DARLING in the FRANXX Anime Ad Reveals 5th Round of Characters

posted on by Karen Ressler
2 more characters revealed with their robot

The official Twitter account for Studio Trigger and A-1 Pictures' original science-fiction television anime DARLING in the FRANXX posted a seventh video ad, introducing the fifth and final pair of characters and their Franxx (the show's type of woman-shaped robot). The characters' names are Code:196 "Ikuno" and Code:326 "Mitsuru," and their Franxx is Chlorophytum.

Like other videos, the new video shows text related to each character. Ikuno's phrases include "calm and collected," "bookworm," and "hidden emotions." Mitsuru's phrases include "rival spirit," "prideful," "self-righteous," and "betrayal trauma."

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; Code:390 "Miku" and Code:666 "Zerome" with their Franxx named Argentea; and Code:556 "Kokoro" and Code:214 "Futoshi" with their Franxx Genista.

The end of the video promises new information next week.

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, 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.

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