7.8
622 votes
DARLING in the FRANXX

DARLING in the FRANXX

Tokyo MX 2018

The story is set in the distant future. The land is ruined, and humanity establishes mobile fort cities called "Plantations". Pilots brought up inside the "Garden" 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 Klaxosaurs, and the children pilot robots called Franxx to face off against them. For the children, riding the Franxx is the reason for their existence.A boy named Hiro is called Code:016, and he was once known as a prodigy. However, he has fallen behind, and his existence seems unnecessary. Not piloting a Franxx is the same as ceasing to exist. One day, a mysterious girl with horns known as "Zero Two" appears before him.

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The 10 Best Episodes of DARLING in the FRANXX

DARLING in the FRANXX - S1E13

#1 - The Beast and the Prince

8.79

Season 1 - Episode 13

In the deepest, darkest parts of a forest lived a strong and beautiful beast princess. Beckoned by the moonlight, she wandered into a land of humans, and in the moonlit garden of a small castle, she fell in love with a prince.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of DARLING in the FRANXX from 140 votes.

DARLING in the FRANXX - S1E15

#2 - Jian

8.67

Season 1 - Episode 15

The fierce battle to take the Grand Crevasse begins, and Hiro is forced to watch from the sidelines. Zero Two may have left, but Squad 13 is still concerned about the way she fights.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of DARLING in the FRANXX from 129 votes.

DARLING in the FRANXX - S1E21

#3 - For You, My Love

8.29

Season 1 - Episode 21

There appears to be no escape from the impending destruction of Earth. But at the end of the world, Zero Two decides that she will keep her promise, no matter what.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of DARLING in the FRANXX from 112 votes.

DARLING in the FRANXX - S1E6

#4 - DARLING in the FRANXX

8.26

Season 1 - Episode 6

Ichigo, Goro, and the rest of Squad 13 engage in a battle far more dangerous than any they've fought before, all while having their mind preyed on by the fact that this will be Hiro's third ride with Zero Two.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of DARLING in the FRANXX from 140 votes.

DARLING in the FRANXX - S1E20

#5 - A New World

8.13

Season 1 - Episode 20

Humanity's operation to wipe out the klaxosaurs once and for all begins, and APE sends Strelizia to take control of Star Entity, the enemy's biggest weapon. However, the klaxosaur princess has other ideas.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of DARLING in the FRANXX from 102 votes.

DARLING in the FRANXX - S1E12

#6 - The Garden Where It All Began

8.01

Season 1 - Episode 12

Squad 13 heads back to the Garden for testing, with Zero Two's emotional state worsening by the day. They run into Nine Alpha, who offers some insight about her, but the most revealing words come straight from the horse's mouth...

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of DARLING in the FRANXX from 114 votes.

DARLING in the FRANXX - S1E22

#7 - Stargazers

7.98

Season 1 - Episode 22

Hiro is left shattered with an unresponsive Zero Two, and the children struggle to come to terms with the aftermath. Left all alone to battle for their survival, what path will they choose to take?

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of DARLING in the FRANXX from 104 votes.

DARLING in the FRANXX - S1E19

#8 - Inhumanity

7.97

Season 1 - Episode 19

Dr. Franxx confronts the APE brass about what they did to Kokoro and Mitsuru, and their attitude makes him reflect on his past, the choices he and humanity made, and the path they took.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of DARLING in the FRANXX from 107 votes.

DARLING in the FRANXX - S1E14

#9 - Punishment and Confession

7.95

Season 1 - Episode 14

The information regarding Hiro's condition changes the entire dynamic of Squad 13, much to Zero Two's chagrin. She only wants to speak to Hiro, but people stand in her way one after another.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of DARLING in the FRANXX from 116 votes.

DARLING in the FRANXX - S1E24

#10 - Never Let Me Go

7.94

Season 1 - Episode 24

While Hiro and Zero Two head to VIRM's home planet to defeat them, the rest of Squad 13 do their best to get life on Earth back on track.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of DARLING in the FRANXX from 124 votes.

DARLING in the FRANXX - S1E8
#11 - Boys ✕ Girls
7.93
Season 1 - Episode 8

The boys get caught in a compromising situation, causing a rift within Squad 13. Will they be able to bridge this divide? And how will Zero Two react to the most human of spats?

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of DARLING in the FRANXX from 125 votes.

DARLING in the FRANXX - S1E16
#12 - Days of Our Lives
7.93
Season 1 - Episode 16

The parasites' living situation has changed drastically after the battle for Gran Crevasse. Zero Two's attitude toward them seems to have changed drastically, too.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of DARLING in the FRANXX from 121 votes.

