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Mar 9, 2018 7:09 PM
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A TV anime adaptation of the Boogiepop light novel series was announced on Saturday at the Dengeki Bunko 25th Anniversary stage event during Dengeki Game Festival. The anime adaptation, titled Boogiepop wa Warawanai, is scheduled to air in 2018.

The Boogiepop series, which has 21 volumes in print, is written by Kouhei Kadono and illustrated by Kouji Ogata. The 22nd volume of the series will go on sale on April 10. The series was previously adapted into a 12-episode TV anime produced in 2000 by studio Madhouse. That series was licensed in North America by Nozomi Entertainment as a DVD set in 2012.

A two-volume manga adaptation of the novel's first volume was serialized between 1999 and 2002. To commemorate the new anime adaptation, two new manga serializations based on the light novels will begin in Dengeki Daioh and Dengeki G's Comic magazines later this year.

North American publisher Seven Seas Entertainment has licensed both the original light novel and the first manga series in English.

Synopsis
There is an urban legend that tells of a shinigami that can release people from the pain they are suffering. This "Angel of Death" has a name–Boogiepop. And the legends are true. Boogiepop is real. When a rash of disappearances involving female students breaks out at Shinyo Academy, the police and faculty assume they just have a bunch of runaways on their hands. Yet some students know better. Something mysterious and foul is afoot. Is it Boogiepop or something even more sinister...? (Source: Seven Seas Entertainment)

Staff
Director: Shingo Natsume (ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka)
Series Composition, Script: Tomohiro Suzuki (One Punch Man)
Character Design: Hidehiko Sawada (Redline key animation)
Music: Kensuke Ushio (Devilman: Crybaby)
Studio: Madhouse

Cast
Touka Miyashita, Boogiepop: Aoi Yuuki (Boku dake ga Inai Machi)
Nagi Kirima: Saori Oonishi (Isekai Shokudou)

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Official site: http://boogiepop-anime.com/
Official Twitter: @boogiepop_anime

Source: Dengeki Online

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The OG was done so well and I was nervous about this because they don't make/pace anime like they used to. So having Shingo Natsume (opm and ACCA director) tackling this project is a plus. It is in good hands and being at Madhouse is an added bonus even tho they did the OG series as well. Also this is adapting a new story not Phantom. HYPED!!!
 
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Ehhh????? Really? Ok. I'm down with this. Phantom was pretty iffy, but it was quite interesting. Let's see if they do the same formula with this new series.
 
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inb4 people hate because the staff works on this instead of OPM

anyway, pretty hyped to try it. Didn't tried to old one tho.
 
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A surprise announcement :o

I'm looking forward to this. Been so long since I've seen the original Boogiepop though so might even give it a rewatch this year.
 
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This is so hype!

I haven't watched the first anime, but judging by the trailer (which can be seen in this low quality screen recording), this is likely to be amazing.

I wonder if it's actually worth to watch the first anime, beforehand.
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Now we just gotta do some black voodoo magic and resurrect Satoshi Kon.
 
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Mar 9, 2018 7:23 PM
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Now we just gotta do some black voodoo magic and resurrect Satoshi Kon.
and Ryuutarou Nakamura while we are at it
 
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Mar 9, 2018 7:39 PM

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So what is this? a sequel? or a remake? or just a spinoff? I haven't watch the original series yet.
 
Mar 9, 2018 7:48 PM

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Oooh. It seems I should take Boogiepop Phantom from the On-hold closet out :O
 
Mar 9, 2018 7:49 PM
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Well I never heard about this series before but it's from Madhouse so its a must watch for me. Hopefully its good.
 
Mar 9, 2018 7:53 PM
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Hmm interesting staff selection. Though I need to go and check the original Boogiepop Phantom.
 
Mar 9, 2018 7:56 PM

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This should be great LN adaptation show sure considering the solid staff are involving on this show, and especially looking forward to another Kensuke Ushio's music another time this year :-)

It seems like I have to check out the original Boogiepop asap beforehand for greater experience watching this show.


EDIT!: Holy moly! the PV looks too much impressive! :O





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Mar 9, 2018 8:05 PM
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Holy shit that looks actually pretty good.. I'm very hyped for this right now.
 
Mar 9, 2018 8:07 PM

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Holy shit, I never expected this to happen! And the staff and PV look so good too! I'm so down for Shingo Natsume and Tomohiro Suzuki abandoning One Punch Man for this, haha
And for those who are confused, this seems to be a straight up adaptation of the novels. Boogiepop Phantom was not really an adaptation, it was its own sort of thing. So you shouldn't need to watch it to understand this, though it's still a good show.
 
Mar 9, 2018 8:12 PM

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Reminder that OPM 2 died for this.
 
Mar 9, 2018 8:14 PM

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Reminder that OPM 2 died for this.
I have no problem with this.
 
Mar 9, 2018 8:40 PM

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So one of the very 1st LN adaptation in history getting a remake?
They better adapt all the novels for the sake of complete adaptation, i hope they still stick around on darker atmosphere.
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Mar 9, 2018 9:16 PM
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OPM 2 didn't die yet. If J.C. Staff can get some talented freelancer animators, then it's all good.

This adaptation was a surprise since I've heard a lot about the LNs. Excited for this!!
 
Mar 9, 2018 9:26 PM

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I think i'll watch the old one first.
 
