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Boogiepop wa Warawanai: Boogiepop Phantom

Boogiepop wa Warawanai: Boogiepop Phantom

Alternative Titles

English: Boogiepop Phantom
Synonyms: Boogiepop Never Laughs, Boogiepop Doesn't Laugh
Japanese: ブギーポップは笑わない Boogiepop Phantom

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 5, 2000 to Mar 22, 2000
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.311 (scored by 11458 users)
Ranked: #21802
Popularity: #1018
Members: 34,486
Favorites: 306
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

drama horror mystery supernatural

Synopsis

Five years ago, a string of grisly murders shook the city to its core and now the rumors have begun once more. Boogiepop... Everyone knows about Boogiepop: meet her one dark night and you are taken. People tell each other the stories and laugh: no one believes that she can possibly exist in this day and age. Still, strange things appear to be going on and the darkness is taking on many forms. Something is out there. Are you safe?

(Source: RightStuf)

Episodes

Episodes  0 / 12
Aired  Jan 5, 2000 to Mar 22, 2000
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Adaptation: Boogiepop Series

Characters & Voice Actors

Boogiepop
Boogiepop
Main
Shimizu, Kaori
Japanese
Shimizu, Kaori
Rabbai, Debora
English
Rabbai, Debora
...
Kirima, Nagi
Kirima, Nagi
Main
Asakawa, Yuu
Japanese
Asakawa, Yuu
Liberatori, Perla
Italian
Liberatori, Perla
...
Miyashita, Touka
Miyashita, Touka
Main
Shimizu, Kaori
Japanese
Shimizu, Kaori
Mari, Valentina
Italian
Mari, Valentina
...
Phantom, Boogiepop
Phantom, Boogiepop
Main
Asano, Mayumi
Japanese
Asano, Mayumi
Grant, Simone
English
Grant, Simone

Staff

Yasuda, Kenji
Producer, Storyboard, Assistant Animation Director
Maruyama, Masao
Producer
Watanabe, Takashi
Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director



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Jun 19, 2008
Beatnik
If David Lynch's son grew up in Japan and became a filmmaker like his father, and if his brain had a mouth, it would vomit Boogiepop Phantom onto our screens.

Peppered with some of the best sound editing I've ever heard in an anime, this montage of scarred urbanites and neo-humans colliding into each other violently is the forbearer for anime hits like Baccano. Boogiepop Phantom began the light novel trend in Japan and has spanned multiple mediums to tell this fractured story of an urban legend stalking the streets of urban Japan dispatching creeps who feed on cute school kids.

I could go more into read more
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Jan 24, 2015
ftFate
Dementia is probably one of the rarest genres when it comes to TV anime. There are currently only 3 of them listed on MAL: Neon Genesis Evangelion, Serial Experiments Lain and Boogiepop Phantom. Most anime watchers have probably heard of the first two countless of times while Boogiepop does not get the same amount of recognition. So why is Boogiepop not considered a classic as well?

Let's start with the story. Boogiepop has an episodic and non-linear structure that works surprisingly well. Each episode focuses on one character and a theme related to said character. Some episodes move the plot forward more than others, but each read more
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Mar 29, 2015
Shioxus
As the anime industry evolves, some things are inevitable. Great directors pass on, the public's tastes change, and the wellspring of originality runs drier and drier.

When studios need to release something, but can't come up with ideas, one of two things happen. They either look at what's selling and create something that they think will pacify the masses, at the cost of new and interesting concepts.
Or, they decide to adapt something popular from another form of media and hope for the best.

Adaptations can range from good to bad depending on a variety of factors. The loyalty to the source material, the director/studio in read more
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Jul 21, 2009
Lordcrab86
If I were to describe Boogiepop Phantom in 5 words or less, it would be: dark, atmospheric, strange, confusing, and more importantly, outstanding. So what makes this show outstanding? Well that's where this review comes in handy ; ).

First off, Boogiepop is a horror anime, pretty much like Elfen Lied and Higurashi no Naku Koro ni and all three shows also have a few similarities: blood, gory violence, very disturbing, great art and animation, and a dive into the human psyche. But then again, there are the differences between the three and what makes Boogiepop different from the other two is also what makes it read more
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Recommendations

Boogiepop Phantom and Serial Experiments Lain are very slow-paced and have very little dialogue. They both attempt to be philisophical....
complex stories, similar people, and 'real' world with a supernatural twist
reportRecommended by Vesey - Add to favorites
Though not similar in content, Boogiepop and Baccano share a similar dark, urban-magical atmosphere and web-like plot which reveals itself slowly through each episode in the fashion of Pulp Fiction.
With both Durarara!! and Boogiepop Phantom you get a sense of the dark supernatural underside of the city, as evidenced by certain characters (Boogiepop, Celty).
reportRecommended by RodG - Add to favorites
The storylines are completely different but the 2 animes deal with some strange phenomena. Boogiepop Phantom is a really dark anime, the episodes don't seem to be linked but in fact they tell the same story from different points of view. The graphics of Chaos;Head may not seem quite serious but it doesn't matter because the plot is unusual and the story is interesting and breathtaking.
Two very good animes!
Both very dark series that are psychological as well.

Opening Theme

"Yuudachi" by Shikao Suga

Ending Theme

"Mirai-Seiki Maruhi Club" by Kyouko

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