Get ready for a whole lot of Darling… and a few FRANXXs.

Earlier today, the official DARLING in the FRANXX anime website updated with a new trailer, as well as the show’s main cast and several new staffers. We break the details down below.

Promo Videos

The three-and-a-half minute promo opens with shots of a landscape, cut with narration by Yūto Uemura. A heavy string melody plays in the background. At the 1:25 point, the music cuts to a vocal theme, as the trailer starts to focus on character introductions and cuts from the show.

In addition to the trailer, Aniplex started streaming a 15-second and 30-second version of the show’s fourth TV spot.


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
  • Mistilteinn Design: Shouko Nakamura
  • Kyōryū Design: Shōta Iwasaki
  • Art Setting: Yoshinori Shiozawa
  • Art Director: Satoru Hirayanagi
  • Color Desgin: Kazuko Nakashima
  • 3D Directors: Shogo Tsurii, Ryuta Undo
  • 3DCG: Studio Khara, A-1 Pictures
  • Monitor Graphics: Kayoko Zama
  • Director of Photography: Yūya Sakuma
  • Music: Asami Tachibana
  • Sound Director: Shoji Hata
  • Editing: Akinori Mishima


The series will star the following:

  • Zero Two: Haruka Tomatsu
  • Hiro: Yūto Uemura
  • Mitsuru: Aoi Ichikawa
  • Futoshi: Hiroshi Gotō
  • Ichigo: Kana Ichinose
  • Zorome: Mutsumi Tamura
  • Miku: Nanami Yamashita
  • Kokoro: Saori Hayami
  • Ikuno: Shizuka Ishikawa
  • Goro: Yuichiro Umehara

DARLING in the FRANKXX is a co-production between Trigger and A-1 Pictures. The series is slated to hit Japanese TV in January 2018.

Trigger showed off a short reveal trailer for the project at Anime Expo. You can check it out below:

Several character visuals have also been released since the show’s initial announcement:

Source: Ota-suke