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: 7.531 (scored by 1447814,478 users)
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Ranked: #24242
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Popularity: #422
Members: 34,319
Favorites: 1,410

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

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May 21, 2020
Having survived the anime and felt despair on its rushed ending, I quickly searched for its manga adoption once it was announced. However it took me some time to read it through and through, and finally after months I was able to finish it.

My review will have no spoilers, however my review would assume that the reader has watched all 24 episodes of DitF the anime.

DitF the manga is a must-read for the heartbroken admirers and fans of the series. Sure, you might not be hearing Haruka Tomatsu's "Daaahrin" or hear "Kiss of Death" when opening it, but the 60 chapters, rushed as they may ...
Apr 6, 2021
I definitely enjoyed this series not only to the great fan service and ecchiness it had to it but also because of the more wholesome and satisfying ending it gave rather then in the anime. while some plot points weren't explained and some information was left out it was still great nonetheless. I loved the whole conclusion it came with instead of the kind of rushed bullshitty ending the anime gave however each to their own. 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 ...
May 4, 2020
Mixed Feelings
TL; DR: The series had great potential with interesting storyline and characters. However, it is extremely rushed and underdeveloped which takes away a lot of the enjoyment. The art (as expected from Kentaro Yabuki) is definitely the best point.

No Spoiler Review

I think Darling In The FranXX has a really good and original idea with a fine cast of characters. The build-up is interesting and the story develops well, there are good humour and romance.

However, the development is extremely rushed, a lot of details are left out and backgrounds of characters are hinted but then completely left out. The ending is unclear and ...

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