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DARLING in the FRANXX Anime's Promo Video, TV Ads Streamed

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Yūto Uemura, Haruka Tomatsu star in series premiering in January

The official website for Studio Trigger and A-1 Pictures' original science-fiction television anime DARLING in the FRANXX began streaming the series' first promotional video on Wednesday. The website also revealed the main cast and additional staff. (Note: the video linked above is region-locked to Japan.)

Aniplex also began streaming the anime's fourth television commercial on Wednesday.

Earlier videos introduced characters in pairs. Each pair has its own "Franxx," the show's type of woman-shaped robot. The cast and characters are as follows:

Yūto Uemura as Code:016 "Hiro" and Haruka Tomatsu as Code:002 "Zero Two" with their Franxx named Strelizia

Kana Ichinose as Code:015 "Ichigo" and Yūichirō Umehara as Code:056 "Goro" with their Franxx named Delphinium

Nanami Yamashita as Code:390 "Miku" and Mutsumi Tamura as Code:666 "Zorome" with their Franxx named Argentea

Saori Hayami as Code:556 "Kokoro" and Hiroki Gotō as Code:214 "Futoshi" with their Franxx named Genista

Shizuka Ishigami as Code:196 "Ikuno" and Aoi Ichikawa as Code:326 "Mitsuru" with their Franxx named Chlorophytum

The anime's official Twitter account posted a new key visual last month. The visual shows Zero Two, one of the main characters.

The anime will premiere in January 2018 on Tokyo MX, BS11, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, ABC Asahi Broadcasting, and Mētele.

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.

Additional staff members include:

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

Thanks to Dennis R. for the embedded videos.

Source: MoCa News

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