Pop Team Epic

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Alternative Titles

English: Pop Team Epic
Synonyms: PPTP, Poptepipic
Japanese: ポプテピピック


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
Theme: ParodyParody
Duration: 12 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.281 (scored by 8293182,931 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #24892
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #943
Members: 186,198
Favorites: 1,078

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Both are played entirely for laughs and poke at story conventions by subverting, over-dramatizing, or breaking them. 
report Recommended by Taivus
Over the top crazy fun. Fitting description to both Pop Team Epic and Panty & Stocking. They also share bright, colorful artstyles, pop culture references and rapid-fire gags. If you liked one, I can't see you disliking the other.  
report Recommended by HammockChi
How can Nichijou not be on the recommendations for this. It posses a similar tone with short "stories" around random topics related to the main cast. Even the top notch quality on animation and originality that Poputepipikku has is similar to that of Nichijou. (Even tough I've noticed that Poputepipikku uses mostly CG on their action shots, or to add more detail to the action made. In Nichijou's case it is mostly traditional animation with use of CG for emphasis on backgrounds and keep a consistent scale of said background while blending it with 2D painted backgrounds in close shots). Also on both shows the characters have defined  read more 
report Recommended by Deadlyfork
Both series feature absurd humor. In a way, these series are similar to what one would see on adult swim where the humor is not afraid to be mean-spirited or sometimes be cringey yet still funny. If you're sick of typical anime humor then I recommend both series for a nice change of pace.  
report Recommended by Blood-Typemaster
Both utilize wacky character hijinks, absurd meta-humor and slap-stick comedy as told through varied animation styles. Also, you will leave each episode thinking to yourself, "WTF did I just watch?" 
report Recommended by Dewelleric
Extremely random comedy 100% of the time. Doesn't focus on references as much as Poputepipikku. Also, unlike Poputepipikku, there is a established timeline and past events are mentioned. However it keeps being highly dense and 'immediate', you don't need to keep track of a storyline. Teekyuu is a great hidden gem that fans of Poputepipikku are likely to enjoy. 
report Recommended by Abajur
Both are absurd comedies that mix various animation styles and live action segments.  
report Recommended by fuyuki
Surreal comedy filled with logic-defying randomness, all delivered by cute girls.  
report Recommended by abystoma2
- chibi girl(s) doing some random things - filled with references to j-franchises (PTE - Pokémon, Totoro, ... and Umaru - One Piece, Hatsune Miku, ...) - could be seen as funny and comedic 
report Recommended by karakatsu
Same random shitposting-style humor -- Bobunemimimi sections of Pop Team Epic fall particularly close to Ai Mai Mii. 
report Recommended by Pizzaluver
Milk Chan was the original Super Milk Chan. Both use humor through parodies, and the main characters have similar attributes. Both Popuko and Milk being energetic and easily angered, while Pipimi and and Tetsuko being calm and sympathetic. Super Milk Chan has more of a plot, however. 
report Recommended by Izac_Kak
Both animes doesn't make any sense and they both share the fact that there isn't a real story, they're just sketches, short but intense stories 
report Recommended by HiddenAzorin
Maybe mainstream comedy is unfunny, or maybe mainstream isekai is trash? Pop Team Epic and Konosuba are otherwise, however. With Konosuba being a parody of the generic isekai formula, PPTP is surreal comedy made into little shorts. Great use of parody on what is considered a grey area in anime.  
report Recommended by NextUniverse
It seems completely fine on the surface, but goodness me is that entirely wrong. PTPP and Gloomy focus on nothing but one thing, the dumb thing. Senseless anime-only one can find themselves loving or hating, with the two being as random as some scrambled Rubik's cube. Both contain quite a bit of punching. Anime that makes you understand why your crack package is still in Japan. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Well, these two are only similar in the fact that you do not know where the anime is going to come from, the absurd turns and the scenes that leave you saying "what?" 
report Recommended by HiddenAzorin
Both are parody shows with lots of comedy. While Pop Team Epic is more skit based and parodies multiple animes, games and other forms of media, Mahou Shoujo Ore has a actual story and parodies the magic girl genre.  
report Recommended by Groenboys
Parody. One Punch Man and Pop Team Epic are both good parodies in the themes they play with. OPM doing this with an overpowered hero in the hero theme. PPTP just has silly surreal comedy to flex with. Both are really good parodies to the general formula of what you would get in the genres they situate in.  
