Phantom (ブギーポップは笑わない Boogiepop
Phantom, Bugīpoppu wa Warawanai
Phantom") is a twelve-episode anime
television series produced by Madhouse Studios, based on the Boogiepop
light novel series by Kouhei Kadono, particularly that of Boogiepop
and Others and
At Dawn. The series is directed by Takashi
Watanabe, from a screenplay by Sadayuki Murai, with original character
designs by novel illustrator Kouji Ogata, and sound direction by Yota
The story takes place in an unnamed Japanese city, a month after a
pillar of light appeared in the night sky and five years after a
string of serial killings.
Phantom follows an ensemble cast
of characters, mostly high school students, who are witnesses to the
incident and its consequences. At the time of the series, high school
students have started to disappear again and the blame is placed on
Boogiepop, an urban legend who is said to be the personification of
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. An unusual visual style is employed wherein, for all but
the last episode, a much reduced color palette is used in conjunction
with a vignette effect. The sound design consists of synthesized
avant-garde music carried by a leitmotif in the form of an active
sonar pulse. Through the non-linear style of the series, the
characters are used to develop the central themes of the series:
Change, Escapism, Memory, and Relationships.
Phantom aired from January 5, 2000, to March 22, 2000, on TV
Tokyo. The series is licensed and distributed in
4.1 Artistic homages
5 Critical reception
7 External links
Boogiepop and Others
Five years before the events of
Nagi Kirima met and
befriended Shinpei Kuroda, an undercover agent of the Towa
organization, at the local prefecture's hospital. Nagi was
hospitalized because she was dying as her body was evolving. Shinpei,
upon learning the truth behind Nagi's sickness, betrayed the Towa
organization and administered a stolen Towa drug to Nagi that saved
her life. He was mortally wounded by Towa agents as he fled from the
hospital, leaving the drug behind in the process.
Touka Miyashita came
across Shinpei (as the Towa Agent Scarecrow) and the psychological
trauma from seeing the dying man (after being hit by More Murder)
Boogiepop at Dawn light novel describes how Dr Kisugi witnessed
Nagi's remarkable recovery and, through experimentation on rats,
learned of the drug's powers to grant superhuman abilities, before
administering it to herself. The drug changed the doctor into a
composite human, granting her the vast increase in physical and mental
attributes shared with all composite humans and allowing her to sense
the hormones that produce fear and develop a craving for them. At
first terrorizing her patients and sampling their blood, she then
murdered a number of strong-willed girls to consume the fear they
produced at the moment of their death.
Boogiepop Phantom shows how
Dr Kisugi gave the drug to her patients, claiming it could heal them,
and how it worsened their problems and resulted in their evolution.
Kirima investigated the murders, and discovered Dr Kisugi was the
serial killer. Nagi and Dr Kisugi confronted each other at the
hospital, where The Fire Witch was initially overwhelmed by the
doctor’s power, but managed to kill her with Boogiepop's help.
Boogiepop and Others
Boogiepop and Others novel tells of Manticore, an imperfect clone
of the alien entity Echoes, created by the Towa Organization five
years later. Escaping the laboratory,
Manticore killed Minako Yurihara
with the intention of assuming her form when it was found by Masami
Saotome. Instead of killing Masami,
Manticore struck a deal with him.
Manticore (as Minako) and Masami experimented with production of Type
S, a highly addictive drug that would enslave all its users to their
will, while killing students for Manticore's consumption.
Meanwhile, Echoes escaped from the Towa laboratory in chase of
Manticore. The alien met up with Nagi Kirima, who was investigating
the recent student disappearances.
Learning they were being pursued, Masami and
Manticore set a trap for
Echoes and Nagi. Events culminated one evening at Shinyo Academy, when
Masami crippled Echoes with poison and killed Nagi, who did not expect
Manticore to have a human ally.
Manticore chased Echoes as he
attempted to escape with Nagi's body, and beat him to the verge of
Manticore and Masami were attacked by Boogiepop, who held
Manticore in place while Echoes turned himself into light. The light
pierced the sky and destroyed Manticore, with Masami committing
suicide by flying into the pillar. Nagi was revived by Echoes before
he left the planet.
