There haven't been a single page that haven't made me laugh.
Poputepipikku or Pop Team Epic, is a 4-koma, seinen gag manga that is bustling with intuitive and surreal comedy. With characters dressed as generic high school girls with never changing cute faces, this manga is everything BUT generic.
Being a 4-koma manga, doesn't give much room for a story. Each individual page is a (somewhat) self contained story of head scratching and seemingly random comedy.
The art is oddly fitting for the type of comedy that it delivers. The characters are always drawn with a ":3" face, no matter the situation, which in itself creates comedic situations. For example when a ":3" faced high school girl is planning to destroy a cuckoo clock with a sledgehammer because "It's fucking pissing me off just looking at this shit." That is the actual quote from the manga.
Sometimes oddly realistically drawn hands are drawn in order to make a comedic point stronger. It works surprisingly well
A lot of the comedy comes from the unusual situations our 2 nameless main characters find themselves in.
The small and blonde girl is the instigator of mostly all of the jokes/gags and the tall, blue haired girl is the "straight man" that either 1-ups the joke that the blonde girl set up, or shoots the joke down (sometimes literally), which in itself is really funny.
I enjoy Pop Team Epic immensely. I read the first 20 chapters in one sitting and the manga just got better and better. There were some jokes that i didn't get, mostly because i'm not the target demographic (which is Japanese people) but the vast majority of the jokes are easy to understand.
Overall Pop Team Epic is hilarious. From the surreal comedy and drawings, to the unusual reaction of our main characters and the illogical but really funny decisions that they make. Every page is brimming with comedy that you might, or might not get at first.
Some of the jokes requires a little research or knowledge beforehand, but is still enjoyable nonetheless because of the funny drawings that accompany the jokes and gags. read more