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Light Novel Series 'Boogiepop' Gets New TV Anime Adaptation

by arsonal
Mar 9, 2018 7:09 PM | 55 Comments
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.

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)

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

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

Note: There is no official YouTube mirror available. Please click here to view the promotional video.

Official site:
Official Twitter: @boogiepop_anime

Source: Dengeki Online

Boogiepop wa Warawanai on MAL

20 of 55 Comments Recent Comments

I'm actually really excited for this, it looks dope. Although, it seems like Madhouse have recycled the artstyle from Sora yori mo Tooi Basho. (○゚ε゚○)

Sep 26, 2018 4:41 AM by Happyme_al

The most underrated and best written light novel of all time is finally getting a new anime ! Wish it matained the creepy and dark art style of the original thought. At least the guy who did the devilman crybaby soundtrack is gonna work on this.

Mar 17, 2018 7:46 AM by lazyking88

I haven't signed in since 2014, I been lurking mainly. I just HAD to sign in to comment!

This reminds me that I haven't finished the original series, which I will do because it was AWESOME, I'm SO happy that they're remaking it! I'm curious to see how this interpretation will turn out in the end!

Mar 12, 2018 3:02 AM by EchelonHunt

SoulChrona said:
Boogiepop moe style? PFFF!

But I chose to be open-minded.

Mar 11, 2018 6:35 PM by Boogiepop1989

The year of remakes continues.

Mar 11, 2018 1:59 PM by VyseLegendaire

Boogiepop moe style? PFFF!

Mar 11, 2018 1:28 PM by SoulChrona

ekmll said:
Sometimes Madhouse tries too hard to make it popular imo. And Kirima Nagi's new design really sucks.

They did the first Boogiepop anime, they know very well what they did good there and will probably try to replicate it here.

Mar 11, 2018 11:13 AM by Danpmss

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.

Mar 11, 2018 10:26 AM by ekmll

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!!!

Mar 11, 2018 7:30 AM by Jodyqt

Not sure how I feel about this without that ethereal atmosphere Boogiepop Phantom had before which made it really creepy feeling.

Mar 10, 2018 5:07 PM by traed

GoldenDevilGamer said:
If J.C. Staff can get some talented freelancer

studio saru? :):)

Mar 10, 2018 1:56 PM by anemonespotte

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.

Mar 10, 2018 12:30 PM by GoldNautilus

This is all I wanted! I'm so happy!

Mar 10, 2018 12:03 PM by Boogiepop1989

RnDNEET021 said:

What's next

LAIN reboot? lol
why? this isnt a reboot so why would lain be a reboot?

Mar 10, 2018 8:58 AM by moodie

Oooh, Boogiepop... This might be a good thing, since I keep hearing that the original anime is not very faithful to the source material.

Mar 10, 2018 8:05 AM by NthDegree

Isn't this the dark urban fantasy similar to Kara no Kyoukai?
If so, I'm in.

Mar 10, 2018 8:02 AM by Irrelative

RnDNEET021 said:

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.

Mar 10, 2018 7:53 AM by Kleferi


What's next

LAIN reboot? lol

Mar 10, 2018 6:26 AM by -HippySnob-



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

A bleak BooTLEG Ver. of L . A . I . N

Mar 10, 2018 5:46 AM by -HippySnob-

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.

Mar 10, 2018 4:45 AM by Bourmegar

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