The end of the anime series Darling in the Franxx did not please many fans. That's why they are waiting for Darling In The Franxx Season 2, but how likely is the sequel anyway? We have summarized the current state of knowledge.
Darling in the Franxx is not based on any manga or novel series but is an independent anime series produced by Studio Trigger in collaboration with A-1 Pictures. It first aired on Japanese television in January 2018 and simultaneously internationally on Crunchyroll.
Is Darling In The Franxx Season 2 Being Planned?
The first season, whose last episode caused great criticism among fans, ended more than four years ago. So far, however, neither the producers nor various streaming providers or publishers have commented on Darling in the Franxx Season 2 nor the continuation of the popular science fiction series.
Since the anime is not based on any original, there is also no way to know how the story of Zero Two and Hiro will continue. A manga series was released shortly after the TV launch, but it tells an alternate storyline and thus can't really be considered a sequel. The likelihood of Darling In The Franxx Season 2 is therefore very low, and this is despite the fact that many fans hope for it and have even created petitions on the Internet.
Darling In The Franxx Action
In the distant future, humanity has been driven to near-extinction by giant beasts known as Klaxosaurs, forcing the surviving humans to take refuge in massive fortress cities called Plantations. Children raised here are trained to pilot giant mechas known as FranXX—the only weapons known to be effective against the Klaxosaurs—in boy-girl pairs. Bred for the sole purpose of piloting these machines, these children know nothing of the outside world and are only able to prove their existence by defending their race.
Hiro, an aspiring FranXX pilot, has lost his motivation and self-confidence after failing an aptitude test. Skipping out on his class' graduation ceremony, Hiro retreats to a forest lake, where he encounters a mysterious girl with two horns growing out of her head. She introduces herself by her codename Zero Two, which is known to belong to an infamous FranXX pilot known as the “Partner Killer.”
Before Hiro can digest the encounter, the Plantation is rocked by a sudden Klaxosaur attack. Zero Two engages the creature in her FranXX, but it is heavily damaged in the skirmish and crashes near Hiro. Finding her partner dead, Zero Two invites Hiro to pilot the mecha with her, and the duo easily defeats the Klaxosaur in the ensuing fight. With a new partner by his side, Hiro has been given a chance at redemption for his past failures, but at what cost?