Last week we explored the first three worlds of Flip Flappers, and attempted to tie them to specific characters in the show. Today we'll be spiraling through the rest of the series, following Cocona and Papika across the many minds of Pure Illusion!
Two journeys end where they began and a new one begins. The final episodes were a wild ride through the worlds and themes of series, delivering an impactful finale by strengethening narratives and reversing roles. See what tricks were used to make the ending of FLIP FLAPPERS unforgettable, after the jump!
Flip Flappers is largely constructed a series of episodic adventures, with Cocona and Papika journeying into a new realm of Pure Illusion with each episode. But those worlds aren't just fanciful tourist spots - they actually reflect the thoughts and feelings of Flip Flappers' various characters. Today we'll attempt to uncover the secrets lying beneath Flip Flappers' myriad worlds.
The fall anime season is finally wrapping up and the winter season is about to begin – but before that happens, I’d still like to take a quick look back at all the shows I watched, but did not cover in my column this season. Get a glimpse of some of the real-world locations of shows like Flip Flappers, Bungo Stray Dogs, Poco’s Udon World, and many more after the jump!
Losing an important emotional connection can be one of the most painful experiences life has to offer. Regardless of the cause, not everyone is able to cope. In fear of future pain, Cocona and Yayaka withdrew from others, opting for a lesser suffering to avoid a greater blow. Once again facing loss, they each must choose whether to hide from their pain or reach out and accept what comes. Find out how Pure Illusion the struggle of their hearts to take on physical form, after the jump!
This season's Flip Flappers is remarkable for a number of reasons, but at least part of that comes down to "they hired the right guys to paint their backgrounds." Today we'll be diving into the work of those Right Guys, a studio renowned for their background art who have contributed to all manner of great anime productions!
Flip Flappers can feel like a confusing show, but much of its storytelling is really conveyed through its visual design. Color choices, character positioning, foreground objects - all of these things contribute to its narrative in truly meaningful ways. Today we'll explore one more of Flip Flappers visual tricks, the eye for symmetry that brings much of its conflict to life!
Our friends over at Sakuga Blog are back with another take on the dramatically different episodes 7 and 8 of FLIP FLAPPERS, following Cocona's lonely journey through a Pure Illusion of not-quite Papikas and bombastic mecha battles to save a tiny scientist's city of technology!
What did you want to be when you were ten years old? A scientist who saves the world? A doctor who finds the cure for cancer? A writer that captivates the hearts of millions? As it turns out, figuring yourself and who you are is an incredibly messy thing. Find out what the pair in Flip Flappers discover about themselves and how they get there, after the jump!
Cocona is tasked with setting a course for the rest of her life in her upcoming mock exams, a challenge that proves impossible because she is out of touch with who she is. Her development, halted by personal tragedy, has made a stranger to her own wants and needs. Her adventure with Papika through the worlds of Pure Illusion have the trappings of epic conflict but are ultimately a search to find herself once again. See how Cocona's self-actualization takes shape in the land of dreams, after the jump!
Flip Flappers is one of the most colorful anime titles of 2016. In this article, Brandon looks at how anime directors, Akiyuki Shinbo and Kiyotaka Oshiyama, use color to externalize internal emotions. Interested in how this comparison plays out? Hit the jump to read more!
Flip Flappers proceeds like a series of dreams or fairy tales, but it somehow still comes across as exciting and impactful. By mixing visual storytelling with well-chosen genre touchstones, it gets away with a vagueness of narrative that would sink most shows. Today we'll dig further into how these tricks make Flip Flappers work!
When we think of Flip Flappers, it’s difficult to pin the anime down to one specific genre. What makes director Kiyotaka Oshiyama such a flexible storyteller and how is his understanding of genre so vital to Flip Flappers' success? Brandon looks at the fifth episode of Flip Flappers and the stylistic conventions of esteemed shojo director, Kunihiko Ikuhara, to arrive at a conclusion.