Boogiepop and Others

Boogiepop and Others (ブギーポップは笑わない, Bugīpoppu wa Warawanai?) is a light novel and manga authored by Kouhei Kadono and illustrated by Kouji Ogata, and a live-action movie directed by Ryu Kaneda. The light novel, the first in the Boogiepop series, was released in 1998 by MediaWorks and won the fourth Dengeki Game Novel Contest.

The story takes place in an unnamed Japanese city, and follows five students at Shinyo Academy as they try to piece together the puzzle of a new drug and recent disappearances among the student populace. While the teachers believe them to only be runaways, the female students whisper among themselves about the urban legend Boogiepop, who is said to be a shinigami.

Read more about Boogiepop And Others:  Explanation of The Novel's Title, Plot Summary, Characters, Manga Adaptation, Film Adaptation, Themes, Critical Reception

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