A show's choice of ending song is often overlooked in terms of impacting that show's overall effect; after all, we generally don't play through the full ending of a show every time we watch it, and often just skip right to the next episode. But a well-chosen ending can actually elevate the dramatic power of an anime, and smartly employing ending songs is a storytelling skill in its own right. Today on Why It Works, let's explore a few of the ways a strong ending can make a great show better!
Looking to pick up some older shows, but don't know where to start? Hit the jump below to find out which can't miss series on Crunchyroll you might be missing out on!
A Place Further Than the Universe has reached its conclusion, but that doesn't mean it's time to go home just yet! We have plenty of new adventures and undertakings made with good friends that will inspire you to take on the world! Hit the jump for our top 10 recommendations for fans of our brave Antarctic travelers!
Sentai Filmworks will be releasing the Flip Flappers anime in both a standard edition and premium box set on February 27, so it's time to look ahead to the included English dub. The full cast list has been revealed, and you can check out a sample in the clip after the jump.
Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its February slate of releases which includes Sentai Filmworks’ otherworldly adventure series, FLIP FLAPPERS! The Complete Collection will be available on Blu-ray and a Limited Edition Premium Box Set - there's also some tokusatsu with another entry in the Garo franchsise. More after the jump.
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!