*For the anime, see Boogiepop (2019).

Boogiepop and Others, originally titled Boogiepop Doesn't Laugh (ブギーポップは笑わない, Bugīpoppu wa Warawanai) is the first novel in the Boogiepop Series. It was released in Japan on Feburay 25, 1998[1], and in the United States on January 14, 2006[2]. It was later included in the first English Boogiepop Omnibus, collecting volumes 1-3.[3]

On January 10, 2019, a reprint edition was released, with a new cover and new internal illustrations.[4]

A live-action film adaption was released on March 11, 2000.[5] A sequel anime series titled Boogiepop Phantom, directed by Takashi Watanabe and animated by Studio Madhouse began airing on Jan 5, 2000.[6] An anime adaption directed by Shingo Natsume and animated by Studio Madhouse began airing on January 4, 2019.[7]

Publisher's Summary

Who am I? My name is Boogiepop…

There is an urban legend that children tell about a shinigami that can release people from the pain they are suffering. This “Angel of Death” has a name–Boogiepop. And the legends are true. Boogiepop is real.

When a rash of disappearances involving female students breaks out at Shinyo Academy, the police and faculty assume they just have a bunch of runaways on their hands. Yet Nagi Kirima knows better. Something mysterious and foul is afoot. Is it Boogiepop or something even more sinister…?

Experience the story through several characters’ eyes as you piece together the true order of disturbing events, in this unforgettable prelude to the Boogiepop Phantom anime series![2]

Plot Summary


Chapter One: Romantic Warrior


Chapter Two: The Return of the Fire Witch

Chapter Three: No One Lives Forever

Chapter Four: I Wish You Heaven

Chapter Five: Heartbreaker


Note: Bold = First Appearance/Mention


Musical References

  1. The name of the first chapter, Romantic Warrior, is a reference to the title song of the sixth studio album of the jazz fusion band Return to Forever, released in 1976.
  2. Naoko Kamikishiro is described as often singing the "Gondola Song" (Gondola no Uta), a song popular during the Taishou period of Japan, most popularly featured as the theme song of the 1952 film Ikiru.
  3. The name of the Manticore is a reference to the song of the same name by the band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, from their album "Tarkus", released in 1971.
  4. The name of Echoes is a reference to the song of the same name by Pink Floyd, featured in the album Meddle, released in 1971.
  5. The name of the second chapter, The Return of the Fire Witch, is a reference to the title song of the album "In The Court Of The Crimson King" by King Crimson.
  6. The name of the third chapter, No One Lives Forever, is a reference to the song of the same name by the band Oingo Boingo, featured in their fifth album "Dead Man's Party", released in 1985.
  7. The name of the fourth chapter, I Wish You Heaven, is a reference to the song "I Wish U Heaven" by Prince, featured in his album "Lovesexy", released in 1988.
  8. The name of the fifth and final chapter, Heartbreaker, is a reference to the song of the same name by Led Zepellin, featured in their 1969 album, "Led Zeppelin II".



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 "Wormy Empire" • 2. The Emperoider Spin SPIN2 "Gravelly Empire" • 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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