Review: DARLING IN THE FRANXX: PART TWO Is Entertaining But Bizarre


Looks beautiful but some of the moments in it make it a less than perfect but still worth checking out.

The second half of Darling In The Franxx is odd to put it lightly. It starts at a high point but soon succumbs to some of the studio’s familiar tropes. Is it still worth checking out?


It started with a kiss from the mysterious girl that called him…darling. In a battle against deadly beasts known as 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, Code 016, was once a prodigy FRANXX pilot. But right when he gives up the fight, he meets Zero Two, the girl with the horns, and finds a new reason to keep going. But working with Zero Two has its own troubles. Known as the partner killer, no one has survived more than three battles with her. Still, she’s determined to prove that Hiro is her match—her darling. Will the pair become the saviors of this desolate world, or is there something more dangerous than klaxosaurs awaiting them?

Darling in the Franxx


The second half of the series opens up with one of the best episodes of the entire show. The episode titled “The Beast and The Prince” showcases the hidden story of how Hiro and Zero Two first met. It is extremely touching and heartfelt to watch. Unfortunately, the series is a bit of a bumpy ride from there.

The series marches towards its ending with a disjointed sense of escalation which has to lead to a divide with how much enjoyment the audience experiences. Extreme revelations come at a breakneck pace and don’t let up from there. By the final episode, the series does reach an enjoyable conclusion but at the same time, you can’t help but wonder if a more fluid outcome could have been reached. Also, some of the more extreme elements (such as where the later designs for the giant robots) are both peculiar and seem to come out of nowhere. Still, the series doesn’t skimp on making sure to provide plenty of giant mecha action to satisfy those who enjoy robots fighting giant monsters.

Darling in the Franxx


This is one of those few instances where the production quality for the series doesn’t decline over the show’s run. These episodes look just as good as those in the first collection. Also despite how odd of a concept it is (it really needs to be seen to be appreciated), Strelizia’s True Apus form is a unique and interesting concept. Also, the escalating battles are an impressive sight to behold and should not be overlooked just because the series makes some strange choices with its storytelling.


The second half doesn’t have as many enjoyable extras as the first half (especially compared to the premium version which came with the picture book). This release features some recap episodes and a bit commentary which will be enjoyed more for hardcore fans.

Darling in the Franxx


Darling in the Franxx: Part Two delivers an ending which left many divided. A lot of emotion, giant robot combat, and character growth are presented but the series also employs some strange tropes which were hard to overlook. With the hype and negativity from the initial run over and done, this series deserves a second watch with fresh eyes. Take the time to see for yourself how the relationship of Zero Two and her darling plays out.

Darling in the Franxx: Part Two is available from Funimation.


The Simpsons | Season 1 Ep. 5: Bart’s Fight Highlight | FXX

Homer advises Bart on how he can win his fight against Nelson Muntz. Subscribe now for more The Simpsons clips: THE SIMPSONS continues to strike a chord with viewers for irreverently poking fun at anything and everything. As the longest-running scripted series in television history, THE SIMPSONS has become one of the most consistently…

Legacies | Season 2 Episode 5 | Screw Endgame Promo | The CW

Stream new episodes of Legacies Fridays, free only on The CW App: SUBSCRIBE: About LEGACIES: The show centers around Hope Mikaelson, the vampire-witch-werewolf hybrid daughter of Hayley Marshall-Kenner and Klaus Mikaelson, and her time at a school for the supernatural called The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. Connect with LEGACIES online:…

Negan Cooks Supper With The Whisperers | The Walking Dead Season 10 Ep. 6

Negan tries to keep up with Beta, plus more from The Walking Dead. Watch more from The Walking Dead: Subscribe to The Walking Dead on YouTube: #WalkingDead #TheWalkingDead #WalkingDeadTalkedAboutScene THE WALKING DEAD: Like The Walking Dead on Facebook: Follow The Walking Dead on Twitter: Visit The Walking Dead Official Site:…

Batwoman | Season 1 Episode 7 | Tell Me The Truth Promo | The CW

Watch new episodes on Sunday and stream Batwoman from the beginning, free only on The CW app: SUBSCRIBE: About BATWOMAN: Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) soars through the shadowed streets of Gotham as Batwoman. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, she must first overcome her own…

Carol Meets King Ezekiel For The First Time | The Walking Dead Classic Scenes

Watch Carol meet King Ezekiel for the first time, plus more from The Walking Dead. Watch Classic Scenes from The Walking Dead: Subscribe to The Walking Dead on YouTube: #WalkingDead #TheWalkingDead #WalkingDeadClassicScenes THE WALKING DEAD: Like The Walking Dead on Facebook: Follow The Walking Dead on Twitter: Visit The Walking Dead…

Arrow | Season 8 Episode 5 | Prochnost Promo | The CW

Stream new episodes of Arrow Wednesdays, free only on The CW App: SUBSCRIBE: About ARROW: After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the South China Sea. Oliver returned home to Starling City, bent on righting…

His Dark Materials: Season 1 Episode 3 Promo | HBO

Take a look ahead at His Dark Materials Season One Epsiode 3. New episodes air Mondaays at 9PM ET on HBO. Like on Facebook: Follow on Twitter: https://twitter/daemonsanddust #HBO #HisDarkMaterials Subscribe to HBO on YouTube: His Dark Materials stars Dafne Keen, James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Adapting Philip Pullman’s award-winning trilogy…

Ready for War Official Teaser | SHOWTIME Documentary Film

Ready for War is a documentary on immigrants deported after volunteering in the U.S military. Premieres November 22 at 9/8c. #ShoDocs Subscribe to the SHOWTIME YouTube channel: Don’t have SHOWTIME? Order now: Get SHOWTIME merchandise now: Get more SHOWTIME: Follow: Like: Instagram: Website:
Anthony Wendel
Anthony is a geek through and through who still looks forward to new releases, sneak peaks, Giant Monsters, and robots of all shapes and sizes. He loves animation of all shapes and sizes. He has a distinct apprehension for trolling and clips shows. His book, The Handbook for Surviving A Giant Monster Attack is available on Amazon.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here