Boogiepop and Others

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  • 5
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  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (8)
  • 1
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4.3
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  • 5 out of 16 people found this review helpful:
    A strange title but the show isn't bad.
    The premise of the show isn't bad. The problem is twofold: The writing isn't there to prop up the cliché theme. The art is flimsy and relies on CGI while being mediocre. It's better than Berserk, but it doesn't deliver the gruesome scenery Berserk did. So, we have classic cerebral horror with poor writing creating a cheap mystery.

    High school girls are disappearing, so Boogiepop comes to save ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 4 out of 24 people found this review helpful:
    What is going on here?
    After watching the first two episodes, my feeling is "bizarre with can't-be-bothered art, and confusing." I will watch a few more episodes to see if my impression remains the same. It isn't uninteresting, but "BoogiePop" may belong to that class of anime which requires a second viewing, "Darker than Black" comes to mind. Maybe I am watching a masterpiece and am too much of a troglodyte to ...
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  • 8 out of 30 people found this review helpful:
    Absolutely Painful to Watch
    First let me say this, I enjoy this genre, and I don't mind slow burn shows at all. But I struggled to make it through the first part, it felt like it took an hour and I was constantly checking the timer wondering if I should even bother with the rest of the episode praying that something of any interest would happen.

    The characters were booooooring, no one had anything interesting or useful to ...
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  • Original Boogiepop anime was a bit better
    "Boogiepop Phantom" was one of my favorite anime from back in the day, so I was excited to see CrunchyRoll picked this series up. The colorists in this show really outdid themselves in a few of the scenes. But I think the art style itself betrays the dark tones of the show; it's not.. serious/mature enough. The original series was more of a seinen/adult-style. This is still a great series though ...
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  • 2 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    The J.J. Abrams Of Anime!
    With shifting perspectives and timelines this anime is not a casual viewing experiencing.

    However, if you treat this more as a serious art piece you will not be disappointed.

    With a score by Kensuke Ushio and based on the original in 2000 I can't recommend this enough!

    Finally a serious anime for serious anime fans!
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  • 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 ...
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  • 4 out of 25 people found this review helpful:
    Nothing there - what's the hype about?
    The characters and animation are completely flat. This is one of the few times that I was unable to finish even the first episode just on quality grounds. I'm surprised about the level of interest this is getting.

    Since the director was Shingo Natsume who's done some really cool things like ACCA: 13 and One Punch Man + it's coming out of Madhouse which has done a ton of great things... I ...
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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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  • 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 ...
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