How Darling In the FranXX Wrecked its Worldbuilding

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Sometimes, one bad episode can ruin an entire series of buildup. Darling in the FranXX episode 19 manages that and then some. Here's why it's a trainwreck, and why it has me worried for the anime.
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Mother's Basement

To the people saying that episode 20 solves these problems - some quick thoughts:
as expected, the FranXX are Klaxosaurs - this is still a weak twist, and they made dr. franxx lie to himself in his own internal monologue to deliver it, which is weak writing.
The magma is also Klaxosaurs, which doesn't answer the question of how it works, it just creates a layer of abstraction. How did Klaxosaur civilization thrive without it? Were they using themselves as fuel all along?
I'm still enjoying the show, but it's not doing a good job of explaining itself, or of separating itself from the great mecha anime that preceded it.

1 year ago | [YT] | 3,874

Pr0l0gue

How a several million year war between the anti-spirals and lava demons was put to an end by one man's monster girl fetish

1 year ago | [YT] | 4,896

Illew Menadeh

Let's be honest: Everyone watched this anime because of Zero Two, there's no other reason

7 months ago | [YT] | 615

Joonas6

Just finished the show..... It really takes a huge nosedive at the end. Like holy shit.

1 year ago | [YT] | 697

Mike

"I'm not saying Darling in the Franxx is doomed to be hot garbage"

Ron Howard voice: "It was"

10 months ago | [YT] | 318

Abraham Alhamdani

I abandoned the show when aliens just appeared out of freaking nowhere; at least parts of Gurren foreshadowed the anti-spirals.

1 year ago | [YT] | 528

Ian Loberg

Here before Geoff becomes an evil scientist because he's an Atheist.

1 year ago | [YT] | 1,553

Taxtro

Speak for yourself, man.
I'm an atheist and I eat Christian babies every day.

6 months ago | [YT] | 57

The Truth

I'm fine with all the char development, with the drama, marriage, and all that stuff. Heck, I like those stuff.
The only thing I can't stand is the "Alien" plot twist. Like they can't came up with any other thing?
Wop de fcking do, the enemy is alien all along. The fck...

1 year ago | [YT] | 138

Olsun

They just destroyed the world and it's mystery with a single backstory

1 year ago | [YT] | 155

^NutcasE^

"it's not doomed to have a awfull conclusion". the naiveness of the past only hurts my unclosed wounds.

6 months ago | [YT] | 87

I'm Just Saiyan

Ichigo could had saved the wedding if she used her Bankai.

1 year ago | [YT] | 1,723

Kirk

As a christian, i find it offensive it implies atheist have less or no morals compared to those who have some kind of faith. Still i started watching this show and find it interesting but not any kind of masterpiece.

1 year ago | [YT] | 360

Daniel Blázquez

Darling in the franxx is evangelion but poorly donne...

1 year ago | [YT] | 221

Gallant Soul

I dropped it after episode 15. I guess it was a right decision

1 year ago | [YT] | 50

King Crab

Darling in the Franxx is a genuinely good anime, except everything episode 19 and past that

3 months ago | [YT] | 23

Nolberto Roa Pulido

15:23 It is impossible not to avoid thinking about the Gigguk's video “Darling in the FranXX in 10 Minutes” and the Goro character screaming: “FRIENDSHIP?! This robots run on doggie-style!”

6 months ago | [YT] | 14

Hoang Vu Luu

Dr. FranXX = Bad Okabe Rintaro

1 year ago | [YT] | 68

Даниил Титнер

maybe u right...

BUT




who cares? those robots run on doggy style

6 months ago | [YT] | 12

さん誰か

I can't wait for a chapter 23 review...... this problem needs attention, sir :s

1 year ago | [YT] | 128


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