lower grade just made me cry!" One day, Senpai visits the library after school and becomes the target of a super sadistic junior! The name of the girl who teases, torments, and tantalizes Senpai is "Nagatoro!" She's annoying yet adorable. It's painful, but you still want to be by her side. This is a story about an extremely sadistic and temperamental girl and you'll feel something awaken inside of you.

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TheFrenchKiraChan TheFrenchKiraChan says...

In my opinion, these two anime are kinda similar to each other. The main characters are both uncomfortable / ill at ease with girls and some situations are funny because of that. Moreover, both girls in the two anime seem comfortable talking about things that are a bit embarassing or even doing them, but it's not always true :)

One more time it's juste in my opinion, but I think that if you liked one you will also like the other one.

CrossFire43 CrossFire43 says...

2 wholesome rom coms. Dress up has a bit more lewdness to it. But in the end you are captivated with how wholesome the love story is.

Horimiya

Horimiya

Kyouko and Izumi are two classmates who each lead a double life: the popular and talented Kyouko cares for her little brother by herself while her parents are away, and the quiet, bespectacled Izumi hides his many piercings and tattoos at school. After accidentally discovering each other's secrets the pair becomes fast friends, and together, they begin to navigate their new relationship together amongst unknowing peers and love rivals alike.

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EdtheRadical EdtheRadical says...

Both are about isolated male protagoinst to find new love/friendship

If you after slice of life/romance comedy both are good bets.

Dress-up darling is more on the ecchi side and starts of a bit slower but from ep4 onwards is great.

AogamiHajime AogamiHajime says...

Both revolve around the same setting of popular girl falling for a normal guy and is heartwarming. The side characters are well written in both of these too....

Toradora!

Toradora!

Ryuuji Takasu has an eventful life: his classmates think he's a delinquent due to his 'killer' eyes; his crush Minori seems ever out of reach; and he’s just had an unfortunate encounter with 'palm-sized Taiga' – a feisty and dainty wench in his class. With different cleaning habits and tempers, the two clash like night and day; that is, except for the fact that Taiga and Ryuuji have crushes on the other's good friend! With school rumors abounding, the duo must now work together to play matchmaker for each other. Who will end up with their true love?

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sjahsltolas sjahsltolas says...

The dynamic between the two main characters is very similar. Both shows are fun and lighthearted with moments of seriousness and drama

Taisho Otome Fairy Tale

Taisho Otome Fairy Tale

In Taisho-era Japan, 17 year-old Tamahiko Shima loses the use of his right hand in an accident that also claims the life of his mother. He is sent away to live in a remote area of Chiba prefecture, isolated so his disability doesn't bring shame to his wealthy family. Bitter at the betrayal, Tamahiko has given up on life until a bright ray of sunshine knocks on his door in the form of Yuzuki Tachibana, a petite young girl who announces she has been purchased by Tamahiko's father to become his bride! As the pessimistic boy and his innocent, eternally optimistic bride-to-be adjust to their new living situation, Tamahiko comes to understand what it means to cherish someone, and slowly begins to see that he is neither useless nor worthless - regardless of what his father might think. Little by little, he finds himself changing under Yuzu's positive influence.

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Stevoisiak Stevoisiak says...

Gojō/Kitagawa and Tamahiko/Yuzuki exemplify the same pure joyous energy that can't help but make you smile. Both leads help each other grow in a mutual bond that brings out the best in each other.

Princess Jellyfish

Princess Jellyfish

Tsukimi is an otaku and jellyfish enthusiast whose only means of coping with the world is to reject it: she and her friends live in a house they declare a man-free zone, generally avoid 'stylish people', and spend their days blissfully bonding over geeky rituals. As misfortune would have it, their convenient existence is about to be turned on its head by the arrival of Kuranosuke, a seemingly beautiful young woman who is actually a beautiful young man. While he may be strange even by their standards, Kuranosuke embodies everything Tsukimi secretly dreams of being - a princess as ethereal as a floating jellyfish - and promises the kind of mind-boggling adventures only possible when geek meets chic!

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LamiaNymph LamiaNymph says...

Both series feature an awkward and shy protagonist who meets an outgoing and fashionable individual who falls under the gal/gyaru umbrella.

Both series have a  heavy focus on fashion and otaku culture. But My Dress Up Darling focus's more on cosplay where as Princess Jellyfish focus on fashion as a whole.

Genshiken

Genshiken

Ever wanted to join an anime club but felt its geekiness would hurt your reputation? Sasahara feels your pain. Genshiken, the Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture, is an organization of college otaku obsessed with anime, manga and video games. Their daily activities include holding impromptu cosplay photo shoots, braving the crowds and avoiding injury at doujinshi conventions, and tolerating harassment by Saki, a girl irked by her boyfriend's otaku-ness! It's a perfect match for Sasahara's interests, so why is it so difficult for him to join?

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snivets snivets says...

Both are shows about otakus and otaku culture, with themes of creation, cosplay, and being true to the things you love.

Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie

Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie

Shikimori and Izumi are high school sweethearts. They hold hands walking home from school, they flirt in the halls, they tease each other. But Shikimori knows what she wants and how to get it. She can turn from cutie to cool in an instant and Izumi loves to be around when that happens!

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HiruNapyeer HiruNapyeer says...

Both anime are about daily school life of a plain dumb boy, who somehow gets an idol-live girl to like him and go ou with him. 

Smile Down the Runway

Smile Down the Runway

Chiyuki Fujito has a dream: to become a Paris Collection model. The problem is that she hasn't grown past 158cm. As she is too short for a model, everyone around her tells her to give up on her dream. However, no matter what anyone says, she wouldn't give up. Her classmate, a poor student named Ikuto Tsumura, also has a dream he hasn't been able to let go of, which is to become a fashion designer. But one day, Chiyuki tells him that it's "probably impossible" for him, causing him to consider giving it up…?! This is the story of two individuals who wholeheartedly chase after their dreams, despite others telling them that they won't ever come true.

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Chitaka Chitaka says...

Both of these anime involve fashion and the process of making clothes. Both involve a girl who wants to model clothes and a boy who wants to make clothes. My Dress Up Darling is just from a more Otaku standpoint with cosplay where Smile Down the Runway is a high fashion standpoint but the dedication to their craft and learning about the process of clothing design feels similar. 

My First Girlfriend is a Gal: My First Cultural Fair

My First Girlfriend is a Gal: My First Cultural Fair

Everyone gets ready for the school's cultural fair - will everything go as planned?!

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