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Cast and Additional Staff Members of 'Darling in the FranXX' Anime Announced

by tsubasalover
Nov 8, 8:14 AM | 36 Comments
A preview for the Darling in the FranXX original anime series has been released and revealed additional details for the upcoming series. Animated by Trigger and A-1 Pictures, the anime is slated for Winter 2018 and will be broadcast via Tokyo MX, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, BS11, ABS Asahi Housou, and Nagoya TV.

Cast
Hiro: Yuuto Uemura (the Bungou Stray Dogs series)
Ichigo: Kana Ichinose
Goro: Yuuichirou Umehara (Juuni Taisen)
Futoshi: Hiroki Gotou (Hoozuki no Reitetsu 2nd Season)
Zorome: Mutsumi Tamura (Monster Hunter Stories: Ride On)
Miku: Nanami Yamashita (the Wake Up, Girls! series)
Kokoro: Saori Hayami (Code:Realize: Sousei no Himegimi)
Ikuno: Shizuka Ishigami (Mahoujin Guruguru (2017))
Mitsuru: Aoi Ichikawa (Just Because!)
Zero Two: Haruka Tomatsu (the Youkai Watch series)

Staff
Action Supervision: Hiroyuki Imaishi (Kill la Kill director)
Mistilteinn Design: Shouko Nakamura (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann animation director)
Kyouryuu Design: Shouta Iwasaki (Arata naru Sekai: World's/Start/Load/End key animation)
Art Setting: Yoshinori Shiozawa (Hoshi no Umi no Amuri art director)
Art Director: Satoru Hirayanagi (Youjo Senki)
Color Setting: Kazuko Nakashima (the Sword Art Online series)
3D Directors: Shougo Tsurii (Ryuu no Haisha), Ryuuta Undou (Sword Art Online Movie: Ordinal Scale CG director)
3DCG: Studio Khara, A-1 Pictures
Monitor Graphics: Kayoko Zama (Gravity Daze The Animation: Ouverture)
Director of Photography: Yuuya Sakuma (Shelter)
Music: Asami Tachibana (Owari no Seraph)
Sound Director: Shouji Hata (Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari)
Editing: Akinori Mishima (Strike Witches)

PV 1

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Source: animate Times

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New key visual
https://twitter.com/DARLI_FRA/status/930741790411440128

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Tuesdays 23:30 (11:30 p.m.) via Tokyo MX, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, BS11, followed by ABS Asahi Housou, MeTV, Hiroshima Home TV, BSS Tamakage Housou, BBC Biwako (Lake Biwa) Housou starting January 13, 2018. Special show one week prior.
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Nov 15, 2:32 AM by tsubasalover

Hayamin will reunion with Hanakana after they met together in Mahouka Rettousei, and Oreimo. Beside this, Hayamin also reunion with Umehara in Shirayukihime and Juuni Taisen

Nov 11, 8:05 AM by ronald_bastian

I'll gonna watch it because of Imaishi and TRIGGER, even if the designs look pretty generic, being the main girl the only exception. The music sounds pleasent even if is not Sawano's work.

If I'm honest, by far seems like the most interesting original project for the next year so I hope the script would be good. All the mecha titles from the recent years had been a complete mess, so please give us some good stuff after a while.

Nov 9, 10:26 PM by nelliecatalina

I have high hopes despite that being a really boring trailer.

Nov 9, 5:28 PM by modboy

ronie91 said:
The only studios that have the ability to make 2D robots are [or were] Gainax, Bones, Sunrise and believe me if you want Studio Actas. With the moral bankruptcy of Gainax and its extinction, today the only ones competent to make animations are Trigger, Bones, Sunrise and Studio Actas. Apart from these studios, no other studio has the ability to make giant robot animes.


This might be the reason A-1 pictures is working alongside Trigger, just a guess since they might want to know more about 2D mecha animation.

Nov 9, 12:58 AM by Mohammadalmannai

TheServant said:
The composer really shows her Sawano-ism that she learned from Seraph of the End. It's so similar to Sawano's score in this PV. Oh, as for the PV, it's fine. Nothing really stood out.


einonymous said:
I usually don't watch mecha but this looks so good... and the dystopian premise seems so nice too, and with Trigger characters and A-1 scenery, I...just...can't...resist...

Oh, so it's set in a dystopian world. I do not understand Japanese so I do not know what's being explained in the PV.

Yeah it's basically a dystopia-ish series. Based on how even the PV showed it. Of course these characters are trapped in this chamber, away from the outside world from what its stated.

Nov 8, 7:49 PM by Wasshio

@theservant here:
tsubasalover said:
CM 4


Rough Summary:

Nov 8, 7:48 PM by einonymous

The composer really shows her Sawano-ism that she learned from Seraph of the End. It's so similar to Sawano's score in this PV. Oh, as for the PV, it's fine. Nothing really stood out.


einonymous said:
I usually don't watch mecha but this looks so good... and the dystopian premise seems so nice too, and with Trigger characters and A-1 scenery, I...just...can't...resist...

