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.
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
Music: Kensuke Ushio
Touka Miyashita, Boogiepop: Aoi Yuuki
(Boku dake ga Inai Machi
Nagi Kirima: Saori Oonishi
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Official site: http://boogiepop-anime.com/
Official Twitter: @boogiepop_anime
Source: Dengeki Online
Boogiepop wa Warawanai