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Boogiepop And Others (Boogiepop #1)

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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 Kado...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published January 14th 2006 by Seven Seas (first published February 1st 1998)
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Boogiepop and Others is about a girl who has an alter-ego named Boogiepop. Boogiepop protects the earth from those wanting to harm it. In Boogiepop and others the story is focused around Manticore who wants to conquer the world. Students keep disappearing from the school but no one seems to care or notice except for a few.

Boogiepop and Others was a surprisingly good book. It was told from the perspective of different students. Some of the chapters took place before, after, or during certain inc...more
Mar 10, 2008 Jessica rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Told from multiple perspectives, "Boogiepop and Others" follows the mysterious disappearances of schoolgirls from Shinyo High and surrounding areas. As each students' stories overlap, more is revealed, resulting in a final confrontation between Manticore, a maneater in the guise of a fellow student, and the group of Nagi Kirima, Boogiepop, and Echoes, an otherworldly being.

Overall, a quick mystery/horror read appropriate for young adults. Not exceptional, but should be popular with anime/manga f...more
Well this was certainly an odd little book... I'm not really sure how to rate it. It seemed a little... unsophisticated, I guess? I'm not sure that's the word I want, but some bits were just plain silly. And yet at the same time it was really compelling. 3 1/2, maybe.
Kimberly Stelly
The cover art was misleading. This book is graphic when it comes to the details surrounding all the deaths that take place. Usually a book like this would have a lot of coarse language but suprsingly, there is a minimal amount of profanity.
Liz Neering
Poorly written, overall, but almost required reading for those who want a fuller understanding of the series. Very insightful into both the characters and the universe, though at times a chore to read.
YA fiction translated from japanese. Secured my place in geekdom. I loved it.
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I loved how the story was told through different perspectives, each leading to an exciting climax. The translation was also commendable.
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Kouhei Kadono (Kōhei Kadono) (上遠野 浩平) 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.
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