Flip Flappers

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English: Flip Flappers
Japanese: フリップフラッパーズ


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, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.671 (scored by 6117061,170 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #11302
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1024
Members: 167,109
Favorites: 1,956

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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


Toyosaki, Aki


Tsuda, Kenjirou


Oshiyama, Kiyotaka
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Key Animation
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Kameda, Yoshimichi
Episode Director, Animation Director, 2nd Key Animation, Key Animation
Ikehata, Hiroshi
Episode Director


Opening Theme

"Serendipity" by ZAQ

Ending Theme

#1: "FLIP FLAP FLIP FLAP" by TO-MAS feat.Chima (eps 1-10, 12-13)
#2: "Find the Wind" by ZAQ (ep 11)

Dec 29, 2016
LeaderTGW (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 29, 2016
HaXXspetten (All reviews)
Flip Flappers is the textbook definition of a hidden gem. A short, artistic original anime by a relatively unknown studio, and also an anime which is quite difficult to explain. This is partially because of its symbolic themes, but also because the execution itself is very unorthodox. It is like the anime equivalent of an LSD trip; something I can only describe as a crossover of FLCL and Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita. But somehow, Studio 3Hz actually made it work, resulting in what I would probably have to consider my favorite anime of Fall 2016.

The story follows two girls who meet each other by coincidence: read more
Dec 30, 2016
3xTripple (All reviews)
Critics call this series: "beautiful, imaginative, action-packed, and mysterious"
I'll add that it's also "diverse, unique, immersive, and, most importantly, it's (*cough*cough* mostly *cough*) coherent!"

Flip Flappers is pretty underrated and will take you on a relatively unpredictable journey with two middle school girls named Papika and Cocona as they travel to another dimension called "Pure Illusion". The story begins mysteriously as it follows the warm and simple-minded Papika as she escapes from what looks like a lab and flies off into the night sky on her hoverboard. It then switches to the perspective of the visibly depressed or kuudere Cocona and briefly gives insight into her read more
Dec 29, 2016
SeijiroUshio (All reviews)
While browsing for some shows that I might watch this Fall season, I stumbled on this one, got curious on the visuals, I watched the promotional video on it although I found the synopis too vague that time and I thought to myself "This show has potential" and it came the pilot episode.

Flip Flappers, the show that most of the people overlooked because of the number of magical girl shows this Fall 2016 season has brought. What I liked on this show was it's subtle yet too vibrant and how it was incorporated with meanings behind it that you will not notice 23 minutes had read more

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