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Baby book

The baby book Kokoro found at the abandoned town and later, dropped at the greenhouse

The baby book, Your First Childbirth - What’s Best For Your Baby, is a book Kokoro finds and secretly keeps, which proves to be the catalyst in a rebellion of Squad 13 against APE.

Overview

During a vacation to the beach, Squad 13 accidentally discovers remnants of an abandoned modern city and go exploring. Kokoro comes across a medical office and finds the baby book on the floor. Although she is aware the book contains information, such as pregnancy and childbirth, that is considered forbidden knowledge and even having it is a serious violation of APE’s regulations, Kokoro secretly brings it back to Cerasus and begins reading it. She quickly learns the origins of humans and the concept of intimacy and procreation.

For several months, Kokoro keeps the book hidden from her squadmates, except Mitsuru, who agrees to keep it a secret. However, She becomes fascinated with the book’s concepts and they makes her question the ideals of APE, especially Papa’s claim he was solely responsible for creating all the children and that their one purpose in life is to pilot the FRANXX. This causes her to be more open about her doubts of the adults and changes her perspective of how they all live their lives. Due to learning about sex from the book, Kokoro attempts to initiate sex with Mitsuru while explaining the process of procreation to him. However, having no knowledge of sex and reproduction, Mitsuru is very uncomfortable and rebuffs her.

Kokoro and the baby book

Kokoro reading the baby book in Episode 17

However, Kokoro elaborates that she wants to ‘leave a mark’ for the future before she dies by bearing a child. Mitsuru eventually comes to share her perspective and they attempt to conceive a child. However, the book is discovered by the 9's, who report to Papa about the violation and, as punishment, Kokoro and Mitsuru’s memories of each other are altered. Because Squad 13 is deeply moved by Kokoro’s words about thinking about the future, they rebel against Papa.

Due to learning about sexual intercourse from the book, Kokoro becomes pregnant with Mitsuru’s child and she gives birth to a girl.

Contents

  • Reproduction
  • Childbirth
  • Fetal Development
  • Infant Care

References


DARLING in the FRANXX
PILOTS
STAMEN Hiro | Goro | Zorome | Futoshi | Mitsuru
PISTIL Zero Two | Ichigo | Miku | Kokoro | Ikuno
OTHER Naomi | Old Woman | 081 | 090 | 245 | 9'α | 9'β | 9'γ | 9'δ | 9'ε | 9'ζ | VIRM
APE Papa | Vice Chairman | Gorilla | Marmoset | Lemur | Baboon | Tarsier
Dr. FRANXX | Hachi | Nana
FRANXX Strelizia | Delphinium | Argentea | Genista | Chlorophytum | Standard | 9 Model
MEDIA
EPISODES 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12
13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24
CHAPTERS 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20
MUSIC KISS OF DEATH | Torikago | Manatsu no Setsuna | Beautiful World
Hitori | CÅGE | Vanquish | Escape | Darling
WORLD
LOCATIONS Cerasus | Garden | Chrysanthemum | Gran Crevasse | Cosmos
KEYWORD Klaxosaur | FRANXX
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