Trigger and A-1 Pictures’ DARLING in the FRANKXX Slated for January 2018 – New Visual & Commercial Revealed

The official website of Studio Trigger (Kill la Kill, Little Witch Academia) and  A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Fairy Tail) collaborative anime project DARLING in the FRANKXX has revealed that the upcoming TV anime will air in January 2018. In addition, a brand new visual (featuring the main heroine of anime, Zero Two) and commercial were also revealed.


The DARLING in the FRANKXX anime will air in January 2018, which will place the anime in the Winter 2017/2018 anime season. The season begins in January and runs through until March 2018.

A brand new commercial has been released, which introduces the new visual and announces the January air window:

Here is the first character commercial that introduces Hiro and 02:

The commercial that features the FRANKXX Strelizia:

The second character commercial that introduces Ichigo and Goro, who team up with the FRANKXX Delphinium:

The third character commercial with Miku, Zorome and their FRANKXX Argentea:

Character commercial 4 with Kokoro, Futoshi and the FRANKXX Genista:

And the 5th and final commercial introducing Ikuno, Mutsuru and their FRANKXX Chlorophytum:

Here is the anime’s announcement video, which reveals the production staff working on the new project:

Studio Trigger and A-1 Pictures are collaborating with each other to produce a brand new original Sci-Fi TV anime titled DARLING in the FRANKXX. The new series will be an original science-fiction television anime. A-1 Pictures producer Hiroyuki Shimizu (anohana, Working!!) was announced to be working on the project, though at what capacity was not revealed.


The anime’s listed staff include:

  • Director: Atsushi Nishigori (The IDOLM@STER, The iDOLM@STER Movie: Kagayaki no Mukougawa e!)
  • Assistant Director: Toshifumi Akai (Magi: The Kingdom of Magic and Bakemonogatari Animation Director)
  • Series Composers: Atsushi Nishigori and Naotaka Hayashi (Robotics;Notes, Steins;Gate)
  • Anime Character Designer and Chief Animation Director: Masayoshi Tanaka (anohana, High School of the Dead)
  • Mecha Designer: Shigeto Koyama (Star Driver, Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari)
  • Action Animation Supervisor: Hiroyuki Imaishi (Gurren Lagann and Kill la Kill Director)
  • Animation Studios: Studio Trigger (Kill la Kill, Little Witch Academia) and A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Fairy Tail)


Studio Trigger are teaming up with A-1 Pictures to produce a new original Sci-Fi TV anime titled DARLING in the FRANKXX that is set to air in January 2018, during the Winter 2017/2018 anime season. Further details about the project will be revealed in the upcoming months.

You can visit the anime’s website here:
And follow their Twitter: @DARLI_FRA

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