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
English: Darling in the FranXX
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 60
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 14, 2018 to Jan 26, 2020
Genres: Sci-Fi Sci-Fi, Ecchi Ecchi
Theme: Mecha Mecha
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump+
Authors: Yabuki, Kentarou (Art), Code:000 (Story)


Score: 7.511 (scored by 1705417,054 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #28352
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #417
Members: 39,432
Favorites: 1,580

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Chapters: /60


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?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Darling in the FranXX has been published in English by Seven Seas Entertainment under the Ghost Ship imprint as 2-in-1 omnibus volumes from April 5, 2022 to December 13, 2022.

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Jul 22, 2023
Honestly I enjoyed the manga and its better then the anime it has the right amount of comedy, action and ecchi parts and it has great fan service and atleast they survived at the end after enduring so much hardships together. I loved the conclusion of the manga instead of the bullshit ending of the anime. The character development and individualism the series gave was very good in my opinion. I would have loved for a continuation of our heroes and their lives after the battle with the antagonist and see how their lives would be somewhat like the anime but not with the MC's ...
Feb 9, 2023
Darling in The Franxxx manga

The setup is really interesting, a post apocaliptic setting, where children/teenagers that brought up to be soldiers have to pilot mecha robots in male-female pairs, defending mobile cities that cling on survival.

It was intriguing in multiple psychological planes. One is the child/teenager soldier aspect which is not that new, but the female-male pair with the teenager aspect rejuvinated the setting. Of course it got more crazy with veteran soldier (who's seen to many death) vs naive rookies, love interests [pretty well worked out, especially considering teenagers], and how those rookies learn and mature into the people they need to be the ...
Jul 21, 2022
Mixed Feelings
I like studio Trigger animation very much, and their attention to details. That makes the bullshit ending a little more tolerable. That was my expectation when I got to this manga.

I truly think this manga is not good overall. It's rushed from the start, characters are VERY black or white, underdeveloped, and a lot of moments seem to have changed just to please the internet critics of the anime, without any actual reason in the story. The hated characters have less time and do even more hateful things, the beloved characters don't do any hard choices and are protected and righteous to the end. But ...

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