Flip Flappers in the Franxx: two parts kino, one part garbage

By John Miller

Sunday the 27th of May 2018

 

On my first watch of Franxx 19 I was entertained, but not by anything that happened in the first seven minutes. The Doctor Franxx flashback origin story begins in 2025, and spends what seems like twelve years explaining why everything is the way it is. It was awful, and pointless. So I just cut all this garbage out, and then re-watched the 14 good minutes.

At least one of the five writers of this show is fucking amazing, and at least one them is shit. The Director seems to be having a rough time handling two studios, five writers, and three producers. He needs to man the fuck up. Only three more episodes to go, and right now he’s shitting the bed.

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Blue Oni was KINO. The Franxx origin story was too long, and in the beginning it treated the franchise fans like idiots. Even young adult watchers of anime are precociously intelligent. Don’t speak down to them, Trigger.

This whole thing reminded me of Flip Flappers. When you take an easy win and somehow inexplicably wreck it.

Eh, maybe I just felt like listening to that ED. So comfy.

Full disclosure: John Miller’s IRL name is Frank Faulkner. I’m an Aussie who’s keen on Conservative politics, Trump, and the Anime Right. COCONA.

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