The timeline of the anime and manga are both shown. Due to the differences between the two versions, the timelines are different.

For the full list of differences between the anime and the manga, please see Anime and Manga Differences.

Anime Timeline

Episode(s) Event
Episode 19

1998: Karina Milsa is born.

2025: Dr. FRANXX is asked to join APE to conduct a study on human immortality.

2030: Dr. FRANXX achieves the method of becoming immortal via injecting humans with magma energy but it leads to infertility.

2036: It is reported that humanity's immortality rate exceeded 70% and the rest would complete their surgeries in two years.

2037: The Klaxosaurs made their first appearance, destroying a mining facility and making landfall, only stopping after several nuclear missiles hit it. The eastern half of the Australian continent became an exclusion zone. 

2042: APE holds the 13th startup trial for the FRANXX prototype. It hit a roadblock where it wouldn't start up. After rigorous testing, it was discovered that the pilot needed to possess reproductive functions. 

Karina is killed during the startup ritual. Hundreds of other participants perish during the prototype phase.

The Garden is built to nurture and raise children as parasites. At some point, Nana and Hachi are born around this period.

Dr. FRANXX encounters the Klaxosaur Princess and manages to obtain a sample of her hair.

Several years before the events of Episode 13 Zero Two is born
2122: 14 years prior to Episode 01 February 6th: Mitsuru is born

June 6th: Kokoro is born

October 15th: Hiro is born

December 3rd: Zorome is born

Ichigo, Goro, Ikuno, Futoshi, and Naomi are all born the same year.

2131: 5 years prior to Episode 01 Hiro starts naming parasites.

Mitsuru undergoes an Elixir Injection.

Hiro helps Zero Two escape but both are captured and their memories are erased.

Episode 06 2134: Two years prior to Episode 01, 090 and Squad 26 fight alongside Zero Two. 090 loses his partner and 26 parasite participates perish..
Episode 01 August, 2136: Squad 13 is assigned to a capacity test in which all but Hiro and Naomi pass.

Zero Two arrives at Plantation 13 a couple of weeks later.

The next day, a graduation ceremony for the parasites of Squad 13 is held. It is interrupted by a klaxosaur attack. The klaxosaur is neutralized by Strelizia, piloted by Zero Two and Hiro.

Episode 02 The day after the klaxosaur attack, the startup ritual picked up where it left off.

The day after the ritual, Squad 13 has their first FRANXX drill.

Kissing between Plantations 13 and 26 is scheduled to commence in 175 hours (1 week)

Two days after the startup ritual, Hiro and Ichigo do a mock battle against Zorome and Miku, which yields no success for Hiro.

Episode 03 The day after the mock battle, Squad 13 carries out its first mission against a group of klaxosaurs.

Chlorophytum is out of commission due to lack of synchronization, and Hiro is banned from piloting with Zero Two.

The mission almost fails until Strelizia, piloted by Zero Two and Mitsuru, arrives to help. Mitsuru is then hospitalized after barely surviving the ride.

Episode 04 The next day, Squad 13 has their second sortie and successfully defends their plantation from a worm-type Klaxosaur with the help of Strelizia.
Episode 05 One week since Episode 01: The ceremony for the plantation's kissing is held.

The next day, they discuss it. At 7:00, they have breakfast, and klaxosaurs are detected. An hour later, a meeting is held. 33 hours from the meeting, the klaxosaurs are expected to arrive.

Squad 13 and 26 rendezvous, and Hiro is permitted to pilot Strelizia with Zero Two.

Episode 06 In the early morning hours the next day, the klaxosaurs appear earlier than expected.

Both squads fight against a Gutenberg class klaxosaur.

Hiro nearly succumbs during his third ride but he miraculously survives and helps eliminate the klaxosaur.

Episode 07 September: Squad 13 is awarded a trip to the beach and they discover an abandoned modern city.
Episode 08 Squad 13 goes through a gender conflict and split the house apart but they reconcile the same day.
Episode 09 December: The members of Squad 13 receive their annual presents from Papa.

The squad battles a Gutenberg klaxosaur but they have to rescue Goro after Delphinium is captured.

Episode 10 Squad 13 is invited to the city to receive an award.

Zorome gets lost while venturing through the city and meets an old woman.

