Volume 1 of the DARLING in the FRANXX (ダーリン・イン・ザ・フランキス, Dārin In Za Furankisu) manga series was released on February 2, 2018.
In a dystopian world, humanity has been pushed into near extinction by klaxosaurs and now reside in mobile-fortresses called Plantations. All the adults have become immortal and the children, referred to as Parasites, are created to pilot giant robots called FRANXX to fight against the klaxosaurs.
A girl with red horns named Zero Two arrives at Cerasus with Dr. FRANXX but she runs away to Mistilteinn, the bygone environment of Squad 13. One of the children of the squad, Hiro, fails to become a pilot while his unit, Squad 13, attends their graduation ceremony, which is hosted by Papa, their avowed leader. Hiro meets Zero Two and the two discuss their similarities in being alone, and she asks him if he wants to be her ‘darling’ before she is found by her partner and taken away. The next day, Hiro and his partner, Naomi, are about to be discharged from Squad 13 and return to the Garden until a klaxosaur attacks the plantation. Naomi is severely injured in the process. In the chaos, Hiro reunites with Zero Two, who pilots Strelizia and her partner dies. However, the two prove to be compatible when he begs to pilot with her to protect his friends. However, because she is a klaxosaur-human hybrid and all her partners supposedly die after riding with her three times, Hiro is forbidden from piloting with her again. To test his abilities, he takes part in a mock battle with Ichigo as his partner but fails to connect with her, causing the mock battle to end in a draw.
The squad is given it’s first sortie but Chlorophytum stays behind due to Mitsuru and Ikuno’s incompatibility. Meanwhile, Zero Two and Hiro secretly venture into the Inner City and Zero Two tells him the lifeless style of the adults before they are found by Nana.
List of Chapters
DARLING in the FRANXX
|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|
|KEYWORD||Klaxosaur | FRANXX|