Boogiepop and Others

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4.3
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  • 45 out of 47 people found this review helpful:
    Shifting perspectives, not for casual viewing
    The most important thing to know about Boogiepop is that the plot utilizes changes in perspectives and very subtle clues. This can make it difficult to follow the nuances of the world and plot without some effort. It's not light viewing. Once you begin to understand the ways in which the characters are connected, along with the incidents they are connected to, it begins to unfold.
    The story is ...
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  • 14 out of 14 people found this review helpful:
    Boogiepop Doesn't Laugh
    Boogiepop and Others is a prequel to the 2000 series, Boogiepop Phantom. If you're not well versed in the Boogiepop series, the storytelling is a little different than what you'd typically see in anime. Where most anime focuses on a linear story, the Boogiepop series features a non-linear story. Where Phantom served as an animated continuation to the first LN, Others IS the first LN - the very LN ...
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  • 9 out of 9 people found this review helpful:
    It's been almost 20 years...
    *WARNING, MAY BE SPOILER HEAVY*

    I am what you can call... an Older anime fan.. not as old as some, but I cut my teeth on Robotech back in the days when it was on Toonami... in those days we fans didn't always have the internet, or if we did it was the old dial up variety, our bandwidth was measured in Kilobytes, not Gigs... Around those days... Okay closer to 16 years ago, on the channel ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Very Confusing, but I Dig It.
    I've watched the past two episodes and I'm confused as of right now, although I enjoy the experience I really do hope that in further episodes they do a bit more explaining, or at least enough so you can do your own interpretation of the series. Hopefully the quality keeps remaining the same and doesn't decline.
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    A Nostalgic but Refreshing Change of pace
    Being an older anime fan, I have to say its nice to get back to something more 90's in narrative quality of being layered in a plot. The vibe is a lot like the first Boogiepop series or Lain where the viewer is in for a slow melancholy ride of existential feels.
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    For Those Saying, "IMPOSSIBLE TO UNDERSTAND!" Just Relax and Enjoy.
    A story is supposed to have questions in it, it's supposed to lead you to a hallway and let you walk down it yourself, not shove you through (sorry that was a little dramatic).

    1. "I don't know what's happening!" - You're not supposed to know yet, it'll get there, relax.

    2. "I can't remember peoples names well." - Anytime significant plot is being told, they use names AND faces, any other ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    MADHOUSE delivers another brutal piece of entertainment.
    I'm going to be honest, I enjoy this show, BUTTTTTTTT I've got no clue how to explain the premise. It's one of those shows that shifts perspectives a lot, but everything is connected to everything else in some way. It delves into people with supernatural powers, strange creatures, and a high level of violence. It's well worth watching (like most MADHOUSE anime,) but expect to be confused, given ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    There is an Urban Legend...
    "There is an urban legend that children tell one another about a shinigami that can release people from the pain they may be suffering. This "Angel of Death" has a name--Boogiepop"; this is all you know, but Boogie-Pop appears to be on your side, which is a good thing because she's so powerful and you're along for the ride; so you may as well lay back an enjoy it.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Boogiepop is a Masterpiece
    The last Boogiepop anime aired back in 2000. We've had to wait 18 years for the new show. I for one, think it was well worth the wait, and that it's even better than the original.

    It's easily one of the most recognizable titles in anime, and I'm not surprised that all the more impatient people on CR don't like it, or feel like they can't understand it. Let's face it, for people who feel this ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    A taste of ages past
    Boogiepop and others is an adaptation of a light novel series that began in the 90s and it retains much of the flavor that made titles of that era so distinct. Much like Evangelion or Serial Experiments Lain, Boogiepop isn't afraid of doing its own thing, marching to its own drumbeat, even if that does lead to some people decrying it as being 'pretentious' or 'confusing.' Boogiepop provides the ...
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