Light novel Boogiepop and Others gets TV anime 20 years after release

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Light novel Boogiepop and Others (ブギーポップは笑わない) finally got a TV anime 20 years after it was published. Unlike the previous Boogiepop Phantom anime which contains original stories based on the Boogiepop universe, this show is going to be a faithful adaption.

Boogiepop and Others

Aoi Yuki has been cast as Touka Miyashita/Boogiepop while Saori Onishi has been cast as Nagi Kirima. Shingo Natsume is directing the anime at Madhouse.

Boogiepop and OthersTouka Miyashita/Boogiepop (CV: Aoi Yuki)
Boogiepop and OthersNagi Kirima (CV: Saori Onishi)

Boogiepop and Others will air within 2018.

The Boogiepop novel series is written by Kouhei Kadono (上遠野 浩平). Boogiepop and Others being the first entry was released in 1998. The introduction on Google books reads…

“There is an urban legend that children tell one another about a shinigami that can release people from the pain they may be suffering. This “Angel of Death” has a name–Boogiepop. And the legends are true. Boogiepop is real.”

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