Review by: John Fragglepuss Evans
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comedy, Mystery, Magical Girl
First Aired: Fall 2016, 13 episodes
Summary: Cocona is a seemingly normal middle school girl. She’s an honor student, grounded in the way she proceeds and exercises caution in her choices. Papika is a loose cannon. She’s wild and eccentric, giving little thought to the future. The two cross paths with Papika deciding to take the two of them to the strange world of Pure Illusion, a land hardly tethered to reality. The two travel Pure Illusion in search of mystery fragments that are rumored to grant wishes. Of course this bizarre new world holds dark secrets the girls would never expect.
Flip Flappers had more substance than I imagined it would. The story begins on a fairly light note but gets dark near the end of the series as the plot unfolds and the characters develop. Cocona and Papika are both flawed individuals but help each other be the best they can be…for the most part. The two visit various lands of Pure Illusion, with some of them being trippy and one being straight up terrifying. The animation caught my attention from the beginning, especially when the girls were traveling between worlds.
You might enjoy this if: You’re into multi-dimensional travel, alternate realities and all that good stuff.
You might not like it if: You don’t much care for anime.
Note to the Viewer: If you’re into horror, check out episode five. Nightmare fuel.
AMV – Feel the Fire by Abunai Anime