Flip Flappers

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: フリップフラッパーズ
English: Flip Flappers
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2016 to Dec 29, 2016
Premiered: Fall 2016
Broadcast: Thursdays at 21:00 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Studio 3Hz
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: Mahou ShoujoMahou Shoujo
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.631 (scored by 7175571,755 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #13632
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1244
Members: 189,228
Favorites: 2,147

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Cocona is an average middle schooler living with her grandmother. And she who has yet to decide a goal to strive for, soon met a strange girl named Papika who invites her to an organization called Flip Flap.

Dragged along by the energetic stranger, Cocona finds herself in the world of Pure Illusion—a bizarre alternate dimension—helping Papika look for crystal shards. Upon completing their mission, Papika and Cocona are sent to yet another world in Pure Illusion. As a dangerous creature besets them, the girls use their crystals to transform into magical girls: Cocona into Pure Blade, and Papika into Pure Barrier. But as they try to defeat the creature before them, three others with powers from a rival organization enter the fray and slay the creature, taking with them a fragment left behind from its body. Afterward, the girls realize that to stand a chance against their rivals and the creatures in Pure Illusion, they must learn to work together and synchronize their feelings in order to transform more effectively.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ichimichi, Mao

Cocomine, Cocona

Takahashi, Minami


Ohashi, Ayaka


Murase, Michiyo


Toshinou, Airi


Fukushima, Jun


Okitsu, Kazuyuki


Hikasa, Youko


Kayano, Ai


Toyosaki, Aki



Opening Theme

Apple Music
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"Serendipity" by ZAQ

Ending Theme

2: "Find the Wind" by ZAQ (eps 11)


Dec 29, 2016
To be honest Flip Flappers should-be more popular. I felt that it had all the material needed to engage with audiences regardless of their preferences, and most importantly sell great merchandise. The only thing that stopped me from giving the incredible piece of art a solid 10 was the strange and often times confusing story; which I'll get into in a moment so please keep sitting in your chair, or levitating above, you wizards.

So what is Flip Flappers about? Why should you be watching it? Can you eat it? Only two of the three questions above will be answered.
Flip Flappers’ story is interesting in many ...
Dec 29, 2016
Mixed Feelings
It's painful to see a show with boundless imagination be constrained by the cold, harsh facts like Flip Flappers. It's a beautifully animated show with an endearing, infectious sort of charm, but BD sales are the lifeblood of seasonal anime, and all the charm in the world won't count for anything if you can't make the grade. Flip Flappers struggled to find an audience, and you could feel the creators; mad-dash scramble to wrap everything by the end of the first and certainly only season.

If given the chance to stretch its legs and take its time, perhaps over two full-length seasons, I think Flip Flappers ...
Jan 1, 2017
This show is amazing...if you liked Madoka or any generic anime that has an organization that won't tell the main character what they are doing or why they should be doing it until the last 2 episodes of the show.
The show's atmosphere drips with the depressing normalcy of Cocona's life. She's a realistic shy high school/middle school girl who just wants to live her life in peace. UNFORTUNATELY, a random girl shows up named Papika, who is one of the most unrealistically cheerful and positive plot driving characters ever. If you like that type of character then this is definitely a fun ride, if you ...

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