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Boogiepop and Others Anime's 2nd Promo Video Reveals 14 More Cast Members, January 4 Debut

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Opening, ending theme artists also announced

The official website for the television anime of author Kouhei Kadono and illustrator Kouji Ogata's Boogiepop and Others (Boogiepop wa Warawanai) light novel series began streaming a second promotional video for the anime on Friday. The video reveals the anime's premiere on January 4, as well as 14 more cast members. The video also reveals and previews the opening theme song "shadowgraph" by MYTH & ROID.

The anime will air on AT-X, Tokyo MX, TV Aichi, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, and BS11. Azuna Riko will perform the ending theme song "Whiteout."

The new cast includes:

Chiaki Kobayashi as Keiji Takeda

Shino Shimoji as Kei Niitoki

Ayaka Suwa as Naoko Kamikishiro

Junya Enoki as Masami Saotome

Aoi Ichikawa as Shiro Tanaka

Ayana Taketatsu as Minako Yurihara

Kōki Miyata as Echoes

The previously revealed cast members include:

Aoi Yūki as Boogiepop

Aoi Yūki as Touka Miyashita

Saori Ōnishi as Nagi Kirima

Reina Kondo as Kazuko Suema

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.

Other staff members include:

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.

Sources: Boogiepop and Others anime's website, MoCa News

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