While Pop Team Epic has legions of dedicated readers, no one really expected the anime to become a viral success. In the end, you shouldn’t doubt Bkub Okawa.
The self-proclaimed kuso anime (slang for “shit anime”) is one of Nico Nico’s most popular shows. Pop Team Epic has accrued over a million views in just two days!
Those view numbers are typically reserved for video game clips and music, but Pop Team Epic‘s unique brand of absurd humor is finding a huge following. For comparison, the debut episode of Is the Order a Rabbit? (one of the most popular anime on Nico Nico) took four months to reach a million views.
Popuko and Pipimi are smashing through expectations, and we’re excited to see if the hype will carry on for the rest of the winter season. You can legally stream Pop Team Epic on Crunchyroll, Funimation, HIDIVE, and the free services Midnight Pulp and AsianCrush.