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DARLING in the FRANXX! (だーりん・いん・ざ・ふらんきす!, Dārin In Za Furankisu!) is a yonkoma manga adaptation based on the anime series written by mato began serialization on Shōnen Jump+ website and app since January 14, 2018, along with the manga adaptation. It features chibi versions of the characters and retells the story in a caricaturing way.

On 4 October 2018, the comics were compiled into a book and were made available on CDJapan.

Chapters

For every episode of DARLING in the FRANXX, there are 3 chapters/pages illustrating the events of the episode, with the exception of the final episode, which had 4 chapters. In total, there are 96 chapters, comprising of 73 chapters and 23 specials.

Episode 01: Alone and Lonesome

Chapter 1 was released on January 14, 2018. It is in reference to Hiro's first meeting with Zero Two when she was skinny-dipping in the lake. It illustrates Zero Two catching fish with her mouth and meeting Hiro.

Chapter 2 was released on January 15, 2018. It is in reference to Zero Two licking Hiro and commenting on how he tasted like danger. It illustrates Zero Two commenting about Hiro's taste as though she was a wine connoisseur.

Chapter 3 was released on January 16, 2018. It is in reference to Dr. FRANXX being the creator of all the FRANXX and that the FRANXX of Squad 13 have unique designs. It illustrates Dr. FRANXX making the models of Squad 13's FRANXX and blowing his budget.

Episode 02: What it means to Connect

Chapter 4 was released on January 21, 2018. It is in reference to Ichigo playing with a cat while waiting for Hiro to return back to the boarding house. It illustrates Ichigo playing with the cat and going crazy, much to the other girls' amusement.

Chapter 5 was released on January 22, 2018. It is in reference to Zero Two liking lollipops and sweet things. It illustrates Zero Two buying lots of lollipops and giving Hiro a super-sweet maple-chocolate-red bean flavoured one to try.

Chapter 6 was released on January 23, 2018. It is in reference to Hiro telling Ichigo about his kiss with Zero Two in the cockpit. It illustrates Ichigo's confusion about what Hiro and Zero Two were doing in the cockpit as Hiro tries to explain what happened.

Episode 03: Fighting Puppet

Chapter 7 was released on January 28, 2018. It is in reference to the way Hiro is able to bypass security by holding hands with Zero Two. It illustrates the pose the duo does later turning into the start of a dance.

Chapter 8 was released on January 29, 2018. It is in reference to Squad 13's first sortie. It illustrates the FRANXX's special abilities and how they were overpowered by the number of klaxosaurs later on.

Chapter 9 was released on January 30, 2018. It is in reference to Zero Two piloting Strelizia with Mitsuru and injuring him. It illustrates Zero Two killing klaxosaurs like crazy, causing Mitsuru to flip out, while Nana and Hiro watch on, concerned for Mitsuru's wellbeing.

Episode 04: Flap Flap

Chapter 10 was released on February 4, 2018. It is in reference to Mitsuru acting weirdly and rejecting food following his incident with Zero Two. It illustrates Squad 13 paying Mitsuru a visit after he was injured, with Mitsuru claiming Zero Two was a demon, the boys writing well-wishes on his cast, the girls bringing him flowers and Futoshi eating his food.

Chapter 11 was released on February 5, 2018. It is in reference to Zero Two and Hiro going against orders and fighting the guards to pilot Strelizia together again. It illustrates the duo in a game-like setting where they have to take down guards to reach Strelizia.

Chapter 12 was released on February 6, 2018. It is in reference to Squad 13 defeating a worm-type klaxosaur together. It illustrates the FRANXX of Squad 13 taking down the klaxosaur.

Episode 05: Your Thorn, My Badge

Chapter 13 was released on February 11, 2018. It is in reference to Zero Two feeding Hiro honeyed bread in Episode 02. It illustrates Squad 13 just having toast for breakfast as their invisible caretakers overslept that day and Zero Two feeding Hiro bread with honey.

