Boogiepop wa Warawanai (2019)

Boogiepop and Others

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Synonyms: Boogiepop Never Laughs, Boogiepop Doesn't Laugh
Japanese: ブギーポップは笑わない
English: Boogiepop and Others
German: Boogiepop And Others
Spanish: BoogiePop And Others
French: BoogiePop And Others
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Type: TV
Episodes: 18
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 4, 2019 to Mar 29, 2019
Premiered: Winter 2019
Broadcast: Fridays at 21:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Light novel
Genres: Avant GardeAvant Garde, DramaDrama, HorrorHorror, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.071 (scored by 6742367,423 users)
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Ranked: #38332
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1037
Members: 225,717
Favorites: 825

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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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The series was first announced in 2018 to mark the 20th anniversary of the original light novel's publication. The animation was handled by Madhouse, which also worked on the first adaptation in 2000.

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"shadowgraph" by MYTH&ROID

Ending Theme

1: "Whiteout" by Riko Azuna (eps 1-8, 10-17)
2: "Sayonara" by Riko Azuna (eps 9)
3: "See You, HeartBreakers" by Kensuke Ushio and Hajime Hyakkoku (eps 18)


Mar 29, 2019
Once in a while, there may come a show with complex storytelling and character roster that is much more than what it seems. The light novel medium is such a style of Japanese novel literature where imaginations are endless. As one of the earliest light novel originators, Boogiepop Phantom’s presence could be felt as far as back in the early 2000s. While I have seen that show many years ago, it felt like Boogiepop Phantom was missing something, or perhaps needed a boost to regain its popularity again. It’s 2019 and here we are again, connected by a powerful entity known as the Boogiepop, a ...
Mar 29, 2019
Mixed Feelings
The name Boogiepop is pretty stellar. It’s catchy and unique, of course, but it also has a wealth of meaning behind it not many people are aware of, at least not here in the West. The name Boogiepop is a self-deprecating inside joke Kouhei Kadono, the author of the original novels, thought up to mock himself and his struggles in actually getting said novels published. Kadono has always been something of an arthouse writer, and he had quite a hard time getting any of his initial works published since he had yet to make a name for himself and all the publishers he approached said ...
Mar 5, 2022
The only reason I feel compelled to write a review is because based on reading others, I truly don't know if I missed something or watched a different show. There's a difference between skilled nonlinear storytelling to build intrigue and just dropping information out of order for the sake of novelty. It's just a bad story but out of order. The show was so sloppy, had so many stories peter out into lame dead ends, and spent most of the dialogue spouting stiff self-serious nonsense. I love introspective and abstract media, this is just not it.

Something that I feel is never mentioned is the ...

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