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Short introduction to To Darling in the FranXX

Set in the distant future, the land is ruined and humanity establishes the mobile fort city Plantation. Pilots produced inside Plantation live in Mistilteinn, also know as the “birdcage.” Children live there knowing nothing of the outside world or the freedom of the sky. Their lives consist of battling to carry out missions. Their enemies are mysterious giant lifeforms known as Kyouryuu, and the children pilot robots called Franxx to face off against them. For the children, riding the Franxx proves their existence. A boy named Hiro is called Code:016, and he was once known as a prodigy. However, he has fallen behind, and his existence seems unnecessary. Not piloting a Franxx is the same as ceasing to exist. One day, a mysterious girl known as “Zero Two” appears before him. Two horns grow out of her head.

10. God Eater

Description: In the early 2050s, unknown life forms called “Oracle cells” begin their uncontrolled consumption of all life on Earth. Their ravenous appetite and remarkable adaptability earn them first dread, then awe, and finally the name “aragami”. In the face of an enemy completely immune to conventional weapons, urban civilization collapses, and each day humanity is driven further and further toward extinction. One single ray of hope remains for humanity. Following the development of “God Arcs”—living weapons which incorporate Oracle cells—their wielders are organized into an elite force.

Number of Episodes: 13

Release Year: 2015 – 2016

Both of them are post apocalyptic anime. They both have some sort of creature that groups of specialized fighters need to exterminate. Both have aspects of a coming of age story. Like Darling in the Franxx, God Eater focuses on teens and a few adults. Most characters have their own hopes, dreams, and struggles. Scientists have a heavy involvement in the plot

9. Buddy Complex

Description: When a giant robot suddenly attacks the city, a high-school student named Aoba is saved by a classmate who’s piloting her own mecha. After accepting an offer to join the alliance she’s is a part of, Aoba is thrust into the middle of high-flying robot warfare!

Number of Episodes: 13

Release Year: 2014

8. Girly Air Force

Description: Mysterious flying creatures called Zai suddenly appear and overwhelm all of mankind’s aerial combat forces. To fight them, mankind modifies existing aircraft frames to create mechanized soldiers called “Daughters,” which are operated by automated piloting mechanisms called “Anima” that have the appearance of human girls. The story begins when Narutani Kei, a boy who yearns to take to the skies, encounters a shining red aircraft and its pilot, an Anima named Gripen who has been named mankind’s trump card.

Number of Episodes: 12

Release Year: 2019

Gripen and Kei are really similar to Hrio and Zero Two’s relationship: The girls are both human appearing misfits that pilot a war machine and the male protagonist must ride along with them to bring out their true powers. Both shows also have a focus on fighting aliens-like creatures.

7. Kiznaiver

Description: The fictional Japanese city named Sugomori City is built on reclaimed land. But as the years go by, the city’s population is decreasing. One day, Sonozaki tells her classmate Katsuhira: “You have been selected to be a Kiznaiver.” The Kizuna System, which allows Katsuhira to share his wounds, connects him to the classmates whose lives and personalities completely differ from his. The Kizuna System is an incomplete system for the implementation of world peace that connects people through wounds. All those who are connected to this system are called Kiznaivers. When one Kiznaiver is wounded, the system divides and transmits the wound among the other Kiznaivers.

Number of Episodes: 12

Release Year: 2016

They both have the theme of descovering what emotions are and what humanity has to offer. They start out closeted with little to no emotion, but as the story progresses they start to discover new and interesting things that they haven’t experienced before. They start to learn that there are different emotions like love, happiness, sadness.

6. Blood Blockade Battlefront (Kekkai Sensen)

Description: After a breach between Earth and the netherworld opens up over New York, humans and creatures from other dimensions become trapped in an impenetrable bubble that surrounds the city. Forced to coexist in a new city known as Salem’s Lot, the shaky peace between humanity and the netherworld creatures is protected by an underground group of super humans known as Libra. When a case of mistaken identity brings not-so-ordinary delivery boy Leonardo Watch face-to-face with this group, he joins their ranks hoping to help prevent the destruction of the world by a group of monsters and madmen lead by a powerful being known as the King of Despair.

