"DARLING in the FRANXX" Anime Update Published With More Story Information

Mecha sci-fi coming this winter

Trigger and A-1 Pictures are teaming up for sci-fi anime Darling in the FranXX - featuring The [email protected] director Atsushi Nishigori teaming up with Steins;Gate' writer Naotaka Hayashi on the writing. An introduction has been rolled out during the 10th anniversary of Gurren Lagann, and this week's was paired with a site update featuring a new visual and additional plot details. 

 

The series takes place in the far future, in which humanity has escaped the dying earth in a mobile fortress city called "Plantation." There, a group of young pilots are isolated off in a training facility known as the "Bird Cage." Without seeing the outside world or skies, only being taught how to fight, they prepare to pilot robots known as "FRANXX" in a battle against a huge, mysterious enemy known as "Shriek."

 

The series will premiere on TOKYO MX, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, BS11, ABC Asahi Housou and Nagoya TV in January 2018.

 

 

Main Staff:

 

 Director: Atsushi Nishigori (The [email protected] anime series)

 Sub Director: Toshifumi Akai (Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic character designer/chief animation director)

 Series Composition: Atsushi NishigoriNaotaka Hyashi (MAGES./Steins;GatePlastic Memories

 Character Design/Chief Animation Director: Masayoshi Tanaka (AnohanaYour Name.)

 Mechanical Designer: Shigeto Koyama (Rebuild of EvangelionBig Hero 6)

 Action Supervisor: Hiroyuki Imaishi (Tengen Toppa Gurren LagannKILL la KILL)

 Anime Production: TRIGGER (KILL la KILLLittle Witch Academia), A-1 Pictures (The [email protected], Anohana

 

Cast:

Hiro - Yuto Uemura 
Zero Two - Haruka Tomatsu
Ichigo - Kana Ichinose
Mitsuru - Aoi Ichikawa 
Zorome - Mutsumi Tamura
Kokoro - Saori Hayami

Futoshi - Hiroki Goto

Mutsumi Tamura as Zorome
Miku - Nanami Yamashita
Goro - Yuichiro Umehara
Ikuno - Shizuka Ishikawa

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