Boogiepop and Others Light Novel Gets 2018 TV Anime by Madhouse
posted on by Egan Loo
The "Dengeki Bunko 25th Anniversary & New Work Unveiling Stage" event at Dengeki Game Festival 2018 announced on Saturday that a new television anime of author Kouhei Kadono and illustrator Kouji Ogata's Boogiepop and Others (Boogiepop wa Warawanai) light novel has been green-lit for this year. The new anime marks the 20th anniversary of the novel's debut.
The new anime will feature a different voice cast from the previous 2000 television anime:
- Aoi Yūki as Tōka Miyashita/Boogiepop
- Saori Onishi as Nagi Kirima
Shingo Natsume (One-Punch Man, Space Dandy both seasons, ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.) is directing the new anime at Madhouse. Tomohiro Suzuki (One-Punch Man, Tiger & Bunny, ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.) is writing and supervising the series scripts, and Hidehiko Sawada (key animator for One-Punch Man, Redline) is designing the characters. The musician Kensuke Ushio (Space Dandy, A Silent Voice, Devilman Crybaby) is composing the music.
Seven Seas Entertainment published the light novel in English, and it describes the story:
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.
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. But Nagi Kirima knows better. Something mysterious and foul is afoot. Is it Boogiepop, or something more sinister...?
Madhouse previously animated the Boogiepop light novel series into a 2000 television anime. Right Stuf released the series on VHS and DVD in North America.
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