Number of Episodes: 12

Release Year: 2015

Fast paced with a intricate story that keeps the viewer interested, it’s a fine choice if you’re looking for something similar. Blood Blockade Battlefront is more comical and has less romance but it still has a strong story. With both anime’s you can see the characters grow and adapt which is great to watch. Darling in the Franxx is set on a station of facility in the middle of know where so the location is very different to the hustle and bustle of New York City. 

5. The Promised Neverland (Yakusoku no Neverland)

Description: Emma, Norman, Ray, and many other “siblings” live at an isolated orphanage cut off from the outside world. They live a charmed life surrounded by friends and watched over by Mama, their caretaker, until they leave the house for a foster family by the age of twelve. The only rule is that they must never venture outside of the gate that isolates them from the rest of society, for dangers await. But one day, the children learn the true horror of what’s in store for their short lives… 

Number of Episodes: 12

Release Year: 2019

They both take place in worlds where they could die due to their government. And they both fight to survive and to fight monsters. 

4. Kill La Kill

Description: Ryuuko Matoi is a fiery, feisty girl on a vengeful mission: she’ll find her father’s murderer at all costs, with only a giant red scissor blade as a clue to the villain’s whereabouts. Using the item as a weapon, she fights her way into the terrifying Honnouji Academy to track down a lead, unaware that the institute is brutally governed by a student council that’s anything but ordinary. Wielding special “Goku uniforms”, the group, led by president Satsuki, uses superpowers to keep the student body in check – but things are about to change now that Ryuuko’s in town!

Number of Episodes: 24

Release Year: 2013 – 2014

So much fanservice and trigger flair in both, so little meaningful plot in both, lots of action and over-the-top stuff. Just what to expect from trigger can be found in both of these anime.

3. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Description: Simon lives a boring life in the underground village of Jeeha, where his main job day in and day out is to dig tunnels. His close friend Kamina, however, longs to bust out of their oppressive existence and reach the surface world where open skies and adventure await! One day, during his usual digs, Simon discovers a robot with a big face buried amongst the rocks. No sooner has he shown Kamina his mysterious find when two beings from the surface crash land into Jeeha Village – one is a gun-toting woman calling herself Yoko and the other is a terrifying mecha piloted by a Beastman! Seeing their chance to escape village drudgery, Kamina rallies Simon and Yoko to defeat the invader using their new robot, Lagann. However, upon breaking out onto the surface world, Simon, Kamina, and Yoko encounter enemies more powerful than they could have envisioned. Their fight for adventure just turned into a war for the survival of the human race – will their lust for freedom hold out against such terrible odds?

Number of Episodes: 27

Release Year: 2007

Both Darling and Lagann have a lot of fanservice, mechs, mechservice, and delicious trigger guys animation goodness, as well as giant robots hitting giant monster robot things in the face goodness that you can expect from these creators. 

2. Eureka Seven

Description: Like most boys his age, the young Renton thinks of nothing but reffing – riding trapar waves on a board – and idolizes Holland, the leader of the renegade group of reffers named Gekko State. As an orphan of a famous hero, he lives a boring life with his grandfather until the beautiful Eureka crashes, literally, into his life. Now, with the help of his newfound friend and crush, Renton finds himself living amongst the crew of Gekko State. The errands are hard and the bullying is fierce, but with Eureka by his side, Renton just might find the courage to tough it out and even save the world!

Number of Episodes: 50

Release Year: 2005 – 2006

Both Eureka Seven and DARLING in the FRANXX have mechs. But they also have a weird alien-ish girl, weird crazy pink haired girls, and generic boy protagonist who pilot said mechs and develop relationships with said girls.

1. Neon Genesis Evangelion

Description: In the future, a devastating event known as Second Impact has destroyed Tokyo as we know it, giving rise to Tokyo III – a city under siege by mysterious lifeforms known only as Angels. Mankind’s only line of defense are the Evangelions, a set man-made machines piloted by a trio of fourteen year-old teenagers, Rei, Shinji, and Asuka. The fate of Japan and the entire world now lie with these three children, though they might not have the power to save the most important thing of all: each other.

Number of Episodes: 26

Release Year: 1995 – 1996

Both of these anime have the mecha genre, and have psychological elements and adolescent boys piloting mechs. A situation where the mechs are more than what they appear to be, as well as the monsters they battle.  Young boys thrust into a situation they don’t truly understand yet they must because they are “chosen” for such a task with underlying psychological elements then check these out.

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