This is the forty-seventh chapter of the DARLING in the FRANXX manga.


Squad 13 battles a Gutenberg-class Klaxosaur. Genista fires her gun at it but it dodges the hit. Mitsuru is frustrated that he can’t hit it. At Mistilteinn, Alpha watches the battle on a tablet and notes a drop in yellow blood cells affects operability. He adds it can’t be helped because, even though Mitsuru met the advisability for an Elixir Injection, he was determined to be an unstable stamen and should've been pruned.

Kokoro tells Mitsuru to not be impatient and leave adjusting the aim to her. Mitsuru retorts that she didn't need to tell him that. Genista is accosted by the Klaxosaur and nearly attacked. Strelizia promptly kills the Klaxosaur and Hiro tells Mitsuru to leave everything to the others. Kokoro thanks Hiro and Zero Two, who says they will take care of the rest. Strelizia returns to the fight and Mitsuru is even more enraged. Delphinium, Argentea, and Chlorophytum are fighting more Klaxosaurs. Goro warns Ichigo that there are more. The Guttenberg Klaxosaur approaches and releases Conrad class Klaxosaurs. In the control room, Hachi realizes it is trying to destroy the mining facility by releasing the Conrad class to fight the FRANXX and staying back. Hachi surmises the Klaxosaur seems to understand the importance of S-Planning.

Zero Two tells the others the battle will be over once they reach the big Klaxosaur’s core and the smaller ones are created from the core, and they need to destroy the core before more smaller Klaxosaurs are made. Hiro says the big one is stiff and they will only fail, and more Conrad Klaxosaurs are likely to scatter in larger quantities. Ichigo is about to make a plan until Kokoro tells Ichigo to use her artillery so Genista can shoot a blast through the core from a short distance. Hiro says it’s dangerous because of Mitsuru’s current state. Mitsuru angrily retorts at Hiro not to look down on him. Mitsuru makes Genista charge towards the Klaxosaur, despite Kokoro telling him they need to be careful. The klaxosaur gets ahold of Genista and begins to crush the FRANXX, causing the positive pulse to drop and the FRANXX deactivates. Hachi is horrified while Nana sadly thinks that no matter how the children struggle, there is no way to change their destiny, as she was once like them.

Inside Genista, Kokoro awakens and turns to Mitsuru. Kokoro notices Mitsuru is gonna press a button. Mitsuru tells her he will use the button to let her escape, as there is no system for two people to escape from the FRANXX. Mitsuru adds whether the girl goes stampede mode or the boy uses suicide, one person will be enough to destroy the Klaxosaur. Sadly smiling, he apologizes for failing to pilot Genista and he can’t pilot again because he is incompetent. Mitsuru adds that he never had the qualification to ride with Kokoro anyway. After saying goodbye to Kokoro, Mitsuru is about to press the button until Kokoro stops him. Kokoro tells Mitsuru that he is not incompetent, but he is just closing off his heart. Kokoro adds that Mitsuru can lean on others more and she reminds him of the time when he saved her at the abandoned town at the beach. Kokoro turns and says that this time, she is the one who will protect Mitsuru.

In the control room, a panic Hachi says that if this goes on, Genista won't be able to hold it any longer and tells the people there to open a communication line to Genista quickly. However, one person detects Genista’s negative pulse is rising as Genista enters stampede mode.


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
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
LOCATIONS Cerasus | Garden | Chrysanthemum | Gran Crevasse | Cosmos