Darling in the FranXX DVD 1-24 (English Ver) Anime
In the distant future, humanity has been driven
to near-extinction by giant beasts known as Klaxosaurs, forcing the surviving
humans to take refuge in massive fortress cities called Plantations. Children
raised here are trained to pilot giant mechas known as FranXX—the only
weapons known to be effective against the Klaxosaurs—in boy-girl pairs.
Bred for the sole purpose of piloting these machines, these children know
nothing of the outside world and are only able to prove their existence by
defending their race.
Hiro, an aspiring FranXX pilot, has lost his motivation and self-confidence after
failing an aptitude test. Skipping out on his class' graduation ceremony, Hiro
retreats to a forest lake, where he encounters a mysterious girl with two horns
growing out of her head. She introduces herself by her codename Zero Two, which
is known to belong to an infamous FranXX pilot known as the "Partner Killer." Before
Hiro can digest the encounter, the Plantation is rocked by a sudden Klaxosaur
attack. Zero Two engages the creature in her FranXX, but it is heavily damaged
in the skirmish and crashes near Hiro. Finding her partner dead, Zero Two invites
Hiro to pilot the mecha with her, and the duo easily defeats the Klaxosaur in
the ensuing fight. With a new partner by his side, Hiro has been given a chance
at redemption for his past failures, but at what cost?