Boogiepop

Boogiepop

Boogiepop

English Title: Boogiepop
Japanese Titleブギーポップシリーズ – “Boogiepop Series”
Author: Kouhei Kadono
Illustrator: Kouji Ogata
Translator: Andrew Cunningham
Genre: Mystery, Horror, Psychological
Original Run: 1998 – 2008
English Run: 2006 – 2008
Japanese Publisher: Dengeki Bunko (MediaWorks)
English Publisher: Seven Seas
Volumes in Japanese: 15 (Completed, plus 5 spin-off volumes: 4 in Disciple’s Side series, and Walpurgis’ Regret Fire)

Volumes Published in English: 4 (Discontinued)

Synopsis: There is an urban legend that children tell one another about a shinigami that can release people from the pain they may be suffering. This “Angel of Death” has a name–Boogiepop. And the legends are true. Boogiepop is real. Told in a non-linear fashion that asks the reader to piece together the sequence of events to solve the mysteries alongside the characters, Kouhei Kadono’s first Boogiepop novel took First Place in Media Works’ Dengeki Game Novel Contest in 1997 and ignited the Japanese “light novel” trend. Today, there are over 2 million Boogiepop novels in print, a feature film and manga adaptation based on the first book, an original manga entitled Boogiepop Dual, and the unforgettable original anime series Boogiepop Phantom.

Volume 1 – Boogiepop and Others
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Released January 14, 2006 — ISBN-13: 978-1933164168

Volume 2 – Boogiepop Returns: Vs Imaginator (Part 1)
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Released June 21, 2006 — ISBN-13: 978-1933164205

Volume 3 – Boogiepop Returns: Vs Imaginator (Part 2)
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Released December 22, 2006 — ISBN-13: 978-1933164236

Volume 0 (Prequel) – Boogiepop at Dawn
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Released August 5, 2008 — ISBN-13: 978-1934876060

Reviews of Boogiepop
Anime News Network: Vol 1Vol 2Vol 0
BasuGasuBakuhatsu: Vol 1Vol 2Vol 3
English Light Novels: Vol 1

Anime Adaptation
MAL Entry — 12 episodes — Aired January 2000 – March 2000
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Note: Localized title is Boogiepop Phantom

Manga Adaptations
1) Boogiepop Doesn’t Laugh
MAL Entry — 2 volumes — Published August 1999 – June 2002 (English releases by Seven Seas)
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2) Boogiepop Dual: Loser’s Circus
MAL Entry — 2 volumes — Published October 1999 – September 2000 (English releases by Seven Seas)
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