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Darling in the FranXX

Alternative Titles

English: DARLING in the FRANXX
Japanese: ダーリン・イン・ザ・フランキス


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jan 13, 2018 to ?
Premiered: Winter 2018
Broadcast: Saturdays at 23:30 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Khara
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: A-1 Pictures, Trigger
Source: Original
Genres: Mecha, Sci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: None


Score: 7.971 (scored by 8,229 users)
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Ranked: #5712
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Popularity: #1096
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The story is set in the distant future. The land is ruined, and humanity establishes the mobile fort city Plantation. Pilots produced inside Plantation live in Mistilteinn, also know as the "birdcage." Children live there knowing nothing of the outside world or the freedom of the sky. Their lives consist of battling to carry out missions. Their enemies are mysterious giant lifeforms known as Kyouryuu, and the children pilot robots called Franxx to face off against them. For the children, riding the Franxx proves their existence.

A boy named Hiro is called Code:016, and he was once known as a prodigy. However, he has fallen behind, and his existence seems unnecessary. Not piloting a Franxx is the same as ceasing to exist. One day, a mysterious girl known as "Zero Two" appears before him. Two horns grow out of her head.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Zero Two
Tomatsu, Haruka
Uemura, Yuuto
Ichinose, Kana
Yamashita, Nanami
Umehara, Yuuichirou
Tamura, Mutsumi
Inoue, Marina
Ichikawa, Aoi
Hayami, Saori


Nishigori, Atsushi
Director, Series Composition
Hata, Shouji
Sound Director
Hayami, Saori
Theme Song Performance
Tomatsu, Haruka
Theme Song Performance

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"KISS OF DEATH" by Mika Nakashima x Hyde

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#1: "Torikago (トリカゴ)" by XX:me (Kiss Me; キス・ミー) [Zero Two (Haruka Tomatsu), Ichigo (Kana Ichinose), Miku (Nanami Yamashita), Kokoro (Saori Hayami), Ikuno (Shizuka Ishigami)] (ep 1)

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Jan 14, 2018
r4ur4a4in (All reviews)

High school kids are selectively chosen by an organisation to pilot biological mechas against evil biological mechas. Does this sound familiar? While i was watching I kept saying to myself: I think i saw this somewhere before...

1. High school kids are selectively chosen by an organisation to pilot biological mecha. Check!

2. You cant simply just pilot the mecha, you need to sync with it/partner. Check !

3. GET INTO THE ROBOT SHINJI ! The main character is a sad, depressed boy who is not confident about his piloting skills, but is essential when bad stuff happens. Check!

Art. Polished. Very polished. but in read more
Jan 14, 2018
Gjfaris123 (All reviews)
After all of they hype for this series I've seen online I decided to take a look and see what was so good about this show.....and was sadly dissapointed.

Art: It's trigger, the animation is really well done and full of life, even without their usual bright color palette 8/10.

Pacing: Fast in a bad way, we're introduced to many things with little detail as to what they are, almost like the episode was rushing through to introduce these things as fast as possible. 4/10

Sound: Currently forgettable, none of the music stuck out to me, unlike other shows of the same genre. 4/10

Characters: I can't provide much read more
Jan 15, 2018
Heavens_Kairyu (All reviews)
I really enjoyed the first episode of Franxx, and I initially couldn't really understand why, as it seemed like the first episode was a cluster of tropes. The main character, Hiro, seemed like a typical LN main character primarily because of the "meeting the girl naked" trope. However, in the span of this one episode he broods over having screwed over Naomi and wants to repent for it, and after meeting 02 he feels miserable because he still had some hope of being able to pilot, somewhat betraying Naomi. This builds up to the moment where he gets his chance to get in the robot read more
Jan 15, 2018
Freezerg (All reviews)
Pinnacle of carbon-copy. It's literally Rebuild of Evangelion, just with a new blank card and without the mess 2.22 and 3.33 added. You will never watch 4.44, why bother if you can watch Franxx?

If some voice actresses are your thing, look out for Asuna (Sword Art Online) or Yoko (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann) when watching the show.

You can also enjoy the return of Mari Makinami in a form of Zero Two (guess what that references?).

Franxx can be watched solely for the purpose of bursting into laughter of how unimaginative the copies are but looks solid, and hopefully, it will unattach itself from copying Neon Genesis read more


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