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DARLING in the FRANXX Anime Reveals Woman-Shaped Robot in New Teaser

posted on by Karen Ressler
Commercial, visual revealed for Studio Trigger, A-1 Pictures' anime

The official Twitter account for Studio Trigger and A-1 Pictures' original science-fiction television anime DARLING in the FRANXX revealed a new commercial showcasing Shigeto Koyama's new teaser visual that depicts a machine named "FRANXX."

The video describes FRANXX, or "steel maiden," as a woman-shaped robot that can be piloted. Like the first commercial, the second commercial also features some phrases in colored text that appear to be lines of dialogue from the main characters Code:016 (blue text) and Code:002 (red text). The blue text reads, "But we were born only to pilot the FRANXX." The red text reads, "Will you escape? With me."

The first commercial revealed the two main characters and described them as "children without names." They go by "Code:016" (pictured left in image below) and "Code:002" (pictured right in image below).

Atsushi Nishigori (The IDOLM@STER, character designer for Gurren Lagann) is directing the series, and Toshifumi Akai (chief animation director for Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Sound of the Sky) is assistant director. Nishigori and Naotaka Hayashi (director for Girl Friend BETA, Morita-san wa Mukuchi) are in charge of series composition. Masayoshi Tanaka (anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, Highschool of the Dead) is designing the characters and is chief animation director. Shigeto Koyama (Michiko & Hatchin, Ancien and the Magic Tablet) is providing the mechanical designs. Hiroyuki Imaishi (director of Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill) is supervising the action.

Studio Trigger announced the anime at its Anime Expo panel last month. A-1 Pictures' Hiroyuki Shimizu is involved with the project and appeared on stage during the panel.

Update: While the first poster romanized the title as DARLING in the FRANKXX, all official materials are now using the romanization DARLING in the FRANXX. Thanks, Animegomaniac.

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