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English: Pop Team Epic
Synonyms: PPTP
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
Studios: Kamikaze Douga
Source: 4-koma manga
Duration: 12 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.331 (scored by 53,526 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #24242
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #828
Members: 130,618
Favorites: 848


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 Hammock1488
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
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
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 LoL_Idk
- 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
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
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
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
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
Mori no Andou is an absurdist and completely random comedy that could easily fit in a Poputepipikku episode, it's even difficult to explain what they even have in common, in fact they have nothing in common and that's what makes them perfectly match as a nonsensical comedy 
report Recommended by Rinoael
-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
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
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
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 are compilations of random and absurd skits. Not always hilarious, but always ridiculous. 
report Recommended by Anointed-Geek
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
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
Both are great comedies with strange characters. Both are made out of comedic shorts that have no context and have no real plot.  
report Recommended by animus1010
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
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 redac_ted
Both are comedy themed shows with ridiculous characters that constantly make pop culture references.  
report Recommended by machcharge
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