Boogiepop and Others DVD
About Boogiepop and Others DVD
Boogiepop and Others is a liveaction movie take on Boogiepop.
The cold dead of night is a dangerous time to be near the Shinyo Academy. Girls have begun to mysteriously disappear without a trace, and the school is alive with rumors. Some say the girls are just runaways, but with each new disappearance, a lingering fear grows ever stronger: fear that a shinigami - the very spirit of death - is prowling through the streets of the city.
They say you never see it coming. A lone whistle splits the dark silence, and it suddenly appears behind you to steal your soul...
Nagi Kirima has never feared the darkness. She's determined to uncover the truth, but there aren't many clues to follow. A mysterious new drug that's appeared on the streets, a homeless man who's more than he seems, a girl still haunted by a serial killer who died five years ago... Nagi must take every fragment and piece together the entire story, before more students end up missing - or dead.
Special Features: History of Boogiepop, Director's Commentary, Storyboards, "Boogiepop in Yubari" Premiere Featurette, "Making of Boogiepop" Featurette, Cast and Staff Bios, Original Boogiepop Trailers, Previews.
Spoken Languages: Japanese, English Subtitles.
Ratings & Reviews
If you like Boogiepop Phantom, you'll like this.
A moody, low-budget Japanese horror movie, this helps fill in the blanks of something Boogiepop Phantom only shows flashes of. It depicts the events leading up to the pillar of light. Technically, the two productions aren't related per se, but they're both based on Kouhei Kadono's light novels. The climax is really fun. Yuki Kajiura turns in some great music. The cast includes Hassei Takano, who went on to Kamen Rider The First, One Missed Call and Ultraman Orb.
Unlike the series, the narrative here is more straightforward, focused on a few clear plotlines like Kirima Nagi, Manticore/Saotome, Touka/Boogiepop etc.