To watch Darling In the Franxx, it is recommended that one should watch anime version instead of reading the manga as the content in manga is quite different from what is present in the anime.
As well as someone who has already seen and read the series will also recommend watching the anime first as the two manga of Darling in the Franxx are adapted from anime itself.
The author of the two volumes of the manga are Yonkoma and Yabuki.
Well, anime have finished airing a long time ago but the Yabuki's manga is still in production so, there have been difference between the both.
There have been a change in the death of the different characters. Also some characters have taken on different roles too. Darling in the Franxx Anime is an anime original and that's why there have been changes in the both Anime as well Manga.
Why Darling in the Franxx is so much hated?
The simple answer to this question will be due to show being involved majorly in the character development it sacrificed the plot development.
This thing can be noticed after chapter 180 as there can be seen plot development is rushed in order to avoid a conflict between the character development. Which in turn made the plot quite boring for the readers.
The series Darling in the Franxx start out in a good tone as it have an unique story or fresh story and good characters as well as overall things were looking good in the beginning of the series.
The main character of the story 002 is the most popular female character of the series and in initial all focus was on the 002 as overall story revolved around her at that point.
On the other hand character development of each character had started to take place during that time and past stories of each characters started to show up in order to make the presence strong of the series.
In the story each character have her or his own problems related to something and different personalities.
But the thing is due to intensive focus on each characters plot started to fall behind the character development and the main problem started to arise from there on.
As the story started to leave out important details and facts about the story and we don't know how the hell did something unexpected happen?
The series creators started to notice this thing and started to remove this problem by adding filler episodes but it made the story boring at one stage.
Not everything about the series is bad on the one hand as in the starting of the series the show tried to set the characters in firm manner while keeping plot points side by side.
This thing was achieved by the introduction of the character 002 as it laid a strong character for the series around which the whole story revolved. 002 character became that famous that people started to complain after episode 15 as the series started to crumble and people began to notice some flaws.
But after the conflict in chapters 17-18 the series which was set around character development mainly began to shift to plot driven story about the world and the development of the world of how it came into being.
So, the creators started to rush the story due to a change in it and it made no sense and people began to move away from Darling in the Franxx as they were no longer to stay connected with it.
This became the negative aspect of the series as the other characters were no good too which made the viewers and readers staying away from Darling in the Franxx series.
To explain this, for example take into consideration Hiro, Ichigo and Mitsuru they are almost very well written and drawn characters and their character development is somewhat depressed too but the thing is their is no distinguished qualities between these characters to set these aside.
The other thing is not always a well written character is a good character overall as there are certain other factors which are to be taken into consideration which makes it a good character overall.
There are certain things which are introduced in the anime episode number 20 that we don't know these things happen till now.
For example, how come suddenly VIRM come into action during the episode which makes no sense and the other thing that makes no sense is how do these guys can suddenly appear out of nowhere? and who are these guys? which we didn't get the answer to.
These are some of the things which made people disliking Darling in the Franxx.
Overall Opinion on Darling in the Franxx!
Well, to be honest it will be my personal opinion and the opinion can vary from person to person. First of all if you wish to watch this anime than take this thing into account that this anime is the blend of different genres.
If you are someone who don't want to watch mismatch of different genres than this anime is not for you.
But if you have watched plenty of anime and don't mind in watching a fresh story with some errors too than you can definitely watch this anime.
This anime have good amount of animation as well as fight sequences and provide enough entertainment.
The story from the climax is a little bit awkward as they should have tell the backstory of the professor in a proper manner amd not compressing into one episode but still it works out.
Overall, it is a good story with good characters, chemistry between them and some issues hand in hand.