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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
Paperback, 264 pages
Published January 14th 2006 by Seven Seas (first published February 1st 1998)
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Jun 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Summary doesn't do it justice, but to reveal too much is to give away some important plot developments. Which is why this review may be a little sparse on the details.

Boogiepop as a series is kind of hard to categorize. Its not that Boogiepop is a separate entity--and thus its own identifiable being--but that Boogiepop exists only as a fragment of another. In this book its Miyashita Touka, an average 1st year HS student with little by way of 'extraordinary' talents. Its made unclear in the a
Chin Jian Xiong
Jan 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Kouhei Kadono's Boogiepop Series is viewed in places as one of the seminal works defining this strange thing called the Japanese Light Novel. It can't really be classified as Young Adult, or Urban Fantasy, or Mystery, or Horror, or Slice of Life, or Psychological, or Romantic - though it can be these things at certain times. It's a book that violates multiple standard narrative and genre conventions in order to display a certain type of Urban Malaise, but it also functions as a gripping narrativ ...more
Apr 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
As far as translations go, "Boogiepop and Others" is refreshingly coherent and enjoyable to read.
But the actual story--- I don't know it really was? There's action and supernatural events and aliens and then 'shinigami,' or Death Gods, but none of this actually explained within the story.
What's really going on is a bunch of high schoolers telling their own brief tales and how they were affected by all of these events. Except it doesn't really matter, because there is no content behind these even
Mar 10, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya
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
Adrian A.
Sep 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
I'll be honest. It took me a minute to really get into the story. I felt that it was slow to start, but as the story began to build from different perspectives it was like a puzzle being pieced together. By the end, I was shocked and surprised and excited and everything in between. Truly worth the read if you enjoy stories built from different perspectives. Good supernatural type novel.
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.
Liz Neering
Aug 07, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction, fantasy
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.
Kimberly Stelly
Jun 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
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.
Oct 07, 2013 added it
Shelves: light-novels
I loved how the story was told through different perspectives, each leading to an exciting climax. The translation was also commendable.
Sep 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Jauh lebih suram dan memikat dari dugaan.
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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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