With an anime adaptation done way back in 2000 that was released domestically by Right Stuf, it’s still surreal that we’re getting a new anime adaptation of the Boogiepop and Others light novel from Kouhei Kadono and Kouji Ogata. The series is set with a premiere date of January 4th, 2019 where it’ll be the first two episodes together in order to engage the audience more and to get them to come back for more. Kadokawa is now doing more promotion for it with the first TV Spot to give us a good taste of what’s involved.
Shingo Natsume is directing it based on the series composition by Tomohiro Suzuki. Hidehiko Sawada is handling the character designs for it with Madhouse handling the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes Aoi Yuki as Toka Miyashita/Boogiepop and Saori Onishi as Nagi Kirima. The new additions include 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, Kouki Miyata as Echoes, Taku Yashiro as Masaki Taniguchi, Kana Ichinose as Aya Orihata, Yoshimasa Hosoya as Jin Asukai, Yoshiaki Hasegawa as Shinjirō Anō, Kana Asumi as Kotoe Kinugawa, Yōji Ueda as Spooky E, and Kana Hanazawa as Suiko Minahoshi.
The opening theme song is “shadowgraph” by MYTH & ROID while Azuna Riko is performing the closing theme song “Whiteout.”
Plot Concept: 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…?