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Pop Team Epic Anime's Rebroadcast Gets Remixed Cast, Stream on Crunchyroll (Updated)

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Crunchyroll streams show worldwide outside of Asia

Crunchyroll announced on Saturday that it is streaming Pop Team Epic Repeat (remix version), the rebroadcast of the Pop Team Epic television anime series. The show is available for members worldwide outside of Asia, and the first episode is available now.

Update: Funimation and HIDIVE are also streaming Pop Team Epic Repeat (remix version).

Crunchyroll describes the series:

Crude, rude, and a little…cute? Get ready for the larger-than-life attitude of Popuko and Pipimi, the small and tall stars of Pop Team Epic! Based off the bizarre four-panel webcomic by Bukubu Ōkawa comes a comedy that'll throw you off with its out-there jokes and intense absurdity. You think you're ready for these girls? Think again, F#%**er!

The staff of the anime also announced on Saturday that the show has a remixed voice cast for the rebroadcast version.

In the first rebroadcast episode, Mami Koyama and Kotono Mitsuishi play Popuko and Pipimi respectively in the first half of the show (they played the characters in episode 12-a in the original run), and Ryusei Nakao and Norio Wakamoto play Popuko and Pipimi respectively in the second half (they played the characters in episode 3-b of the original run).

The original broadcast featured Masashi Ebara and Houchu Ohtsuka as Popuko and Pipimi in the first episode's first half, and Yuji Mitsuya and Noriko Hidaka as Popuko and Pipimi in the second half.

The 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 the series in June 2018. Funimation released the anime on Blu-ray Disc in North America in October 2018. Netflix began streaming the anime in the United States in February 2020, but originally with only half of each episode available. Netflix has since reuploaded the full versions of each episode.

The original anime's full episodes are each 23 minutes long. Each episode has two main parts with much of the same content. The two parts have different voice actors, as well as some different content such as altered jokes.

The anime adapts a surreal four-panel manga by Bkub Okawa that centers around two 14-year-old girls, the short Popuko and the tall Pipimi.

Update: Funimation released the original anime on home video, not Sentai Filmworks as previously reported in this article. Thanks, blahmoomoo.

Update 2: Funimation and HIDIVE are also streaming the remix version. Updated Netflix information.Thanks, blahmoomoo.

Sources: Crunchyroll (Joseph Luster), Comic Natalie


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