I haven’t watched it yet, but Darling in the Franxx looks so good! Mechs and romance, “Oh, MY!” Take a look at the synopsis:
In the distant future the land is ruined and humanity establishes the mobile fort city Plantation. Pilots produced inside Plantation live in Mistilteinn, also know as the “birdcage.” Children live there knowing nothing of the outside world or the freedom of the sky. Their lives consist of battling to carry out missions. Their enemies are mysterious giant lifeforms known as Kyōryū, and the children pilot robots called Franxx to face off against them. For the children, riding the Franxx proves their existence. A boy named Hiro is called Code:016, and he was once known as a prodigy. However, he has fallen behind, and his existence seems unnecessary. Not piloting a Franxx is the same as ceasing to exist. One day, a mysterious girl known as “Zero Two” appears before him.
GIRL MECHS!! I LOVE IT! The design language of the show is very reminiscent, to me, of the old film and manga Five Star Stories. Take a look the main mech:
The studio who produces the show also does, Little Witch Academia, which is one of my favorite recent series.
It’s producing some great art and you can get a lovely desktop and mobile wall paper from Wall Paper Maiden that is pulled from the main titles of the show.
If you want to watch the series, check out Crunchy Roll.