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"POP TEAM EPIC"
Poppu Chīmu Epikku

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First included in Taiko no Tatsujin: Blue Version
Notechart by Unknown
Song data
Released January 31, 2018
Genre(s) Anime, Jpop
Performed by Sumire Uesaka
Lyrics by Gin (Busted Rose)
Composed by Gin (Busted Rose)
Arranged by Gin (Busted Rose)
Label King Amusement Creative (King Records)
In fictional works
Featured in Pop Team Epic
Type Opening theme song (ep2 - 10)

"POP TEAM EPIC" (Japanese: POP TEAM EPIC, Poppu Chīmu Epikku) is a song performed by Sumire Uesaka.

About the song

The maxi-single CD release of the same name was released on January 31, 2018 and is Uesaka's 9th major single. The song was later included in Uesaka's 3rd major album "No Future Vacances", which was released on August 1, 2018.

It was used as the opening theme song for the 2018 TV anime adaptation of the self-claimed crappy four-panel manga (kuso manga) Pop Team Epic, considered to be a self-claimed crappy anime (kuso anime). Note that Uesaka had also voiced Pipimi in A-part of episode 3 of the anime.

It was first in introduced in Taiko no Tatsujin: Blue Version since launch firnware on arcade platform, and was later introduced in Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! on console platform.

Unlike other licensed songs, the original audio master was used.

List of games

Arcade

Console

Data

Difficulty Rating Combo
Easy ★ x 2 56
Normal ★ x 3 81
Hard ★ x 4 183
Oni / Extreme ★ x 8 423

Lyrics

Please be aware that the following is for the TV-size version of the song as it was originally featured in the anime/video game series.
Japanese Kanji Japanese Rōmaji English Translation
pi pi pi pi pi pi pi pi pi pi pi pi pi pi pi pi pi pi
見慣れた景色に潜むイデア
いつだって君は監視されてる
minareta keshiki ni hisomu IDEA
itsudatte kimi wa kanshi sareteru
A concept hidden in familiar scenery
You're always under surveillance
無意識バイアス
誰も知らない存在理由
muishiki BIAS
daremo shiranai sonzai riyuu
An unconscious bias
No one knows our reason for being
繰り返し
思い描くスピログラフ
破壊と創造の幾何学模様
打ち切りの先でまた会えるよ
パラレルワールド旅して
散りばめる願いに気付いて
世界をリメイク
kurikaeshi
omoiegaku SPIROGRAPH
hakai to souzou no kikagaku moyou
uchikiri no saki de mata aeru yo
PARALLEL WORLD tabi shite
chiribameru negai ni kidzuite
sekai wo REMAKE
A repetition
The spirograph I pictured
a geometrical pattern of destruction and creation
We'll see each other again before the end
We'll travel to a parallel world
take note of all the wishes
and remake the world

Trivia

  • Although there are several songs ("INSIDE IDENTITY", "GOIN’!!" to name a few) that Uesaka performs as part of the music units, this is Uesaka's first solo song to be included in Taiko no Tatsujin series.
  • As a collaboration between the anime and Taiko no Tatsujin series, playing the song in Waiwai Play Mode will shows the song-exclusive lucky notes. Those are: Popuko, Pipimi and the Takeshobo building.
    • As an usual running gag from the manga and anime, hitting the Takeshobo building lucky note will destroy it rather than sent it flying as most lucky notes do.
  • Despite being having the same name as the anime series' English title, the song name was pronounced as 'Pop Team Epic' rather than 'Poputepipikku' in Japanese.
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