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In a world where future where humanity has been driven to endangerment by giant beasts, a strike force is assembled to destroy the monsters and save the world.
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Series cast summary:
Yûto Uemura Yûto Uemura ...  Hiro 24 episodes, 2018
Kana Ichinose Kana Ichinose ...  Ichigo 24 episodes, 2018
Nanami Yamashita Nanami Yamashita ...  Miku 24 episodes, 2018
Saori Hayami ...  Kokoro 24 episodes, 2018
Shizuka Ishigami Shizuka Ishigami ...  Ikuno 24 episodes, 2018
Bryn Apprill Bryn Apprill ...  Miku 24 episodes, 2018
Leah Clark ...  Ikuno 24 episodes, 2018
Brittany Lauda ...  Ichigo / ... 24 episodes, 2018
Matt Shipman ...  Hiro 24 episodes, 2018
Jeannie Tirado ...  Kokoro 24 episodes, 2018
Haruka Tomatsu ...  Zero Two 23 episodes, 2018
Mutsumi Tamura Mutsumi Tamura ...  Zorome 23 episodes, 2018
Aoi Ichikawa Aoi Ichikawa ...  Mitsuru 23 episodes, 2018
Hiroki Gotô Hiroki Gotô ...  Futoshi 23 episodes, 2018
Tia Lynn Ballard ...  Zero Two / ... 23 episodes, 2018
Bryson Baugus Bryson Baugus ...  Mitsuru 23 episodes, 2018
Ryan Reynolds Ryan Reynolds ...  Zorome 23 episodes, 2018
Blake Shepard ...  Futoshi 23 episodes, 2018
Austin Tindle Austin Tindle ...  Goro 23 episodes, 2018
Katsuyuki Konishi ...  Hachi 22 episodes, 2018
Yuichiro Umehara Yuichiro Umehara ...  Goro / ... 21 episodes, 2018
Marina Inoue ...  Nana 20 episodes, 2018
Michelle Rojas Michelle Rojas ...  Nana 20 episodes, 2018
Eric Vale ...  Hachi 20 episodes, 2018
Tesshô Genda ...  Chairman 14 episodes, 2018
Nobuo Tobita ...  Vice Chairman 14 episodes, 2018
Christopher Sabat ...  Papa / ... 13 episodes, 2018
Ken'yû Horiuchi Ken'yû Horiuchi ...  Dr. Franxx / ... 12 episodes, 2018
Sôma Saitô Sôma Saitô ...  Nine Alpha 11 episodes, 2018
Justin Briner Justin Briner ...  9A / ... 11 episodes, 2018
Kent Williams ...  Dr. Franxx 11 episodes, 2018


The story is set in the distant future. The land is ruined, and humanity establishes the mobile fort city Plantation. Pilots produced inside Plantation live in Mistilteinn, also know as the "birdcage." Children live there knowing nothing of the outside world or the freedom of the sky. Their lives consist of battling to carry out missions. Their enemies are mysterious giant lifeforms known as Kyouryuu, and the children pilot robots called Franxx to face off against them. For the children, riding the Franxx proves their existence. Written by ANN

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Release Date:

13 January 2018 (Japan) See more »

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Darling in the Franxx See more »

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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This is the second show Yûto Uemura has worked on where the characters are named after numbers; the first was Nanbaka (2016). See more »

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After thousands of hours of anime, this one takes the cake.
21 April 2018 | by shubhamm-79684See all my reviews

While I have never written a review before, I felt incredibly compelled to do so after watching the most recent episode (15) as this has quickly rose to the top of my list of the dozens of animes I have watched.

Darling in the FranXX excels and drawing out an incredible variety of emotions; it has the thrill of an awesome shonen/action series, characters each with unique (often relatable) personalities and surprisingly interesting backstories, the occasional set of humour, a beautiful combination of music, art, and animation, but most importantly a magnificent ability to tell an incredible romantic story between the two primary protagonists.

You will feel excited and frustrated, exhilarated and saddened; you will laugh and you may cry, both tears of sadness and joy; and, the more you watch, the more you will find the need to watch. It does what I have never seen any other animes do - it brings together those that watch shonens/action shows with those that watch rom-coms/slice of life animes and it seems to do it effortlessly.

Although the value of each episode may fluctuate throughout the series, stay patient as each episode is still significant and the creators excel at bringing them all together. You may first find it overly eerie but this is done purposefully and it truly makes the moments that bring you joy also possibly bring you to tears.

You may have questionable feelings as you begin to watch this series but put those feelings to rest and watch this anime as I cannot even fathom how you would regret it. This is a must-watch if there ever was one. It's pure magic.

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