Darling in the Franxx was one of the most-loved anime series in 2018. The show had 24 episodes with the finale being talked about even today, but why? Is the Darling in the Franxx anime ending the same as the manga or not?
In the finale, it was revealed that the people of power are part of VIRM. It is an alien group with the goal of taking over the world.
Zero Two and Hiro decided to go to space to fight them while the Parasites are left on Earth. What was interesting is that VIRM are known to be indestructible. Were they able to succeed?
Darling in the Franxx's Anime Ending: Is It the Same as the Manga?
No, the ending to Darling in the Franxx in the anime is notably different to the ending in the manga.
One important note to make is that Darling in the Franxx's anime came out first, before the manga. This might explain why there are differences between the two mediums, especially during the ending.
Some believe that the changes were made by the creator after learning about the responses of its viewers. However, we can’t fully say that is the case unless the creator releases a statement about it.
In the anime, Zero Two and Hiro went to space to fight VIRM. The two of them died but won the battle. They were reincarnated as children, and it was seen that Earth was restored.
This scene might have indicated that the two were soulmates and are meant to meet again.
The manga does not contain that at all. In fact, there was no battle in space. 001 dies and entrusts Zero Two and Hiro the planet. 001 also gives her life force to restore Earth. Hiro and Zero Two stayed happy together.
Supporters of the show have different thoughts on how the show ended as some believe that reincarnation doesn’t mean that they are the same people.
Comments regarding how unfair it was that only the two of them fought VIRM while the rest stayed on Earth were mentioned a lot as well.
The ending sequence also revealed a “and a new story begins”. Does that mean that a Darling in the Franxx sequel is possible? We’ll have to tune in to find out.
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