DARLING in the FRANXX Anime Ad Reveals 4th Round of Characters
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official Twitter account for Studio Trigger and A-1 Pictures' original science-fiction television anime DARLING in the FRANXX posted a sixth video ad, introducing a fourth pair of characters and their Franxx (the show's type of woman-shaped robot). The characters' names are Code:556 "Kokoro" and Code:214 "Futoshi," and their Franxx is Genista.
Like other videos, the new video shows text related to each character. Kokoro's phrases include "everyone's Madonna," "kind consideration," and "small curiosity." Futoshi's phrases include "optimistic," "does things at his own pace," "unexpectedly straightforward," and "gourmand."
Earlier videos introduced Code:016 "Hiro" and Code:002 "Zero Two" with their Franxx named Strelizia; Code:015 "Ichigo" and Code:056 "Goro" with their Franxx named Delphinium; and Code:390 "Miku" and Code:666 "Zerome" with their Franxx named Argentea.
The staff are revealing new sets of characters every week. The end of the video shows silhouettes for the next pair of characters and their Franxx.
Atsushi Nishigori (The [email protected], 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, High School 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.