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Posted 10/6/16 , edited 10/10/16
For prior conversation in anticipation of the show, see /forumtopic-944521/flip-flappers-tv-anime-anticipation




Plot Summary


Papika and Cocona hold the keys to open the door. When the two girls meet, their adventures in a different time and different overlapping dimension called "Pure Illusion" begin. Many things in Pure Illusion will stand in the girls' way on their search for the mysterious crystal called the "Shard of Mimi," an item that is said to grant any wish. However, when the girls find themselves in danger, the Shard of Mimi shines, and they are able to transform.


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Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2016 to ?
Premiered: Fall 2016
Broadcast: Thursdays at 21:00 (JST)
Producers: Infinite
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Studio 3Hz
Source: Original
Genres: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Duration: Unknown
Rating: None


Crunchyroll Stream: http://www.crunchyroll.com/flip-flappers
Anime Network Stream: http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Watch-Anime/Flip-Flappers
Hulu Stream: http://www.hulu.com/flip-flappers
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Saw it on TV.

Episode 1

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Posted 10/6/16 , edited 10/9/16
First episode is now up on Crunchyroll, which was just announced this morning:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/flip-flappers/episode-1-pure-input-721885

Episode 1

Well, that was totally weird what just went on there, but it's the kind of weirdness that has me intrigued. So far, not much in the way of a story is established as Cocona and Papika just go running around trying to avoid danger, all while the two girls have clashing personalities with Cocona being the serious one and Papika being the lightheaded one. That chase through the snow in the Pure Illusion is pretty entertaining, but now they get captured and came into possession of some mysterious rock. It will be interesting to see what's going on.
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Isn't 3Hz the studio that made Dimension W?
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^Yes, other than Flip Flappers, they've only worked on Dimension W and Sora no Method.

Episode 1

Anything relating to the art and animation is praiseworthy, but overall I'd say the first episode was a bit underwhelming.

There was almost no context to what was going on. Even Papika who seems to be used to her powers and some sci fi/supernatural concepts hardly seemed know what was going on.

I also thought the scene where Papika was getting Cocona's glasses was a bit melodramatic because of how weak the connection between the two were. Despite it being animated well, I thought it was trying too hard to come off as an emotional scene, but I couldn't really get into it emotionally. I thought Cocona's transformation was meant to show that she really did care for Papika and that there was a connection, but their weak relationship is actually established as Cocona says she doesn't want to go on more adventures with Papika. Idk, maybe she does likes her, but just doesn't want to go on wild adventures. There's really no explanation for their feelings towards each other, yet anyway, other than what we can infer.

The art and animation alone is enough to keep me interested for now, but hopefully there will be some exposition in the next few episodes.
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Episode 1:

I have mixed feelings about this show. (´・ω・)

On one hand, there were some extremely good animation, especially when Cocona "transforms(?)". But on the other hand, there were animation scenes that felt awfully choppy, like when Cocona's walks in the park.


Feel da pink shockwave !! :3


It was a pretty random start, but not 'random bad' I guess. It will need a few adjustments imho to be more enjoyable.


paulchaested wrote:

Isn't 3Hz the studio that made Dimension W?


It is ? To me it felt like TRIGGER animation. But, honestly, I have not a clue.
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henohenomoheiji wrote:


paulchaested wrote:

Isn't 3Hz the studio that made Dimension W?


It is ? To me it felt like TRIGGER animation. But, honestly, I have not a clue.

It is 3Hz, and the one thing in common with all three anime shows so far is that they all involved the supernatural from other dimensions.

Anyway, I'm hoping that this show actually sets up a story next time and while it would have been preferred to have it going on in the first episode, I understand the need to draw viewers in, and using a thriller is more effective at that than throwing way too much story out there off the bat.
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Episode 1

My-My, this is quite the something to gander at.

Flip Flappers feels very experimental; something you would see Shinichiro Watanabe do since it has the wacky animation going for it. It also has a dark feeling going for it, which peaks my interest.

If this is going to be a fun show to watch, then I'm down!
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Bakaneer wrote:


It is 3Hz, and the one thing in common with all three anime shows so far is that they all involved the supernatural from other dimensions.

Anyway, I'm hoping that this show actually sets up a story next time and while it would have been preferred to have it going on in the first episode, I understand the need to draw viewers in, and using a thriller is more effective at that than throwing way too much story out there off the bat.



