Pop Team Epic Anime's Premiere Delayed 3 Months to January 2018
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for the anime of Bkub Ōkawa's Pop Team Epic manga revealed on Friday that the anime's premiere has been delayed from October 2017 to January 2018. The anime adds that the delay is due to an "error by King Records."
Kamikaze Douga is animating the series, and King Records is credited for production. The self-described "crappy anime" will launch in October.
The surreal four-panel manga centers around two 14-year-old girls, the short Popuko and the tall Pipimi. The story summary on the anime's website quotes William Shakespeare's Tweflth Night play, "There is no darkness but ignorance."
Ōkawa launched the manga on the Manga Life Win website in 2014, and ended it in 2015. Takeshobo released the manga's first compiled book volume in print in 2015. Ōkawa launched the "second season" in February 2016, and ended it on April 30. Takeshobo released the second volume on June 7. The manga will get a "third season" on October 10. The manga and its characters have since become popular not only in Japan but also overseas.