Boogiepop Phantom is set one month later and revolves around the
consequences of the pillar of light. Echoes' light inadvertently
allowed the memories of that night to continue as holograms, giving
rise to a mixed reality where past and present co-exist, and forced
the evolution of the citizens, including those who were administered
the Towa drug by Dr Kisugi. The series is concerned with these evolved
individuals, how evolution affected their lives, and their
disappearance after meeting
Boogiepop Phantom. The Phantom explains it
hid them below the city to save them, and that although their
bodies no longer function, their nerves extend across the city so they
will keep dreaming until the day the rest of humanity catches up to
See also: Characters of the
Boogiepop (ブギーポップ, Bugīpoppu) is the urban legend
whispered of among the female students of Shinyo Academy. Reputed to
be an "Angel of Death" with the appearance of a beautiful boy dressed
all in black, who comes with a whistle to take girls away before they
turn ugly. Few people know that
Boogiepop actually exists, and is the
dormant alter ego of
Touka Miyashita who rises to the surface when
enemies of the world appear. The androgynous reaper hides beneath its
signature black cloak and hat, and acts in a mechanical and automatic
fashion. Straight-faced and to the point, it speaks in an archaic
manner, and seems fond of whistling the overture to
Meistersinger von Nürnberg.
Voiced by: Kaori Shimizu (Japanese);
Debora Rabbai (English)
Boogiepop Phantom (ブギーポップ・ファントム, Bugīpoppu
Fantomu) is an entity born in the electromagnetic field the moment
Echoes' light appeared in the sky. Amongst the memories scattered by
the light it could only find Boogiepop's attire, but not his face, and
so chose the appearance of Minako Yurihara at random. He claims to be
Boogiepop, but later renames himself
Boogiepop Phantom out of respect
for the original. He too confronts the enemies of the world, but has
his own agenda in mind.
Mayumi Asano (Japanese); Simone Grant (English)
Kazuko Suema (末間和子, Suema Kazuko) was to be Dr. Kisugi's next
Boogiepop and the Fire Witch put a stop to the killings.
With the knowledge that her life had been in danger, she developed a
fascination for criminal and abnormal psychology, and a desire to not
let anything occur around her without her knowing. She desperately
seeks the truth behind the unexplained happenings in the city, and
meddles with forces best left untouched. Kazuko longs to be closer to
Nagi Kirima, who seems to know the answers she seeks.
Voiced by: Kyo Nagasawa (Japanese); Anne Benkovitz (English)
Manaka Kisaragi (如月真名花, Kisaragi Manaka) is a highly evolved
being with the ability to draw memories from her surroundings in the
form of butterflies of light. She was given the Towa drug by Dr Kisugi
as an unborn child, which caused her abilities to develop. The
"devil's child", as she was known, was killed by her dying
grandmother. Echoes' light brought Manaka back to life and caused
accelerated aging. Her grandmother died soon after. Her insight into
people's memories makes her aware of Echoes, whom she emulates.
Sanae Kobayashi (Japanese);
Rachael Lillis (English)
Manticore Phantom (マンティコア・ファントム, Manteikoa
Fantomu) is another product of Echoes' light, one who possesses the
remnants of Manticore's consciousness and the visage of Masami
Saotome. No longer the threat it once was, it now preys only on
distressed, easy targets.
Manticore Phantom seeks a way to sustain
himself permanently when he learns that he will be gone once the
electromagnetic field returns to its original state.
Jun Fukuyama (Japanese);
Crispin Freeman (English)
Nagi Kirima (霧間凪, Kirima Nagi), the Fire Witch, has made few
friends because she knows she is too dangerous for 'normal' people to
associate with. She has a Messiah complex, and seeks to save the world
from whatever may threaten it. Her father's death and her brief
friendship with Shinpei Kuroda motivated Nagi to become a defender of
justice. She is very strong both physically and mentally, and uses her
abilities and inheritance in her self-appointed mission.
Yuu Asakawa (Japanese);
Rachael Lillis (English)
Poom Poom (プームプーム, Pūmu Pūmu) is a phantom created by
Manaka Kisaragi. Born from the memories of Mamoru Oikawa playing the
Pied Piper in a school play, it evolved to take on qualities of Akane
Kojima's fictional character of Poom Poom. By handing out red balloons
to people who regret the direction their lives have taken, he takes a
manifestation of their childhood hopes and dreams with him to Paisley
Park, leaving only an empty shell behind.
