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Pop Team Epic Manga's Bkub Okawa Launches 'New Series'

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Manga centers on "completely new characters" Poputan and Pipitan

Pop Team Epic comedy manga creator Bkub Okawa launched a "new series" titled Poputan on Takeshobo's Manga Life Win website on Wednesday. The manga centers on the "completely new characters" Poputan and Pipitan. The website lists the manga separately from Bkub Okawa's Pop Team Epic series.

The original Pop Team Epic comedy manga centers around two 14-year-old girls, the short Popuko and the tall Pipimi.

The "final" chapter of the manga debuted on Manga Life Win in January, but the announcement did not specify if the chapter marked the end of the series' "third season" or the entire manga. The series continued on January 15 with a "fourth season" that ended on January 19.

Okawa launched the manga on Manga Life Win in 2014 and ended it in 2015. Takeshobo released the manga's third compiled book volume this past March. Ōkawa launched the "second season" of the manga in February 2016 and ended it in April 2017. Takeshobo released the second volume in June 2017. The manga started a "third season" in October 2017 and ended it in January.

The manga's television anime series premiered in January 2018. HIDIVE, Funimation, Crunchyroll, AsianCrush, and Amazon Prime Video all streamed the anime as it aired in Japan. Adult Swim's Toonami block began airing Pop Team Epic beginning in June 2018. The anime received a television special in April. Sentai Filmworks licensed the two-episode special, which streamed on AsianCrush, Midnight Pulp, Amazon Prime, and Crunchyroll.

Sources: Manga Life Win, Comic Natalie

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