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Boogiepop Phantom
Boogiepop Phantom DVD Cover
ブギーポップは笑わない Boogiepop Phantom
(Bugiipoppu wa Warawanai Boogiepop Phantom)
Genre Horror, Mystery
TV anime
Directed by Takashi Watanabe
Studio Madhouse
Network TV Tokyo
Original run 6 January 200021 March 2000
No. of episodes 12

Boogiepop Phantom is based on the Boogiepop series of books by Kouhei Kadono, which have also been adapted into the live action film Boogiepop and Others. The original character designs are also done by the books' illustrator, Kouji Ogata. Image File history File links Boogiepop_dvd1. ... Braun HF 1, Germany, 1958 OT-1471 Belweder, Poland, 1957 Television is a telecommunication system for broadcasting and receiving moving pictures and sound over a distance. ... Anime ) (IPA pronunciation: in Japanese, but typically or in English) is an abbreviation of the word animation. Outside Japan, the term most popularly refers to animation originating in Japan. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Madhouse ) is a Japanese animation studio, founded in the early 1970s by ex-Mushi Pro animators including Masao Maruyama, Osamu Dezaki, Rintaro, and Yoshiaki Kawajiri. ... The logo of TV Tokyo. ... January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (81st in leap years). ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The Boogiepop series ) is a series of Japanese light novels written by Kōhei Kadono and illustrated by Kōji Ogata. ... Kōhei Kadono ) is a Japanese author, best known for the Boogiepop series, which has also been adapted as a live action movie, two manga and an anime. ... Kōji Ogata ) is a Japanese artist, best known for his work on the Boogiepop series. ...


Boogiepop Phantom is a dark brooding horror/mystery anime series which is often compared with Serial Experiments Lain. The series is 12 episodes long, but the story is not told in a linear fashion. Each episode centers on different characters who sometimes have just a short involvement in the major events of the series. For this reason, many scenes are seen twice, from different perspectives, and some episodes are out of sequence, although there is a slow general time progression. All of the character stories tie to a single event, a single brief point in time where all of the characters saw and were affected by a brief, intense, unexplained light in the night sky. Anime ) (IPA pronunciation: in Japanese, but typically or in English) is an abbreviation of the word animation. Outside Japan, the term most popularly refers to animation originating in Japan. ... Serial Experiments Lain is an anime series by Ryutaro Nakamura and a PlayStation game of the same name. ...


An unusual visual style is employed wherein, for all but the last episode, a much reduced colour palette is used in conjunction with a vignette effect. An example of vignetting in a photograph. ...


The story centers on several important characters, most of whom are students from one of two high schools in the city in which the series takes place. The city (which is never named) was held in fear by a serial killer five years ago, who was never caught. When the series begins, high school students have just started to disappear again, and the blame is placed by many on Boogiepop, a mysterious entity who is said to be a Shinigami. Through the daunting non-linear style of the series, the characters are used to develop a central theme of the series: The City, and Evolution of Human Consciousness. Serial killers are individuals who have a history of multiple slayings of victims who were usually unknown to them beforehand. ... Shinigami (死神 lit. ...


Main Characters

Boogiepop (ブギーポップ Bugīpoppu?)
Seiyū: Kaori Shimizu, voice actor: Angora Debora
The shinigami whispered of among the female students of Shinyo Academy, few people know that Boogiepop actually exists. Boogiepop is an alternate personality of Touka Miyashita that is normally dormant, but rises to the surface when enemies of the world appear. Boogiepop's appearance and voice are ambiguous: they seem both masculine and feminine at the same time. However, hidden beneath her signature black cloak and black, pipe-shaped hat, little is ever seen of her. Straight-faced and to the point, Boogiepop acts as mechanical as she claims to be. Boogiepop speaks in an archaic manner, and seems fond of whistling Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. In Boogiepop Phantom, she is concerned with resolving the effects of Echoes' pillar of light, confronting both the residual aspects of Manticore and Manaka Kisaragi in the process.
Miyashita Touka (宮下藤花 Miyashita Tōka?)
Seiyū: Kaori Shimizu, voice actor: Debora Rabbai, actor: Sayaka Yoshino)
An ordinary, happy school girl at Shinyo Academy, Miyashita is in love with her boyfriend, Takeda Keiji, and is a close friend of Suema Kazuko. Not particularly good at school, she does not stand out in any way. At the age of 12, she witnessed the death of Shinpei Kuroda, and the resulting mental trauma gave birth to her alternate personality Boogiepop. Whenever enemies of the world appear, Boogiepop takes over Miyashita's body and does battle with them. All of Boogiepop's affects (including Kuroda's cape, hate, and weapon) are carried unkowingly by her in a Spalding sports bag. Miyashita has her memories erased by Boogiepop, so even she herself does not seem to know the truth of what happens and who she is, and was simply told that five years ago she had been possessed by a kitsune. In Boogiepop Phantom, Miyashita meets and befriends Suema Kazuko, and also acts as the eyes and ears of Boogiepop who is investigating the strange events revolving around her.
Boogiepop Phantom (ブギーポップ・ファントム Bugīpoppu Fantomu?)
Seiyū: Mayumi Asano, voice actor: Simone Grant
When Manticore was killed, remnants of its concousness survived in the electromagnetic field surrounding the city. The pain and regret that Manticore felt as it was being killed by Boogiepop formed a seperate entity in the electromagnetic field. Taking the face of Yurihara Minako, the final form of Manticore, but also imitating the cloak and hat of Boogiepop, it became Boogiepop Phantom. Boogiepop Phantom appoints itself the mission of protecting those who had evolved due to Echoes' pillar of light, preserving them beneath the city, until such time as the world is ready for them. She is able to move about the city in the form of an electromagnetic beam, and attempts to save as many of the evolved children as possible before the electromagnetic field dissipates taking her along with it.
Manticore Phantom (マンティコア・ファントム Manteikoa Fantomu?)
Seiyū: Jun Fukuyama, voice actor: Crispin Freeman
The other half of Manticore's split concousness in the electromagnetic field, which assumed the form of Saotome Masami, and continued to devour people in the city, seeking only to survive. It preys on those in an emotional state of distress, such as Moto Tonomuro and Misuzu Arito. Like Boogiepop Phantom, it is electromagnetic radiation given form, and is also subject to the waning strength of the electromagnetic field. It seeks a way to sustain itself permanently.
Kirima Nagi (霧間凪 Kirima Nagi?)
Seiyū: Yuu Asakawa, voice actor: Rachael Lillis, actor: Maya Kurosu
Main article: Kirima Nagi
Known as the Fire Witch to many, Kirima has made few friends due the way she distances herself from others: she knows that she is too dangerous for 'normal' people to associate with. She has a messianic complex, and seeks to save the world from whatever may threaten it. Due to events from her past, she has dedicated herself to being a defender of justice and saviour of the world. She is very strong both physically and mentally, and uses her abilities and the vast wealth left by her father in her self appointed mission. In Boogiepop Phantom, she investigates the strange incidents occuring around the city, encountering challenging Manticore Phantom, Boogiepop Phantom, and Poom Poom.
Manaka Kisaragi (如月真名花 Kisaragi Manaka?)
Seiyū: Sanae Kobayashi, voice actor: Rachael Lillis
A highly-evolved human, Manaka grew at an unnatural rate, and had the ability to draw memories from her surroundings in the form of butterflies of light. As her grandmother grows old and weak, she kills Manaka before she herself died – not wishing for "the devil's child" to be left free. When the pillar of light pierced the sky that same night, Echoes inadvertrntly revived Manaka. Soon after, her grandmother died, and Manaka was free to go out into the world. By drawing memories from everywhere, she learns everything there is to know in the world; she even learns about Echoes, and begins repeating back the words she hears others speak, similar to how he had. Her self appointed mission seems to be to enlighten others with memories of the past, but the accidental creation of Poom Poom brings her into conflict with Boogiepop, Boogiepop Phantom, and Kirima Nagi.

