Darling in the Franxx anime review

Darling in the Franxx

As original story lines go Darling in the Franxx ticks the boxes for science fiction and mecha lovers right off the bat. In episodes 1 and 2 we get the general setup for the world and the characters with some epic mecha fighting action and even the foundations of a love triangle to boot.

The show starts off showing you the post apocalyptic world where humanity is dependent on huge self-sufficient bastions of science and technology called plantations, and just to make things even more uncertain and desperate for human kind, the fate of humanity lies in the hands of children named parasites raised specifically to pilot giant robots called Franxx (named after the Dr. whom developed them). The kids are required to be the last stand against the Klaxosaurs, gigantic beasts ranging in size and shape, they show up unexpectedly and attack the plantations.

The Franxx robots are required to be piloted by a team of two in a male-female pairing. This allows for a pretty even ratio of male to female characters so does skirt around the edge of becoming a harem anime. The main male protagonist Hiro, is a fallen prodigy who has lost his ability to pilot, however during an attack he has a fateful encounter with Pilot 002 ( Zero Two) who is a part human part Klaxosaur and his skills begin to return.

Unluckily for Hiro Zero Two has a reputation for getting her co-pilots mortally wounded. As Hiro watches her old partner fall lifeless from the cockpit, he has to decide if he is man enough to be her co-pilot and become her Darling in the Franxx.

Darling in the Franxx
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