Boogiepop wa Warawanai (2019)

Boogiepop and Others

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Alternative Titles

English: Boogiepop and Others
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: 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: 7.091 (scored by 5089450,894 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #33902
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #931
Members: 191,419
Favorites: 655

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Natsume, Shingo
Director, Episode Director
Hata, Shouji
Sound Director
Kim, Se-jun
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director
Nogami, Kazuo
Episode Director


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)

Mar 29, 2019
Stark700 (All reviews)
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 read more
Mar 29, 2019
SingleH (All reviews)
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 read more
Mar 29, 2019
Snapshot426 (All reviews)
You know there comes a time when an anime series needs your attention. Not because of the quality of the show, but the fact that if you want to get the full experience of the show, you need to sit down, watch it and pick up any details can be answered and explored later on. Of course not everyone has time for that, but some people like to pick apart anime to fully understand it. This anime is one of these cases. An anime with an interesting structure of storytelling, character development and how to get everything out of it.

Sit back, relax and get read more
Mar 29, 2019
Kipo0007 (All reviews)
First of all before giving a review.To the people who are planning to watch,are currently watching or dropped it halfway.
Please for the love of anime, be very patient with this series,because its really worth it

Boogiepop is adapted from the novel/manga and not original like the 2000 boogiepop series)
Its a psychological,Horror series which is shrouded in mystery and revolves around a enigmatic supernatural entity known as boogiepop,
which possesses one of our MC's miyashita touka.Boogiepop though rumored to target and murder people in a really mysterious way is actually
is a guardian who awakens and manifests itself when the world is in danger or an enemy appears,enemy read more

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