Pop Team Epic

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: PPTP, Poptepipic
Japanese: ポプテピピック
English: Pop Team Epic
German: Pop Team Epic
Spanish: Pop Team Epic
French: Pop Team Epic
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2018 to Mar 25, 2018
Premiered: Winter 2018
Broadcast: Sundays at 01:00 (JST)
Producers: King Records, AC-Bu
Studios: Kamikaze Douga
Source: 4-koma manga
Genre: ComedyComedy
Themes: Gag HumorGag Humor, ParodyParody
Duration: 12 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.281 (scored by 9763597,635 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #25702
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #985
Members: 197,571
Favorites: 1,203

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Poputepipikku turns absurdist comedy up to eleven with its pop culture references and surreal hilarity. With two bonafide high school girl protagonists—the short and exceptionally quick to anger Popuko, and the tall and unshakably calm Pipimi—they throw genres against the wall and don't wait to see what sticks. Parody is interlaced with drama, action, crudeness, and the show's overarching goal—to become a real anime.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Poputepipikku is based on bkub Ookawa's 4-koma manga series of the same title. Each episode consists of a 12-minute segment repeated twice. The repeated segment contains a different voiceover by another voice actor with variations on the skits.

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Characters & Voice Actors

J. Covey

Ogami, Shinnosuke

John K.

Kamio, Shinichirou


Shimoji, Shino

Tsukino, Shizuku

Minase, Inori

Neko ka Inu

Oono, Yuuko


Aoki, Jun
Producer, Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Character Design, Director of Photography, Key Animation, Setting, Series Composition, Editing
Umeki, Aoi
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Director of Photography
Kanegae, Tooru
Sound Director
Oobari, Masami
Episode Director, Storyboard, Mechanical Design, Animation Check, Key Animation


Opening Theme

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1: "Twinkling star" by Drop Stars (eps 1)
2: "POP TEAM EPIC" by Sumire Uesaka (eps 2-10)

Ending Theme

"POPPY PAPPY DAY" by Popuko (Kenji Akabane), Pipimi (Shunsuke Takeuchi) (eps 1-7)
"POPPY PAPPY DAY" by Popuko (Yui Makino), Pipimi (Yui Watanabe) (eps 1-7,12)
"POPPY PAPPY DAY" by Popuko (Wataru Hatano), Pipimi (Toshiki Masuda) (eps 8-11)
"POPPY PAPPY DAY" by Popuko (Hiromi Igarashi), Pipimi (Rei Matsuzaki) (eps 8-11)
"POPPY PAPPY DAY" by Shouta Aoi (eps 12)

Apr 12, 2018
Blood_Diver_A (All reviews)
[Pop Culture References + Meme + Anime = Pop Team Epic]

[Alternative Title – Memes, References, and High Quality Shitpost: the anime]

*Part 1 of Review*

(For those curious about this series, read this review):


Story? Who needs a story. Can’t have a story, if you never had one. It’s just random shit happening on screen because that’s how Pop Team Epic rolls. The series features a variety of humor, ranging from black comedy (i.e. gallows humor – my favorite type of humor) to surreal humor to anti-humor, and to meta-jokes and parodies.

The series features many pop culture references, such as: Earth, Wind & Fire, Pokémon, Hoshiiro Girldrop, Kimi read more
Nov 28, 2020
NextUniverse (All reviews)
(Why the hell would you need a TLDR review?)

It has come to my attention that Pop Team Epic is excruciatingly misunderstood.

Pop Team Epic

In this review, I coded it so that I have to speedrun my Pop Team Epic review before MAL has a 504 Error. Can I finish my review before MAL goes down?

Also, according to MyAnimeList statistics, only a small percentage of people reading this review have actually given this a helpful vote. So if you end up enjoying this review. Consider giving a helpful vote. It's free, you can always undo the vote later. Enjoy the review.

Does Pop Team Epic actually try read more
Mar 24, 2018
Ryuseishun (All reviews)
There are certain anime series that get you wondering "what the actual frigging hell am I watching"...Pop Team Epic is an epitome of that kind of series. Even though it is meant to be a shitposting kind of series, shitposting doesn't actually mean good comedy (I'll go into a bit more detail about that in my review). It had me to the point where I was questioning even why this became an anime series in the first place. I'll be frank with this, even though I'm probably gonna anger some crazy fans: this thing is actually qualified as TRASH.
I'll try to be brief with this read more
Mar 25, 2018
Plasmatize (All reviews)
*This review will mention a number of jokes from the series, mostly in vague terms to minimize spoilers while still offering a point of reference to those who have already seen it*

As soon as I committed to watching Poputepipikku (Pop Team Epic), I knew immediately that I wanted to talk about it, whether by discussing it with others or, as I have now done, writing a full review of this strange beast. It was clear that my opinion on it was different from the prevailing thoughts of the community. Of course that’s not a bad thing; differences of opinion or perspective make such discussions far read more

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