Shallow Dives in Anime was a blog that came from my desire to talk about anime, specifically the harem genre, which I had been heavily indulging in at the time. While we’ve expanded things here to other anime genres, harem anime is always something that will be discussed on her. I love the genre to death, and it has some of my favorites series of all time.
I’ve also said though, that Harem needs to have a series that throws a bit of shade on it’s own premise, very much like what ReZerodid to the Isekai genre. I don’t know if this series is the one that has done it, but we are going to discuss it nonetheless. Join me after the cut as I dive into the series Oresuki: Are you the only one who loves me?
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.