The surreal four-panel manga centers around two 14-year-old girls, the short Popuko and the tall Pipimi. The story summary on the anime’s website quotes William Shakespeare‘s Tweflth Night play, “There is no darkness but ignorance.”
Ōkawa launched the manga on Takeshobo‘s Manga Life Win website in 2014, and Takeshobo published the second volume on June 7. The manga (and its characters) have since become popular not only in Japan but also overseas.
Source: MoCa News