Track: Pop Team Epic | Artist: Sumire Uesaka | Album: Pop Team Epic (single) 

Kotaku Soundtrack is a selection of the stuff we’re listening to at the moment.


Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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Pop Team Epic might be my favorite anime in a while. It’s troll-y, but not enough to be annoying, most of the humor is pretty excellent (there’s only one joke so far I didn’t like, and I didn’t even catch it at first because it involved Japanese text that wasn’t translated in the Crunchyroll subs), and some of the interactions between Popuko and Pipimi are surprisingly wholesome and cute.