A-1 Pictures & Trigger’s ‘DARLING in the FRANXX’ to Air This Winter

Studio Trigger and A-1 Pictures made some noise at this past Anime Expo after announcing a sci-fi anime collaboration.DARLING in the FRANXX


After drip-feeding some light information, the studios have decided to release the anime’s first promo video!


DARLING in the FRANXX is going to be a mecha series that features a duo piloting a single mecha, kind of like Pacific Rim. The anime’s paired cast includes:DARLING in the FRANXX


Yuuto Uemura (Atsushi Nakajima in Bungo Stray Dogs) as Code:016 “Hiro” and Haruka Tomatsu (Morgiana in Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic) as Code:002 “Zero Two”.DARLING in the FRANXX


Kana Ichinose (first major role) as Code:015 “Ichigo” and Yuichiro Umehara (Ox in Juni Taisen: Zodiac War) as Code:056 “Goro”.DARLING in the FRANXX


Nanami Yamashita (Nanami Hisami in Wake Up, Girls!) as Code:390 “Miku” and Mutsumi Tamura (Morganite in Land of the Lustrous) as Code:666 “Zorome”.DARLING in the FRANXX


Saori Hayami (Miyuki Shiba in The Irregular at Magic High School) as Code:556 “Kokoro” and Hiroki Gotou (Kakisuke in Hozuki’s Coolheadedness) as Code:214 “Futoshi”.DARLING in the FRANXX


Shizuka Ishigami (Ikumi Mito in Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma) as Code:196 “Ikuno” and Aoi Ichikawa (Eita Izumi in Just Because!) as Code:326 “Mitsuru”.DARLING in the FRANXX


DARLING in the FRANXX features a star-studded staff that includes:DARLING in the FRANXX

  • Director: Atsushi Nishigori (The iDOLM@STER director)
  • Assistant Director: Toshifumi Akai (Sound of the Sky chief animation director)
  • Script Composition: Atsushi Nishigori and Naotaka Hayashi (Plastic Memories creator)
  • Chief Anime Director and Character Designer: Masayoshi Tanaka (Anohana: The Flower We Saw ThatDay character designer)
  • Mechanical Designer: Shigeto Koyama (Star Driver mecha designer)
  • Action Director: Hiroyuki Imaishi (Kill la Kill director)

Darling in the FRANXX will debut in the Winter 2018 season.

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