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Pop Team Epic Anime Reveals Directors, Head Writer, More of Staff

posted on 2017-10-03 07:55 EDT
Oshiruko's Jun Aoki, City Hunter "Ryō no Propose's" Aoi Umeki direct January anime

The official website for the anime of Bkub Ōkawa's Pop Team Epic manga revealed more of the production staff on Tuesday.

Space Neko Company's Jun Aoki (Oshiruko - The Summertime Mischief, Stephan no Ongaeshi, "#1 Adachin mo Keitai ga Hoshii da chin!") and Aoi Umeki (Kamikaze Douga staffer on City Hunter's "Ryō no Propose" short) are serving as series directors. Kotaro Sudo is planning and producing, and Aoki is in charge of series scripts. Umeki is in charge of concept design works.

Tōru Kanegae is directing the sound at Glovision, and Yasumasa Koyama is handling sound effects. Busted Rose's Gin is composing the music.

As previously announced, Kamikaze Douga is animating the series, and King Records is credited for production. The self-described "crappy anime" will launch in January after a delay from the planned October launch.

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.

Source: Comic Natalie


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