A bit of warning, Toonami fans! Watch out for those stray Luminaires… they’re a doozy.
Earlier today, Adult Swim took to Facebook to announce that Pop Team Epic will begin airing on the company’s Toonami block. The series will launch on June 30 at midnight. FLCL: Progressive, meanwhile, will be moved up to 11:30PM.
Pop Team Epic is a self-billed “shitty anime” that’s based on Bkub Okawa’s manga of the same name. The series, which aired in the Winter 2018 broadcast season, was directed by the team of Aoi Umeki and Jun Aoki (Oshiruko – The Summertime Mischief) at Kamikaze Douga. Aoki was also in charge of series composition duties, while Kotaro Sudo (Ajin – Demi-Human, Seitokai Yakuindomo) filled the dual role of planner and producer.
Crunchyroll, HIDIVE, Funimation, and other networks streamed the show as it airs in Japan. Sentai Filmworks currently holds the title’s license.
Funimation streamed the series as part of their SimulDub lineup. They describe it as:
Crude, rude, and a little…cute? Get ready for the larger-than-life attitude of Popuko and Pipimi,the small and tall stars of Pop Team Epic! Based off the bizarre four-panel webcomic by Bukubu Okawa comes a comedy that’ll throw you off with its out-there jokes and intense absurdity. You think you’re ready for these girls? Think again, F#%**er!
The Hiroshima Toyo Carp is a part of NPB’s Central League. The team, which was founded in 1949, took home eight Central League pennants and three Japan Series championships through its history.
Source: Facebook (Toonami)