Boogiepop was the first Japanese series North American publisher Seven Seas Entertainment licensed, and they're planning to bring it back with some additional releases. The first six Boogiepop light novels—written by Kouji Ogata and illustrated by Kouhei Kadono—are coming to print and digital in omnibus format, including a pair that have never been published in English.
The first three books—Boogiepop and Others, Boogiepop Returns: Vs. Imaginator Part 1, Boogiepop Returns: Vs. Imaginator Part 2—are already available as standalone digital releases. The first of two omnibus collections is due out on October 9. Check out the Japanese covers for the two previously-unreleased novels below.
Boogiepop in the Mirror (Novel #4)
Boogiepop Overdrive (Novel #5)
There’s 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. Told in a non-linear fashion that asks the reader to piece together the sequence of events to solve the mysteries alongside the characters, Kouhei Kadono’s first Boogiepop novel took First Place in Media Works’ Dengeki Game Novel Contest in 1997 and ignited the Japanese “light novel” trend. Today, there are millions of Boogiepop novels in print, a live-action feature film and manga adaptation based on the first book entitled Boogiepop Doesn’t Laugh, an original manga called Boogiepop Dual, and the unforgettable original anime series Boogiepop Phantom.
Seven Seas also announced the license of Yupechika's Satoko and Nada manga, which tells the fictional story about the friendship between a woman from Japan and her roommate: a Muslim woman from Saudi Arabia.
Satoko and Nada volume 1 is coming out on October 9.
Satoko, who is Japanese, has a new roommate in America: a Saudi Arabian woman named Nada, who practices Islam and wears a hijab. While under the same roof, Satoko and Nada learn how to live together with very different customs and still have all the fun young women crave! Through mutual respect—and the hilarious adventures of their daily life—Satoko and Nada prove that friendship knows no borders.