Like Darling in the FranXX? Watch These Summer 2020 Anime!!

While Darling in the FranXX is a good show in its own right, what made it so popular was the beautiful 02! Similar to how Gasai Yuno’s appeal outshined her anime as a whole, the also pink-haired, sometimes-vicious-sometimes-adorable 02’s popularity outlasted her anime of origin. That’s not to say that Darling in the FranXX wasn’t gripping in its own right with its epic battles, child-fighters, and complicated mystery surrounding the true inner workings of their world. Summer is the time for action and if you enjoyed Darling in the FranXX, we’ve got two other shows you should check out that are airing right now!

Liked Darling in the FranXX? Watch Deca-Dence!

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: July 2020 - ongoing

Despite losing her arm and her loving father at a young age, Natsume has a charming, can-do personality even in a world plagued by monsters. Not wanting to let her prosthetic arm hold her back, Natsume’s dream is to rise from a Tanker (one who is designated to supporting roles) to a Gear (a fighter that protects against the monstrous Gadoll that have taken over the surface of Earth. Instead, she’s relegated to armor repair under the curt Kasuragi. Kasuragi has no faith in Natsume’s dream at first but her diligent hope stirs something in him. Natsume doesn’t know it, but she has the power to move people around her which in turn will shake up the natural order of the world she doesn’t even understand.

Major Similarities Between Darling in the FranXX and Deca-Dence

1. Monsters vs Humans

Was the intro vague enough? Good! Becuase spoilers abound at this point. The first episode would lead you to believe the worst threat to mankind are these Gadoll that live on the surface of the Earth and attack the roaming last bastion of humanity, Deca-Dence. Much the same as the setting for Darling in the FranXX and their plantations. Tankers even have special weapons that allow them to fly around and pierce their targets, though not quite as cool or advanced as the mecha of the former anime. The Gadoll are also standing between them and people’s sole energy source, it being their blood. They’re unintelligent, big, vicious creatures though they also have a secret origin that will make you more sympathetic to their existence.

2. Hierarchical Social Structures

Just as the APE in Darling in the FranXX rules over all of humanity, Solid Quake is a megacorporation of non-humans that similarly views its fighters as profit for their giant company. Solid Quake views all humans as expendable tools but they go a step farther by manufacturing their suffering for the sake of their company’s entertainment. It does a good job of pretending they’re all on the same team but in actuality, it’s only protecting humanity to be used as tools later on.

3. Randomly Cute Robots

A small note but interesting all the same, it’s the robots in both shows that have the most animated faces. The FranXX in Darling and the cyborgs in Deca-Dence are so cute and cartoony that their ominous origins seem completely out of place. It’s like their destructive potential is masked by emojis!

Liked Darling in the FranXX? Watch Dokyuu Hentai HxEros (SUPER HXEROS)!

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: July 2020

Earth has been invaded by Kiseichuu, aliens who suck humans of their desires and leave them as hollow shells. As children, Retto and Kirara were attacked and the shock scarred Kirara for life. This spurred Retto to join a team of erotic superheroes that can use their eros against the would-be spirit-suckers. With the fate of humanity in their hands, it’s up to some horny highschoolers to save mankind!

Major Similarities Between Darling in the FranXX and Dokyuu Hentai HxEros (SUPER HXEROS)!

1. Team of Teens

Both anime center around a group of teenagers living together that alone have the responsibility to protect mankind’s way of life. The story takes place after humanity has already been under siege and adopted combat strategies through technology. The teenagers all live together, trying to balance domestic life and fighting for their lives together which can be rather complicated.

2. Erotic Power!

It’s hinted at for a lot of Darling in the FranXX that teenage horniness ultimately allows the kids to battle but that’s how Dokyuu Hentai HxEros starts off! They’re fighting using the same hormonally charged teen hormones to fight off a deathly threat only it’s a tad funnier. However, the characters have varied relationships and complicated emotions they must navigate as young people while balancing their role as superheroes. When the kids suffer mentally, so does their ability to fight which leads to dire consequences.

Final Thoughts

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: July 2020 - ongoing
We love anime with a twist and a little action! It’s also fun to have OP female characters whose power stems from their eros! For whatever reason you were drawn to Darling in the FranXX be it the strong female lead, seedy government organizations, or horny power, we hope you enjoy these anime like Darling in the FranXX!

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Author: May

Hey friends! I reside in Georgia and use my degree in Japanese primarily to (barely) read doujinshi that hasn’t been translated. Beyond deciding who is best girl in whatever I happen to be watching, I really enjoy ballroom dancing, reading, crying over dating sims, karaoke, and being surrounded by beautiful things~ (You know, scenery, décor, boys, stuff like that). I also love talking about passions with others!

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