Studio Trigger Teams up with A-1 Pictures for New Anime DARLING in the FRANKXX

During their panel at Anime Expo 2017, Studio Trigger (Kill la KillLittle Witch Academia) announced a collaboration with A-1 Pictures (Sword Art OnlineFairy Tail) to produce a brand new original TV anime, DARLING in the FRANKXX. The anime’s websitehas launched revealing the first visual, video and production staff.


The new series will be an original science-fiction television anime. A-1 Pictures producer Hiroyuki Shimizu (anohanaWorking!!) was announced to be working on the project, though at what capacity was not revealed.

Here is the anime’s announcement video, which reveals the production staff working on the new project:

The anime’s listed staff include:

  • Director: Atsushi Nishigori (The [email protected]The [email protected] Movie: Kagayaki no Mukougawa e!)
  • Assistant Director: Toshifumi Akai (Magi: The Kingdom of Magic and Bakemonogatari Animation Director)
  • Series Composers: Atsushi Nishigori and Naotaka Hayashi (Robotics;NotesSteins;Gate)
  • Anime Character Designer and Chief Animation Director: Masayoshi Tanaka (anohanaHigh School of the Dead)
  • Mecha Designer: Shigeto Koyama (Star DriverHirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari)
  • Action Animation Supervisor: Hiroyuki Imaishi (Gurren Lagann and Kill la Kill Director)
  • Animation Studios: Studio Trigger (Kill la KillLittle Witch Academia) and A-1 Pictures (Sword Art OnlineFairy Tail)

Studio Trigger are teaming up with A-1 Pictures to produce an new original Sci-Fi TV anime titled DARLING in the FRANKXX. Further details about the project will be revealed in the upcoming months.