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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)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: A-1 Pictures, Trigger
Source: Original
Genres: Mecha, Sci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.011 (scored by 27,892 users)
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Ranked: #5242
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Popularity: #535
Members: 143,334
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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


Nishigori, Atsushi
Director, Series Composition
Hata, Shouji
Sound Director
Hayami, Saori
Theme Song Performance
Tomatsu, Haruka
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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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Feb 10, 2018
ZRRepublic (All reviews)
I've never watch an anime with mechs on them though I heard them and see some but never actually watch it. This will be the first one, and as I can say, its the best one. Though it might change as episodes progress but I hope not.

So for the story, well, its great though the way they control the mechs will be much better if they just rely on batteries xD. The story focus on their so called Parasites which are pilots of the mechs. They think that their whole life was depend on piloting a mech even though theres alot of things worth your read more
Feb 16, 2018
netosolano98 (All reviews)
Aside for the unnecessary way to control the Robots, Darling in the franxx has a good premise to become one of the next big thing in anime

Story 8 I Art 9 I Sound 8 I Character 9 I Enjoyment 10 I Overall: 9

Story: Last Week: 7 Now: 8
In just 5 episodes darling in the franxx has introduced to us a post apocalyptic world, where humans try to survive by establishing a mobile fort city, then we are introduced to the Klaxosaurus which is the main reason read more
Feb 10, 2018
FurMetarArkemist (All reviews)
I will keep this preliminary review brief and without touching the plot which is mostly easily derived from the synopsis.

Since this anime is so far incomplete, I won't try to explain why you should watch it since that'd be meaningless in the long run. Instead, I'll tell you that, if you found ANYTHING appealing about this show, you should go finish Eureka Seven and/or Kill la Kill and/or Gurren Lagann. THEN, if you liked at least two of those three shows, you should come back and finish this one when you can.

I am saying this because this anime already references ideas that are part of read more
Feb 13, 2018
Rylston (All reviews)
Well before we start, this is my first anime review, probably not the best you will ever see, but I feel like I have to write this review, seeing as how great of an anime it is.

- Episode watched while writing this review : 6 -
(I'll update every week)

Story :
Lets start off with the most interesting part of Darling In The FranXX, the story. There is just so much to talk about in this anime, the world building, who's behind all the commands, who is the 'Papa' the characters keep mentioning, how did the world became like this, etc. It brings a lot of read more


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