DARLING in the FRANXX Part 1 Blu-ray/DVD

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SKU: 704400020070

Retail Price: $64.98

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About DARLING in the FRANXX Part 1 Blu-ray/DVD

DARLING in the FRANXX Part 1 contains episodes 1-12 of the anime directed by Atsushi Nishigori.

In a battle against the klaxosaurs only the children, classified as parasites, are humanity’s hope in this dying world. Fighting in mechanized suits known as FRANXX, parasites are grouped up in male and female pairs to face the monstrous creatures. Hiro was once a prodigy FRANXX pilot. But when he gives up the fight, he meets Zero Two, the girl with the horns, and finds a new reason to keep going.

Special Features: Episode 6 Commentary, Episode 12 Video Commentary, Pre-Broadcast Special, Web Previews, Textless Opening Song, Trailers


  • Publisher: FUNIMATION
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Action, Drama, Science Fiction
  • Themes: Adventure, Mecha
  • Age Rating: 14+
  • Run Time: 300
  • Year Created: 2018
  • Release Date: 3/26/2019
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: A

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Ratings & Reviews

6 reviews

A Great Series!


This a great anime series! Excellent storyline and characters that make care about them. It's been awhile, since I've seen a real good drama - science fiction on the level with Evangelion and Eureka Seven. This series is worth the money. Check it out. Bye.

A Sexist Message - and a Poor Plot to Boot


I will admit that the art and animation is amazing, the music is great, and the characters are fun and interesting.

However, I cannot condone this work, both for advocating offensive and sexist ideas and for being poorly written.

Firstly, the story has a strong rightist, conservative theme that emphasizes that the purpose for women is simply having babies, and that women need men to be truly happy, something that is sexist and offensive for the modern viewer such as myself.

But more than that, the series fails to even present its story well. The show is unoriginal, borrowing from successful series like Evangelion without actually trying to build and go further. Characterization is stunted. And the messages being conveyed are too flat, lacking a deeper perspective or coherency. The show, while having some good qualities, has a bad message and lackluster execution.

The Better Half Of The Series

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Darling In The Franxx is a very mixed bag for me as a series. I absolutely love the first 15 episodes of the series, and they tell a compelling story with interesting characters and an interesting world.

The story hooks you immediately and makes you want to know more, and does a good job of making you both love and hate certain characters. It does have an Evangelion feel at a lot of points, but given the creators of the show that should be no surprise.

The plot follows a similar "monster of the week" formula without getting stale, and has a lot of subdued plot points for the watcher to follow.

The second half of the series, episodes 16-24, are an entirely different show as far as I'm concerned, and I will leave my opinion of that half for the second part of the blu-ray set. It's just a shame FUNimation couldn't put all 15 of the good episodes in one package.

Definitely worth a purchase, but unfortunately you have to buy both sets to get the entirety of the first half.

Don’t listen to the crappy reviews!!!


Absolutely amazing anime! Great story! Worth the time and money to watch!!

Familiar packaging with bright new wrapping paper with a pretty bow.

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Familiar themes presented in a new way. I found the story compelling and fresh. I won't lay out the cash for a maybe series so I usually buy only those series worth rewatching after already having viewed them (anime can be expensive). I am not a big fan of mecha anime but love something that stands out: ROBOTECH for example. This series stands out. The second half lags a bit on story but comes to a somewhat satisfactory ending. Although a bit sexist, the main lead is female and a very strong catalyst for the series. I took a chance on watching this and became enthralled; you will too.

The Best Sci-Fi Romance Out There

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DITF is a series that grabs your attention right from the start and rarely if ever relaxes its grip. There's very little filler, and they get most of it out of the way in this first half of the series. The main narrative is driven forward by a strong cast of engaging characters with interesting dynamics, and for my money the romance between Hiro and 02 is the best love story ever told. The rough part of this first set is that it ends with the mid-series cliffhanger, so you'll definitely want to collect them both.

The box art is beautiful, especially when paired with the second half. Speaking of beautiful art, the series is consistently gorgeously animated in and outside of action scenes, with all involved studios putting their best work forward. In my opinion, the dub is stronger overall than the sub.

Darling absolutely should not be missed.