Darling in the FranXX
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Darling in the FranXX

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Synonyms: DariFura
Japanese: ダーリン・イン・ザ・フランキス


Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 60
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 14, 2018 to Jan 26, 2020
Genres: EcchiEcchi, MechaMecha, Sci-FiSci-Fi, ShounenShounen
Authors: Yabuki, Kentarou (Art), Code:000 (Story)
Serialization: Shounen Jump+


Score: 7.661 (scored by 35173,517 users)
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Ranked: #18462
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Popularity: #778
Members: 12,498
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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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Apr 18, 2019
_NotA_Weeb_ (All reviews)
in short: It's different from the anime, and as of right now, it's better

Art is detailed and beautiful, and it really makes you feel what the artist is trying to depict (e.g. Desperation, anger, fear, etc.)

For the most part it follows the anime, but it fixes aspects such as
-removing the "Boys VS Girls" arc which was a waste of time
-making Ichigo more likeable
-giving other characters development

In later chapters the manga seems to be turning away from the anime, but in a good way. It seems like the author is fixing many mistakes with the anime, which makes the manga very enjoyable, more so than the read more
Sep 30, 2018
SiriusTimeKeeper (All reviews)
ECCHI (what you expect from Kentaro San)/ HUMANS in ROBOT/ WAR AGAINST ALIEN or Monsters)

For those who are here after the anime, I am certain that the manga version (so far) is better than the anime itself. Personally, the female characters are hotter here, and the story is improved (with minor fixes).

***Please be aware that I am trying to ignore the anime and make a review on the manga for "Darling in FranXX" like it is a completely brand new manga. So please, bear with me as this is a review written for the people who have not yet watched the anime and just want read more
Jan 26, 2020
Xcalii (All reviews)
First the manga has almost the same story until like 50 chapters and then it takes a major change from the anime. [spoilers] The manga is for the people who wanted a sweet ending with zero two and Hiro both alive and staying together. The anime had a bitter sweet end with both of them dead but staying together. The manga learnt from the anime’s mistake by not adding the VIRM hence not rushing it. But even when they removed the VIRM part the manga felt rushed, it could have used like 5 chapters more to give a full end with a epilogue. Even if read more
Aug 7, 2019
WinterMite13112 (All reviews)
I'd say the manga is a lot better than the anime i the way that it changes the story to be different but better than the anime.

it has this way of telling the story in a different more satisfactory way but still coming out with almost the same results.

it is true there is a lot more development for the other characters in the plantation 13 squad and it takes you a bit more in to their feelings and thoughts adding more of an attachment to the characters than the anime.

the changes in the manga are not bad by any means and i cant wait to read more


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