DARLING in the FRANXX - S1E4
#13 - Flap Flap
7.92
Season 1 - Episode 4

With the squad still feeling the aftershocks of the previous mission, things come to a head as the leaders run out of patience and decide to summon Strelizia back to the front lines.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of DARLING in the FRANXX from 144 votes.

DARLING in the FRANXX - S1E17
#14 - Eden
7.92
Season 1 - Episode 17

Having seized Gran Crevasse, emissaries are sent out to demand the surrender of the klaxosaurs' leader. Meanwhile, the Nines visit Squad 13, and there a shocking discovery is made.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of DARLING in the FRANXX from 110 votes.

DARLING in the FRANXX - S1E1
#15 - Alone and Lonesome
7.88
Season 1 - Episode 1

The land has fallen into ruin, and children represent the last hope for humanity. One of them, Hiro, fails to live up to that purpose and decides to walk away from it all.... until he meets a girl with horns.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of DARLING in the FRANXX from 195 votes.

DARLING in the FRANXX - S1E18
#16 - When the Sakura Blooms
7.87
Season 1 - Episode 18

Squad 13 is told they will be abandoning Mistilteinn soon, and they decide to go out with a bang by making one last memory of their lives there.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of DARLING in the FRANXX from 107 votes.

DARLING in the FRANXX - S1E5
#17 - Your Thorn, My Badge
7.83
Season 1 - Episode 5

It's time for Plantations 13 and 26 to start kissing, and the squad prepares for the huge battle this will cause. They also have to get used to Hiro being Zero Two's partner, and so does he.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of DARLING in the FRANXX from 133 votes.

DARLING in the FRANXX - S1E3
#18 - Fighting Puppet
7.83
Season 1 - Episode 3

After their failure in the startup trial, things are awkward between Ichigo and Hiro, who decides to ask to ride with Zero Two again.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of DARLING in the FRANXX from 144 votes.

DARLING in the FRANXX - S1E9
#19 - Triangle Bomb
7.77
Season 1 - Episode 9

Soon after Goro becomes keenly aware of his feelings, he is put in a perilous situation. How will he and Ichigo respond in this do-or-die scenario?

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of DARLING in the FRANXX from 124 votes.

DARLING in the FRANXX - S1E23
#20 - DARLING in the FRANXX
7.76
Season 1 - Episode 23

The gang heads off to space to fight in what they believe to be the final battle. Meanwhile, Kokoro and Mitsuru stay behind to fight a battle of their own.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of DARLING in the FRANXX from 102 votes.

Last updated: mar 07, 2021

Comments

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I normally don't watch Sci-Fi Anime, but i'll recommend this one to everyone. The Story and Animation was awesome. Overall you I can say it's a combination of Pacific Rim (2013) and Beauty and the Beast (Disney Animation).

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_(Cross-posted from season 1, as I usually do when finishing single-season anime that don't have existing or upcoming additional seasons.)_ Average episode rating: 6.58333… One of the rare occasions when I'll refuse to round my rating up, even though the number technically qualifies. _Darling in the FranXX_ (I have no idea where Trakt's data sources got that weird all-caps thing) is actually a pretty good show, for roughly the twelve middle episodes. I found it "meh" at first, and the last 6-8 episodes were made of "WTF?" in my opinion—but when the show is focusing on the characters' relationships and not a universe-spanning "AI YO" deus ex machina, it's an enjoyable watch. Even though Zero Two annoys the absolute living [spoiler]**fuck**[/spoiler] out of me and the way she's written doesn't make sense half the time.

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A story that is so bad that it almost falls into the category of it so bad its good and would probably have achieved cult status as the most unintentionally hilarious Evangelion rip-off ever but the anime takes itself way too serious. I could see otaku's going around with T-shirts at Con's with Kanji that reads "I want you to ride in my mech Darling in the Franxx style". The thing i found the most hilarious is that the characters spend most of their time training with a mech that you operate by having your female partner in doggy-style position with controllers that come out of her hips but you cannot figure out what sex is until you find an old book on reproduction. Although, I have to give this anime praise for having the best homoerotic lines of any sci-fi anime I have seen. "Like I said, we nines can be both stamens and pistils. Besides you put to much strain on your partner. No ordinary pistil could handle it. Anyway give me taste of what you can do! Actually this feels just like... Of course it does. Where Iota's clones."

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and the show ends in this episode ;) _all covered_ [spoiler]the big plot is, this is kind of like a _maze runner_[/spoiler]

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Basically an evangelion clone. Still a great story tho

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once it dropped the pervert shit atleast somewhat (i get it puperty and all but still), the anime got a really good story that had me sob more than once. I only really watch sci-fi animes and I finished it in one day. Probably also going to rewatch at some point. Can recommend :)

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