Last time we talked about Boogiepop Doesn’t Laugh, there wasn’t a lot to laugh about. Internal miscommunications led to the original light novel artist being largely in the dark on the new creation. Fortunately, things are moving ahead, and there’s a trailer and release date!
Voice actress Aoi Yuki (who was also Kino in the recent reboot of Kino’s Journey) will be taking on the dual role of Boogiepop and its host, schoolgirl Touka Miyashita. Touka remembers nothing of her time as Boogiepop, nor the nature of the outfit she carries around in her gym bag.
Also on board is Saori Onishi, who recently appeared as Mejiro McQueen in Umamusume: Pretty Derby. Onishi will be taking on the role of Nagi Kirima, the “Fire Witch” who’s tasked herself with saving the world.
With a powerhouse pair of characters like that, how will the new series’ action look? Pretty awesome, as it turns out.
A First Look
The latest trailer for Boogiepop Doesn’t Laugh (below) shows some of the wild action and beautiful animation we can look forward to. With surreal imagery and fight scenes, the teaser builds up an exciting mystery. Newcomers and long-term fans alike will want to see this.
Though the end of the teaser marks 2018 as the release date, the official series release date is January 2019. But Boogiepop will still have some representation this year: Yuki and Onishi will be guests at this October’s Dengeki Bunko 25th anniversary event, promoting the upcoming series.
Boogiepop Doesn’t Laugh also celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Boogiepop series as a whole. In that time it’s also appeared as another anime series, manga, and a live-action film. Hopefully this new series will get more fans interested. Who knows? There could be even more of the iconic character in our future.