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Posted 10/6/16 , edited 10/10/16
That's was random. oddly reminding me a bit of Humanity had Declined . Same sort of art style..

Curious to see where it goes.
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That was really cool, and I loved it.. but I have very little idea what I was watching.. but in a good way. Loved the OP and ED too. Definitely coming back for more of this one.
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I was very interested in this one the moment I saw the PV. And after watching the episode, I still don't know what the hell I just watched. It's still really interesting though, I adore the aesthetics, the architecture and the colors made the world look like a fantasy land, even though they had pretty advanced technology. I'm expecting more context because as it is right now it's only two girls going on random adventures that don't make any sense. That wouldn't be a problem if they want to do a more abstract show like FLCL, but Flip Flappers kind of feels like it wants to tell a more coherent story, but they sure didn't accomplish that during this episode. I'll still be looking forward to it, the animation was spectacular and even though the two leads are very cliché, I still like them.
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My opinion, Its gorgeous! It looks like something trigger would come out with but not! the art is unique and the direction is great and the animation is so smooth!
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What an odd show.

Near the end, I was getting excited. I thought "Oh, is this going to be a show about the two of them going on adventures together in interesting landscapes?" Then we got the after credits scene and that felt less likely.

I'm eager to see where this goes. I enjoyed this first episode and could see myself liking it.

Even so, for me personally, the best thing about this show was probably the ED. If the show ends up as whimsical and capricious as the ED would suggest, then I'm sure I'll love it. Otherwise, a mildly entertaining find.
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What the hell did I just watch? Best line was at the end of the credits.
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Posted 10/6/16 , edited 10/10/16

curr0001 wrote:
oddly reminding me a bit of Humanity has Declined

That's what i thought as well! I just recently watched Humanity Has Declined and really enjoyed it. While Humanity Has Declined was all about like art, and witty dialogue, and a good story that you draw the conclusions from instead of them spoon feeding you all the answers. It also had an underlying social satire undertone.

This gives me vibes that it's going to be super artsy like this first episode was, and instead of dialogue, more visuals and relatively more action oriented story and scenes compared to Humanity Has Declined. In comparison, this seems more like surrealism. Maybe they'll also have some sort of underlying message or style, or maybe we'll get a more "linear" story throughout the season

I like how 9/10 peoples thoughts on this first episode are: "I don't know what i watched but i liked it"
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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


Thought I'd give it a try

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There seems like there might be a plot there right at the end... might be. This show is something I should really enjoy even without a plot but I'm really plot-centric these days so if it is just amazing animation and funny antics I may not be able to keep watching it. We'll see...
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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.


Ahh, no wonder I liked the art work so much. It was a bit jarring at first but the colorful world quickly grew on me. Dimension W was a bit more colorful than your average anime also. They have a good eye for animation and color schemes. I really liked the first episode and I sort of felt the opposite of how you did. Sure there was no context but I sort of liked that. It just feels like going on an unknown adventure and even Papika doesn't seem to know what's going on. She's just in it for the ride and for having or finding a friend that's like her I think. The glasses scene didn't bug me either. It just felt like that's how Papika is. I think she's probably been looking for a friend for a very long time now or looking for someone like her that she can share these adventures with and so would do anything for that friend (even if the other girl doesn't know she's her friend yet lol). She also comes across as very adventurous and a free spirit so doesn't mind risking her life for something so stupid. Heck she seems to risk her life every moment of the day riding around on that board through weird worlds.

I do hope it gets into the characters motives a bit more though. Id like to know what's so special about Cocona and why Papika is so happy to have found her. Cocona seems a very rational person which is probably why she doesn't want to go on another adventure. She's not adventurous in the least.....but she's also not very happy and seems to be missing something. Hopefully Paprika can help her find what she's missing.
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Posted 10/7/16 , edited 10/10/16

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Thought I'd give it a try



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Ahh, no wonder I liked the art work so much. It was a bit jarring at first but the colorful world quickly grew on me. Dimension W was a bit more colorful than your average anime also. They have a good eye for animation and color schemes. I really liked the first episode and I sort of felt the opposite of how you did. Sure there was no context but I sort of liked that. It just feels like going on an unknown adventure and even Papika doesn't seem to know what's going on. She's just in it for the ride and for having or finding a friend that's like her I think. The glasses scene didn't bug me either. It just felt like that's how Papika is. I think she's probably been looking for a friend for a very long time now or looking for someone like her that she can share these adventures with and so would do anything for that friend (even if the other girl doesn't know she's her friend yet lol). She also comes across as very adventurous and a free spirit so doesn't mind risking her life for something so stupid. Heck she seems to risk her life every moment of the day riding around on that board through weird worlds.

I do hope it gets into the characters motives a bit more though. Id like to know what's so special about Cocona and why Papika is so happy to have found her. Cocona seems a very rational person which is probably why she doesn't want to go on another adventure. She's not adventurous in the least.....but she's also not very happy and seems to be missing something. Hopefully Paprika can help her find what she's missing.


Yeah, I can see where you're coming from. I originally took this first episode as the directors intending to show off what the series is capable of, rather than truly focusing on the normal amount of context a first episode usually has (and I made it sound like it made me more unhappy than I actually was lol). But with hints of things going on in the background with characters that haven't been introduced yet and the fact that Papika has superiors and was working on a job, it just made me question what I was supposed to infer even more, because it wasn't some kind of underlying theme, it was just vague exposition. I understood Cocona is in the dark about everything, but it wasn't until I posted my thoughts that I realized because she's in the dark, I don't necessarily need context now either. It being the first episode is also a given. And I agree with what you said about Papika's personality and her relationship with Cocona. I just looked at the episode the wrong way from the beginning which happened to warp my first impression overall. I didn't plan on owning up to it, but you just happened to quote me lol.
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harutoharuta wrote:

^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.


Being associated with Dimension W and Sora no Method does not fill me with happiness... Both shows started strong, then dissolved in complete messes about halfway through the season.

And yeah, I agree with you - there was a lot going on in the ep, but it was inconsistent and there was no context. (OTOH, the latter is almost refreshing after so many infodump first eps I've seen in the last week.)

Even though I'm "WTF did I just watch", I think I'll be back next week.
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Just came to say that my impressions were very much confirmed by this weird, unique, cute, but not too sugary show. It kinda feels almost as if
FLCL, 90's Nickelodeon, old Hanna-Barbera cartoons, and some Trigger/80's stuff got chucked into a blender with some French vanilla coffee creamer. Sentai Filmworks (or whoever got this gem) should thank their lucky stars that they snagged this.
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Freaking Adorable and I Love it. Yes, please, and thank you!!
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