Rakuto Tochihara (Japanese);
Jessica Calvello (English)
Touka Miyashita (宮下藤花, Miyashita Tōka) possesses the
appearance of an ordinary school girl at Shinyo Academy, but
unknowingly suffers from multiple personality disorder. At the age of
twelve, she witnessed the death of Shinpei Kuroda, and the resulting
mental trauma gave birth to the alternate personality of Boogiepop.
Whenever enemies of the world appear,
Boogiepop takes over to do
battle. Touka is not aware this is happening, as she deletes her
memories of being Boogiepop, and carries all of Boogiepop's effects in
a Spalding sports bag without realizing it.
Voiced by: Kaori Shimizu (Japanese),
Debora Rabbai (English)
Boogiepop Phantom is a story that primarily deals with change and
how perceptions change as people grow older. The theme of change is
represented not only by the ongoing struggle between the Towa
organization and the evolved humans, but also by the way the look of
the city is changing and through the growth of children into
adults. Similar to the theme of change, the concept of moving on
and not being stuck in the past is integral to the story as both
Boogiepop Phantom confront Manaka for what they perceive
as keeping people stuck in the past. However, the series' view on
change is presented ambiguously, as while the Towa organization seeks
to prevent change in the world, it has world domination as its
Boogiepop parallels this dualism as he encourages people
to move forward with their lives while hunting down evolved humans
thus preventing the possible transformation of society.
Retreat from reality and the consequences of escapism are important
themes that play a major role in the series. The image of burning
memories to forget them and so escape them is used throughout the
latter half of the series to symbolize the theme of escapism. For
the characters Misuzu and Yoji, their retreat from reality has
devastating consequences: Misuzu enters a despairing insanity after
being forced to realize the truth of her reality, while Yoji goes
through a mental breakdown as his reality is no longer the fantasy he
believed it to be. However, the question as to how people should
live their lives goes unanswered by the series. Later on in the
series, retreat from reality is revisited in the form of Poom Poom,
who represents the ultimate escape from reality into childhood.
Relationships, and the tragedy of loss and misunderstanding inherent
within them, are major themes in
Boogiepop Phantom. The
relationships that the characters Mamoru, Manaka, and Shizue have with
their parents highlights the lack of support that children receive
from parents who are otherwise busy, and the resulting disconnection
between parents and children. With the actions of Poom Poom later
in the series the theme of the Pied Piper is explored, as Poom Poom
takes away the children because the parents have broken their
promise. The message the show leaves the viewer however is
positive, as both Manaka and Shizue reconcile with their mothers, and
so the parent-child relationship can be saved by open communication
and understanding. Another form of relationship is explored
through the interaction between Moto and
Manticore Phantom, where the
physical surrender of Moto, who harbored feelings for Masami,
associates the sexual relationship with death.
Boogiepop Phantom is also a series that is about memory and how
memories help define who we are. For most of the characters, their
memories of the past and background are crucially important in
determining the direction their lives have taken.
Shigeyuki Suga (OP)
Original Character Design
Music Director, Sound Director
Shigeyuki Suga (OP)
Boogiepop Phantom was conceived as an original story taking place
after the events of the novels
Boogiepop and Others
Boogiepop and Others and
Dawn. Sadayuki Murai developed the series concept and wrote the
screenplay for both the anime and the live-action prequel Boogiepop
and Others, having previously worked on the script for Perfect Blue, a
feature film that explored many similar themes. The character
designer and key animator Shigeyuki Suga had been a key animator for
Serial Experiments Lain, a series with which
Boogiepop Phantom is
often compared. The reduced brightness and sepia color palette for
most of the episodes, added to the anxieties and depressions of the
characters, were designed to make the series play like a psychological
horror. Production staff later commented that the color scheme was
more effective than they had originally intended, and were surprised
by how bleak the series turned out.
A mixed media campaign was planned which would have had the live
Boogiepop and Others
Boogiepop and Others released before the anime series,
with the idea that people would watch the anime after seeing the
movie, but the release of the film was delayed until after the series
had neared the end of its original run, and so this strategy failed.
