Seven Seas announced that they'll be releasing 2-in-1 omnibus editions of the Darling in the Franxx manga series created by Code:000 and Kentaro Yabuki, the creator of Black Cat and one of our favorite ecchi manga to release so far, To Love Ru. Volumes 1-2 are set to release in March 2022 as part of the 2022 manga release schedule for $19.99 USD.
Make sure you also check out our full review of the Darling in the Franxx manga. We talk about how it compares to the anime and give you an inside look of the first Darling in the Franxx omnibus on that post as well.
This series is the manga adaptation of the Darling in the Franxx anime, but it is a divergent storyline. The synopsis is as follows:
In a devastated post-apocalyptic future, Earth is a ruinous wasteland. Humanity’s only remaining strongholds are mobile fortress cities called Plantations. Massive beasts known as klaxosaurs, the planet’s new apex predators, have pushed mankind to the edge of extinction, and within the walls of the Plantations, things are no less dire. Humans no longer love or reproduce–adults live on in sterile immortality while children are regarded as nothing more than parasites, artificially created to pair up and pilot the Plantations’ giant defense robots known as Franxx.
Former child whiz kid Hiro fails out of the piloting program after falling out of sync with his co-pilot, and a fateful decision to skip his group’s graduation ceremony puts him on a collision course with a horned girl known as Zero Two, whose co-pilots always end up dead. She claims Hiro as her “darling,” but what can that word even mean in such a loveless world?
You can find out where to order the first omnibus and check out the original cover art of Volume 1 below! Since these are going to be omnibuses, the cover art may be different than the individual volumes.