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
Genres: Avant GardeAvant Garde, DramaDrama, HorrorHorror, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural, SuspenseSuspense
Theme: PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.071 (scored by 6925869,258 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #38752
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1071
Members: 231,053
Favorites: 843

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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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Opening Theme

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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)

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Apr 27, 2023
A Truly Hidden & Underrated Gem - A Compelling and Entirely Unique Look Into a World with Superpowers and 'Villains'

To give the reader a brief rundown of this show and what to expect from it, it involves a series of 'cases' that span several episodes each, where a new 'threat' to humanity makes itself known—in the form of a new 'power' or 'ability' evolving in a person and being used—that threatens to disrupt the status quo of society. From there we see how these powers and the world, as well as the leading character Boogiepop—a product of these new divergent "powers" itself—interact with one another, ...
Apr 15, 2024
Mixed Feelings
In my opinion Boogiepop and others is nothing too special. It does not live up to boogiepop Phantom. Largely due to its lack of incredible soundtrack/design and distinct aesthetic Style that are present in Phantom. Additionally, although Boogie pop and others has more episodes, it is telling four different stories that are only Loosely connected, none of which are as good the single story told Boogiepop Phantom.

The whole point of boogiepop is that it is told in an abstract way, it has a bunch of characters and a bunch of different stuff that happens to them, and you aren't necessarily supposed to put ...
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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