Dengeki Thanks Festival 2018: “Boogiepop Doesn’t Laugh” New TV Anime in The Works


“One-Punch Man” director Shingo Natsume works on the new anime adaptation

The second anime project revealed at the “Game no Dengeki Thanks Festival 2018 featuring Dengeki Buko” event held at Bellesalle Akihabara today on March 10 is a new TV anime based on Kouhei Kadono’s Boogiepop light novel series. The anime’s official website and Twitter also open at the same time. It is scheduled to premiere within the year 2018.


Boogiepop Doesn’t Laugh/Boogiepop and Others, the first volume of the series was published from Dengeki Bunko in February 1998 and the series celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. 21 volumes are currently available in Japan and the next volume Beautiful Panic Cute Teiougaku is set to be released on April 10. It was previously adapted into a 12-episode TV anime by Madhouse in 2000, under the title Boogiepop Doesn’t Laugh/Boogiepop Phantom,


Shingo Natsume, recently highly praised for his directorial work for the TV anime One-Punch Man, is

attached to direct, alongside series composition writer Tomohiro Suzuki (One-Punch Man, ACCA: 13-

Territory Inspection Dept.) and character designer Hidehiko Sawada (One-Punch Man episode animation

director). Kensuke Ushio (DEVILMAN crybaby) provides the soundtrack music, and the 2000 anime’s

Madhouse again works on anime production. 


Main visual



Aoi Yuuki (Madoka Kaname in Puella Magi Madoka Magica) is cast as Boogiepop/Touka Miyashita,

and Saori Ohnishi (Muramasa Senju in Eromanga Sensei) plays Nagi Kirima.




Source: Kadokawa press release, TV anime “Boogiepop Doesn’t Laugh” official website, Twitter


(C)2018 Kouhei Kadono/KADOKAWA Ascii Media Works/Boogiepop Doesn’t Laugh Production Committee



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