Episode 11 January, 2137: From the kill chart displayed by Nana at 3:20, approximately 26 weeks have passed since episodes 1-3.[1]

The squad does a partner shuffle: Mitsuru and Ikuno split, Mitsuru pairs with Kokoro, who splits from Futoshi, who is paired with Ikuno.

Episode 12 January 31th: Squad 13 is sent back to the Garden for tests before going into battle.

Goro mentions it has been six months since they left the Garden.

Zero Two goes rogue and attacks Hiro.

Episode 13 Hiro regains his lost memories of Zero Two from his childhood.
Episode 14 February 2nd: Hiro is admitted to the hospital.[2].

A couple of days later, Zero Two defects from Squad 13 after Ichigo forcibly separates her from Hiro and attacks the squad, which makes Hiro call her a monster for hurting his friends.

Episode 15 Mid March: Squad 26 self-destructs to stop a super-Lehmann class klaxosaur but fail.

Hiro and Zero Two reconcile and reconnect through Strelizia as Plantation 13 is being destroyed by the klaxosaurs.

Squad 13 and the 9’s defeat the klaxosaur and open the door of Gran Crevasse.

Parasite reserves drop to 60% due to the high number of casualties and more than a dozen plantations are destroyed. Plantation 13’s Mistilteinn survives.

Episode 16 Early April: Squad 13 is left alone at their boarding home and they learn to tend to themselves.

Futoshi mentions it has been a month since the events from the previous episode.

Episode 17 Mid April: Kokoro and Mitsuru enter an intimate relationship.

The 9’s learn about this and inform Papa.

Episode 18 Mid April: Kokoro and Mitsuru hold a wedding ceremony but are taken away in the middle of it and their memories are erased.

Based on the blooming cycle of sakura trees, at least two weeks have passed between episodes 16-18.

At the Bird Nest, Zorome comments a couple of weeks have passed since the wedding.

Episode 19 Early May: Papa agrees to release Squad 13 from their duties if they win the final battle at Gran Crevasse.
Episode 20 Nana's replacement says that they'll boot up the Star Entity (Hringhorni) the next day.

The next day, the supposed final battle between the klaxosaurs and humanity takes place.

The VIRM, led by Papa and the Vice Chairman, invade Earth and fight the klaxosaurs and parasites, resulting in countless casualties.

The Klaxosaur Princess links with Hiro via Strelizia to activate Hringhorni and fight VIRM but is infected by a virus designed as a bomb.

Episode 21 Squad 13 regroups to help Zero Two reach Hiro before the bomb detonates.

The princess sacrifices herself, allowing Hiro and Zero Two to reconnect and Strelizia evolves into Strelizia Apath, forcing the VIRM to retreat.

Dr. FRANXX is killed in the ensuing chaos after reconciling with Zero Two.

Zero Two is left in a catatonic state after VIRM retreats.

Episode 22 May 7th: The parasites work to survive by planting crops.

May 8th: Kokoro is admitted to the hospital and learns she is pregnant (approximately four weeks along based on the dates but her HCG results erroneously imply she is seven weeks along)

May 9th: Hiro chooses to go to space to rescue Zero Two.

Episode 23 May 10th: Squad 13 and the 9’s battle the VIRM in space.

Alpha Nine sacrifices himself to save Hiro and the other 9’s are killed by VIRM.

Kokoro and Mitsuru reconcile after deciding to keep their child.

Hiro and Zero Two reunite and leave through a warp gate to eliminate VIRM for good.

Episode 24 July 19th: 70 days after the gate passage, Hiro and Zero Two fight an armada of VIRM.

July 21st: 72 days after the gate passage, the parasites begin cultivating a self-sufficient lifestyle.

January 10th, 2138: 245 days after the gate passage, Kokoro gives birth to her and Mitsuru’s first child, Ai.

July 1st, 2139: 783 days after the gate passage, Hiro and Zero Two sacrifice themselves to destroy the VIRM planet.

July 10th, 2147: 3705 days since the gate passage, Squad 13 reunites and reminisce Hiro and Zero Two during a school ceremony for their children.

1,000 years later, Hiro and Zero Two are reincarnated into two children and meet.

