Flip Flappers Review:
Flip Flappers is a lot of things but one thing I am not going to accuse this show of being is logical. This episode just kind of continued to throw things at us with frantic energy and kind of hoped the shining prettiness and weirdness of the whole thing would help make it through to the end. Admittedly, the reveals (multiple) at the end of this episode are kind of worth waiting for as they hint at an actual overall plot that has been sorely missing from the first three episodes of random exploration and developing themes of friendship.
Probably my biggest issue with this episode was how many clichés we ran across in quick succession. From a Sailor Moon style transformation (had they transformed in a sequence before because that seemed to come out of left field), to a that’s not their true power comment, and so on an so forth. Actually, the tone of this episode kind of reminded me of Gurren Laagan.
Why am I finding so many comparisons? Because there is genuinely no way to explain what is going on in this anime without just taking you scene by scene through it. I keep hoping that this finds some cohesion because all the parts are interesting but I still feel like we’re only just being introduced to the world three episodes in.
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Good work Karandi. I can definitely see where you’re getting the Gurren vibes from
The lack of consistency between the episodes is frustrating. I’m hoping you’re right about this episode introducing an overall plot.
It would be nice but it could go either way at this point. As pretty as this has been I’m just about over looking at pretty characters in pretty settings doing not all that much.
I definitely understand that. I was excited after the first episode because of the visuals and raw energy, but there’s really no substance to it so far.