I think I have taken a liking to you. Won’t you be my darling?
Welcome to Darling In The Franxx, where love triangles are abundant and the plot doesn’t really matter lol. You’ll experience first hand what it was like when Adam and Eve started out as the isolated children explore marriage and the arts of baby making. Throw in some huge alien robot fights and hot girls and you’ve got yourself an anime you’ll never forget!
In the not so distant future, humanity was invaded by the Kloxosaurs. This has driven humanity into living inside enclosed mobile pods that transverse the deserted plains of earth. Humanity has created Franxx’s, which are pretty much giant Gundams to fight against the Kloxosaurs. To make things interesting, you need a male and female pair called parasites working in unison to operate the Franxx otherwise the mental overload would be too great.
Our main boy protagonist Hiro was feeling depressed as he had just failed his Franxx exam. He was having compatibility issues with his partner Naomi and both of them were about to be deported to rejection town. On his walk of shame, Hiro was walking past a lake and notices a pair of clothing hanging off a branch. Our little pervert decides to have a look at who it was. To his disappointment he didn’t see anyone…..or so he thought!
There was a girl doing the backstroke in the middle of the lake. His little virgin eyes couldn’t handle it so he looked away. He decides to get another peek in for the memory picture and then boom, she was gone? Thinking that the girl has drowned, Hiro rushes in to save her. The beautiful girl with pink hair, fully butt naked breaks through the water surface with a fish in her mouth. She was bewitching as her red horns pillared through her hair as water was dripping off her curves leaving Hiro with her pink underwear in his hand. Yes, you read that right, Hiro is a pervert lol.
Hiro’s classmates were attending the graduation ceremony to become official Franxx pilots. During the middle of the ceremony, a Class Mohorovicic (I don’t even know what that means) Klaxosaur attacks and ruins the whole ceremony. Zero Two, the girl you just saw naked, deployed her Franxx Sterlizia with her partner in order to defend the base. She is the infamous partner killer who ends up killing her partner as nobody has any decent compatibility with her.
Hiro sees this as a redemption opportunity (practically last chance before he’s sent off to god knows where). Zero Two takes a liking to Hiro, asking him to be her Darling and kisses him. This activates Strelitzia’s true form that takes down the giant Klaxosaur even before I had time to finish my hot chocolate. By the way for anyone who is confused, Zero Two is a human-klaxosaur hybrid and a hot one at that 😉
After the battle, Hiro’s childhood friend Ichigo was concerned about the whole event and his safety. Since Hiro had no recollection of the battle, many people were sceptical about the whole incident. The leaders of APE decided to put together a mock battle to see if Hiro was the real deal, this time he wasn’t allowed to pair up with darling Zero Two. He was teamed up with Ichigo in Delphinium which didn’t really go so well, but hey at least he got to first base again lol.
To make the love triangles a bit easy for you guys to understand, I shall try to attempt a half-assed version of explaining it. So Hiro and Zero Two like each other, but Ichigo is in love with Hiro and Goro is secretly in love with Ichigo. Oh and I forgot to mention that Ikuno is lesbian for Ichigo. Now Futoshi is madly in love with Kokoro but she’s got the hots for Mitsuru. Miku and Zorome both had a thing for each other but never ended up being together and just remained friends (with benefits?). And just to throw my two cents in there, Nana and Dr Franxx were probably around the 3rd base with each other.
Long story short Mitsuru wanted to prove that he was the better pilot and one up Hiro by partnering up with Zero Two. He got a mental breakdown afterwards and yeah….. from then on Zero Two and Hiro were officially darlings that nobody fucked with. However, Hiro does not go unscratched either. After riding with Zero two a blue tumour started to grow on his chest and his health declined considerably. But when push comes to shove, he gets over it and recovers with the help from Zero Two.
Childish elements were incorporated into the anime which made it entertaining. The guys and girls had a week of disagreement with each other where the girls set a line across the dorm to prevent the boys from entering their side. Zero Two, however, didn’t give a shit and went to see Hiro as she pleases lol. However, there were moments which unified all of them together again and I believe that was a beautiful portrayal of friendship. A lot of jealousy, anger and disagreements were seen but were trumped by hopes of dreams as everybody united their strengths.
Flashbacks of Hiro’s and Zero Two’s past were truly tragic and fuzzy because their memories got erased. Once they both remembered their promise to each other, their love and bond strengthened to the maxxxx. Zero Two is so BAE. Their relationship had lots of ups and downs and definitely filled with drama like most relationships which made the anime seem super realistic. They had to battle through hardship, learning responsibilities and enjoying experiences such as cleaning, cooking and baby making….. 😉 The wedding ceremony was pretty damn cute as well 🙂
I’m not ganna go into this too much detail but Dr Franxx was able to meet the first Kloxosaur Princess 001 when he was younger. His arm was torn off in the battle but was able to obtain a sample of her hair to create our waifu Zero Two! Turns out the Kloxasures were not actually the bad people but the VIRM were. What a plot twist finding out the VIRM’s were disguised as Papa and his comrades. Hiro was not taking any of this shit, took Zero Two into the Star Entity and transforms it into a giant Strelitzia Apus to defeat the invaders.
Now Hiro, Zero Two and the Klaxosaurs takes off into space to put an end to the VIRM race. They go through a warp gate carrying a bomb and headed towards the VIRM base which took about 2 years to reach. Meanwhile, the remaining parasites rebuild humanity on earth by having children with each other. Who will win, you guys have to find out for yourselves 😉 Sadly Hiro and Zero two did not survive but their souls were able to return to earth and were reincarnated a thousand years later. They met each other as a pair of children and lived happily ever after ❤
Who is your favourite Waifu out of all these stunners? ❤