Boogiepop Returns: VS Imaginator Part 2 (ブギーポップ・リターンズVSイマジネーターPart.2, Bugīpoppu Ritānzu VS Imajinētā Part 2), alternatively titled VS Imaginator Part 2: Parade, is the third novel in the Boogiepop Series. It is the second part of the VS Imaginator Arc, and was released in Japan on August 10, 1998[1], and in the United States on June 21, 2006[2]. It was later included in the first Boogiepop Omnibus, collecting volumes 1-3.[4]

On January 10, 2019, a reprint edition was released, with a new cover and new internal illustrations.[3]

Publisher's Summary

Original Summary

Do you have anything you simply must do? Something you’ve convinced yourself is the only way? Have you ever even seriously considered if this is really important to you? If you believe that no matter what you do, you must do it well, then so be it. But if that springs not from your needs or desires, but is simply powered by momentum, then you may already be in the Imaginator’s grasp.

If so, I, Boogiepop will appear before you as many times as it takes, until a resolution is reached......

The much anticipated new work from Kouhei Kadono, recipient of the Game novel Grand Prize.

Will you be saved by Boogiepop? Or...[1]

Seven Seas Summary

“It is my function to remake the world.”

This is it…the climactic final showdown between Boogiepop and the deadly “Imaginator!” With the lives of millions in Tokyo hanging in the balance, only Boogiepop and a group of ragtag young teens stand a chance of combating the forces of evil and preventing a deadly virus from being unleashed.

BOOGIEPOP RETURNS: VS IMAGINATOR PART 2— the mind bending third novel in the award winning Boogiepop series![2]

Plot Summary

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Chapter I

Chapter II

Chapter III

Chapter IV

Chapter V

Chapter VI

Chapter VII

Chapter VIII



Note: Bold = First Appearance/Mention


Musical References

  1. The BGM for this book, as revealed in the afterword, is The Good Life by New Power Generation.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Boogiepop Volume 3 (in Japanese). Published by Dengeki Bunko
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Boogiepop Volume 3 (in English). Published by Seven Seas Entertainment
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Boogiepop Volume 3 Reprint (in Japanese) Published by Dengeki Bunko
  4. Boogiepop Omnibus 1 (in English). Published by Seven Seas Entertainment


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
1. No Control, Man with No Future • 2. The Hatemonger
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