Darling in the Franxx #01 — Partner Power

January 13th, 2018


It's different from friendship power.

Came out quickly enough to get it before I have to run off to volunteer. We'll see if the same happens tomorrow.


Can we give the cherry blossoms a rest? Or at the very least, not start talking about taking baths literally the second we've decided to stop masturbating to the cherry blossoms? Oh, we're moving on to a dark haired adolescent self-narrating his life to the gremlins in his head? Followed by people sitting around in a circle explaining their own setting and character backgrounds to each other? What a start. Oh wait, we're getting to the real meat of the story, where the heroine gets naked and jumps out of a lake while he paws at her underwear and goes "EEEH!?" And then she licks him. When he asks her name, she diverts into a spontaneous philosophical rambling. Meanwhile, the whole thing won't shut up about friendship power. Oh, excuse me. Partner power. Boy, Darning in the Bronx, sure you're not blowing your load too fast? Any hope of being cool you might put up for the future is being murdered by characters I'd rather see shoved in a blender, and dialogue written by crazy people.

So the writing is godawful, but this is a Trigger show, so we're in it for the style and badassery, right? Then I hope you're goddamned patient. And not hoping for more than maybe about a couple minutes of style or badassery. And your version of those things are a twatwaffle running around, screaming his head off while the scenery falls apart and robo lions run past in the background. Our protagonist's big moment of triumph is when he doesn't run away from a magical girlfriend kiss contract bit. Or perhaps it's how he yelled that dying is bad. Boy, do I feel spoiled for choice. It's not even clear he then piloted the robot he was pulled into or just ran in a hamster wheel inside it that changed it from a robo lion to a robo woman, complete with closeups of its bulging breasts. Somehow, that's a step up, at least according to the peanut gallery who hailed its advent by literally raising their hands in supplication of its glory. And, of course, it immediately one-shot the lion. That's the power of having robot boobs. Or friendship. Or darling. Whatever. 

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10 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Sol says:

    Last decade called. It wants it’s milked-to-death plot setup back.

  • Sanjuro says:

    The robot’s face looks really dumb.

    Robo says:

    It was super dumb

  • The Phantom says:

    I actually liked this, reminded me strongly of Evangelion and maybe Fafner but that’s not a bad thing, it’s flawed (dumb female looking robot can it go back to being a Raptor?) but certainly looking forward to more of this.

  • algorithm says:

    “Darning in the Bronx”

    Already sounds like a better show than what we have here.

  • Neclord X says:

    It certainly has this classic mecha series vibe, but let’s be honest, there is any mecha series that isn’t like this? XD I mean, is not that lately mecha series had other concept or something, except Gundam alsmot every mecha show I watched in the last five years was exactly like this. At least in this one the robots are drawn in 2D instead of CGI.
    Oni is really cute BTW

  • anise_punter says:

    i didn’t hate it?

    when a show’s got mechs/powersuits that’s a pretty good bar

  • Waterblade says:

    Am I the only one how thinks that this http://tenka.seiha.org/images2018/df1/84.jpg
    resemble Nirvana from BlazBlue a lot?

    The Phantom says:

    It reminded me of star driver but to be fair all mecha anime look very similar.

  • Tiresias says:

    Six minutes into the first episode and I already lost count on how many times I fast forwarded just to skip the narrations and internal monologues.