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Darling in the Franxx cosplayer goes viral with stunning Zero Two video

by Brent Koepp
Studio Trigger / Instagram: @mk_ays

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A talented cosplayer brought Darling in the Franxx heroine Zero Two to life with her jaw-dropping costume. The artist's video portraying the anime character went viral as fans went wild over the perfect re-creation.

Darling in the Franxx made its debut in 2018, and was a joint project from Clover Works and Studio Trigger. The show's post-apocalyptic story about mechs defending humanity against giant creatures known as klaxosaurs made it a smash hit.

Popular cosplay artist 'mk_ays' blew fans of the anime away with her insanely accurate take on the series female lead Zero Two. Her video of showing off her detailed costume quickly went viral as she brought the pilot to life.

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The mecha-based anime made its debut in 2018.

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Darling in the Franxx's Zero Two brought to life

In the show's story, humanity has been pushed to live in cities called'Plantations. The adults artificially create children called parasites to fight using mechs known as Franxx. One of the best pilots is a half klaxosaur-blooded girl named Zero Two.

Cosplayer mk_ays transformed into the heroine in December 2019 and stunned with her accurate re-creation. The artist nailed the fighter's signature flowing pink hair, and piercing blue eyes.

Posing in her military uniform, the cosplay artist looks exactly how fans would imagine the character to look like in real life. The costume is so accurate, it's almost if the pilot has stepped from outside of the anime.

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Ays posted more pictures of her outfit on Instagram and gave followers a greater view of how much detail went into making her cosplay. From the red horns that stick out from underneath her headband, to her white and black buttoned boots, she nailed the character's look.

The Russian artist's take went viral when she posted a video of her portraying Zero Two. At the time of writing, the clip has over 65k likes as viewers were stunned by how faithful her depiction is.

Fans of the 2018 mech anime were blown away by the cosplayer's accurate take. User 'matheus.laube' stated "The best Zero Two of the Instagram!" Another user '_donmichael' exclaimed "Okay, you're the closest of them all cosplaying 02."

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Fans of the anime series were blown away by the cosplayer's accurate portrayal of Zero Two.

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Darling in the Franxx was a breakout series in 2018, as fans connected with its balance of mechs, post apocalyptic themes, and romance. Due to its popularity, there was even a manga adaptation made.

Unfortunately for fans, there hasn't been an announcement for a second season so far. However, those that want to catch up can watch all of season one on Crunchyroll or Funimation.