Chapter 14 was released on February 12, 2018. It is in reference to Ichigo confronting Zero Two about Hiro late at night. It illustrates Zero Two defying Ichigo's instructions and them having a "face-off" later at night.

Chapter 15 was released on February 13, 2018. It is in reference to Zero Two finding out about Hiro's blue chest mutation as well as the insect in the spider web symbolism. It illustrates Zero Two finding out about Hiro's mutation and Hiro declaring he will continue to fight the klaxosaurs with her.

Chapter 15.1 was released on February 14, 2018. It is a Valentines' Day special which features the girls giving chocolate to the boys.

Chapter 15.2 was released on February 14, 2018. It is a Code 214 day special which features Futoshi cooking for his squadmates.

Episode 06: DARLING in the FRANXX

Chapter 16 was released on February 18, 2018. It is in reference to Squad 13 and Squad 26 defending their plantations together during kissing as well as the FRANXX of Squad 13 only being back up. It illustrates Squad 26's FRANXX dancing and Squad 13's FRANXX being the backup dancers.

Chapter 17 was released on February 19, 2018. It is in reference to the Gutenberg-class klaxosaur Squad 13 attacked. It illustrates Squad 13's FRANXX attacking the leg of the Gutenberg, bringing it to the ground.

Chapter 18 was released on February 20, 2018. It is in reference to Hiro reawakening after succumbing to his injuries, calming down a crazed Zero Two and defeating the Gutenberg. It illustrates Hiro calming down a berserk Zero Two and later muttering to himself that maybe he could be a breeder one day.

Episode 07: Shooting Star Moratorium

Chapter 19 was released on February 25, 2018. It is in reference to Miku calling the boys childish when they shot off to the ocean immediately. It illustrates Miku being sulky and complaining about how childish the boys are but later on enjoying herself and forgetting about them.

Chapter 20 was released on February 26, 2018. It is in reference to Ichigo finding an old magazine in the abandoned town entitled "the beat of a kiss". It illustrates Ichigo and Zero Two finding a magazine about kissing and Goro and Hiro finding two fiction magazines of a "klaxosaur" and a "FRANXX".

Chapter 21 was released on February 27, 2018. It is in reference to Zorome and Miku roasting marshmallows after dinner. It illustrates Ichigo trying to roast marshmallows but failing, then Goro giving her marshmallow hot chocolate to cheer her up.

Episode 08: Boys x Girls

Chapter 22 was released on March 4, 2018. It is in reference to the girls getting mad at the boys for leering at them when their parasite suits melted. It illustrates the girls being mad at the boys for leering at them and Zero Two deciding to rip off their suits too to be fair.

Chapter 23 was released on March 5, 2018. It is in reference to Zero Two licking Ikuno and saying she tasted a secret. It illustrates Zero Two tasting Ikuno has a secret, then Hiro explaining Zero Two is a "skin connoisseur".

Chapter 24 was released on March 6, 2018. It is in reference to the boys being tricked into coming into the baths while the girls were using them. It illustrates the boys coming into the baths when the girls were using them and the girls declaring war on them.

Chapter 24.5 was released on March 9, 2018. It is a Code 390 Day special and features Miku in rollerskating gear.

Episode 09: Triangle Bomb

Chapter 25 was released on March 11, 2018. It is in reference to Goro getting a fishing rod for his birthday. It illustrates Goro going to fish in Mistilteinn and catching a huge fish, much to Zero Two and Hiro's amazement.

Chapter 26 was released on March 12, 2018. It is in reference to Ichigo rescuing Goro after Delphinium got stuck in the klaxosaur. It illustrates Ichigo reaching Goro in Delphinium and telling him although he may not be able to do things alone, they can do things together, as the rest of the squad cheers them on.

Chapter 27 was released on March 13, 2018. It is in reference to Squad 13's behaviour being called childish by Nana in Episode 08. It illustrates Squad 13 playing a "klaxosaur game" and Nana commenting on how childish they were.

