#### Chotab presents...
#### **What are you watching:**
Darling in the FranXX (2018)
Directors: Atsushi Nishigori, Toshifumi Akai
Runtime: ~576 min (24 episodes, 24 min)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy
IMDb Rating: 7.3/10
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7865090/
Subtitles: English, Songs + Signs (Styled)
Chapters: Yes, Named
Source #1: Darling in the FranXX Vol. 1-8 1080p JPN Blu-ray AVC LPCM 2.0
Source #2: Darling in the FranXX Parts 1-2 1080p USA Blu-ray AVC TrueHD 2.0 - English Dub
Source #3: KISS OF DEATH (Produced by HYDE) 1080p JPN Blu-ray AVC LPCM 2.0 - Creditless OP
Source #4: Darling in the FranXX S01 810p WEBRip AAC2.0 Hi444P x264-LostYears - English Subtitles
Source #5: Darling in the FranXX S01 810p WEBRip AAC2.0 Hi444P x264-Mew - Karaoke for E01-15
File Size: 37.5 GB
#### **How does it look:**
Codec: x265 3.0 Au+16 Main10@L4.1@High
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Bitrate: ~ 5462 - 10804 kbps (CRF 16)
Frame Rate: 23.976 fps
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
#### **How does it sound:**
Track #1: Japanese (FLAC 2.0 16-bit / 48 kHz @ VBR kbps)
Track #2: English (Dolby Digital 5.1 @ 640 kbps)
#### **What's it about:**
In a world where future where humanity has been driven to endangerment by giant beasts, a strike force is assembled to destroy the monsters and save the world.
This series has a native resolution of 810p throughout, so instead of reducing resolution for a 720p encode I used GradFun3mod to scale the lineart to 810p and upscale it back to 1080p with a higher quality algorithm. KNLMeansCL was used for light denoising and f3kdb w/ retinex edge masking was used for debanding.
Episodes with opening #1 or #2 had these sections replaced with the creditless opening from the KISS OF DEATH single, the videos here are much higher bitrate and maintain more detail than the original episodes, but unfortunately suffer from dirty lines on the borders. These were fixed with ContinuityFixer. The creditless OP also suffers from a color matrix mismatch, this was corrected as well to match the intended colors present in the original episode.
Subtitles are mostly LostYears with some missing lines and other corrections made by me during quality checking. Episodes 01-15 use Mew's opening and ending theme karaoke in place of LostYear's.
#### **Anything else?**
Big thanks to bootldrDNB for getting these discs for me and to LaserEyess for introducing me to VapourSynth and troubleshooting me along the way while I made this release. And Sora for wasting a bunch of CPU time on testing.
**DISCLAIMER:** *The content of this package are not made by me, nor am I affiliated with anyone associated with said content.*