Boogiepop and Others Anime Reveals New Visual, Character Designs
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
A stage presentation at the "Dengeki Bunko 25th Anniversary Fall Dengeki Festival" event on Sunday revealed a new key visual (pictured first below), character designs, and a set of screenshots for the television anime of author Kouhei Kadono and illustrator Kouji Ogata's Boogiepop and Others (Boogiepop wa Warawanai) light novel.
The new character designs are:
Aoi Yūki as Boogiepop
Aoi Yūki as Touka Miyashita
Saori Ōnishi as Nagi Kirima
The presentation revealed that Reina Kondo will voice Kazuko Suema.
And the new set of screenshots is:
The anime will premiere in January 2019.
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 (A Silent Voice, Devilman Crybaby, Liz and the Blue Bird) is composing the music.
Seven Seas Entertainment published the light novel in English, and is reprinting the novels along with new volumes. The company 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.
Yoshihiro Kawabata launched a new Boogiepop at Dawn (Yoake no Boogiepop) manga in Kadokawa's Dengeki G's Comic magazine on April 28. Naoki Koshimizu launched a separate Boogiepop Returns: VS Imaginator manga in Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine on May 26.
Source: Dengeki Bunko 25th Anniversary Fall Dengeki Festival livestream
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