Pop Team Epic Pop-Up Shop Arriving at Ikebukuro on March 29

03.March.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

The third run of the Pop Team Epic Pop-Up Shop is set to take place on the 7th floor of the Ikebukuro PARCO main building from March 29 to April 15.


The pop-up shop first opened in December 2016 and the second last year. This year’s shop is undergoing a big renewal with lots of limited edition and exclusive merchandise drawn by the series creator and illustrator Bkub Okawa.


Presents will be given to those who spend a certain amount, and there will also be an array of events to get involved with outside of shopping. Don’t miss out!


  • Pop Team Epic Pop-Up Shop Makes its Way to Shinjuku This Month

    14.August.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    The Pop Team Epic pop-up shop is set to take to make a return this month. It will open on the sixth floor of Shinjuku Marui Annex and run from August 23 to September 16.


    Themed on the the popular manga and anime series, the pop-up shop first appeared in December 2016 and has since popped up many times around Japan over the years. Having been held in various places around Tokyo as well as Nagoya, Fukuoka, Sapporo and Osaka, it is finally making its way to Shinjuku for the first time.


    The shop’s main visual was drawn by series creator Bkub Okawa. Its design will feature on many exclusive pieces of merchandise at the shop.

    Fans of the series have lots to look forward to at the shop, with plenty of cute and hilarious decorations of Popuko and Pipimi and plenty of photo opportunities. Those who spend over ¥3,000 (tax included) at the shop will even receive an original sticker. Only one will be given per person.


    More details about the event can be found over at the official Twitter page.

  • Pop Team Epic & Sanrio Collaboration Cafe Opening at Seibu Ikebukuro

    04.February.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Pop Team Epic is set to collaborate with Sanrio’s cast of characters at a limited time themed cafe at Dining Park Ikebukuro which is located on the 8th floor of Seibu Ikebukro. It will run from February 7, 2019 to April 14, 2019.


    Pop Team Epic is a four-panel surreal comedy manga written and illustrated by Bkub Okawa. It received a 12-episode series which received much love outside of Japan making it onto Crunchyroll and even Toonami in the US.


    Witness Popuko and Pipimi join hands with Hello Kitty, Pompompurin and other Sanrio characters with a line-up of inspired food, desserts, drinks and exclusive merchandise.

    Badtz-Maru VS Popuko Noodles: ¥1,490 (Before Tax)

    Enjoy a hearty bowl of noodles topped with a soft boiled egg Popuko that’s served with a spicy black sesame tan tan soup made to look like Badtz-Maru. It may look funny but the flavour combinations of the egg and soup make for a delicious meal.

    Popuko & Pipimi’s Hello Kitty Burger Set: ¥1,590 (Before Tax)

    Popuko and Pipimi are looking adorable in their Hello Kitty buns. Popuko is made from galantine style meat and a wrapped in a lightly fried egg while Pipimi is made of mashed potato.

    Tabo & Popuko Mapo: ¥1,290 (Before Tax)

    This spicy mapo tofu is topped with a giant Tabo rice ball (which contains a meatball) and another soft boiled egg Popuko. They seem to be getting on pretty well!

    Pompompurin & Pipimi Mascarpone Pancakes: ¥1,390 (Before Tax)

    In this dish Pipimi’s face is made from sweet boiled corn. It comes with pancakes packed with berries and Pompompurin custard cream sauce.

    Kuromi Pipimi & Popuko Black Purin Crepe: ¥1,190 (Before Tax)

    Pipimi has transformed into Kuromi from the Sanrio cast. She is made from a black coffee flavoured purin. Popuko is also dressed as My Melody. The dessert comes with berry sauce, chocolate whipped cream and a crepe.

    Fish Paste Cake Drink (3 Types): ¥890 Each (Before Tax)

    These 3 drinks drink come with a tube-shaped fish-paste cake straw and a wafer cake that has Popuko, Kiki and Lala illustrated on it.

    Swirling Cinnamon Hot Chocolate: ¥890 (Before Tax)

    Enjoy stirring your hot chocolate Popuko with a whole stick of cinnamon. You’ll want to whip out your phone and get it on video.

    T-Shirts (4 Designs): ¥2,800 Each (Before Tax)

    Acrylic Key Rings (9 Designs): ¥500 Each (Before Tax)

    There’s a bunch of exclusive collaborative merch to grab too! Also, when you order food, you’ll get a free lunch mat and postcard, and when you order a drink you’ll get a coaster. These are limited in stock so make sure you visit early so you get them!

  • “POP TEAM EPIC’s” collaborative café will be opened in 5 major cities

    03.February.2018 | FOOD / SPOT

    The collaborative café of Okawa Bukubu’s four-frame manga “POP TEAM EPIC” will be opened in Sweets Paradise throughout Japan from the 2nd of February 2018.



    “POP TEAM EPIC” is a four-frame manga which is serialized in the WEB four-frame comic site “Manga Lige WIN” of Take Shobo produced by Okawa Bukubu. The main character of the manga Popuko and Pipimi’s extreme words and actions are gaining popularity on the Internet.



    The café will offer original collaboration menu items such as “Poptepi Manma,””A Ichimen no Kusomidori Pasta” and “Sekihotai de Tsuchikatta Sekihan” as well as the all-you-can-eat menu. They will also offer funny named drinks such as “Imiga Wakarimasuka? (Do you understand?) Café Latte” and “Shogakusei Level no Drink (low-quality drink made by an elementally school student).


    Moreover, they will offer an original post card as a novelty to their customers (the variety of the novelty cannot be chosen). Limited products using original illustrations of the café will be sold too.

    Let’s enjoy the world of POP TEAM EPIC!




    ・Sweets Paradice SoLaDo Harajuku Store

    Date: 02,02 (Fri.) to 03,15 (Thurs.)

    Address: SoLaDo Takeshita Street 3F, 1-8-2, Jingumae, Shibuyaku, Tokyo


    Business hours: <weekdays> 11:00 to 20:30, <Saturday, Sunday, holidays> 10:30 to 21:00


    ・Sweets Paradise Tennoji Store

    Date: 02,02 (Fri.) to 02,27 (Tue.)

    Address: Tennoji Mio 11F, 10-39, Hidenincho, Tennojiku, Osakashi

    Business hours:11:00~23:00(LO22:30)


    ・Sweets Paradise Machida modi Store

    Date: 02,02 (Fri.) to 03,15 (Thurs.)

    Address: Machida modi 9F, 6-2-6, Haramachida, Machidashi, Tokyo

    Business hours:11:00~23:00


    ・Sweets Paradise Hiroshima Parco Store

    Date: 02,02 (Fri.) to 02,25 (Sun.)

    Address: Hiroshima Parco Main Building B1F, 10-1, Hondori, Nakaku, Hiroshimashi

    Business hours:10:00~20:00

    ・Sweets Paradise Nagoya Parco Store

    Date: 03,09 (Fri.) to 04,08 (Sun.)

    Address: 3-29-1, Nakaku Sakae, Nagoyashi, Aichi Prefecture

    Nagoya Parco West Building 8F

    Business hours:10:30~22:30(Saturday, Sunday and holidays – 10:00~)


    ・Sweets Paradise Fukuoka Parco Store

    Date: 03,03 (Sat.) to 03,31 (Sat.)

    Address: 6F, 2-11-1, Tenjin, Chuoku, Fukuokashi, Fukuoka Prefecture

    Business hours:10:00~20:30