Chapter 27.5 was released on March 14, 2018. It is a White Day special and features Zero Two with the rest of the girls, looking for Hiro and finding the boys in the cookery room making chocolates for them, spoiling the boys' surprise for them.

Episode 10: The City of Eternity

Chapter 28 was released on March 18, 2018. It is in reference to Squad 13 going to the inner city for the first time to receive medals. It illustrates the members of Squad 13 suggesting items to bring for their trip and striking a pose for the camera when they were in the city.

Chapter 29 was released on March 19, 2018. It is in reference to the Old Woman's partner using a machine to receive his dose of happiness. It illustrates Zorome seeing the Old Man experiencing various emotions using the machine, while the rest of Squad 13 searches for him.

Chapter 30 was released on March 20, 2018. It is in reference to Miku scolding Zorome when he returned to Mitstilteinn for making them all worried sick. It illustrates Zorome and Miku fighting with each other and later using their cowlicks to fight, to the amazement of their squadmates.

Episode 11: Partner Shuffle

Chapter 31 was released on March 25, 2018. It is in reference to Mitsuru holding a grudge on Hiro and Kokoro helping him move on. It illustrates Mitsuru being frustrated about never measuring up to Hiro and Kokoro calming him down.

Chapter 32 was released on March 26, 2018. It is in reference to Futoshi being upset over the partner shuffle and Kokoro's broken promise. It illustrates Futoshi venting his frustration through different methods, a little to Ikuno's exasperation.

Chapter 33 was released on March 27, 2018. It is in reference to Ikuno wanting to pilot pistil-to-pistil with Ichigo. It illustrates Ikuno being frustrated about the pistil-to-pistil connection with Ichigo not working out and imagining the girls of Squad 13 being idols.

Chapter 33.5 was released on March 28, 2018. It is a Code 326 Day special and features Mitsuru as the conductor of a band consisting of his squadmates.

Episode 12: The Garden Where It All Began

Chapter 34 was released on April 1, 2018. It is in reference to Zero Two taking down guards at the Garden after refusing to do testing and smashing every mirror in the boarding house. It illustrates Kokoro comforting Hiro as he laments how he doesn't understand what Zero Two is thinking after she made off with the adults' motorbike, smashed windows and killed klaxosaurs like crazy.

Chapter 35 was released on April 2, 2018. It is in reference to the fact that it was snowing when Squad 13 went to the Garden for testing. It illustrates Squad 13 playing in the snow.

Chapter 36 was released on April 3, 2018. It is in reference to Squad 13 meeting the 9's at the Garden. It illustrates the 9's meeting Squad 13, with the girls commenting they are like a set of pastels.

Episode 13: The Beast and the Prince

Chapter 37 was released on April 8, 2018. It is in reference to Squad 13 recalling their childhood memories when they returned to the Garden for testing. It illustrates Squad 13 as children, with a young Futoshi always eating and a young Ichigo and Goro inviting a young Mitsuru to be named by young Hiro.

Chapter 38 was released on April 9, 2018. It is in reference to young Hiro and Zero Two escaping from the Garden. It illustrates them outside of the Garden in the snow and Hiro giving Zero Two a piece of candy.

Chapter 39 was released on April 10, 2018. It is in reference to young Zero Two having very long horns. It illustrates young Zero Two trying to hide her horns from Hiro, to which Hiro puts two icicles on his head, saying they're the same now.

Chapter 39.5 was released on April 11, 2018. It is a Pacific Rim x Darlifra special and features Strelizia wanting to fight Kaiju alongside the Jaeger with a ship, much to Delphinium's horror.

Episode 14: Punishment and Confession

Chapter 40 was released on April 15, 2018. It is in reference to Ichigo and Zero Two both wanting Hiro's heart. It illustrates both of them in a rap battle, amazing the boys with their lines.