Many homages are made to other works throughout
Boogiepop Phantom. In
particular, musical references are a characteristic trait of the
Boogiepop novels, such as the character Echoes being an allusion to
Pink Floyd song of the same name, which itself is a possible
allusion to 2001: A Space Odyssey with its themes of evolution and
transcendence. Another possible allusion comes in the form of a
sonar-ping sound effect utilized throughout the series. The intro to
Echoes was devised from an experiment where the band tried to recreate
that particular sound on a grand piano. Further, Towa agent Spooky
Electric is a homage to a personality Prince claims to have that
encouraged him to write The Black Album. The trend of referencing
music was carried over to the anime as well. Episode five, which is
one of the few episodes not to focus on a specific character, is named
"Interlude" after a break in a musical play. "She's So Unusual" was
the name of Cyndi Lauper's debut album, while "My Fair Lady" was the
title of a popular musical made in 1956. "Until Ure in My Arms Again"
and Poom Poom are Prince singles, and
AC/DC released the single Snake
Mythology also plays a large part in
Boogiepop Phantom. Two of the
main protagonists are said to be Shinigami, death deities of
Japanese folklore who can take on many forms.
Kitsune are fox spirits
of Japanese folklore, they possess magical powers that increase with
age and are capable of assuming human form, with
described as a kitsune by Touka Miyashita's parents. The Manticore
is named after the man-eater of Persian mythology, sometimes
described as being a chimera with the face of a beautiful women, or to
inhabit the forests of Asia and kill with a single scratch or bite,
before devouring the entire body leaving no evidence. The title of
episode eleven "Under the Gravity's Rainbow" is a homage to the novel
Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon, which is known for ripping the
normal rules of narrative and character development wide open and
covering specialist knowledge from many fields, and is subsequently
criticized for being "difficult" and "unreadable". The famous quote by
Friedrich Nietzsche "God is Dead" was used as the title of
the CD given to Panuru, who didn't believe in the existence of God.
See Also: List of
Yota Tsuruoka was the sound and music director for
The soundtrack for the series featured many artists and various
styles, ranging from Gregorian to electronic. The opening theme
song "Evening Shower" (夕立ち, Yuudachi), which was also used as
the ending theme for the live action prequel
Boogiepop and Others, was
composed, arranged, and performed by Shikao Suga. Kyoko composed and
performed the ending song "Future Century Secret Club"
(未来世紀㊙クラブ, Mirai Seiki Maruhi Club). The Boogiepop
Phantom soundtrack was published by
AnimeTrax and released by The
Right Stuf International as a two-disc CD on 30 April 2002. The
songs "Evening Shower" and "Future Century Secret Club" were not
included on the OST with the rest of the soundtrack, but were instead
released separately by the artists. "Evening Shower" was published on
8 September 1999, prior to the initial airing of the series, on Shikao
Suga’s album Sweet, while Kyoko’s "Future Century Secret Club"
was initially released as a single of the same name on 9 February
2000, and later as part of an album titled Under The Silk Tree on 8
See also: List of
Boogiepop Phantom media
Originally broadcast on
TV Tokyo from 5 January to 22 March 2000,
Boogiepop Phantom was released in
Japan on six DVDs subtitled
"Evolution" 1-6 with two episodes per disc. The Right Stuf
International confirmed on 6 January
2001 that they had licensed the
property for release in
North America and Europe while ADV Films
would handle distribution. The English dub was recorded at Headline
Sound Studios and received a 15 rating from the British Board of Film
Right Stuf International first showed
Boogiepop Phantom at various
conventions and festivals such as
Anime Expo and Montreal's Fantasia
Film Festival, before being released in the
United States as four
bilingual DVDs containing 5.1 and 2.0 Dolby Stereo English and 2.0
Japanese with English subtitle soundtracks from 9 October 2001
until 12 February 2002. A boxed set containing all four "Evolution"
DVDs was also released alongside "Evolution" 4. Extras on the
discs included ADV previews, original Japanese promotions, producer
and character notes, music videos for both the opening and ending
songs, a special edit ending sequence, and English language
commentaries for each episode. In 2003 The Right Stuf
International released a limited edition boxed set containing all four
DVDs, the 2-disc
Boogiepop Phantom soundtrack and the Boogiepop: Music
Boogiepop and Others
Boogiepop and Others CD, as well as a limited edition
Boogiepop Phantom card set and pencil boards, which were available
exclusively from The
Right Stuf International and Best Buy.
Boogiepop Phantom was later released as a thinpak collection in 2006
that also came with the live action
Boogiepop and Others.
The rights to broadcast the series were acquired by
the first time a non-ADV title had been broadcast on that network,
with broadcasting beginning from 1 July onwards.
announced that they would also broadcast the series with the premiere
on 28 July 2003. Since then, the rights to broadcast the series
have been acquired by Funimation Channel, and the series aired in
Boogiepop Phantom was a hit. The "spooky sepia puzzle" juggles
an ensemble cast of characters, each with unique point of view, while
revealing tidbits about the larger plot in a nonlinear fashion.
