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Anime Spotlight #4

It’s flip-flap time!

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I’ve no idea why the two main girls have to say “Flip-flapping” whenever they want to become “magical girls,” besides the obvious point that it justifies using “Flip Flappers” as the show’s title.  I’m sure there’s a meaningful reason for it….

In short, the show’s plot is a kind of mish-mash of a number of different shows that “Flip Flappers” manages to improve upon overall.  The notable ones I can recall off the bat are Mad Max (the desert episode), Sailor Moon (the magical girl aspect), Gurren Lagann (the mecha/city episode), and Kill la Kill (the mother-daughter/climactic aspect).  “Flip Flappers” shares the same positive message as “Gurren Lagann”, while improving upon the other three by resolving similar issues present in both shows using kindness and teamwork instead of conflict and opposition.

I’m a fan of happy endings, what can I say….

 

Work of the Week #15

This week:  the Freemen!

The Freemen are the third primary alliance in Fantasium, and are a coalition of primarily Mortals with specific skills and a common interest in “Liberty, Life, and Light.”

The Freemen:

>>The Rogue (R.E.) ~ Team leader; a very libertarian-minded man, he set up the Freemen in an effort to fight the primary Dark forces (particularly the Archivists) in place of the disarrayed Watchers.  He’s learned long-lost arts such as sun-grazing and astral projection, which provides him his primary power.

>>The Clockwork Child (Ashtan) ~ The first true Freemen recruit and the team’s only Immortal.  Ashtan was an infant Child that was caught in an Archivist experiment that turned her into clockwork; her power is with fire, and the longbow that she found and since uses to direct her power.

>>Dassan & Kessen ~ Two Hybrids, and the jokers of the team.  Dassan takes the form of a stag, while Kessen takes that of a tiger.  Like all Hybrids, “Dass” and “Kess” appear animalistic but in fact have Human levels of intelligence and can also speak.

>>The Old Guru ~ Resident of a secluded temple once dedicated to the Watchers and the collection of wisdom, and one of the last living Mortals who can trace lineage to the Peregrine.  He’s responsible for helping the Rogue perfect his skills in the various arts.

>>Arreshya ~ A Silver Guard defector, she is extremely skilled in martial arts and blade-wielding.  An agent, tactician, and assassin for the Guard, she now fulfills this role for the Freemen.

>>Dellinas (the Boar) ~ A mercenary living in the pirate town of Ravinem, his reputation of great success in his work and great distaste towards centralized authority have now been put to use in the fight against the forces of Darkness.

>>Seathier ~ The current living Bard, and only one currently part of two alliances; provides artistic relief for group.

>>Mirror (Ictheal) ~ A teenaged, female Shapeshifter found by R.E. as an orphan and taken in; her primary role is to mirror an Archivist figure and gather information about the Agenda.

>>Thrill-seeker (Tomeran) ~ A middle-aged man who made a living performing daring stunts for eager audiences, until he was let-go by his agency; now, he’s a front-man for Freemen missions.

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