Chapter 40.5 was released on April 15, 2018. It is a Pacific Rim x Darlifra special and features Ikuno learning that Jaeger pilots do not need to be of different genders to pilot, making her jealous of them.

Chapter 41 was released on April 16, 2018. It is in reference to Squad 13 allowing Zero Two to visit Hiro on the condition that they all accompany her and Hiro escaping from his hospital room to see Zero Two. It shows Zero Two fighting with Squad 13 to let her see Hiro until they relent, while Hiro escapes the hospital room to see Zero Two.

Chapter 42 was released on April 17, 2018. It is in reference to Ichigo's confession to Hiro. It illustrates Ichigo confessing to Hiro, shocking both Hiro and Goro.

Episode 15: Jian

Chapter 43 was released on April 22, 2018. It is in reference to Ichigo in Delphinium fighting Zero Two in stampede-mode Strelizia. It illustrates stampede-mode Strelizia fighting Delphinium and knocking off Delphinium's helmet.

Chapter 44 was released on April 23, 2018. It is in reference to Zero Two and Hiro reuniting and defeating the super Lehmann-class klaxosaur with Red Strelizia. It illustrates Red Strelizia defeating the super Lehmann and leaving a heart-shaped cloud of dust.

Chapter 44.1 was released on April 23, 2018. It is a spin-off special featuring Mitsuru and Ikuno's voice actors' (Ichikawa Aoi and Ishigami Shizuka) klaxosaur designs and original character design (Code 651).

Chapter 44.2 was released on April 23, 2018. It is a spin-off special featuring Squad 13 fighting against Ichikawa Aoi and Ishigami Shizuka's klaxosaurs and Mitsuru and Ikuno calling them cute.

Chapter 44.3 was released on April 23, 2018. It is a spin-off special featuring Code 651 trying to fight against Ichikawa Aoi and Ishigami Shizuka's klaxosaurs.

Chapter 44.4 was released on April 23, 2018. It is a promotional poster special featuring the highlights of the events of Episodes 1, 2 and 3 for the Bluray and DVD Volume 1.

Chapter 45 was released on April 24, 2018. It is in reference to the huge klaxosaur hand which came out of the ground and smashed Cerasus, only leaving Mistilteinn intact. It illustrates the klaxosaur hand making the "I Love You" sign before smashing Cerasus, to the horror of Squad 13, as well as Dr. FRANXX thinking of all the klaxosaur products he could make with the remains of the super-Lehmann.

Chapter 45.5 was released on April 25, 2018. It is a Pacific Rim x Darlifra special and features Hiro and Zero Two fighting together in an imaginary Jaeger, to Goro's amusement and Ichigo's confusion.

Episode 16: Days of Our Lives

Chapter 46 was released on May 6, 2018. It is in reference to Squad 13 having to do all their chores by themselves after their caretakers disappeared. It illustrates Miku and Kokoro washing the clothes, Mitsuru making a water filtration system and Goro and Ichigo setting fire to a pile of leaves.

Chapter 46.1 was released on May 6, 2018. It is a Code 056 Day special and features Goro as a detective.

Chapter 46.2 was released on May 6, 2018. It is a Code 556 Day special and features Kokoro tending to the plants in the greenhouse.

Chapter 47 was released on May 7, 2018. It is in reference to Kokoro giving Mitsuru a haircut. It illustrates the boys playing with Mitsuru's fluffy hair, much to his annoyance.

Chapter 48 was released on May 8, 2018. It is in reference to Squad 13 making their own dinner. It illustrates the results of Hiro, Goro and Zero Two's fishing competition and Zero Two teaching the others how to fish as much fish as possible.

Episode 17: Eden

Chapter 49 was released on May 13, 2018. It is in reference to Miku making a flower crown for Zero Two as well as Zero Two finding out Hiro has started growing horns. It illustrates Zero Two wearing the flower crown Miku made for her, doing a "horn kiss" with Hiro and placing her limiter on Hiro's growing horns.

