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4-koma Manga 'Poputepipikku' Gets TV Anime

by tsubasalover
Apr 1, 2017 8:53 AM | 46 Comments
An official Twitter for bkub Ookawa's Poputepipikku (Pop Team Epic) has opened and announced that it will get TV anime adaptation. Animated by Kamikaze Douga and produced by King Records, it is slated for Fall 2017.

Poputepipikku began its serialization on web manga website Manga Life Win in August 2014. The first part ended in November 2015 and second part started in February 2016. The physical compiled volume was released on December 2015. It's an unprecedented gag 4-koma manga that centers around two girls called Popuko and Pipimi and uses lots of news topics in surreal way.

It was previously announced on April 1 that bkub Ookawa's fake work Hoshiiro Girldrop would get an anime adaptation as an April Fool's day joke with the PV, therefore the link for the official website and Twitter relates to "Hoshiiro Anime."

Official site:
Official Twitter: @hoshiiro_anime

Source: Comic Natalie

Pop Team Epic on MAL

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I feel like as part of the comedy, they posted the announcement on April fools. Just to make it that much more unbelievable when it gets released

Jul 15, 2017 1:41 PM by aberdream

Looks amazing, can't wait for this.

Jul 8, 2017 3:02 AM by Eru

Aaaaaah so it's not a joke.... Amazing.

I'm not crying tears of joy, I swear

Jul 7, 2017 9:48 AM by Red_Tuesday

Jul 7, 2017 2:46 AM by tsubasalover

Can't wait for this!! Too bad it's in fall though when i'll be busy with school -_-

Jun 16, 2017 7:24 AM by daisygirl488

i've been meaning to read this
anime is saved

Apr 3, 2017 7:35 PM by Bird

Yesssss. I'm so excited for this.

Apr 3, 2017 8:36 AM by Yaboku

anime is saved lads

Apr 2, 2017 12:33 PM by M0k0cch1_13

The savior of anime is upon us.

Apr 2, 2017 12:09 PM by DarkFatalKnight

I can say I'm excited about this! The manga is pretty wild, to say at least. Though I won't be surprised if it's a 3-minutes short.

Apr 2, 2017 5:26 AM by Chuunichan

ok lads anime is saved

Apr 1, 2017 10:53 PM by Mizukamiya

i'm living for this

Apr 1, 2017 10:20 PM by cottonpie

RPDoggo said:
Kamikaze Douga (the animation studio) is producing this anime movie called Cocolors later this year. And the poster for this show looks suspiciously similar to Cocolors's original one.
I agree that the key visual looks alike (the background is the same), but Cocolors (or "Cocolor Special Collaboration Live") already premiered for two days limit on February (not "producing", but already "premiered"), according to that article you linked. And it was already premiered at Tokushima's Machi Asobi on October 2016.

Apr 1, 2017 10:00 PM by tsubasalover

The MemeLord incoming

Apr 1, 2017 6:37 PM by Shunaria

The poster art is hilarious.

I'm really looking forward to this (trusting that despite being announced around April 1st, this is the real deal).

Apr 1, 2017 5:34 PM by Yoppi

Can't wait! I wonder if they'll be able to nail the comedic timing and bring in some fitting seiyuu's!

Apr 1, 2017 5:11 PM by Pixelbed

From the comments, looks like we'll be opening the Pandora Box of anime memes.

Apr 1, 2017 5:06 PM by DatRandomDude

Everyone else here saying this anime is meme's source :3

I Looking foward with this
A gag yonkoma is always welcome

Apr 1, 2017 4:52 PM by Rio_

Wait really? Too bad its meme stuff will come off as dated since the manga did them when they were actually new.

Apr 1, 2017 4:46 PM by ReaperCreeper

It looks pretty freaking scary T_T

Apr 1, 2017 4:18 PM by Kitsu-nee

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