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    Sunday November 13, 2016
  • FEATURE: The Colorful Voice of “Flip Flappers”

    How is color used in Flip Flappers to push the internal to the external?

    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! 

  • Monday November 7, 2016
  • FEATURE: Genre Bending, Horror and “Flip Flappers”

    How does director Kiyotaka Oshiyama play with genre conventions in Flip Flappers?

    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.  

  • Sunday October 23, 2016
  • FEATURE: “Flip Flappers”: Mad Max meets Magical Girls?

    Mad Max: Yuri Road?

    What begins as yet another homage to Mad Max: Fury Road evolves into a hot-blooded magical girl fistfight rivaling the action from the best Precure episodes. Stylish henshins, biker gangs and bondage queens all come together in one place as two of the most unlikely genre fusions occur onscreen in episode 3 of Flip Flappers. Hit the jump to descend down the rabbit hole!

  • Sunday October 16, 2016
  • FEATURE: Making (Some) Sense of "Flip Flappers"

    Is there a method behind Oshiyama's madness in "Flip Flappers"?

    The fall season's odd bird, Flip Flappers, may seem incomprehensible at first, but is there a method behind director Kiyotaka Oshiyama's madness? Although much of the show's background is still shrouded in mystery, are there details from the first two episodes that we can make sense of right now? Hit the jump to descend down the rabbit hole! 

  • Sunday October 9, 2016
  • FEATURE: "Flip Flappers" and Sensory Storytelling

    Magical girls? Lucid dreaming? Most experimental fall anime?

    Kiyotaka Oshiyama's directorial debut, Flip Flappers, is an unusual anime to say the least. Fusing magical girls, science fiction and lucid dreaming together, the former Space Dandy episode director gives us a show that's off the beaten path. Hit the jump to descend down the rabbit hole! 

  • Tuesday October 4, 2016
  • Magical Girls Take Flight in "Flip Flappers" OP

    Original TV anime by Studio 3Hz hits Japanese TV on October 06, 2016

    A new preview video for Flip Flappers highlights the opening theme and opening animation for the upcoming original TV anime focusing on magical girls exploring a world of "Pure Illusion". Hit the jump to check it out.

  • Friday August 19, 2016
  • ZAQ and TO-MAS feat. Chima Perform OP / ED Themes for "Flip Flappers"

    Original magical girl / swashbuckling SF adventure TV anime hits Tokyo MX and others in October of 2016

    The musicians who will perform the opening and ending themes for Flip Flappers, an upcoming original TV anime that's one part magical girl show and one-part swashbuckling SF adventure, have been announced. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Monday August 8, 2016
  • "Flip Flappers" Unleashes 10 New Cast Members and 1 New Preview

    Original magical girl TV anime will broadcast on Tokyo MX, AT-X, BS Fuji, and Sun TV in October of 2016

    The official website for Flip Flappers, an upcoming original magical girl TV anime with direction by Kiyotaka Oshiyama and featuring animation by Studio 3Hz, has revealed oodles of new information about the series, including a new preview video, a new key visual, and 10 additional cast announcements. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Friday May 13, 2016
  • Fall 2016 Original TV Anime "Flip Flappers" Posts New Key Visual

    Magical girl TV anime with animation by Studio 3Hz premieres in October of 2016

    Flip Flappers, an upcoming original magical girl TV anime directed by Kiyotaka Oshiyama and featuring animation by Studio 3Hz, has published a new key visual depicting protagonists Cocona and Papika experiencing the world of "Pure Illusion". Hit the jump to check it out.

  • Saturday March 26, 2016
  • "Flip Flappers" Flies Into a World of Illusory Adventure in Official Trailer

    Magical girl anime featuring animation by Studio 3Hz debuts in October of 2016

    The official trailer for Flip Flappers, an upcoming magical girl TV anime scheduled to debut in October of 2016, is now available online. Hit the jump to check it out.

  • Friday March 25, 2016
  • "Flip Flappers" Magical Girl Anime Flitters Forth in October of 2016

    TV anime features direction by Kiyotaka Oshiyama and animation by Studio 3Hz

    Previously teased with a countdown website, it turns out that Happinet Pictures and Infinite's new anime project, Flip Flappers, will be a magical girl TV anime that will debut in October of 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.

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