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!
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.
For all of the first season, Asuka Tanaka's actions seemed at times contradictory, and always difficult to understand. Today we'll dive into the show's second season, where Asuka's motives are finally brought to light!
Though she's only recently received some true focus, Asuka Tanaka has always been one of Sound! Euphonium's most compelling characters. Full of jokes but quick to anger, her true feelings have always been hard to read - making her the perfect kind of character for a show so focused on small details of human interaction. Today we'll explore the finer details of how Euphonium brings Asuka to life!
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!
March comes in like a lion offers a unique and satisfying blend of strong character writing and goofy slice of life. It also happens to be centered on a shogi master, who's a little worse at teaching than playing. Today we'll explore the finer points of Rei's attempt to teach others his art!
Girlish Number is a sometimes silly show, but its characters still feel lively and real. There are many ways for authors to bring characters to life, and today we'll explore one of Girlish Number's favorite methods: the unique ways its cast bring each other down!
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!
SHELTER is an impressive production in many ways, but a great deal of its magic comes from the talent of its animation director, Megumi Kouno. Today we'll explore the unique qualities that bring her work to life!
While villains like Dio and the Pillar Men might have plotted to rule the world, JoJo is just as often concerned with fights against cats and meaningless dice games. Today we'll dive into JoJo's uniquely democratic approach to elevating its drama!
FLIP FLAPPERS doesn't really tell much of its story through the actual dialogue - instead, it makes its whole world an emotional narrative. Though the fantastical realms of Pure Illusion are the show's highlight, today we'll be discussing something a little more low-key, but just as important - the ways the show brings Cocona's own world to life. Hit the jump for more!