They're both pretty left field and random enough that I can see them airing on Adult Swim. You'll either love or hate them and they don't care which side you're on. There's not much of a strong story in either so they rely more on their absurdity and humor.
They're just fun and funny to watch.
If you liked the crazy antics and generally "no-craps-given" production style, you'll probably have a good time watching the other. Both are very short, with Inferno Cop taking well under an hour to watch, so you're not losing much by at least trying them out!
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.
Two girls, the blonde-haired short-tempered one, and the blue-haired, more collected one, go on various - often random - adventures, swear like sailors, do weird things, and absolutely do not concern themselves with anyone's opinion. Highly divisive shows featuring unusual art styles and interesting creative choices; rather than being the standard anime comedy fare, they are experimental series that will not work for everyone.
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.
-lots of other anime references
- sometimes some scenes would look high quality like from ep 1 of osomatsu
and in pop team epic where the art would look impressive like the whole iyo sakuragi skit and the hoshiro girl drop skit
for comedic purposes.
Both Mr. Osomatsu and Pop Team Epic are absurdist, gag-centric, slap-stick & referenced-ladened comedy anime based on manga. They are also very in-the-now, meaning their references are timely to today's meme-based pop culture. Finally, both series are not afraid to enter cringe territory with vulgar language, body humor and slap-stick violence.
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.
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 characteristics that makes then easy to differentiate from each other.
*NOTE: The humor in Poputepipikku is really different than that of Nichijou by being more targeted at mature audiences, but that still does not take away the fact that both are hilarious on their own field.* read more
Both are similar in that they are comedic series with outrageous skits and characters. Nichijou feels more refined as it has some semblance of story/recurring characters where Poputepipikku is just 100% short hilarious gags.
Actually,Poputepipikku doesn't have any similar anime, it's the God of anime, but they both share references to other animes,music, manga, videogames, etc. And, in fact, both are really funny, you will laugh with them
Between Ai Mai Mi, Pop Team Epic, and Fushigi na Somera-chan, if you're looking for an anime to watch and you have a quality yet questionable humor and can laugh at the most simple and stupid thing, you need to watch these three animes.
Each of the humor presented in each anime I've listed here is enough to make you ascend to an entire new existence as you laugh your ass off and question why you're laughing. They're basically the vines that you see that present raw humor but somehow make a lot of sense and are absolutely hilarious; my example being the "Hi, welcome to Chilis!"
So don't let the ratings fool you, if you have the humor to enjoy any of the three animes I listed at the top of this comment, you WILL love the other two. I have no doubt in that. And if you haven't watched any of them, now's a good time to start as they both will make your life more enjoyable. read more
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.