The second episode of Darling in the FranXX by A1-Pictures and Studio Trigger has finally aired. The visuals of this series are great and the story though not so unique was still very entrancing.
I have still high hopes for this show, given how many little details were put in this show. For example how the gauge for Hiro - Ichigo link went straight up to 100% from the get go, while for Ichigo with her own partner only go up to about 68% during their test run, and they showed how none of them reach full gauge.
There are a lot of foreshadowing that it's not Hiro's problem at all that he cannot pilot the machines, but in fact no one else can actually match his umm... "OPness", except 02. And I feel that explains why Hiro is being a pushover, given how he must feel inferior not being able to pilot and half of his colleagues constantly blame Hiro for being the problem. The fact that Ichigo is trying so hard makes me wonder if there is one day she actually caught up and be able to pair with Hiro. I actually look forward to seeing the character developments in this show.
The weird implicit sex imagery aside (which I am pretty neutral about), at the moment this is THE show I absolutely look forward to seeing.
(Image: screenshot from the anime)
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