Boogiepop and Others

Average Rating

  • 5
    (43)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (8)
  • 1
    (3)
4.3
 out of 5
57 votes
Write a Review

User Reviews

  • 49 out of 53 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 ...
    Read more
    Was this review helpful: Yes / No Report as spam
  • 18 out of 19 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 ...
    Read more
    Was this review helpful: Yes / No Report as spam
  • 10 out of 12 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 ...
    Read more
    Was this review helpful: Yes / No Report as spam
  • 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.
    Was this review helpful: Yes / No Report as spam
  • 2 out of 2 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 ...
    Read more
    Was this review helpful: Yes / No Report as spam
  • 3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    I really wanted to give this four stars, but they f'd up
    FWIW, I have not seen the original anime that other people tend to talk about. While starting in medias rex can be used to great effect (people still read the illiad and odyssey) here is an example where it falls flat. They have an original world full of super natural powers, large corporations and ordinary high school kids somehow effecting them. If that sounds cliched, it isn't as bad as it ...
    Read more
    Was this review helpful: Yes / No Report as spam
  • 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.
    Was this review helpful: Yes / No Report as spam
  • 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 ...
    Read more
    Was this review helpful: Yes / No Report as spam
  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Gonna need a roadmap for this one
    If you didn't watch the original, or have trouble with slow pacing, then stay away. This was not a show for the masses, and can be a hell of a grind to get through if you are not well versed in any of the previous work. I will say what Boopiepop does, it does well, but this was just not the show for me.
    Was this review helpful: Yes / No Report as spam
  • 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 ...
    Read more
    Was this review helpful: Yes / No Report as spam