Bad news if you are a fan of the web comic Pop Team Epic, its anime adaptation has been delayed by three months. The surreal (and absurd) 4koma manga rose to prominence in 2014 when it premiered on the Manga Life Win website. Featuring two 14 year old female protagonists – Popuko, the short one, and Pipimi, the tall one – Pop Team Epic has attained fame in Japan and internationally in the digital space. Dialing in on its own absurdity the web comic’s story summary is simply a quote from William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and describes itself by stating: “There is no darkness but ignorance.”
On April 1 2017 it was announced that Bkub Okawa’s hit web comic Pop Team Epic would be getting an anime. Along with this announcement came news that it would be animated by Kamikaze Douga, the animation company behind the openings for JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure, and produced by King Records. The self-described “crappy anime” was supposed to premiere this October for the fall 2017 anime season. However, a statement from the anime’s twitter account says that it will be delayed three months due to a misunderstanding with King Records. The premiere date has now been set to sometime in January 2018.
Text Translation: “You’re going to regret this, Takeshobo…”