Chapter 50 was released on May 14, 2018. It is in reference to Ikuno slapping Nine Alpha after he criticized humans for still having genders. It illustrates Nine Alpha berating Kokoro for wanting to have children followed by Ikuno trashing him while the rest of the Nines watch in horror.

Chapter 51 was released on May 15, 2018. It is in reference to Squad 13 discussing where they came from if Papa didn't create them after Kokoro questioned that idea. It illustrates them discussing the possible ways they were created, ranging from storks to magic potions to magic circles.

Episode 18: When the Sakura Blooms

Chapter 52 was released on May 20, 2018. It is in reference to Squad 13 preparing for Mitsuru and Kokoro's wedding. It illustrates Hiro and Zero Two introducing Mitsuru and Kokoro to the concept of a wedding and the rest of the squad pitching in the preparations.

Chapter 53 was released on May 21, 2018. It is in reference to Ichigo's love for cats and Ikuno's confession to Ichigo. It illustrates Ikuno dressing up as a cat in an attempt to get Ichigo's attention.

Chapter 54 was released on May 22, 2018. It is in reference to Mitsuru and Kokoro's wedding. It illustrates Mitsuru and Kokoro behaving anxiously during the final wedding preparations before their wedding.

Episode 19: Inhumanity

Chapter 55 was released on May 27, 2018. It is in reference to Dr. FRANXX's first encounter with the Klaxosaur Princess. It illustrates Dr. FRANXX trying to impress the Klaxosaur Princess but she ends up biting off his arm.

Chapter 56 was released on May 28, 2018. It is in reference to Squad 13 questioning Papa and asking for their freedom. It illustrates Squad 13 declaring they couldn't call Papa "papa" anymore, after which Papa stated he knew this would happen eventually.

Chapter 57 was released on May 29, 2018. It is in reference to Dr. FRANXX revealing he had created Zero Two from the Klaxosaur Princess's DNA. It illustrates Zero Two accidentally finding Dr. FRANXX's secret lab, where she saw all the rejected versions of the clones made from the Klaxosaur Princess's DNA.

Chapter 57.1 was released on May 29, 2018. It is a promotional poster special featuring the highlights of the events of Episodes 4, 5 and 6 for the Bluray and DVD Volume 2.

Chapter 57.5 was released on June 6, 2018. It is a Code 666 Day special featuring Zorome with a bike, with one shot of Miku riding with him.

Episode 20: A New World

Chapter 58 was released on June 10, 2018. It is in reference to the Nines meeting Squad 13 before the second battle of the Gran Crevasse. It illustrates an unenthusiastic Squad 13 meeting the Nines, who decide to get them fired up for the battle.

Chapter 59 was released on June 11, 2018. It is in reference to the Klaxosaur Princess meeting Zero Two and Hiro. It illustrates Hiro and Zero Two meeting the Klaxosaur Princess, Hiro calling Zero Two and the Klaxosaur Princess sisters and the Klaxosaur Princess attacking him for the comment.

Chapter 60 was released on June 12, 2018. It is in reference to the reveal of VIRM and Strelizia Apath. It illustrates the appearance of VIRM and Strelizia Apath amidst the battle against the klaxosaurs.

Episode 21: For You, My Love

Chapter 61 was released on June 17, 2018. It is in reference to the Klaxosaur Princess not needing to sit in a particular position to control the FRANXX. It illustrates her experimenting with the different positions in the FRANXX while she waits for Hiro to connect.

Chapter 62 was released on June 18, 2018. It is in reference to Dr. FRANXX revealing that the Nines are actually Zero Two's clones. It illustrates Dr. FRANXX explaining to Zero Two that the Nines were created with her DNA.

Chapter 63 was released on June 19, 2018. It is in reference to them fighting together during the second battle of the Gran Crevasse. It illustrates Squad 13 talking about the plans they have after they finish the current battle.

