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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


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 5, 2000 to Mar 22, 2000
Premiered: Winter 2000
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: VAP, d-rights
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.251 (scored by 14,821 users)
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Ranked: #25172
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Popularity: #1228
Members: 50,038
Favorites: 433
Ranked #2517Popularity #1228Members 50,038
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Episodes: /12
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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?

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Shimizu, Kaori
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Kirima, Nagi
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Asakawa, Yuu
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Phantom, Boogiepop
Phantom, Boogiepop
Asano, Mayumi
Asano, Mayumi
Miyashita, Touka
Miyashita, Touka
Shimizu, Kaori
Shimizu, Kaori


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

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"Yuudachi" by Shikao Suga

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"Mirai-Seiki Maruhi Club" by Kyouko

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Jun 19, 2008
Beatnik (All reviews)
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
Jan 24, 2015
Cassandra (All reviews)
Dementia is 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 of read more
Jul 21, 2009
Lordcrab86 (All reviews)
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
Mar 29, 2015
Shioxus (All reviews)
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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