Mar 9, 2018 10:02 PM
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if this was a spin-off or remake ill watch, if not then skip. not bothered to watch the old one. too much anime too watch
 
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I think Shimizu would be okay to reprise her role because of her deep voice which sounded perfect for Boogiepop, but I can understand recast, and Yuki is also very good seiyu.

Hopefully we get to see more of Boogiepop in near future, because I really like setting and characters.

These are the kind of revivals that I love.
 
Mar 9, 2018 10:08 PM
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Based on the trailer, it doesn't seem like the series will retain the originals surreal, Eraserhead esque atmosphere. Oh well.
 
Mar 9, 2018 10:47 PM

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SO EXCITED OMG

even if it's terrible (which it won't be, probably) it'll get more of the novels translated HELL YEA
 
Mar 9, 2018 11:01 PM

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Will it be a remake or something like reboot like Kino?
Level of my english is still too poor, so ask not particularly angry because of my terrible grammar.
 
Mar 9, 2018 11:29 PM

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The synopsis sounds edgy as hell.
 
Mar 9, 2018 11:55 PM

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Looks interesting
Let's see what madhouse can do with this Ln
 
Mar 10, 2018 12:01 AM

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Holy shit that staff and that PV, are Madhouse redeeming themselves?
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Mar 10, 2018 12:57 AM

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Those are top-tier staff, even the composer. Really nice. I am not interested in Boogiepop Phantom in the slightest, but this is a different beast entirely. And the PV, of course it's great.
 
Mar 10, 2018 1:30 AM
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It's only March and madhouse has 7 anime to air in 2018. No wonder last year they were recruiting new animator for their project, but i didn't expected they produce more than 4 anime this year.
 
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So one of the very 1st LN adaptation in history getting a remake?
They better adapt all the novels for the sake of complete adaptation, i hope they still stick around on darker atmosphere.

AFAIk there's like 20 volumes right now, and it's still not finished? That would require at least 80 to 100 episodes to adapt without rushing too much ...
 
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incredibly promising staff
 
Mar 10, 2018 2:12 AM

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This could be pretty cool actually.
 
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This sounds pretty good. definitely watching
 
Mar 10, 2018 2:58 AM
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The PV is preanimated like the other new Madhouse show (Most likely directed by Natsume himself). Don't expect it to maintain the same level of quality because ACCA was outsourced to hell when it was airing.
 
Mar 10, 2018 4:01 AM

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Oh maneee I watched the original years ago when I was in that horror mode searching around for horror shows binge watching.

This sure is a surprise, looking forward to see what comes out of this projecto.
 
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Holy fuck, never expected this. Solid staff all around, and although it won't retain the surreal atmosphere that I loved, I'm looking forward to this. Hopefully the new soundtrack by Kensuke Ushio lives up to the fantastic OST from Phantom.

If Shikao Suga comes back to perform the opening then I couldn't ask for more.
 
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purplepasta said:
Based on the trailer, it doesn't seem like the series will retain the originals surreal, Eraserhead esque atmosphere. Oh well.

That is all because Studios want to look more polished and clean.
An unpolished look can give more atmosphere in the right hand.
Just look at both the old and new Kino's journey for example.
The old one is far less polished but has atmosphere partly because of that.

Same can be said about gritty. It is to hard to do now due to animation being so clean.
 
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OH YESSS!!! YES!!!


Finally

The revival of the Boogiepop series is here...!!!!!

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Soooo?..

What's next

LAIN reboot? lol




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Soooo?..

What's next

LAIN reboot? lol
What a coincidence, I also thought about reviving Lain because of this Boogiepop announcement - they both have that similar early 2000s dark atmosphere, and Lain is also voiced by Kaori Shimizu (Signum).

Btw, saw your profile; 2000s kid who has Gunbuster and Macross: DYRL in his favorites, one rarely sees that.
 
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Isn't this the dark urban fantasy similar to Kara no Kyoukai?
If so, I'm in.
 
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Oooh, Boogiepop... This might be a good thing, since I keep hearing that the original anime is not very faithful to the source material.



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RnDNEET021 said:
Soooo?..

What's next

LAIN reboot? lol
why? this isnt a reboot so why would lain be a reboot?
 
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This is all I wanted! I'm so happy!
私が見たのが、ブギーポップだったのかどうかは分からない。
 
Mar 10, 2018 12:30 PM

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Why is Shingo Natsume the fucking coolest new director in the cut right now. If he continues like this I think we are gonna be talking about him like he’s one of the greats in a decade or two.
 
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If J.C. Staff can get some talented freelancer


studio saru? :):)
 
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Not sure how I feel about this without that ethereal atmosphere Boogiepop Phantom had before which made it really creepy feeling.
 
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I wasn't expecting this to get a reboot of all things. Though in some ways I am surprised it has taken them this long to actually get back to this considering it practically started the Light Novel trend.
Though I'm taking that from that pv that it won't have the slow intensity of the original anime series but will be rather more action oriented. I could be wrong. Will see what they do with it.
One thing that it could do is advance the nihilism so prevalent in the original anime series and flesh it out a bit more. Whilst the comments it was trying to make on the harshness of social expectations in Japan it could develop the points with a bit more clarity and substitute the non-linear narrative for a clearer understanding of the topic that they are dealing with.

Just one request: God forbid, please have the sound design on par with the original!!!
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HYPE! First Kino and now this. Judging by its PV It's not going to have the same mysterious atmosphere I liked so much. I wish another studio had done it. Sometimes Madhouse tries too hard to make it popular imo. And Kirima Nagi's new design really sucks.
 
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