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Madman Schedules The ‘Boogiepop and Others’ Anime Blu-ray Release

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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.
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The winter 2019 anime adaptation Boogiepop and Others is getting its home video release handled in Australia by Madman Entertainment and they’ve set their release plans for it. The 18-episode series is set for an April 15th, 2020 release where it’ll be priced at $64.95. The bilingual set will include the clean opening and closing sequences as extras while also being a Blu-ray-only release.

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.”

Seven Seas Entertainment has released the novel in English in print and digital.

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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…?


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