Plantation 13: Cerasus

Cerasus (セラスス, Serasusu) is the main setting and a location in DARLING in the FRANXX. Also known as the Thirteenth Plantation (Plantation 13).


Like all the plantations, Cerasus is divided in two sections: the top of the plantation consists of the bygone environment the parasites reside in and below it is the luxurious city the adults live in. The exterior of the plantation consists of a variety of defensive weapons and it is capable of transporting itself for relocation.

Everything within the facility for the parasites is arranged to assist with their numbers so that they can maintain their connections. The rooms and everything else is arranged in order and with structure.


In Episode 01, the graduation ceremony for Squad 13 takes place at Cerasus and is overseen by the APE council and the adults. Shortly after, the squad’s startup ritual is about to begin when the plantation comes under attack by a Mohorovic-Class Klaxosaur, which was neutralized by Strelizia shortly after.

In Episode 02, the damage from the attack results in the magma energy stockpile to plummet to 54% and thus the plantation is set to meet with Plantation 26 to refill its energy stockpile, in an exchange called "kissing". The mock battle to help Hiro awaken his abilities takes place in an arena outside of the plantation.

In Episode 05, as kissing begins to commence, the plantation switches to mobile mode and a friendship ceremony is held for the two plantations.

In Episode 07, the plantation relocates to a area with a beach after the Squad is given a vacation for the successful kissing with Plantation 26.

In Episode 10, Squad 13 is given an unprecedented invite to the Plantation Parliament within the city, as parasites are normally banned from entering the city. The mayor presents them medals for their achievements in a short, simple ceremony. They are later allowed to venture through the city before returning to Miltisteinn and Zorome gets lost for a while.

In Episode 15, a Super Lehmann-Class Klaxosaur heads towards Cerasus after destroying Plantation 26 and pries it open, pouring thousands of smaller Klaxosaurs in the city. Squad 13 and the 9's fight against the klaxosaurs to defend the city and the klaxosaur is eliminated by Strelizia. Later, after Gran Crevasse was freed by Strelizia, a giant Klaxosaur arm came from Gran Crevasse and slammed downwards around the plantation, taking the core of the Super Lehmann-Class Klaxosaur and leaving marks on the ground. The plantation is completely destroyed but, Mistilteinn is still intact.

In Episode 16, after Gran Crevasse was seized by the parasites and taken by APE, Cerasus was left ruined. Squad 13 live alone in Mistilteinn for over a month until Papa orders the 9's to come for them. The squad is later taken to the Bird Nest.

In Episode 22, Mistilteinn and the remains of Cerasus are seen via satellite camera when Goro and Hachi discover Miltisteinn contains fertile soil that can be used for cropping. Hiro and Hachi then see a Klaxosaur Mothership near Miltisteinn, where plant life is rapidly growing.

In Episode 24, Squad 13 returns to Mistilteinn to find any plants and materials needed to help them survive. They are amazed to find that all plant life is still thriving and can be used to grow crops. However, after seeing what remains of their former house, they are briefly saddened.


Parking Dock

Looking at the FranXX

Docking bay

The parking dock (駐機(ちゅうき)ドック, Chuuki Dokku) is where the FRANXXs are stored and cargo comes in and out.

Changing Room

Parasites firstly need to take off their uniform, put on special undergarments, and then enter the restricted area to wear (with a scanning light and a mechanical arm) a pilot suit.

Ep2 stamen changing room

Stamen using changing room

There are ten lockers, two mirrors and a shoe rack in each room. Locker number 2, 4, 8, and 9 are owned by Goro, Hiro, Mitsuru, and Futoshi, respectively. Locker number 1, 8, and 10, are owned by Ikuno, Miku, and Kokoro, respectively.

Ep2 pistil changing room

Pistil using the changing room

Plantation: Inner City

Every plantation houses a city inside. Plantation 13 is no different. Access to this area is restricted for the parasites and only those part of an APE elite defense groups can go In and out of the city without any problem with a S Class ID card. The adult population resides in tall, glittering skyscrapers and rarely walks outside. Zero Two always refers to it as a lifeless city. It was further explored when Zorome fell on his head in Episode 10 and met the Old Woman.

Internal Conference Room

This room is located within the plantation that keeps the parasites at a far distance from the city but close to the parking dock. This is where the parasites and their commanders rendezvous for meetings.


(ミストルティン, Misutorutin) is the residential quarters for parasites[1]. It contains a three-story boarding house, a greenhouse, a control facility for the caregivers, a forest and a few lakes. It is found at the top of Plantation 13, Cerasus and the Inner City can be accessed by elevator, but for the most part, Squad 13 is not granted access to leave Mistilteinn.

Places in Mistilteinn

Boarding House

The boarding house (寄宿舎, Kishukusha) is the residence of the parasites.

Mess Hall

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Mess hall

The mess hall is where the parasites eat. There are two tables arrang to divide the girls and boys.


The parasites share a giant bathroom.

Stamen Bedrooms

The bedrooms belonging to the stamen of Plantation 13. Hiro and Goro share one room and Mitsuru, Zorome, and Futoshi share another.

Pistil Bedrooms

Ikuno and Ichigo share a room. Kokoro and Miku share a room. Zero Two has her own room in the attic.

Restricted Rooms

The former Squad 13 used to live here before they all disappeared during a sortie, causing it to be covered with Police tapes after that. Miku later found out about this when she broke into one of the rooms in "Boys × Girls" episode. Kokoro and Mitsuru also begin spending their nights in one of the rooms after Episode 17


The building where Kokoro plants and tends to the plants. She takes care of the greenhouse and Mitsuru uses this as a hiding spot for himself but allows him to spend time with Kokoro.



The outer walls of Cerasus are equipped with canons to defend against Klaxosaurs.



  1. Episode 02: 2:20

STAMEN Hiro | Goro | Zorome | Futoshi | Mitsuru
PISTIL Zero Two | Ichigo | Miku | Kokoro | Ikuno
OTHER Naomi | Old Woman | 081 | 090 | 245 | 9'α | 9'β | 9'γ | 9'δ | 9'ε | 9'ζ | VIRM
APE Papa | Vice Chairman | Gorilla | Marmoset | Lemur | Baboon | Tarsier
Dr. FRANXX | Hachi | Nana
FRANXX Strelizia | Delphinium | Argentea | Genista | Chlorophytum | Standard | 9 Model
EPISODES 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12
13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24
CHAPTERS 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20
MUSIC KISS OF DEATH | Torikago | Manatsu no Setsuna | Beautiful World
Hitori | CÅGE | Vanquish | Escape | Darling
LOCATIONS Cerasus | Garden | Chrysanthemum | Gran Crevasse | Cosmos