You know… I’m not sure if I’ve ever been happier to be flipped off by a corporate brand before.
Earlier today, Crunchyroll took to Twitter to announce that they will stream Pop Team Epic as part of their Winter 2018 simulcast lineup. The series will launch on their service this weekend. As of press time, a specific premiere date has yet to be announced.
The news comes on the heels of Funimation’s reveal that they will produce a Simuldub for the series.
Funimation describes the show as:
They’re crude, rude, and a little…cute? Get ready for the bizarre comedy antics of the small and tall Popuko and Pipimi!
Sentai Filmworks announced that they licensed Pop Team Epic yesterday, and that they would stream the title on HIDIVE.
Pop Team Epic hits Japanese TV on January 6. The series 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.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Popuko: Mikako Komatsu
- Pipimi: Sumire Uesaka
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.
Visuals for Popuko and Pipimi were both released, which you can check out below:
Source: Twitter (Crunchyroll)