Boogiepop Phantom Complete TV Series DVD
About Boogiepop Phantom Complete TV Series DVD
This Boogiepop Phantom Complete TV Series collection contains episodes 1-12.
Five years ago, a string of grisly murders shook the city to its core. Now terror has returned, and this time it has a name: Boogiepop. Everyone knows about Boogiepop: death incarnate, she stalks the night in search of fresh victims. Meet her, and you simply... vanish. In the darkness, glass shatters and time stands still... There's something out there, and it's coming closer. Are you safe?
Special Features: Line Art Gallery, Producer Notes, Character Notes, Music Videos for Opening and Closing Themes, Original Fruits Music Video, Original Boogiepop Music Video, Original Japanese Promo Trailers, English-Language Producer's Commentary.
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
Ratings & Reviews
A Dark Cerebral Head-Trip
Boogiepop Phantom is a series in the vein of Serial Experiments Lain in that it will demand your attention as a viewer, but the reward is an engrossing viewing experience. BP is an urban legend ghost story not dissimilar to the Mothman legend, in which those that witness the phantom meet with an untimely end. It's short and sweet, drab and bleak, dense and demanding but the payoff is worth it in my opinion. Horror and supernatural fans will find a lot to like, as well as those that like intelligent cerebral stories. Great A/V quality and value on this DVD set make it an easy one to recommend.
I agree with Kyle about this one, but I'd rate it higher than Lain, because of how intricately the various story lines are worked together. This is an anime to watch once, then start over immediately for the pleasure of seeing the overlapping elements.
I already own a copy and am debating getting a new one at this price.
A Horror Anthology Unlike Any Other
Well, maybe the term "horror" is a bit overkill for this one. Don't expect buckets of gore and guts, but rather a bleak supernatural allegory that balances nail-biting suspense and bittersweet melancholy.
Like your typical anthology, there are twelve episodes and each one tells a different story, but you will see scenes that intersect with previous ones and ones that you have yet to see, making all the episodes one whole story altogether. I recommend you watch one per week as with any airing program, listen to it, study it carefully before you move onto the next one. The crazy turn of events every few minutes can easily get you lost in confusion if you binge-watch them.
Trust me on this, it will interest you into watching it a second time from the very beginning, giving you the utmost respect for the writers of this anime and their brilliant craft. They've certainly earned mine!
Good, but strange
I found this series and bought it on a whim, not knowing that the TV series is a direct continuation from the movie Boogiepop. I was VERY lost when I watched through and had to wiki to figure out what characters were referring to. It was an interesting watch though once I figured out that the story is really about the themes the writers/director are trying to convey, rather than a story about the characters.