I miss Mira... : (

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Episode 1

I wasn't particularly impressed by the storytelling here. They seemed to be going for a sense of whimsy and wonder that didn't really come through as well as it could have, both in terms of visuals and character writing. The first glimpse of Pure Illusion is presented as being amazing, but it's a fairly normal snowy field, and until the frozen trees start moving nothing really is all that special about it visually. Either going for a truly gorgeous ghibli-esque nature vista or something like the forestized world in Yuki Yuna seems like it would have supported the mood the show was going for better. Looking at the end credits, they clearly have artists on staff who can create otherworldly places, so I am quite underwhelmed with this first taste of Pure Illusion.

In terms of character, Cocona was set up as the viewpoint character, but her reactions were too subdued and inconsistent to be all that relatable. First she's confused about what's happening, then she willingly engages in a snowball fight, the she's confused and scared again, then she suddenly cares a whole lot about Papika, and then she's confused and scared again. I would have liked Cocona's personality to be more clearly defined - is she scared or awestruck, reluctant or passionate? Papika works well as a manic pixie dream girl, but she's fairly one-note so far, and so it's all on Cocona to be the anchor of the audience.

As far as I can tell, though, the show exists mainly to be a sakuga showcase (considering that the director and animation director are both established key animators, while the show doesn't even have a scenario writer credited on the official homepage, it's pretty clear where the priorities lay). Thankfully, to my layman's eyes it is a very succesful sakuga showcase indeed. Everything moves. I read somewhere that these characters were designed specifically to always be in motion, and that worked wonderfully. Usually this amount of squash and stretch would take a character off-model, but these characters effortlessly contorted, emoted, twisted and turned. I was completely stunned by the time we got to the glasses rescue scene. As long as the crew can keep this level of animation up, the story could be a retelling of Mars of Destruction for all I care.
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neat

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Very reminiscent of FLCL. Psychedelic aesthetics, normal protagonist randomly meets a super wacky girl who flip flaps her life upside down and I have no idea what any of this is about help me

Definitely worth experiencing so far, I'll stick with it.

Side note, I can't describe in words just how much I love the ED. I really want a gif of Papika's ''Haters gonna hate'' walk for an avatar, but dunno how to make one
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Hmm, well this was pretty great.

This show has potential to be the anime of the season if it plays all its cards right. There's a lot of mysteries and questions raised by this episode. How it answers those questions will be what makes or breaks the show. It could get dark like Madoka, or it could go bonkers like Valvrave the Liberator. I hope neither of those end up happening, but I'm definitely interested to see how it all plays out.

Is-9 wrote:

As far as I can tell, though, the show exists mainly to be a sakuga showcase (considering that the director and animation director are both established key animators, while the show doesn't even have a scenario writer credited on the official homepage, it's pretty clear where the priorities lay). Thankfully, to my layman's eyes it is a very succesful sakuga showcase indeed. Everything moves. I read somewhere that these characters were designed specifically to always be in motion, and that worked wonderfully. Usually this amount of squash and stretch would take a character off-model, but these characters effortlessly contorted, emoted, twisted and turned. I was completely stunned by the time we got to the glasses rescue scene. As long as the crew can keep this level of animation up, the story could be a retelling of Mars of Destruction for all I care.

I think I read on 4chan that the series composition was done by Yuniko Ayana.

Based on her more notable works, she seems to be a fan of both yuri (Kiniro Mosaic) and surrealism (Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko).

Though I can't be sure that this is actually true. I haven't found proof of that claim, but it does make sense considering what was in episode 1.
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Firstly, I love looking at this show. The colors that they are working with are fantastic and the animation is just as colorful. I'm getting the same vibes from Flip Flappers that i got from watching FLCL and Kyousougiga, and that's cause for excitement for me because those are two of my favorite shows. Idk, i think there's gonna be a lot to say about this show when its over, but i'll definitely be watching this one

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superflydanfry wrote:
I'm getting the same vibes from Flip Flappers that i got from watching FLCL and Kyousougiga


Holy cow, exact same thoughts I had, well in terms of what this show style reminds me of...the animation and style was a pleasure to look out, not sure on the direction at all, but it def has my interest right now. Could watch this entire show on pure style/animation with gaming ost alone, love the pencil sketching look especially in the eyes. Another yes tick for the fall season, haven't been let down yet.

I really hope the ED is indicative of the worlds they could explore and how the style will change as they engage each one. If that ends up being the case, the show will be major hype
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