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Beyond Our Reality

A small amount of time ago, I wrote an article about how some shows build a believable world. You can read that post here. In the post in…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Flip Flappers: Awakening Through Visualization

Writing about Flip Flappers is such a weighty thing to do. Why? It is yet another piece of media that is hard to put into words. Flip Flappers…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Animecast: Anime That Need More Attention

The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast give a rundown of many titles that they believe didn’t get enough spotlight in the anime fandom. Listen in and prepare…

Otaku Spirit

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The Door To The Common is Closed – The Ambiguity and Ambition of BLUE REFLECTION RAY

“Blue Reflection Ray, in both its best and worst moments, feels like a show destined for cult fandom. It is still airing, and already has the aura of…

The Magic Planet

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Flip Flappers

Alice in Wonderland meets Evangelion, which then cross with Kill la Kill and Madoka in this gorgeous, magical, and emotional trip with unforgettable moments.

At a Glance Anime

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Raindrops on Lilies – What is BLUE REFLECTION RAY?

In a crowded season bursting with obvious favorites, Blue Reflection Ray has been confined to the sidelines, but will it stay there?

The Magic Planet

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Flip Flappers – A Slow Start

Flip Flappers is a breathtaking anime. The production is unarguably fantastic. The narrative though may be a bit more divisive.

I drink and watch anime

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Anime Series Like Otherside Picnic

After accidentally entering, Sorao finds herself in the desolate, and as she discovers, dangerous Otherworld. As she ponders whether to just die or not, she is saved by…

Recommend Me Anime

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20 Best Magical Girl Anime Series

Although its not quite as talked about as other genres, the magical girl genre of anime remains one of the most popular genres of anime because it has…

Recommend Me Anime

Anime World Order Show # 197 – You Grew All That Human Tissue in Orbit and It Doesn’t Even Work

We flip-flop a bit on our promise to be the anime podcast that sticks to talking about anime, but after a while Clarissa gets us back on track…

Anime World Order Podcast

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Anime Series Like Wonder Egg Priority

After the death of her best and only friend, Ai Ohto became a shut in. One night while on a walk, she is convinced by a mysterious entity…

Recommend Me Anime

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Dubs w Dil Digest #1: The Demon Girl Next Door, Flip Flappers, and Bloom Into You

Ever since I started doing Dubs w/ Dil articles, I walked a tightrope that I was very careful about traversing- I love dubs and the…

AniTAY-Official - Medium

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Wonder Egg Priority – 02 [The Terms of Friendship]

Frankly, I have never felt this immersed in an anime premiere since… Sarazanmai back in 2019, and if I look further down the line, it was Flip Flappers…

Star Crossed Anime

20 Adventure Anime Series With a Real Sense of Discovery

“Adventure” is a pretty easy tag to slap onto your standard action anime, but not every anime series really captures that feeling of adventure. You know the feeling.…

Recommend Me Anime

Flip Flappers – Ep. 13 (Series Finale)

I look forward to the day 3Hz delivers their A-game again.

Xenodude's Scribbles

Flip Flappers – Ep. 9

Yayaka, you’re in an anime. Fighting Cocona will only make the two of you closer.

Xenodude's Scribbles

Flip Flappers – Ep. 8

The obligatory swimsuit episode usually don’t involve giant robots.

Xenodude's Scribbles

Flip Flappers – Ep. 6

Are there any other Iros I should know about?

Xenodude's Scribbles

Flip Flappers – Ep. 5

Got a horror vibe going this time around.

Xenodude's Scribbles

Flip Flappers – Ep. 3

And now they’re magical girls. Well, okay then.

Xenodude's Scribbles

Flip Flappers – Ep. 2

What a wild adventure this turn out to be.

Xenodude's Scribbles

Anime Pride Month: Flip Flappers Is Everything I Love About Anime

No one complains about anime more than anime fans, but I think we can all agree that it’s one of the most diverse and creative forms of storytelling…

Starting Life From Zero

Flip Flappers – Ep. 1

Style over substance? We’ll see. I can’t deny that this show has style though.

Xenodude's Scribbles

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The Decade in Review : The English Language Adaptation Industry and Fandom Part 1

With the Japanese side of things out of the way, I thought it might be fun to look at the English adaptation side of things. It’s taken me...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

The Most Creative Anime: A Limitless Wonderland

Studio 3Hz and Director Kiyotaka Oshiyama's 2016 anime-original Flip Flappers is a celebration of creative freedom and self-expression. Let's take a dive int...

Under The Scope

Flip Flappers is a Magical Girl Anime on Acid

Cocona is your relatively average middle school girl. She works hard in class, has a best friend, and lives with her elderly grandmother. Then, one day, she meets…

Biggest In Japan

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The Decade in Review: The Japanese Industry

I said I wouldn’t be updating this blog for a while, but I remembered that I was working on a two-post "decade in review" which I had star...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

Anime Mythbusters #5 | "Anime Adaptations Exist Just To Promote The Manga"

Canipa discusses the myth that anime adaptations' sole purpose in life is to promote the sales of the source material it is based on. Support the channel on Patreon…

The Canipa Effect

#5 — Flip Flappers (2016)

In my Yuri!!! On Ice post, I mention how difficult it is for me to watch currently-airing series during the fall season due to my job. Yuri!!! On…

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Anime Feminist’s Top 25 Anime of the Decade

The Roaring Twenties are right around the bend! Before we turn that corner and leave the Turbulent Tens behind us, we wanted to lavish some love on the…

Anime Feminist

Ani-Gamers Podcast #124 – Can Murder Quest Become Not-Murder Quest?

Evan and David team up to review the anime movie Blackfox from Studio 3Hz (Dimension W, Flip Flappers, Princess Principal), which is ostensibly a sci-fi ninja revenge story.…

Ani-Gamers

A Review of BLACKFOX

Honestly, I’ve never been too worked up over finding originality. I know that a tried and true story can still be told in over a million ways. Is…

Sakura Sunrise

Flip Flappers: The End of Psychosexuality

The greatest anime ever made(imo) deserves more interesting analysis than what it's received. Arguing against the dominant psychoanalytic readings the show has seen, I put forth a bold…

Zeria

Flip Flappers: The End of Psychosexuality

Flip Flappers was developed as a project drawing from topics which interested director Kiyotaka Oshiyama, and among those topics were the various branches of psychoanalysis, especially those of…

Floating into Bliss

Animals (動物) and Creatures Sakuga MAD

Song: [Curtains] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fivw7Q_67LI Animator Credits: 00:00-00:14 artist unknown | Je t'aime 00:15-00:16 Shingo Tamagawa | 3-gatsu no lion #26 00:17-00:19 artist unknown | Mob Psycho 100 Season 2 #02 00:20-00:21 Takuma Ebisu |…

PurpleGeth Sakuga

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Fall 2018 Season Overview

Well here we are, the new season has started. It already has some clear winners and losers, so lets see whats up.

Flip Flapping!

Translating Anime: Creating an Understanding | The Canipa Effect

Canipa takes a deeper dive into the passion and process of a professional anime translator based on a series of interviews he conducted with a group of hard-working…

The Canipa Effect

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A Genre by Any Other Name: What Makes Something “Yuri”?

So recently there’s been some discussion going around about whether Banana Fish, an adaption of a classic 1980s shoujo manga, is properly considered to be a “Boy’s Love”…

Flip Flapping!

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Summer 2018 Overview

We’re halfway through the year already, isn’t that amazing? With that comes yet another season of anime, one that is shaping up to be quite interesting. So what…

Flip Flapping!