Boogiepop ) is a fictional character in the Boogiepop series by Kouhei Kadono. ... Shimizu Kaori (清水 香里)is a seiyu who was born on May 21, 1983 in Tokyo. ... Richard Wagner Wilhelm Richard Wagner (May 22, 1813 in Leipzig – February 13, 1883 in Venice) was an influential German composer, conductor, music theorist, and essayist, primarily known for his groundbreaking symphonic-operas (or music dramas). His compositions are notable for their continuous contrapuntal texture, rich harmonies and orchestration, and elaborate... Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Master Singers of Nuremberg) is an opera in three acts, written and composed by Richard Wagner. ... Shimizu Kaori (清水 香里) is a seiyu who was born on May 21, 1983 in Tokyo. ... Debora Rabbai is a voice actor who is also known as Debbie Rabbai and Angora Deb. ... A real kitsune, a Japanese subspecies of the red fox, in Hokkaido, Japan. ... Asano Mayumi ) is a seiyu who was born on November 13, 1969 in Tokyo. ... Electromagnetism is the physics of the electromagnetic field: a field, encompassing all of space, composed of the electric field and the magnetic field. ... Jun Fukuyama (福山 潤 Fukuyama Jun, born November 26, 1978) is a male seiyu (voice actor) born in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. ... voice actor: Crispin Freeman Crispin Freeman (born February 9, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American voice actor best known for his role as Alucard in the television anime Hellsing & Zelgadis in Slayers. ... Yu Asakawa (浅川 悠 Asakawa Yū, born March 20, 1975) is a popular voice actress (seiyū) in Japan. ... Rachael Lillis is an actress and voice actress. ... Kirima Nagi ) is a fictional character in the Boogiepop series by Kouhei Kadono. ... Messianic Complex is a psychological state in which the individual believes him/herself to be the saviour of the world. ... Sanae Kobayashi (小林沙苗 Kobayashi Sanae, born January 26, 1980) is a seiyÅ« who was born in Shizuoka. ... Rachael Lillis is an actress and voice actress. ...

Trivia

The Boogiepop series includes many references to western music. Boogiepop Phantom is no exception to this with several episode titles, and a few other references, being made.

A Requiem
A Requiem is a mass to pray for the departed.
Interlude
An Interlude is a break between acts in a play or sections in a piece of music.
Life can be So Nice
A single by Prince from from the Parade album, in 1986.
My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady is a popular musical from 1956.
Paisley Park
Paisley Park was a single released by Prince, on his record label of the same name, in 1985.
Poom Poom
A single by Prince from the Crystal Ball album, released in 1998.
She's So Unusual
She's So Unusual was the debut album by Cyndi Lauper, released in 1983.
Snake Eye
A single released by AC/DC in 1998.
Spooky Electric
Prince claims to have a personality named Spooky Electric.
Under The Gravitys Rainbow
An allusion to the novel, Gravity's Rainbow, by Thomas Pynchon.
Until Ure in My Arms Again
A single released by Prince.
God is Dead
A famous quotation by existentialist Friedrich Nietzsche.

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Boogiepop Phantom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (475 words)
Boogiepop Phantom is a dark brooding horror/mystery anime series which is often compared with Serial Experiments Lain.
Boogiepop Phantom is based on the Boogiepop series of books by Kouhei Kadono, which have also been adapted into the live action film Boogiepop and Others.
Boogiepop Phantom is no exception to this with several episode titles, and a few other references, being made.
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