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My Dress-Up Darling Episode 7 Review – Best In Show

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My Dress-Up Darling Episode 7 Review – Quick Summary

In My Dress-Up Darling Episode 7, “A Home Date with the Guy I Wuv Is the Best,” Marin Kitagawa desperately wants to go on a team photoshoot with her idol, Sajuna Inui, but Sajuna just as desperately does not want to share the spotlight. Marin, with the help of Wakana Gojou, make her an offer she might not be able to refuse. Later, to prepare for the next cosplay outfits, Marin offers to let Wakana borrow her boxed DVD set of the series. He will only have to watch 126 episodes! Does he have the stamina to get through them? Will watching it with Marin help – or hurt the effort?

Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious.

Favorite Quote from My Dress-Up Darling Episode 7

My Dress-Up Darling Episode 7: Marin realized she was not wearing... her contacts.

I think I would love to play poker against Marin. She has this amazing direct link between her emotions and her expressions! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

This show just likes setting new records. In my review of the previous episode, my favorite quote was Marin not even speaking – it was more of a gasp. That was the first time that my favorite quote was inarticulate! Not to be outdone, this week, my favorite quote might be a word, but not in any language I’ve ever seen. Apparently, the people translating the subtitles haven’t seen it, either!

Marin helpfully offered to let Wakana borrow her boxed set of the anime for her next cosplay. Given that it was 126 episodes, Wakana went to her place to pick it up. He wanted to spare her the effort of carrying all that weight to his shop.

He rang the doorbell once. Not getting an answer, he waited, then rang the doorbell again. He heard frantic footsteps just before Marin threw open the door and apologized for oversleeping. Wakana froze and blushed. She wore a top with spaghetti straps, and it was apparently a chilly morning. A very chilly morning, if you get what I mean. Wondering why he seemed so flustered, she looked in the mirror beside the door.

“Conasdjgoaidjf?!” she gasped (07:08). I thought wow, she’s showing some awareness of how her feminine beauty might affect Wakana! Then she added that she had forgotten to put her contacts in. Instead of being her usual red/pink color, her eyes were dark brown.

I really do admire her positive self image.

Best in Show Moment for My Dress-Up Darling Episode 7

My Dress-Up Darling Episode 7: Wakana is not amused by Marin's concept of a healthy meal

I do not blame Wakana for his fear. Though I have to admit the food she’d bought looked tasty. I love how his face is under-lit here! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Setup: Wuv, True Wuv

Out of the numerous candidates for my favorite moment in this episode, I’m going to pick a moment that’s not only a little funny, but is also a great insight into Wakana’s character. Namely, it shows that yes, he’s often oblivious to emotional clues, but there are other clues that he can pick up on quite easily.

He and Marin were sitting on her couch watching an episode of Flower Princess Blaze!! (which was in 4:3 aspect ratio – how cool was that?). Did you see how comfortable the two of them looked sitting there discussing the show? That’s part of this show’s appeal. They’re friends first, and they really enjoy each other’s company. 

My Dress-Up Darling Episode 7: Marin realized they were on a home date

Everything was fine until she stopped to think about it! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

At least, both of them are comfortable as long as they don’t think about it! Just after she explained one of the non-canon pairings, she froze. Marin realized that it looked like they were on a stay-at-home-date! So of course she freaked out, but only inside. That’s another thing I like about this show. We get to experience the giddy wonder that is young adult love, while at the same time not over-indulging in any of the hysterical antics that often come with rom-coms. 

Cautiously, she looked up at him as he watched the show, a smile on his face. “I wuv him,” she told herself (12:58). Under most circumstances, I hate diminutive wording like that. It so often feels affected, but in this case? Marin is the first character I’ve seen not only pull it off, but rock it. It sounds exactly like something she would say. More than that. It sounds exactly like something she would feel!

Delivery: Marin’s Culinary Skills

She sat there for a minute, trying to calm herself down, until she reached a beautiful moment. She opened herself to the moment and realized that she was happy. Having the time of her life, in fact. She wished the moment would never end.

We’re almost to my favorite moment. And yes, the moments I just describe sound suspiciously like my favorite, but I promise they’re just the lead-in!

My Dress-Up Darling Episode 7: Marin confirmed that yes, she wuves Wakana

Marin’s expressions are part of the show’s appeal. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

As she sat there, wishing the moment would never end, for the second time so far in the series, Marin’s body betrayed her. Her stomach growled. Loudly, too. Being a nice guy, Wakana offered to go out to buy something, but she said she’d love to cook for the both of them.

“A homemade meal made by Kitagawa-san!” he thought happily (13:53). Then he remembered the pictures she had shown him and his grandfather of her meals, and his smile vanished. “A homemade meal made by Kitagawa-san…” he thought again, this time in a horrified mental voice.

In the end, it worked out okay. But I completely get his fear!

What did you think of the “fried rice” that Marin fixed for them? What were your favorite moments? Please feel free to let me know in the comments!

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