Darling in the Franxx was either the hit anime of the last year or the most “overrated” show of last year, depending on who you asked. Whatever side you fell on, it is hard to deny that the opening theme was not one of the best of the entire anime year. With that said the tune of the week(ish) this week is the number one opening theme of 2018. Kiss of Death by Mika Nakashima x Hyde.
2018 has all but ended, and a year of anime it has been. There have been many highs and several lows, many great series, and a few crappy ones. With the year over though, it is time for me to share my list for the best and worst of anime this year. So after the cut let’s get into it!
2018s Darling in the Franxx is one of the series that, while not the best of the year, was absolutely one of the most talked about and discussed. Ambitious, Derivative, Flawed, Touching and Infuriating. Franxx is the sort of anime that can only come for creators who truly believed in their work. Its legacy past this year is still to be determined, but out of all the shows this year that I’ve watched, Franxx remains one that still has me coming back to think about.
Today I want to take a look at the two main leads of the story, their relationship and how it represents in my view, a pure example of naive teenage romance. So after the cut let’s take a character dive into Darling in the Franxx’s Hiro and Zero-Two.
Hey guys, it’s list time again. I like lists, you like lists. We all like lists. It’s also almost Christmas, which has lists. I don’t know where I am going with this.
Anime music is a fundamental part of the industry. Opening and Ending themes are something people just love to watch, and they help separate anime from other forms of entertainment. So after the cut let’s dive into my top ten favorite anime and ending themes of all time. These are my personal favorites, what are yours?
It won’t be the best show of this year, nor will it be the worst. It has great highs and extremely low lows. It’s got probably the most infuriating late-game plot twist ever seen in Anime. It has characters who have an interesting dynamic and chemistry, and it has the main relationship be pretty lifeless and over around halfway through its story. It can be seen as both an homage to classic mecha shows of the past, and a cynical attempt to copy their success.
It talks about interesting themes related to its country of origin, and it also has doggy-style piloting systems. Most of all, no show this year will be probably be looked over, talked about, argued, and then ultimately forgotten as this one. After the cut, let’s take a Shallow Dive into Trigger and A-1′s pictures Darling in the Franxx.