Christopher Macdonald of
Anime News Network gives special mention to
Sadayuki Murai's skill as a screenwriter, for being able to keep
the viewer engrossed as well as tying all elements and plot threads by
the final episode. But the series' intricate nature is
counterproductive. Its increasingly convoluted plot can discourage
people from watching, and viewers not familiar with the Boogiepop
universe will leave with "more questions than answers".
The reduced color palette was applauded for highlighting the sense of
"mental disease" and "emotional malaise" that affected most of the
characters, while the vignette effect allowed the viewer to
observe inside the series rather than just watch it. Character
designs have been criticized as "bland" but also "realistic"
since none of the characters have "outrageous hair styles or
colors". Reviews also recognized that "astute viewers may notice
some rather interesting, although not very blatant, differences
between the various characters", and that the "realistic"
character designs created a degree of "normalcy" that was important to
the story while also helping to draw in the viewer. The audio
of the series has been described as "unique" and "incredible",
going beyond what is expected of normal sound design and enhancing the
"creepy" atmosphere of the show. Also noted was that the opening
and ending songs don't appear to fit in well with the mood of the
series. The English language track was not as well received as its
Japanese counterpart, but still reviewed favorably. In particular,
the performance of
Jessica Calvello in the English dub was singled out
and praised as being her best performance to date.
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Death comes to take them. And Death prefers strong people get scared,
their souls taste better. Weak people have an awful taste to them.
Their souls are bitter." (2000).
Boogiepop Phantom Episode 2
"Portraits in Darkness" (DVD).
^ Masami: "They escape the real world and lose their own identity.
They’ll work for us like mindless robots. I want more. I want a lot
of them." Manticore: "In order to remake human society, isn’t that
Boogiepop Phantom Episode 4 "My Fair Lady"
^ Kishida: "Regular holograms are 3D images formed by interference
patterns of recorded light. When Echoes light spread across the city
as you say, might be that the memories of that moment took root as
electromagnetic interference patterns." (2000).
Episode 8 "She's So Unusual" (DVD).
Boogiepop Phantom: "Their evolution is not natural. Such powers
would cause nothing but harm to other people and to this world."
Boogiepop: "If danger threatens to engulf this world, I must nullify
it. That is the purpose of my existence."
Boogiepop Phantom: "That's
why I brought them here." (2000).
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the Gravity's Rainbow" (DVD).
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^ Jeff Thompson and Angora Deb (2001).
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"Under the Gravity's Rainbow" Commentary (DVD).
Boogiepop Phantom (to Manaka): "Your power ties people down to their
past and takes away their ability to move forward. I have no choice
but to cut you off." (2000).
Boogiepop Phantom Episode 11 Under The
Gravity's Rainbow (DVD).
^ Snake Eye (to Officer Yamamoto): "The purpose of this organization
is to prevent change in this world...You see this organaization
doesn't like change. That's why they're only observing this world."
Boogiepop Phantom Episode 5 "Interlude" (DVD).
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difference between missing the old days and being stuck in the past.
In the same way that the city must change over time, it's important
that people move forward in their lives." (2000).
