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Boogiepop wa Warawanai (2019)

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 18
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jan 4, 2019 to 2019
Premiered: Winter 2019
Broadcast: Fridays at 21:00 (JST)
Producers: Kadokawa
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Light novel
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.041 (scored by 15,105 users)
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Ranked: #35252
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Popularity: #983
Members: 100,528
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Hushed exchanges among the female student populace of Shinyo Academy center around an enigmatic supernatural entity. This entity is Boogiepop, a Shinigami who is rumored to murder people at the height of their beauty before their allure wanes. Few know of his true nature: a guardian who, between periods of dormancy, manifests as the alter ego of a high school girl named Touka Miyashita to fend off "the enemies of the world." Now, a string of mysterious disappearances—presumed by the school to be merely runaways—has caused Boogiepop to awaken. But somewhere in the academy, a menacing creature hides, waiting for its opportune moment to strike.

Boogiepop wa Warawanai subtly explores the intrinsic associations between human beings and their perception of time, while delving into its characters' complex relationships, emotions, memories, and pasts.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Natsume, Shingo
Director, Episode Director
Hata, Shouji
Sound Director
Nogami, Kazuo
Episode Director
Hatta, Yousuke
Episode Director, Assistant Director

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"shadowgraph" by MYTH&ROID

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#1: "Whiteout" by Riko Azuna (eps 1-8, 10-)
#2: "Sayonara" by Riko Azuna (ep 9)

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Jan 18, 2019
Shirokuza (All reviews)
I don't understand at all about this series what do they mean by the god of death? and what is their job? why they don't have a container or body to carry out their activities and why they should live side by side with humans like parasites.

Boogiepop has a sequel that was in 2000, the storyline was taken from modern Japan where people were less sensitive to other people's problems at the beginning of the episode I thought they made a series that made no sense until they saw their third episode unchanged, but somehow they very solid in the fourth episode and I decided read more
Jan 18, 2019
Karhu (All reviews)
"Seems to me the place you fight cruelty is where you find it, and the place you give help is where you see it needed.”
-Philip Pullman

Boogiepop is a psychological anime series which accuracy is comparable to Kara no Kyoukai. It focuses around variety of different weaknesses and gimmicks of the human mind in a manner that fully respects its audience. The story-telling is superb; subdued, incredibly well balanced, almost as if the show is in perfect harmony with itself. It doesn't tell or advice, rather asks questions and introduces concepts without any shade of agenda.

This approach can definitely seem like style over substance to some read more
Jan 21, 2019
Kyourako (All reviews)
(the second arc review has been added .. i'll add a review for the 3rd arc once i have access to the 4 episodes special)

this is not a review by a LN reader so this is basically an original show to me in a way rather than an adaption (so take to heart as to why i'm not as harsh on it as LN readers)
boogiepop is really an interesting show .. it's odd to value it .. to be honest i'm not sure where i should start with it .. first of all i want to put aside the animation issues .. it's been established read more
Jan 25, 2019
gaussian_ (All reviews)
I wrote this review after watching the 4th episode.

Moe, tsundere, imouto, hot springs, the beach, fan service, etc. These are driving forces in many of the popular anime of the day, a cotton candy landscape. Sure, cotton candy is good now and then, but I suspect most of us would start to get queasy at its saccharine scent if we encountered it on a daily basis. That's exactly why and anime like Boogiepop is so refreshing. It's a nice bag of black licorice following the holiday sweets; an anime truly fit for the season of winter.

The story is wonderful, but not read more


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