Darling in the FranXX
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Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 13, 2018 to Jul 7, 2018
Premiered: Winter 2018
Broadcast: Saturdays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, MechaMecha, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.391 (scored by 370684370,684 users)
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Ranked: #19562
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Popularity: #91
Members: 689,833
Favorites: 16,041
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Synopsis

In the distant future, humanity has been driven to near-extinction by giant beasts known as Klaxosaurs, forcing the surviving humans to take refuge in massive fortress cities called Plantations. Children raised here are trained to pilot giant mechas known as FranXX—the only weapons known to be effective against the Klaxosaurs—in boy-girl pairs. Bred for the sole purpose of piloting these machines, these children know nothing of the outside world and are only able to prove their existence by defending their race.

Hiro, an aspiring FranXX pilot, has lost his motivation and self-confidence after failing an aptitude test. Skipping out on his class' graduation ceremony, Hiro retreats to a forest lake, where he encounters a mysterious girl with two horns growing out of her head. She introduces herself by her codename Zero Two, which is known to belong to an infamous FranXX pilot known as the "Partner Killer." Before Hiro can digest the encounter, the Plantation is rocked by a sudden Klaxosaur attack. Zero Two engages the creature in her FranXX, but it is heavily damaged in the skirmish and crashes near Hiro. Finding her partner dead, Zero Two invites Hiro to pilot the mecha with her, and the duo easily defeats the Klaxosaur in the ensuing fight. With a new partner by his side, Hiro has been given a chance at redemption for his past failures, but at what cost?

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Staff

Kobayashi, Hiroyasu
Producer
Nishigori, Atsushi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Series Composition


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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)] (eps 1-6)
#2: "Manatsu no Setsuna (真夏のセツナ)" 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 7)
#3: "Beautiful World" 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)] (eps 8-12, 14)
#4: "Hitori (ひとり)" by XX:me (Kiss Me; キス・ミー) [Zero Two (Haruka Tomatsu)] (ep 13)
#5: "KISS OF DEATH" by Mika Nakashima x Hyde (ep 15)
#6: "Escape" 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 16-19)
#7: "Darling" 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 20-23)



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Jul 7, 2018
Karhu (All reviews)
For the better half of my life, I have been looking for an anime series where bunch of kids --who don't know what sexual intercourse is-- fight against tensai super robot power rangers inside settings which has plot for 6 episodes, but still lasts for 24: Filling the remaining air time with b-grade melodramatic past stories, and current time with slice of life soap opera which looks like the anime version of Jersey Shore. For such a specific request to be filled, I had almost lost all hope. Then my boy Trigger arrived to town and not only did this exact thing, but filled the read more
Jul 7, 2018
Yasaal (All reviews)
***Caution:*** This review contains spoilers for this predictable show. I have specifically and very clearly marked the spoiler sections (there aren't as many as you think, only 3 paragraphs’ worth) so you can still easily read my review and do not need to worry. As for the fans of the show, enter at your own volition since you will not find this review to exalt it in any manner, so to those who consider FranXX a 10/10, keep your temper in and let's begin. If you're a regular reader, please carry on :)

FranXX was hyped a lot. And that's just the short of it, it read more
Jul 7, 2018
Ryuseishun (All reviews)
(P.S. I’m probably gonna have this review drowned out by the amount of negative reviews, anyways, but I gotta do what I gotta do, since I don’t try to be an elitist or some picky critic.)
Trigger brought us the likes of Kill La Kill, Little Witch Academia, and Kiznaiver…all great shows, imo, and all having been nominated as a bookmark savior of anime (anime never needed saving, though, imo…LOL).
Then, this happens: a three-way project of Trigger, A1, and CloverWorks (A1’s subsidiary) calling Darling in the FranXX. I’m going to make it clear right now: while Trigger did stop being involved in the production of the read more
Jul 7, 2018
Shingster (All reviews)
Please note this review is intended for those that have finished watching Darling in the Franxx and while care has been taken to minimise spoilers there may still be spoilers within character analysis. You have been warned. As ever this review is based on my own impressions and thoughts upon the anime.

A coming of age story where 10 teenagers fight to both protect their homes and their bonds of friendship and comradeship as they fight in a war where the truth may not be what it seems.

Based off an original idea and concept Darling in the Franxx is a science fiction, mecha read more

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