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Boogiepop and Others along with its various novels and adaptations contain a rich cast of characters.To see characters exclusive to the first anime, see the Boogiepop Phantom character page.

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    Boogiepop 
Boogiepop is a mysterious figure who protects (stalks?) Tokyo. A thing of legend, few know what Boogiepop actually looks like and even fewer know what Boogiepop actually is.
  • Aloof Ally: In the 2019 anime adaptation, Boogiepop And Others, where Boogiepop is a bit more expressive from the start.
  • Ambiguous Gender: Boogiepop may inhabit a female body, but it's hard to say what gender Boogiepop is. It's unclear if Boogiepop even has a concept of gender.
    • In universe, Boogiepop is often mistaken for male, but no one is quite sure.
  • Ambiguously Human: Is Boogiepop the alternate personality of the human Touka? Is Boogiepop an alien? Is Boogiepop an actual shinigami? Although various theories are posited in and out of universe it's never explicitly stated.
    • Suberted in later volumes which heavily implies Touka is an MPLS (evolved human) and Boogiepop is the manifestation of her evolution.
  • Badass Cape: When Boogiepop is in charge, it typically dons a cape and hat (which Boogiepop has Touka carry around). If Touka does not have quick access to Boogiepop's cape and/or intends to make a quick appearance it will not always make the effort of putting the cape on.
  • Eye-Obscuring Hat: While Boogiepop's signature hat isn't quite big enough to obscure Boogiepop's vision completely, it does flop over Touka's face enough to get in the way sometimes.
  • Larynx Dissonance: In 2019 anime, when Boogiepop doesn't bother with changing (which is often), the only way to distinguish them from Touka is just a change in the voice and manner of speech, which becomes noticeably deeper and drawling.
  • Nice Hat: Boogiepop has a rather unique signature hat
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Boogiepop looks exactly like Touka wearing a cape and hat over her school uniform. To be fair to her classmates, between the obscured face, the vocal changes, and the dark in which Boogiepop is usually spotted, she may be harder to recognize. When they get a good look at Boogiepop, it is easy to recognize that Boogiepop is Touka.
  • Sharing a Body: With Touka. Boogiepop allows Touka to have free reign of her body unless it is necessary for Boogiepop to come out.
  • Shinigami: Boogiepop is rumored to be one
  • The Stoic: Boogiepop isn't very expressive, but does gain more expression through human interaction.
    • Averted in 2019 anime, where the Aoi Yuki's portrayal, with its ironic and a bit condecending drawl, makes them more of an Aloof Ally.

    Nagi Kirima 
Nagi is a delinquent who seemingly can't be bothered with school, leading her to have a bad reputation among teachers and fellow students. Outside of school she acts as a vigilante of sorts, leading her to have a strangely symbiotic relationship with Boogiepop.

    Touka Miyashita 
Touka is a perfectly normal high school girl with normal friends, a normal family, no involvement in any of the supernatural activity, and no abnormal interests. Her boyfriend is Keiji Takeda.
  • Ascended Extra: Despite dating (and sharing a body with) leading characters, Touka is only seen briefly in the first couple of books. In later books she is more heavily featured.
  • The Generic Guy: Touka is by all accounts a normal high school girl, and is characterized much like any Japanese high school girl would be.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Touka is an entirely ordinary high school student by day, and frequently becomes taken over by Boogiepop at night.
  • Plucky Girl: In contrast to Boogiepop, Touka is rather joyful and happy no matter what life throws at her.
  • Sharing a Body: With Boogiepop. While she is somewhat aware that she may be doing things she doesn't remember, she isn't clear what's happening when she's not in control.
    • When she was younger she had a lot more knowledge of this arrangement. For her own good she has been made to forget.

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Recurring Characters

    Keiji Takeda 
Keiji is a normal high school boy living a normal life and dating a normal high school girl (Touka) until he befriends Boogiepop.
  • The Generic Guy: Like Touka, he has a fairly normal life. Although his life is slightly more chaotic than her own, it is still within what a high schooler could be expected to experience.

Others

    Naoko 
Naoko is a friendly and happy-go-lucky (if a bit badly behaved) high school girl. She is featured prominently in the first novel of the series.
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