• Putting the “King” in King Records for Pop Team Epic Special

    Now where exactly do I start with this?

    Last night, a special episode of the self procaimed kuso-anime Pop Team Epic was aired on Japanese TVs and online media. And what better way to air a special for a show like this than on April Fools? King Records just shows us why they’re really King.

    As you all may already know, Pop Team Epic usually runs the same episode twice back-to-back, with each part being voiced by a combination of seiyuus known for some kind of combination they have.

    This time, they’ve done it. They’ve gone way over the top by having two back to back episodes with two halves voiced by a combination of two seiyuus over four different channel, all with different seiyuus. That makes for a total of THIRTY-TWO different seiyuus just for two part special. Now here’s a run-down on who appeared where:


    First half A: Yukari Tamura and Yui Horie
    Combination: Seiyuu unit Yamato Nadeshiko

    First half B: Souichiro Hoshi and Akira Ishida
    Combination: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED; Kira Yamato and Athrun Zala

    Second half A: Mariko Kouda and Kikuko Inoue
    Combination: Marmalade Boy; Miki Koishikawa and Anju Kitahara

    Second half B: Nobuo Tobita and Bin Shimada
    Combination: Mobile Suit Z Gundam; Kamille Bidan and Paptimus Scirocco

    Nico Nico Douga

    First half A: Kana Hanazawa and Haruka Tomatsu
    Combination: Kyoran Kazoku Nikki; Yuuka Midarezaki and Chika Midarezaki, To LOVEru; Mikan Yuuki and Deviluke Lala Satalin

    First half B: Kappei Yamaguchi and Kenichi Ogata
    Combination: Detective Boy Conan; Shinichi Kudo and Professor Agasa; Ranma 1/2; Ranma Saotome and Genma Saotome

    Second half A: Emiri Katou and Kaori Fukuhara
    Combination: Seiyuu unit Kato*Fuku

    Second half B: Tomokazu Seki and Yosuke Akimoto
    Combination: Mobile Fighter G Gundam; Domon Kasshu and Undefeated of the East Master Asia

    Abema TV Anilive

    First half A: Sakiko Tamagawa and Atsuko Tanaka
    Combination: Ghost in the Shell S.A.C.; Tachikoma and Kusanagi Motoko

    First half B: Jun Fukuyama and Takahiro Sakurai
    Combination: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion; Lelouch Vi Britannia and Suzaku Kururugi

    Second half A: Rei Sakuma and Junko Takeuchi
    Combination: Onegai My Melody; My Melody and Kuromi

    Second half B: Hikaru Midorikawa and Takehito Koyasu
    Combination: Mobile Suit Gundam W; Heero Yuy and Zechs Merquise

    Abema TV Pop Team Epic Channel

    First half A: Yumiri Hanamori and Nao Toyama
    Combination: Laid-back Camp; Nadeshiko Kagamihara and Rin Shima

    First half B: Yuuki Ono and Kensho Ono
    Combination: Kuroko’s Basketball; Taiga Kagami and Tetuya Kuroko

    Second half A: Etuko Kozakura and Chisa Yokoyama
    Combination: Tenchi Muyou!; Ryo-Ohki and Sasami

    Second half B: Tomohiko Seki and Koji Yusa
    Combination: Kamen Rider Den-O; Momotaros and Urataros

    And that’s not all! King Records even worked with Sunrise, and famous robot animator Masami Obari to work on the opening cut for the special! Here’s a screenshot from Obari’s Twitter.

    But wait, that’s NOT even all. As you may already know, Aoi Shouta has returned for this episode and there will goods of Pop Team Epic featuring him as well if you purchase the Blu-Ray from specific websites. You can even get a T-shirt of the Pop Team Epic robot too!

    The Blu-Ray for this episode will be on sale this month on the 17th so go grab yours! Once again, King has outdone themselves. Please for all of our sakes, don’t go further than this.

    I personally really just want to watch each single version and laugh until I can laugh no longer.

    Source: Pop Team Epic Website

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