Japanese distributor Happinet is handling the home video distribution for the fall 2016 series Flip Flappers and set a fairly standard release schedule for it. I had actually missed out on updating the cover artwork over the run of the release, which finished earlier this month, but now we have a full look at some great artwork. The thirteen episode series is getting a six-volume release that began on January 6th, 2017 where the first five DVDs are priced at 7,000 yen each with the sixth at 7,800 while the Blu-ray’s are priced at 8,000 yen each with the sixth at 8,800 yen as the last volume has three episodes instead of two.
The project is a production that involves Infinite and toy distributor Happinet. It will be directed by Kiyotaka Oshiyama with Takashi Kojima serving as the chief animation director and character designer. The original concept art was done by tanu. Studio 3Hz is working on the animation for it.
The Japanese cast includes M.A.O. as Papika, Minami Takahashi as Konoka, Ayaka Ohashi as Yayaka, Kenjirou Tsuda as Salt, Airi Toshinou as Yuyu, Sayaka Inoue as Toto, Jun Fukushima as Hidaka, Yoko Hikasa as Sayuri, Kazuyuki Okitsu as TT-392, Michiyo Murase as Uexkull, Saori Oonishi as Kokona’s Senpai and Tamie Kubota as Kokona’s Grandmother.
The opening theme song is “Serendipity” performed by ZAQ while the ending theme song is “FLIP FLAP FLIP FLAP” as performed by TO-MAS feat.Chima.
Crunchyroll streamed the series to their members in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa.
Plot concept: How does the world look in your eyes? Papika and Cocona, the heroines of the story, hold the keys to open the door. When the two girls meet, their adventures in a different time and different overlapping dimension called “Pure Illusion” begin. Many things in Pure Illusion will stand in the girls’ way on their search for the mysterious crystal called the “Shard of Mimi,” an item that is said to grant any wish. However, when the girls find themselves in danger, the Shard of Mimi shines, and they are able to transform.
|1||01/06/17||Booklet, Web Promos, Audio Commentary, Clean Opening, Clean Closing|
|2||02/02/17||Booklet, Web Promos, Audio Commentary|
|3||03/02/17||Booklet, Web Promos, Audio Commentary|
|4||04/04/17||Booklet, Web Promos, Audio Commentary|
|5||05/02/17||Booklet, Web Promos, Audio Commentary|
|6||06/02/17||Booklet, Web Promos, Audio Commentary|
[Source: Flip Flappers]