Boogiepop Countdown: Embryo Erosion (ブギーポップ・カウントダウン エンブリオ浸蝕, Bugīpoppu Kauntodaun Enburio Shinshoku), alternatively titled Boogiepop Countdown: The Embryo 1st Half -erosion- is the eighth novel in the Boogiepop Series. It is the first part of the "Embryo" Arc, and was released in Japan on December 10, 1999.[1]

Publisher's Summary

It is said that an egg exists deep within the hearts of a single person. This egg, raised while storing someone with no ostensible appearance, is always waiting, day after day, for the moment that someone is born from within its shell. When that shell breaks, that possibility might even stave off myself, Boogiepop, and crush the world. ......And so, the destiny revealed by this egg will, at this point, bring about a single confrontation between one who is already the strongest of his kind, and another who, following this, will shatter their shell. However, the countdown to this fate will steadily tick away until the moment these two meet. It seems like many will be entangled within this approaching, unavoidable clash for the sake of the "strongest one" and "lightning," two individuals that seek their own single way of life. -- Now marks the beginning of the first act to this life or death struggle between those manipulated by unseen thread, all wrapped in the enigma of the Embryo.[1]

Plot Summary

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Note: Bold = First Appearance/Mention


Musical References

  1. The BGM for this book, as revealed in the afterword, is Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun by Pink Floyd.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Boogiepop Volume 8 (in Japanese). Published by Dengeki Bunko


1. Boogiepop and Others • 2. Boogiepop Returns 1 • 3. Boogiepop Returns 2 • 4. Booogiepop in the Mirror • 5. Boogiepop Overdrive • 6. Boogiepop at Dawn • 7. Boogiepop Missing • 8. Boogiepop Countdown • 9. Boogiepop Wicked • 10. Boogiepop Paradox • 11. Boogiepop Unbalance • 12. Boogiepop Staccato • 13. Boogiepop Bounding • 14. Boogiepop Intolerance • 15. Boogiepop Question • 16. Boogiepop Darkly • 17. Boogiepop Unknown • 18. Boogiepop Within • 19. Boogiepop Changeling • 20. Boogiepop Antithese • 21. Boogiepop Doubtful • 22. Boogiepop Beautiful • 23. Boogiepop Almighty
Beat's Discipline Series 1. Beat's Discipline SIDE1 • 2. Beat's Discipline SIDE2 • 3. Beat's Discipline SIDE3 • 4. Beat's Discipline SIDE4
Repent Walpurgis Series 1. Repent Walpurgis FIRE1 • 2. Repent Walpurgis FIRE2 • 3. Repent Walpurgis FIRE3 • 4. Repent Walpurgis FIRE4
The Emperoider Spin Series 1. The Emperoider Spin SPIN1 • 2. The Emperoider Spin SPIN2 • 3. The Emperoider Spin SPIN3 • 4. The Emperoider Spin SPIN4
Night Watch Trilogy 1. The Night Watch into the Night Yawn • 2. The Night Watch under The Cold Moon • 3. The Night Watch against the Star-Crossed Star
Soul Drop
1. Soul-Drop • 2. Memoria-Noise • 3. Maze-Prison • 4. Topolo-Shadow • 5. Crypt-Mask • 6. Out-Gap • 7. Cogito-Pinocchio
Miss Shizuru
1. The Eccentric Dead in White Sickroom • 2. The Bottomless Closed Rooms in the Limited World • 3. The Silent Princess In The Unprincipled Tales • 4. The Cavalier Bleeds For The Blood • 5. The Insecure Insects In Hollow Holes
1. A Case of Dragonslayer • 2. Inside the Apocalypse Castle • 3. The Man in Pirate's Island • 4. Some Tragedies of No-Tear Land • 5. The Cruel Tale of ZANKOKU-GO • 6. Injustice of Innocent Princess
Others The Dance with Pluto and the BeastClockwork SerpentsNo Oxygen, Not To Be MirroredQuestions & Answers of Me & Devil in 100Like Toy SoldiersBeyond the Dragon's SkiesZero Trillion in PangaeaNo Control, Man with No Future
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