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Boogiepop and Others
Boogiepop Returns: VS Imaginator Part 1
Boogiepop Returns: VS Imaginator Part 2
Boogiepop in the Mirror
Boogiepop Overdrive: The Piper
Boogiepop at Dawn
Boogiepop Missing: Peppermint Wizard
Boogiepop Countdown Embryo: Erosion
Boogiepop Wicked Embryo: Eruption
Boogiepop Paradox: Heartless Red
Boogiepop Unbalance: Holy & Ghost
Boogiepop Stacatto: Welcome to Jinx Shop
Boogiepop Bounding: Lost Moebius
Boogiepop Intolerance: The Ark of Orpheus
Boogiepop Question: The Silent Pyramid
Boogiepop Darkly: The Scat Singing Cat
Boogiepop Unknown: Into The Lunar Rainbow
Boogiepop Within: Paradigm Rust
Boogiepop Changeling: Stalking in Decadent Black
Boogiepop Antithesis: Revolt of Alternative Ego
My Death Waits
Boogiepop Phantom Original Soundtrack
Music Inspired by
Boogiepop and Others
Boogiepop and Others
Boogiepop Doesn't Laugh
Boogiepop Dual: Losers' Circus
Works of Madhouse
The Fantastic Adventures of
Natsu e no Tobira
Natsu e no Tobira (1981)
Unico in the Island of Magic (1983)
Barefoot Gen (1983)
The Dagger of Kamui (1985)
Barefoot Gen 2
Barefoot Gen 2 (1986)
Phoenix: Ho-ō (1986)
Toki no Tabibito: Time Stranger (1986)
Wicked City (1987)
Neo Tokyo (1987)
Twilight of the Cockroaches
Twilight of the Cockroaches (1987)
Legend of the Galactic Heroes: My Conquest is the Sea of Stars (1988)
A Wind Named Amnesia
A Wind Named Amnesia (1990)
Urusei Yatsura: Always, My Darling (1991)
Ninja Scroll (1993)
Anne no Nikki
Anne no Nikki (1995)
Memories (segment Stink Bomb) (1995)
Special - Zutto Kimi no Koto ga (1996)
Perfect Blue (1997)
Cardcaptor Sakura: The
Movie 2: The Sealed Card (2000)
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)
Millennium Actress (2001)
Di Gi Charat - A Trip to the Planet (2001)
WXIII: Patlabor the
Movie 3 (2002)
Hajime no Ippo: Champion Road (2003)
Nasu: Summer in Andalusia (2003)
Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
Highlander: The Search for Vengeance (2007)
Piano no Mori
Piano no Mori (2007)
Summer Wars (2009)
Mai Mai Miracle
Mai Mai Miracle (2009)
Yona Yona Penguin (2009)
Trigun: Badlands Rumble (2010)
The Tibetan Dog (2011)
The Princess and the Pilot
The Princess and the Pilot (2011)
Wolf Children (2012)
Hunter × Hunter: Phantom Rouge (2013)
Death Billiards (2013)
Hunter × Hunter: The Last Mission (2013)
No Game No Life: Zero (2017)
Kimi no Koe o Todoketai (2017)
Nobody's Boy: Remi (1977–1978)
Treasure Island (1978–1979)
Galactic Patrol Lensman (1984–1985)
Cardcaptor Sakura (1998–2000)
Master Keaton (1998–2000)
Bomberman B-Daman Bakugaiden (1998–1999)
Super Doll Licca-chan (1998–1999)
Pet Shop of Horrors
Pet Shop of Horrors (1999)
Jubei-chan: The Secret of the Lovely Eyepatch (1999)
Di Gi Charat (1999–2001)
Reign: The Conqueror (1999)
Magic User's Club
Magic User's Club (1999)
Bomberman B-Daman Bakugaiden V (1999–2000)
Boogiepop Phantom (2000)
Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran (2000)
Hidamari no Ki
Hidamari no Ki (2000)
Sakura Wars (2000)
Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting! (2000–2002)
Galaxy Angel (2001–2004)
Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars (2001)
Chance Pop Session (2001)
Magical Meow Meow Taruto
Magical Meow Meow Taruto (2001)
Aquarian Age: Sign for
Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi
Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi (2002)
Dragon Drive (2002–2003)
Hanada Shōnen Shi (2002–2003)
Di Gi Charat (2002)
Mirage of Blaze
Mirage of Blaze (2002)
Ninja Scroll: The Series (2003)
Gunslinger Girl (2003–2004)
Uninhabited Planet Survive!
