Darling in the FranXX
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]
- Type: TV
- Episodes: 24
- Status: Finished Airing
- Aired: Jan 13, 2018 to Jul 7, 2018
- Premiered: Winter 2018
- Broadcast: Saturdays at 23:30 (JST)
- Producers: Aniplex, Khara, Movic, Ultra Super Pictures, Lucent Pictures Entertainment, Tokyo MX, Nagoya Broadcasting Network, Asahi Broadcasting, BS11, Lawson, ABC Animation, Rialto Entertainment
- Licensors: Funimation
- Studios: A-1 Pictures, Trigger, CloverWorks
- Source: Original
- Genres: Action, Drama, Mecha, Romance, Sci-Fi
- Duration: 24 min. per ep.
- Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older