Boogiepop at Dawn (夜明けのブギーポップ, Yoake no Bugīpoppu) is the sixth novel in the Boogiepop Series. It was released in Japan on May 10, 1999[1], and in the United States on August 5, 2008[2]. It was later included in the second Boogiepop Omnibus, collecting volumes 4-6.[4]

On February 9, 2019, a reprint edition was released, with a new cover and new internal illustrations.[3]


  • The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
    (夜明けの口笛吹き, Yoake no Kuchi Fuefuki)
  • The End is the Beginning is the End
    (ブギーポップの誕生, Bugīpoppu no Tanjō, lit. "Boogiepop's Birth")
  • Style
    (霧間凪のスタイル, Kirima Nagi no Sutairu, lit. "Nagi Kirima's Style")
  • God Only Knows
    (天より地に知る者もなく, Ten yori Chi ni Shirumono mo Naku, lit. "No Man Knows Earth Better than the Heavens")
  • Public Enemy Nr. 1
    (パブリック・エネミー・ナンバーワン, Paburikku Enemī Nanbā Wan)
  • The Bug
    (虫, Mushi)
  • The Piper at the Gates of Dawn "Reprize"
    (夜明けの口笛吹きREPRIZE, Yoake no Kuchi Fuefuki REPRIZE)

Publisher's Summary

Original Summary

Do you think that world can't be saved? Don't you think there's some way to steer those harsh, bygone days back on track? Or is there nothing we can do, when those days have a dark side to them that we can't see? Isn't it unbearable that the changes in you life are decided by everything that happened before hand? ……This is a story that relates to how I, Boogiepop, was born, but 4 other strange characters make their entrance here as well. They are a detective, a creature that eats people's fear, an author, and an assassin. In a time where they all come into contact with The Fire Witch, the road these 4 follow, was it a mistake you thought couldn't be undone? or just a mere mystery?

Told from 6 grotesque points of view, this is the event that marked the beginning of Boogiepop.[1]

Seven Seas Summary

The origin of Boogiepop revealed at last!

In this long-awaited prequel to the famed Boogiepop Phantom anime series, uncover the secrets of Boogiepop’s past and see how it all started. Follow this dark tale of our very strange individuals who cross paths with the phantasmal crime fighter known as Boogiepop–a detective, an eater of fear, a pulp phantom and a skilled assassin. It all begins here![2]

Plot Summary

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Chapter 1: The Piper at the Gates of Dawn

Chapter 2: The End is the Beginning is the End

Chapter 3: Style

Chapter 4: God Only Knows

Chapter 5: Public Enemy No. 1

Chapter 6: The Bug

Chapter 7: The Piper at the Gates of Dawn "Reprise"


Note: Bold = First Appearance/Mention


Musical References

  1. The BGM for this book, as revealed in the afterword, is The Beginning is the End is the Beginning by The Smashing Pumpkins.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Boogiepop Volume 6 (in Japanese). Published by Dengeki Bunko
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Boogiepop Volume 6 (in English). Published by Seven Seas Entertainment
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Boogiepop Volume 6 Reprint (in Japanese) Published by Dengeki Bunko
  4. Boogiepop Omnibus 2 (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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