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: 7.581 (scored by 54115,411 users)
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Ranked: #20892
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Popularity: #635
Members: 16,050
Favorites: 675
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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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May 21, 2020
aapodogu (All reviews)
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 read more
May 4, 2020
Wolf48 (All reviews)
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 read more
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

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