Even if this is a fraction of the intensity of the manga, we’re in for a surrealist treat.
Earlier today, the official Pop Team Epic anime website updated with the show’s main cast members. The series will star the following:
- Popuko: Mikako Komatsu
- Pipimi: Sumire Uesaka
Visuals for both characters were also released, which you can check out below:
The news broke in a news posting for an early screening event. The first first episodes will be shown on December 12, at Tokyo’s Ciemart Shinjuku theater. Both Komatsu and Uesaka will attend the event, along with costumed (kigurumi) performers dressed like Popuko and Pipimi.
Pop Team Epic will air in January 2018. The show was originally supposed to run in October, but production was delayed due to an error by King Records.
The team of Aoi Umeki and Jun Aoki (Oshiruko – The Summertime Mischief) will serve as directors for the project at Kamikaze Douga. Aoki will also handle series composition duties, while Kotaro Sudo (Ajin – Demi-Human, Seitokai Yakuindomo) fills the dual role of planner and producer.
Sumire Uesaka will perform opening theme song Pop Team Epic.
This self-billed “shitty anime” Bkub Okawa’s manga of the same name. Okawa’s manga launched on Takeshobo’s Manga Life Win website in 2014. To date, two collected volumes have been released, with the most recent hitting stores on June 7.
Vertical currently holds the domestic rights to the PoP Team Epic manga.