Papika, the Manic Pixie Dream Girl

Let’s go adventuring again, okay?

Flip Flappers Papika Cocona adventure

Flip Flappers is the type of anime that invites dialogue—character-driven, stylish, rich in symbolisms, and, perhaps most importantly, darker than its visuals would suggest. However, for all the attention that Flip Flappers has received, surprisingly little has been written about Papika.1 And for a good reason.

Papika is the literal and metaphorical manic pixie dream girl for Cocona. But little more.
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