Boogiepop Phantom

Boogiepop wa Warawanai

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Five years ago, a string of grisly murders shook the city to its core and now the rumors have begun once more. Boogiepop... Everyone knows about Boogiepop: meet her one dark night and you are taken. People tell each other the stories and laugh: no one believes that she can possibly exist in this day and age. Still, strange things appear to be going on and the darkness is taking on many forms. Something is out there. Are you safe? (Source: RightStuf)

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English: Boogiepop Phantom
Japanese: ブギーポップは笑わない Boogiepop Phantom
Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 5, 2000 to Mar 22, 2000
Premiered: Winter 2000
Broadcast: Thursdays at 01:45 (JST)
Producers: VAP, d-rights
Licensors: Nozomi Entertainment
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Light novel
Genres: Psychological, Supernatural, Dementia, Mystery, Drama, Horror
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: R+ – Mild Nudity
Resolution: 480p
Type: Dual Audio


Masao Maruyama – Producer
Kenji Yasuda – Producer, Storyboard, Assistant Animation Director
Takashi Watanabe – Director, Storyboard
Youta Tsuruoka – Sound Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Yuudachi” by Shikao Suga
ED1: “Mirai-Seiki Maruhi Club” by Kyouko

Episode List

01: Portraits from Memory
02: Light in Darkness
03: Life Can Be So Nice
04: My Fair Lady
05: Interlude
06: Mother’s Day
07: Until Ure In My Arms Again
08: She’s So Unusual
09: You’ll Never Be Young Twice
10: Poom Poom
11: Under The Gravity’s Rainbow
12: A Requiem


A very dark psychological anime that needs more attention. While the cast might not be the best, the story and themes are great, watch it.


Series of vignettes that seamlessly mix the past with present. Main plot comes together wonderfully. Best watched after reading the novels.


A dark psychological trip that shines in its ability to connect every episode to the last when they can stand alone. Almost sub-episodic.


A masterpiece of an anime that collects vignettes together to form a great addition as a side story to the novel series.


Very peculiar anime that relies on playing tricks on your mind. A horror anime that excels at hallucinatory visuals and auditory eeriness.


Worth watching just for its raw, gritty atmosphere, but it would be nice if it were more of a self-contained story than a companion piece.


I’m too dumb for this and I didn’t pay enough attention. Felt like discount Lain to me, though.



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