Well, the mecha anime Darling in the Franxx is taking a lot of turns per episode and story is revealing a more human side of the characters from the last two episodes. A lot of love between characters has started flourishing in Darling in the Franxx Episode 18 Preview. First, we saw Hiro and Zero Two confessing their love for each other and in the next episode, we saw Kokoro and Mitsuru falling in love with each other.
In the last episode of Darling in the Franxx, we have seen the arrival of the Klaxosaur princess which might be Code 001, to read about Klaxosaur princess follow this link. So, according to the plot of the previous episode, this episode should have some fight between Klaxosaur princess army and Humans. But, we think the producer and director of the episode want to build much deeper connections between our characters.
Darling in the Franxx Episode 18 Preview
Following the teaser of Darling in the Franxx Episode 18 Preview, we can see those love triangles increasing the complexity of the relationships. As we already know that Ichigo is in love with Hiro and she has already confessed this to Hiro. On the other side, Goro is in love with Ichigo and Hiro is in love with Zero Two. Futoshi is in love with Kokoro, while she loves Mitsuru. Kokoro and Mitsuru have already confessed their love for each other in the last episode.
So reading the whole equation of love, we can observe few characters are still sitting outside this equation and one of them is Ikuno. In the last episode, Kokoro briefed everyone about the reproduction and we think squad 13 has realised the fact, there is a lot more in this life than piloting the franxx.
In the Darling in the Franxx Episode 18 Preview, we can see that Hiro and Zero Still love is blooming like a flower in each episode, and we can see Ichigo and Goro figuring out their lives while taking a walk at Mistilteinn garden. While Kokoro and Mitsuru are tying the knot of marriage with each other and can be seen wearing the wedding dress. These bonds and fondness between the characters must have implanted roots of love inside Ikuno, as she might be feeling loneliness inside her heart. She can be seen trying to make out with Ichigo. All the members of Squad 13 can be seen enjoying the wedding of Kokoro and Mitsuru.
Well, this episode seems to be focusing on strengthing the connections between the characters, we can assume, we might see some action between Klaxosaur princess army and the council army in the upcoming episodes.