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Pop Team Epic Season 2: Is it coming anytime soon? Check out all latest updates here including release date, cast, plot and more.

How long till the return of Popuko and Pipimi?

Pop Team Epic (Poputepipikku in Japanese) is a comedy anime based on the manga series of the same name. It’s written and published by Bkub Okawa, and the series began serialisation on the Manga Life Win website on August 14, 2014 and manga chapters are still ongoing. It got its official anime in 2018. The story is about two 14-year-old girls, Popuko and Pipimi and how they turn even the most mundane of events into misadventures.

What’s interesting is that the show is a parody from other popular animes and movies, and is surreal and absurd throughout. The most interesting element is that the two girls are voiced by different actors, both male and female, in every episode.

After season 1’s success, let’s move on to the next one.

Renewal status

After season 1 finished airing, Kamikaze Doug’s released a special episode as a follow-up. Since then, there were a few spin-off shows and specials. But an announcement for the show’s renewal is yet to come.

But there’s nothing worrying about it, as a renewal can be announced before 2021. Season 1 covered a good portion of the manga, and now there’s enough material to make the next season. While there’s a lot of material, each episode was just 12 minutes long, which is half the time of a regular anime.

The best comparison for this show is the already popular Gintama, which has plenty of pop culture references, action, drama, comedy, and swearing. The show is a big hit on Japan and the west. Out of the two leads, Popuko leans towards the violent and sociopathic side and carries a vat with nails on it. Meanwhile Pipimi is her polar opposite and is calm and collected, the only one who can control Popuko’s violent streaks. The show is an absolute joy to watch and is worth checking out.

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