report Recommended by NextUniverse
-Both are made up of skits -Both have characters that you get to know better with each episode -Both are comedy 
report Recommended by TheEdgyDuck
Do I need to say anything with these titles? Pop Team Epic and Onara Gorou would fit the titles of "shitpost anime" with the two being nonsensical to the point where logic is just a word. Everything you'd expect from a surreal comedy. Funny stuff happens with no actual point or meaning to the plot. As if there was one in the first place. Great surreal comedy anime, taking it to the next level. Relatively short too if you want to skip PTE 2nd halves.  
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Who cares? You don't need a story to have a good anime, you don't need to make much sense because there are no rules stating that, Pop Team Epic and Angel's Drop know this too well. I can't explain a story if there isn't one, but what I will say is that nothing makes sense, and it isn't supposed to, these are just two random nonsensical humour you can try laugh at diverging from the conventional order of today's comedy. There are cute girls doing cute things, now there are absurd (and cute) girls doing insane things. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
What makes 001 and Pop team Epic similar is that they just seem like the silliest (not in a bad way) thing someone can make, like, there is no logic to it, it just is, it is all for the memes. 001 is just a short whilst PPTP is a TV anime.  
report Recommended by NextUniverse
If you liked the short and funny bits, then this anime is for you 
report Recommended by -CatScratches-
When watching Eikyuu Kazoku it reminded me of Poputepipikku. I'd say the similarity lay in the fact both have a bizarre art, and include random stuff thrown in, which make the viewer confused , while wondering "What the hell am I watching ?" Through the whole anime.  
report Recommended by __nashiro
So, you liked whacky skits, music clips and clever parodies PTE has to offer. Then you should definitely check out this OVA! Not only does it have all the aforementioned stuff, but it also comes packed with cats. Yay! And just like PTE is a representation of modern pop culture, What's Michael? is a quintessence of 80's Japan: city pop, dirty jokes, yakuza toughs, godzilla running wild, you name it. Overall, an extremely fun sketch compilation and a great way to get into 80's anime. 
report Recommended by Kinomax
Both shows offer a questionable world with extremely bizarre characters and actions that make zero sense. If you enjoy the randomness of either show you'll definitely like the other. Both Dokuro and Popuko have violent tendencies. 
report Recommended by Solitary_Fate
Pretty much the same skit structure where the punchlines of every joke consists of over the top, random nonsense. 
report Recommended by Punkero
Protagonists are duo of desctructive girls, the anime has atypical arstyle and animation choices, plenty of randomness and in a way parodises the medium of anime itself. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
Poputepipikku is a bit more disjointed than Space Dandy, but they're both totally off the wall and poke fun at numerous anime tropes. There's little to no continuity in either, and each is full of cartoon antics--exactly what animation was meant for! 
report Recommended by MrLegitimacy
Similar fast-paced absurdist humour with a simple art style. 
report Recommended by El-Melloi
Two fun, stupid and creative shows, similar in both style and spirit despite being almost 20 years apart from each other. In both, you follow the nonsensical hijinks of a couple of cute and horrendously dangerous girls, while the producers and writers behind everything have one heck of a time in creating the most surreal scenarios and interactions you can imagine. After all, isn't this what anime's really about? Having fun. 
report Recommended by DYED
Meta-humor and absurdity abound in both Gintama and Pop Team Epic. They both make references to other anime, call out their own anime production staff in the middle of the show, and rely heavily on sight-gags and slapstick for the comedy.  
report Recommended by Dewelleric
The common factors uniting these two anime: meta-humor, absurdity, gags, the use short skits in lieu af a plot, clever use of shoddy editing and subpar animation for comedic effect.  
report Recommended by Dewelleric
There is a lot to differentiate Pop Team Epic from Colorful, but at their core each show has the same comedic essence. Explicated better, both these shows are skit comedies that rely on drawing in viewers with their variety of lightning-fast comedic moments. Both shows feel like the kind of hectic Internet humour often found in YouTube videos. 
report Recommended by KaguyaShinomiya9
Both are comedy themed shows with ridiculous characters that constantly make pop culture references.  
report Recommended by machcharge
Both of them are: - not serious at all - extremely reference-heavy - telling terrible stories on purposes Haiyore! Nyaruko-san is a harem romance comedy, Poputepipikku is completely random and nonsensical. 
report Recommended by nbyung09