Manga Timeline

Chapter(s) Event
Chapter 01 - Chapter 02 Zero Two arrives at Plantation 13

Squad 13 undergoes a capacity test; all but Hiro and Naomi pass. The others participate in a graduation ceremony.

The squad prepares for the startup ritual but it is interrupted by a Klaxosaur that is neutralized by Strelizia.

Chapter 03 - Chapter 05 Two days after the graduation ceremony, A mock battle takes place between Delphinium and Argentea to test Hiro’s abilities.
Chapter 06 - Chapter 11 One day after the mock battle, the squad has its first mission.

Chlorophytum is out of commission due to lack of synchronization and Hiro is allowed to pilot with Zero Two due to the operation turning into a rescue operation.

The mission almost fails until Strelizia, piloted by Zero Two and Hiro, arrives.

Chapter 12 - Chapter 26 One week after the first sortie, Plantations 13 and 26 commence kissing. The parasites from both teams have a friendship ceremony.

The next day, Squad 13 meets the 9’s.

Squad 13 and 26, along with the 9’s, participate in a joint operation to defend the plantations from a Gutenberg klaxosaur, which is killed by Strelizia.

The Klaxosaur princess makes her first appearance from the shadows.

Chapter 27 - Chapter 30 Squad 13 is awarded a trip to the beach and find an abandoned modern city.
Chapter 31 The 9’s holds a meeting at the Bird Nest.
Chapter 32 - Chapter 36 Squad 13 is sent to neutralize a Gutenberg Klaxosaur then rescue Ichigo when Delphinium is captured.
Chapter 37 - Chapter 43 Four months pass, when the squad visits the city to receive medals.

The 9’s confront and fight the princess but she forces Delta Nine to link with her. All the 9’s other than Alpha and Delta are killed.

Papa orders the two to be pruned, prompting Squad 13 to rescue them.

After Kokoro begs Nana and Hachi not to give up on them, Hachi decides to help them.

Chapter 44 -

Chapter 49

A couple of weeks pass, when Ikuno and Futoshi request a partner shuffle to help Mitsuru keep piloting.

Ikuno confesses to Ichigo.

Squad 13 is sent to neutralize a Gutenberg Klaxosaur with their new Chlorophytum and Genista pairs.

Genista gets caught in the klaxosaur but the Klaxosaur is killed following Kokoro and Mitsuru’s realization of their feelings for each other.

Chapter 50 - Chapter 60 Dr. FRANXX realizes Hachi did not carry out with the pruning of the 9’s.

Delta goes missing and is controlled by the Klaxosaur Princess, who manipulates Zero Two into attacking Mistilteinn.

Hiro and Zero Two regain their lost memories from their childhood, and 001 flees.

Zero Two leaves Plantation 13 and heads to the Gran Crevasse to fight 001. Ten days later, Squad 13 is deployed to the fight.

001 seizes Star Entity after defeating Zero Two but is infected by a virus that will destroy the planet and she destroys the APE HQ.

Hiro and Zero Two reconnect and reconcile, and defeat 001, who uses her life force to restore the planet.


Hiro: "The day after the klaxosaur attack, the startup ritual picked up where it left off, but in much quieter circumstances."
-- in Episode 02

Announcer: "Kissing will commence in 175 hours."
-- in Episode 02

Kokoro: "Yesterday's ceremony was something else, huh? I was so excited, I had trouble getting to sleep last night."
-- in Episode 05

090 (to Zero Two): "The joint operation two years ago! Your reckless fighting style got us isolated on the battlefield, and I lost my partner!"
-- in Episode 05

Futoshi: "One month has already passed since we were given those orders."
-- in Episode 16

Goro: "It's been one whole month."
-- in Episode 16

Hiro: "Goro developed a fever last week, too. "
-- in Episode 16

Hachi: "It was on the doctor's orders that we didn't contact you over the past month."
-- in Episode 17


  • The setting of the series takes place in the twenty-second century.
    • Lemur tells the Klaxosaur Princess that the Human-Klaxosaur war has been going for close to a century. As the war began in the year 2037, this implies the year in episode 17 is 2137.
    • Half a year passes between episode 01 through episode 12 (as Goro states they left the Garden six months prior in episode 12), which makes the year 2136 in episode 01.