The unbridled creativity and complete absurdity of the this spring’s most talked about anime, Pop Team Epic, has led to the show becoming a worldwide hit. While Japanese humor can be difficult to translate for international audiences, fans are awestruck each epsiode as the show continues to challenge expectations. Pop Team Epic has humble origins, as it was originally a four panel comic strip (known as yonkoma in Japanese) exclusively posted on the internet. With many of the comics becoming viral and translated amongst fans, they were eventually compiled into print volumes and Japanese fans were eager to nab up other Pop Team Epic goods. Now you can partake in the fun. Here’s just a sampling of awesome Pop Team Epic merch.
Something for the Bookshelf: Pop Team Epic Comics Collection
Reading them on the internet is one thing, but there’s something special about having the real deal in your hands. “Pop Team Epic: Bamboo Comics Win Selection” features over 100 pages of Pop Team Epic comics, along with new art and other fun additions. One’s not enough? The “Second Season” compilation has even more content and new comics. It serves as a great challenge for those learning Japanese, and if you can’t read a word, the hilarious art needs no translation.
Jump into 3D: Pop Team Epic Nendoroid Figures
Tired of seeing Popuko and Pipimi on a 2D plane? They make the jump to 3D with the phenomenally designed Nendoroid figures this June. Nendoroids are famous not only for their incredible build quality, but also the customization options. Each figure comes with additional props and facial expressions, so you can recreate your favorite Pop Team Epic comics. Buy your favorite, or get them together in a set. Either way, your desk is guaranteed to be significantly wackier.
Not Just for Kids: Huge Hilarious Stickers
Need to spice up your laptop or luggage? It’s hard to beat giant Pop Team Epic stickers. A nearly six inches across, they will help fill that pesky negative space. Each sheet comes with eight stickers. While normally you would have to buy them individually and get a random one, this set guarantees you get the complete package, so your favorite sticker won’t be left out.
On the Go: Pipimi Bag and Popuko Pouch
Popuko’s head may be a bit too round, but Pipimi’s is the perfect shape for a fashionable bag. Fluffy fabric and precise embroidery go a long way into making this bag look richly detailed. Popuko isn’t left out however, as a small pouch sporting her mischievious face can bought separately. Combine them to take the duo with you everywhere!
Fun Fashion: Pop Team Epic T-Shirts
While the two protagonists mostly sport their stylish school uniforms, you can mix up your attire with wild Pop Team Epic T-shirts. You’re sure to find a design that makes you burst out laughing immediately as this new art was made exclusively for this set.
Not picky? Try out one of Japan’s most popular consumer customs: the lucky bag. You won’t know what designs you’ll get, but you’re guaranteed to get at least five shirts in your size. If fortune favors you, maybe you can get a new shirt for each day of the week!
Keychains, phone covers, headphones, stuffed dolls and more are just a few other types of items you can find. Search for ポプテピピック and see what other great items you’re missing out on! You never know what you can find when you search with Buyee!