Uninhabited Planet Survive! (2003–2004)
Di Gi Charat Nyo! (2003–2004)
Jubei-chan: The Counter Attack of Siberia Yagyu (2004)
Paranoia Agent (2004)
Tenjho Tenge (2004)
BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad (2004–2005)
Sweet Valerian (2004)
Strawberry 100% (2005)
Paradise Kiss (2005)
Oku-sama wa Joshi Kōsei (2005)
Strawberry Panic! (2006)
The Story of Saiunkoku (2006–2008)
Black Lagoon (2006)
Yume Tsukai (2006)
Otogi-Jūshi Akazukin (2006–2007)
A Spirit of the Sun
A Spirit of the Sun (2006)
Death Note (2006–2007)
Tokyo Tribe 2 (2006–2007)
Oh! Edo Rocket (2007)
Princess Resurrection (2007)
Dennō Coil (2007)
Devil May Cry
Devil May Cry (2007)
Gyakkyō Burai Kaiji (2007–2008)
Neuro: Supernatural Detective (2007–2008)
Ani*Kuri15 (animated sequence) (2007–2008)
Chi's Sweet Home
Chi's Sweet Home (2008–2009)
Allison & Lillia (2008)
Kamen no Maid Guy (2008)
Top Secret ~The Revelation~ (2008)
Ultraviolet: Code 044 (2008)
Casshern Sins (2008–2009)
Mōryō no Hako
Mōryō no Hako (2008)
One Outs (2008–2009)
Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger (2009)
Sōten Kōro (2009)
Aoi Bungaku (2009)
Rainbow: Nisha Rokubō no Shichinin (2010)
The Tatami Galaxy
The Tatami Galaxy (2010)
Highschool of the Dead
Highschool of the Dead (2010)
Gyakkyō Burai Kaiji: Hakairoku-hen (2011)
Hunter × Hunter
Hunter × Hunter (2011–2014)
The Ambition of Oda Nobuna
The Ambition of Oda Nobuna (2012)
Photo Kano (2013)
Sunday Without God
Sunday Without God (2013)
Hajime no Ippo: Rising (2013–2014)
Ace of Diamond
Ace of Diamond (2013–2016)
Magical Warfare (2014)
The Irregular at Magic High School
The Irregular at Magic High School (2014)
No Game No Life
No Game No Life (2014)
Parasyte -the maxim- (2014–2015)
Death Parade (2015)
My Love Story!!
My Love Story!! (2015)
One-Punch Man (2015)
Prince of Stride: Alternative (2016)
Alderamin on the Sky
Alderamin on the Sky (2016)
All Out!! (2016–2017)
ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. (2017)
A Place Further than the Universe
A Place Further than the Universe (2018)
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card (2018)
Waka Okami wa Shōgakusei! (2018)
Boogiepop and Others
Boogiepop and Others (2018)
Wounded Man (1986–1988)
Phoenix: Yamato / Space (1987)
Bride of Deimos
Bride of Deimos (1988)
Demon City Shinjuku
Demon City Shinjuku (1988)
Legend of the Galactic Heroes
Legend of the Galactic Heroes (1988–1989)
The Enemy's the Pirates! (1989) (episodes 1 and 2)
Goku Midnight Eye
Goku Midnight Eye (1989)
Cyber City Oedo 808
Cyber City Oedo 808 (1990–1991)
Record of Lodoss War (1990–1991)
Devil Hunter Yohko
Devil Hunter Yohko (1990–1995)
Doomed Megalopolis (1991–1992)
Yawara! Soreyuke Koshinuke Kizzu (1992)
Tokyo Babylon (1992–1994)
Zetsuai 1989 (1992, 1994)
Battle Angel (1993)
Mermaid's Scar (1993)
The Cockpit (segment Slipstream) (1993)
Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals (1994)
Phantom Quest Corp.
Phantom Quest Corp. (1994–1995)
Clamp in Wonderland (1994, 2007)
Spirit Warrior (1994)
Bio Hunter (1995)
Birdy the Mighty
Birdy the Mighty (1996–1997)
Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge (1997–1998)
Twilight of the Dark Master (1997)
Space Pirate Captain Herlock: The Endless Odyssey (2002–2003)
Trava: Fist Planet (2003)
The Animatrix (animated sequence) (2003)
Hajime no Ippo: Mashiba vs. Kimura (2003)
Lament of the Lamb
Lament of the Lamb (2003–2004)
Aquarian Age: The
Di Gi Charat Theater - Leave it to Piyoko! (2003)
Tsuki no Waltz
Tsuki no Waltz (2004)
Otogi-Jūshi Akazukin (2005)
Final Fantasy VII (2005)
Nasu: A Migratory Bird with Suitcase (2007)
Batman: Gotham Knight (animated sequence) (2008)
Hellsing Ultimate V-VII (2008–2009)
Anime Series (2011)
Arata-naru Sekai (2012)
Iron Man: Rise of Technovore (2013)
Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher (2014)
Earnest Evans (1991)
Wild Arms (1996)
Solatorobo: Red the Hunter (2010)
Persona 2: Eternal Punishment PSP OP (2012)
Persona 4 Golden OP (2012)
Persona 4 Arena
Persona 4 Arena OP (2012)
Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl (2013)
Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight (2014)