New information has come out regarding DARLING in the FRANXX, the original sci-fi mecha anime being co-produced by Studio Trigger and A-1 Pictures. On October 19, a 30 second teaser was posted by the show’s official twitter account. One key piece of information revealed is that it will premiere in January 2018 in a winter anime season already jam packed with big shows like Kyoto Animation’s Violet Evergarden, Shaft’s Fate/Extra Last Encore, as well as the much anticipated Pop Team Epic anime adaptation.
Along with the announcement of a premiere date we got some lines of text that hint toward what the show is going to be about. This is not the first time DARLING in the FRANXX’s official videos have used this method to deliver little teasers about the series. Over the last few weeks the show’s official twitter account has been revealing its characters in such a manner. We reported on the first pair of characters Code: 016 “Hiro”, and Code 002: “Zero Two” and their Franxx here, and since then four more pairs of boys and girls have been revealed, pictured below. The text in the newest video preview (translated by Anime News Network) reads:
This place is a “birdcage.”
A place that’s shut, a place that’s regulated.
There is only one reason to live—
It’s our battle.
For the sake of our fathers; for the sake of someday flying away; for the sake of the world
For the sake of someday flying away—
But she (Zero Two) was different
Won’t you be my Darling?
While this new preview was teased a week prior to its release, no new information is set to be revealed in the near future. Hopefully the next preview is less cryptic and will reveal the full extent of what is going on in DARLING in the FRANXX.
Image Source: darli-fra.jp