Flip Flappers Episode 13

Review:

This episode gave me a sinking feeling fairly close to the start. While part of me just kept hoping that Flip Flappers would actually do something noteworthy other than the visual spectacle the final episode overly relied on the power of love and friendship (without offering anything interesting thematically about either) and pure coincidence. No answers about who funded research into Pure Illusion, where the weird cult came from, who is funding Salt and his group now, who is looking after any of the kids even though clearly the weird cult was responsible for raising them and has now been destroyed, and no real answers about what gathering the shards would have actually done given apparently none of it mattered at all. Let’s just narrowly focus down on Cocona, Papika and Mimi and not give Mimi any real character. She’s either evil, controlling Mimi, or sweetness and light Mimi and neither side of her has any more depth than that. The one moment I genuinely enjoyed in this final episode was when a second  Salt appeared and more or less echoed evil Mimi’s words from a few episodes ago but Salt wasn’t having any of it and just shot his potential evil twin. Just think how much better off Mimi would have been if she’d done similar. And that was the best moment to get you thinking in the entire episode as everything else was pretty visuals and frantic energy but little substance. While this series is still very enjoyable it is definitely the biggest disappointment for me this season. I’m going to give myself some time before reviewing it because right now I’d be pretty negative about it.

Flip Flappers is available on AnimeLab.

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6 thoughts on “Flip Flappers Episode 13

  1. “While this series is still very enjoyable it is definitely the biggest disappointment for me this season. I’m going to give myself some time before reviewing it because right now I’d be pretty negative about it.”

    This resonates with me. FF for sure has enjoyable features, but there’s so much that drags it down (most notably in its back half) to the extent that it’s hard to overlook. I look forward to your review 🙂

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  2. I’m not sure how interested you are in answers to your questions, but I’ll go ahead anyway and try. The weird cult I’m pretty sure was formed by Salt’s turned-insane father. Who funded Pure Illusion or the cult: I dunno, they got the money somewhere. As for the kids, they don’t matter. I tried to ignore them whenever they were on screen. Yeah, the show’s not super interested in anwering logistical questions.

    Flip Flappers is just a weird, confusing situation. For me the show just stopped making sense at episode 12. I wish we could get some words from the staff as to what they were going for? I don’t want to believe that they were just incompetent. I think the notion that the staff put a lot of effort into the visuals, but somehow did not put effort into developing the actual story and characters is a little too cynical. I think the show’s failure was due to miscommunicaton.

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