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Darling in the Franxx Season 2: Release Date, Plot & More!

Will there be a Darling In The Franxx season 2? If it happens, will Hiro and Zero Two face the VIRM? The mecha series is set in a post-apocalyptic world, divided between adults and children. Klaxosaurs, destructive creatures, emerge, and APE, a sinister organization, builds Plantations to shield humanity, each protected by Franxx mechs piloted by children.

Hiro partners with the mysterious Zero Two after her co-pilot’s death. While resembling Neon Genesis Evangelion, Darling In The Franxx earned praise for its characters and action. Some criticized the second half of season 1 for a rushed plot. Despite this, there’s hope for improvement in Darling In The Franxx season 2.

Season 1, concluding in 2018, left a conclusive ending with Hiro and Zero Two sacrificing themselves. Despite this, the anticipation for Darling In The Franxx season 2 remains high. As a popular yet controversial series, it remains profitable. Stay tuned for updates on the Darling In The Franxx season 2 release date, plot, and announcement.

Darling in the Franxx Season 2 Overview

Name of the SeasonDarling in the FranXX
Season Number2
GenreAction, Drama, Romance, Sci-fi
Darling in the Franxx initial Release DateJanuary 13, 2018
Darling in the Franxx Season 2 Release DateNo official dates announced
Darling in the Franxx Season 2 Source MaterialOriginal

Darling in the Franxx Season 2: Release Date & Renewal Status

Darling in the Franxx Season 2: Release Date & Renewal Status

While Darling In The Franxx season 2 is unconfirmed, its success and awards make it an eagerly anticipated sequel.

Since the first season ended with both the main characters dying, there’s no potential for a continuation.

But some fans hope for a sequel that explores the lives of other characters and the reincarnated versions of Hiro and Zero Two.

Similar to Steins;Gate 0, an alternative route with different ending is also possible.

As of January 2024, the release date is unknown. DITF 2 is still pending renewal. Season 2 might involve Studio CloverWorks and Trigger.

The first season faced mixed feedback but won awards. Potential season 2 collaboration between CloverWorks and Trigger might determine its fate. Official confirmation is pending, but unlikely.

If it happens by some magic, then release date would likely be in Summer or Fall 2026 at the earliest.

Is There Enough Source Material For DITF 2?

The DITF anime is an original series. A manga adaptation was made after the anime.

In 2018, Kentaro Yabuki illustrated manga adaptations for “Darling In The FranXX.” Mato created a four-panel comic strip spinoff.

This comic strip was compiled into a full-color book in 2018. Note that manga and anime differ in plot points. The manga, published by Shueisha, has 60 chapters, compiled into 8 volumes.

The last volume released on April 3, 2020. No new volume has been published. Seven Sea Entertainment holds the license for North America distribution.

While anime and manga have differences, Kentaro has mentioned his adaptations as “the ultimate what-if route.”

Fans consider the manga a potential sequel, exploring events and possibilities beyond season 1’s conclusion.

What Will Happen In Darling in the Franxx Season 2?

What Will Happen In Darling in the Franxx Season 2?

For a potential season 2, starting anew is the ideal approach. Hiro and Zero Two sacrificed themselves, eliminating aliens.

Despite survivors rebuilding, the main villain vows to return and cause greater chaos.

After a millennium, Hiro and Zero Two reincarnate, meeting again.

If a second season materializes, it might be a prequel or continue post the reincarnation events.

Which Studio Will Animate DITF 2?

Three studios, A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online), Trigger (Kill la Kill), and CloverWorks (Spy x Family), animated the original project.

If Darling in the Franxx: Season 2 materializes, these studios would likely handle animation duties again, though it might sound too good to be true.

The winter 2018 lineup saw the first season as the second most-watched anime. If you’ve seen a few episodes, the detailed artwork and compelling narrative make a strong impression. Having any of these studios return for the animation would be more than sufficient.

Where Can I Watch Darling in the Franxx Season 2?

Where Can I Watch Darling in the Franxx Season 2?

Darling in the Franxx: Season 2 is expected to exclusively stream on Crunchyroll upon release.

Originally the show was released on Funimation and Crunchyroll. Now, with Funimation under Crunchyroll, the second season will be exclusive. In certain regions, Netflix also has the season 1.

Unfortunately, Disney+, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and others lack the complete first season. So, the chances of the second season appearing on these platforms are low. An alternative might be purchasing the Blu-ray from Amazon post-airing, but that’s uncertain as well.


Sakura Sato - AEO author

Sakura Sato

Sakura Sato, a passionate anime enthusiast from New York, brings you the best and latest anime and manga news, recommendations, lists, and more! She has watched hundreds of anime, including Darling in the FranXX, over the course of the past 10 years. As a veteran anime fan, she’s here to share her vast knowledge with you guys!

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