Oh, so it's set in a dystopian world. I do not understand Japanese so I do not know what's being explained in the PV.

Nov 8, 7:42 PM by TheServant

JizzyHitler said:
Tenth said:
Too bad we barely saw anything with the mechs, not really hyped yet tbh, Zero Two is the only character that doesn't look generic and boring which is a shame. Gonna give it a try though.
the director has been saying they dont want to show any of the mecha action until the show airs cause its apparently gonna be really over the top and he wants people to go in blind to it.

If hes letting imashi do whatever the fuck with the action like they said, then the mech fights are probably going to be crazy as hell.
Hmm that'll be interesting not spoiling any action scenes, i must say at first a few of the voice actors got me excited to check it out (Hayami fanboy) but as i looked deeper into the cast I'm like wait.. oh shi...woah the director from who?.. now im fully committed to checking this out i dont really check out many anime with mechas in them besides a very select few which a few of the directors from here have had a past affiliation with which strengthened me even more into checking this out, well as stated earlier all we can truly do is hope

Nov 8, 6:01 PM by shogunwolfdyvine

Wasshio said:
ronie91 said:


Yes it's true. But this will change from now on, since they belong to Bandai, which means that they will now have a more well-organized production, in addition to being assisted by other studios belonging to the producer, such as Studio Sunrise.

Apparently [not sure] they were incompetent like that when one CEO of the company died and passed the leadership [inevitably] to another. Now it's new life for Studio Actas

Oh yeah I remember that actually. They're owned by Bandai as of now so they don't really have much of an issue.

Well hopefully things turn out well for them if it is the case.


I also hope.......

Nov 8, 4:17 PM by ronie91

ronie91 said:
Wasshio said:

Actas can be able to do 2D Robots.

The issue is their incompetency when it comes to production.


Yes it's true. But this will change from now on, since they belong to Bandai, which means that they will now have a more well-organized production, in addition to being assisted by other studios belonging to the producer, such as Studio Sunrise.

Apparently [not sure] they were incompetent like that when one CEO of the company died and passed the leadership [inevitably] to another. Now it's new life for Studio Actas

Oh yeah I remember that actually. They're owned by Bandai as of now so they don't really have much of an issue.

Well hopefully things turn out well for them if it is the case.

Nov 8, 4:00 PM by Wasshio

Wasshio said:
NG_Calen said:


I believe you on actas

Actas can be able to do 2D Robots.

The issue is their incompetency when it comes to production.


Yes it's true. But this will change from now on, since they belong to Bandai, which means that they will now have a more well-organized production, in addition to being assisted by other studios belonging to the producer, such as Studio Sunrise.

Apparently [not sure] they were incompetent like that when one CEO of the company died and passed the leadership [inevitably] to another. Now it's new life for Studio Actas

Nov 8, 3:49 PM by ronie91

NG_Calen said:
ronie91 said:
The only studios that have the ability to make 2D robots are [or were] Gainax, Bones, Sunrise and believe me if you want Studio Actas. With the moral bankruptcy of Gainax and its extinction, today the only ones competent to make animations are Trigger, Bones, Sunrise and Studio Actas. Apart from these studios, no other studio has the ability to make giant robot animes.


I believe you on actas

Actas can be able to do 2D Robots.

The issue is their incompetency when it comes to production.

Nov 8, 2:41 PM by Wasshio

ronie91 said:
The only studios that have the ability to make 2D robots are [or were] Gainax, Bones, Sunrise and believe me if you want Studio Actas. With the moral bankruptcy of Gainax and its extinction, today the only ones competent to make animations are Trigger, Bones, Sunrise and Studio Actas. Apart from these studios, no other studio has the ability to make giant robot animes.


I believe you on actas

Nov 8, 2:06 PM by NG_Calen

A new trigger show? I'm HYPED

Nov 8, 1:45 PM by Cyborg_Icarus29

Antagonized said:
Imaishi's part of the staff? I'm so watching this.

Well Nishigori said he would want Imaishi to participate in the staff. Or participate in the work. Seems like he'll take part of the action parts as what's said in the interview with the producer of the series.

So this is really good honestly.

Nov 8, 11:46 AM by Wasshio

Imaishi's part of the staff? I'm so watching this.

Nov 8, 11:21 AM by Antagonized

*Bootleg Jakuzure* is still looks so fine tho

Nov 8, 11:09 AM by RnDNEET021

Tenth said:
Too bad we barely saw anything with the mechs, not really hyped yet tbh, Zero Two is the only character that doesn't look generic and boring which is a shame. Gonna give it a try though.
the director has been saying they dont want to show any of the mecha action until the show airs cause its apparently gonna be really over the top and he wants people to go in blind to it.

If hes letting imashi do whatever the fuck with the action like they said, then the mech fights are probably going to be crazy as hell.

Nov 8, 10:33 AM by JizzyHitler

I usually don't watch mecha but this looks so good... and the dystopian premise seems so nice too, and with Trigger characters and A-1 scenery, I...just...can't...resist...

Nov 8, 10:26 AM by einonymous

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