Episode 22: Stargazers

Chapter 64 was released on June 24, 2018. It is in reference to the different hairstyles the girls of Squad 13 wear. It illustrates the girls doing up Zero Two's hair in various hairdos every day and later fighting to tie Zero Two's hair for the day.

Chapter 65 was released on June 25, 2018. It is in reference to Goro bringing Ichigo a hot drink as they talk about the sayings young Hiro taught them. It illustrates Goro recalling all the sayings Hiro taught them with Ichigo, although most of them aren't really "sayings".

Chapter 66 was released on June 26, 2018. It is in reference to Hiro expressing his desire to go into space to rescue Zero Two. It illustrates Hiro declaring that Zero Two is still in space and that he wants to go there to rescue, later gaining his squadmates' support, despite their initial shock.

Chapter 66.5 was released on June 26, 2018. It is a promotional poster special featuring the highlights of the events of Episodes 7, 8 and 9 for the Bluray and DVD Volume 3.

Episode 23: DARLING in the FRANXX

Chapter 67 was released on July 1, 2018. It is in reference to Zero Two's dream that Hiro saw when he connected to her consciousness in Strelizia Apath. It illustrates Hiro in Zero Two's storybook, chasing after young Zero Two as she walks away from him, expressing her desire for him to remain human.

Chapter 68 was released on July 2, 2018. It is in reference to Squad 13 reuniting with Zero Two in space after Strelizia Apath's transformation to Strelizia True Apus. It illustrates Zero Two reuniting with Hiro and the rest of Squad 13, with Ichigo telling Zero Two and Hiro to promise them to come back and Zero Two demanding a honey-filled cake upon her return.

Chapter 69 was released on July 3, 2018. It is in reference to Hiro looking back at Squad 13's group picture taken at Mistilteinn. It illustrates Squad 13 taking pictures of how they normally always are like.

Episode 24: Never Let Me Go

Chapter 70 was released on July 8, 2018. It is in reference to Squad 13, and later the rest of the parasites, sending their thoughts and prayers to Hiro and Zero Two. It illustrates Squad 13 using lightsticks to cheer Zero Two and Hiro on while they are struggling in space.

Chapter 71 was released on July 9, 2018. It is in reference to Zorome and Miku having matching pink necklaces and being teachers after the 10-year time skip. It illustrates Zorome and Miku making matching necklaces out of Argentea to remember it by and later taking care of the new generation of children.

Chapter 72 was released on July 10, 2018. It is in reference to Squad 13's 10-year reunion. It illustrates Futoshi treating Ikuno and Naomi to cake, Ichigo accompanying Goro when he tells the new generation of children the stories of his travels and Miku telling Ai the stories of her parents, much to Kokoro's amusement and Mitsuru's embarrassment.

Chapter 73 was released on July 11, 2018. It is in reference to the boy and girl who resemble Hiro and Zero Two respectively meeting under Zero Two's Sakura tree a thousand years later. It illustrates the girl giving the boy a piece of maple chocolate red bean candy (the same flavour Zero Two gave Hiro in Chapter 5) which he finds familiar.

Post-series specials

Chapter 74 was released on September 2, 2018. It is a Bluray and DVD special which features the girls of Squad 13 going to a cafe for drinks and Zero Two adding a huge amount of honey to her drink.

Chapter 75 was released on September 21, 2018. It is a Bluray and DVD special which features the girls of Squad 13 going for karaoke after a recording session.

Chapter 76 was released on October 31, 2018. It is a Bluray and DVD special which features the girls of Squad 13 having a beach photoshoot.

Chapter 76.5 was released on October 31, 2018. It is a Halloween special which features Squad 13 dressed up in Halloween costumes.

Chapter 77 was released on November 24, 2018. It is a Bluray and DVD special which features the boys of Squad 13 creating a unit called XX:you to contrast the girls' unit called XX:me.

Chapter 78 was released on March 15, 2019. It is an art compilation special and features Darlifra art the artist created which was not published in the manga.

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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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