It’s time to meet the mystery-bot known only as FRANXX.
Earlier today, the official DARLING in the FRANXX anime’s Twitter account updated with a new TV spot. The 30-second trailer introduces a humanoid robot known as “FRANXX.”
The MACHINE Name is…「FRANXX」（フランクス） pic.twitter.com/X4sybeP1yo
— ダーリン・イン・ザ・フランキス (@DARLI_FRA) September 6, 2017
According to the teaser, FRANXX is a “steel maiden,” a humanoid robot shaped like a woman, who can also be piloted. Yep, it’s a Trigger show, alright.
Anyway, the teaser features a few phrases presented in colored text, which appear to be snippets of dialogue. The dialogue reads as follows:
Code:016: “But we were born solely to pilot the FRANXX.”
Code:002: “Will you escape? With me.”
A visual was also released, which shows the character in more detail. You can check this out below:
DARLING in the FRANXX is a co-production between Trigger and A-1 Pictures. Atsushi Nishigori (THE [email protected]) is directing the project, with Masayoshi Tanaka (anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, High School of the Dead) providing character designs. The team of Atsushi Nishigori and Naotaka Hayashi will collaborate on series composition.
Other confirmed staff members include:
- Assistant Director: Toshifumi Akai
- Action Supervisor: Masayoshi Tanaka
- Chief Animation Director: Masayoshi Tanaka
- Mechanical Design: Shigeto Koyama
Trigger showed off a short reveal trailer for DARLING in the FRANXX at Anime Expo, as well as a promotional teaser that hit in August. You can check both out below:
Anime Expo Trailer
— ダーリン・イン・ザ・フランキス (@DARLI_FRA) August 9, 2017
Source: Twitter (DARLI_FRA)